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  • They know what you are running

    Posted on December 7th, 2020 at 21:29 Comment on the AskWoody Lounge

    Whenever you surf, there’s a “user agent string” that advertises to the web sites what operating system and browser you are running.  It also advertises to the attackers as well.  The other day my sister was surfing on her random sites on the Internet surf machine (better known as an ipad) and she had installed the Edge browser on the device.  She asked me… “what is this?”

    She had been surfing for something… I don’t remember what… and a web site came up that pretended to be an apple update/malware notification.

    It flagged that it was a notification from Apple security.  The bad guys want to target what you are using and Apple devices are not immune.  Be careful out there.