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Site at "Free SMS" link reported by Google as malware "attack site"
September 1, 2009
10:49 am
The Lorax
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The link on the main page to "1888usa.com" links to another site to provide the SMS messaging service... when I access this site, Firefox throws up a huge red page saying that it is an attack site and provides details about the nature of the attack (trojans).

September 1, 2009
11:10 am
mjbad2
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The Lorax said:

The link on the main page to "1888usa.com" links to another site to provide the SMS messaging service... when I access this site, Firefox throws up a huge red page saying that it is an attack site and provides details about the nature of the attack (trojans).


You are correct. I observed it long ago. I thought mod will point out this.

But its always user be aware. use at own risk. I am scared once you enter somebody phone number how will it be used. Which list will it be added.

September 1, 2009
11:31 am
bylo
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Interesting. That must be a new development because I've used 1888usa.com in the past and I've never, ever (touch wood) got SPAM e-mails from anyone.

If you're adventurous you could try http://www.freeglobesms.com/ or http://www.sendsmsnow.com/ but do your own due diligence first.

BTW it probably wouldn't cost ztar much to set up a send SMS from e-mail feature that worked only to send texts to its customers.

September 1, 2009
10:26 pm
Peter
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Thanks for bringing that up. It is also a surprise to me that there is any problem with 1888usa.com. However, to be safe I have removed the link on the front page and made it point to this thread.