BEWARE of Emails that look to be coming from Intuit!!! If you get this email DO NOT click any of the links!
If we at PC COPS are receiving these emails that seem to come from Intuit, than we know our Friends are as well. The email reads as follows;
“Dear Valued Customer.
We deeply suggest you to install a valid Digital Certificate to have right of entry Intuit after 10 of March 2010. You can easily do it by installing your Intuit digital certificate on your machine. This procedure is automated and is very fast. You must present a Digital Certificate electronically to verify your identity or your right to access information or services online. It is used with the intention to make it possible to verify someone’s claim that they have the right to use a given key, helping to prevent people from using phony keys to impersonate other users. Your web browser uses digital certificates to enhance the security of your online sessions with Intuit.
Nevertheless , your concerns about confidentiality and security might be preventing you from taking advantage of this new medium for your basic record. Encryption alone is not enough, as it gives no evidence of the identity of the sender of the encrypted information. With no special protections you risk being impersonated online. Digital Certificates address this problem, presenting an electronic means of authenticating someone’s identity. Used in conjunction with encryption, Digital Certificates offer a more complete security solution, assuring the identity of all parties engaged in a transaction.
The Intuit server has its personal digital certificate to confirm you that you are in fact interact with Intuit and not with an imposter terminal.
To get your personal Digital Certificate, please download and install the Digital Certificate generation tool. When installed, follow the instructions to accomplish the generation process. Keep in mind, that your Digital Certificate will run off after one year, and you wonâ€™t be able to continue working with the Intuit after that. You will be notified to enter an automatic restorative process 30 days prior to certificate termination. “
This email is very bad and could seriously infect your machine! To avoid this DO NOT CLICK ANY OF THE LINKS IN THIS EMAIL! This is a very authentic looking fake that is utilizing images from the intuit website. That being said this is a VERY MALICIOUS email and should be deleted promptly! If you have already clicked on these links contact your local IT professional for help.