Possible attempt to Hack Apple Account

PinkBanana

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Feb 16, 2010
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Hey Guys, just a heads up, thought this might be of interest. Got this in an email yesterday....

was sent from Appleid@id.apple.com
Dear Sara Pilling,

To reset your Apple ID password, simply click the link below. That will take you to a web page where you can create a new password.

Please note that the link will expire three hours after this email was sent.

Reset your Apple ID password >





Questions? There are lots of answers on our FAQ page >

If you weren't trying to reset your password, don't worry – your account is still secure and no one has been given access to it. Most likely, someone just mistyped their email address while trying to reset their own password.

Thanks,
Apple Customer Support
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I have not tried to reset my Apple password. It has been reported as spam, however.
 

fury

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#2
That's a legit email from Apple. Delete it from your inbox, delete it from the trash folder, and remove that link from this post. Also, make sure the email password is good.
 

Europa

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That's a legit email from Apple. Delete it from your inbox, delete it from the trash folder, and remove that link from this post. Also, make sure the email password is good.
Did you mean to say that's not a legit email?


Sent using iCafe app
 

fury

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#4
Did you mean to say that's not a legit email?


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It is a legit email, based on the link address (at iforgot.apple.com), which means if it isn't expired, anyone can click that link.

Always delete any password reset emails you didn't ask for, whether or not they're legit. I thought nothing of it when I got those, but that was one reason they got my Amazon, Apple, and Twitter accounts
 

rjkgr

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wait! its not real! i just reset mine! like last week but i changed it to the same password. but change my account name and i thought everyone was doing it