I received this suspicious email today, “Dear Costumer”. At first glance it looks like a legit email, especially when you view it from your phone where the full email address it’s from is cropped.
The email shows it links to “http://appleid.apple.com” but it actually links to x.co… which redirects to “http://appleid.apple.com.support.managed-account.com.2b68c6c9n1a5df2a3e.co.vu/Login.php?sslchannel=true&sessionid=Cnf6UHjnR5Om2LiozvNq7R2nqIIjzuvbSKhMsBajGYGIKY6jtTKBLMZcuHw3b1f3MwQf70yNZewJdC3H” the site looks legit but note the full domain.
Full text of the email reads is below. “Costumer” is already a red flag. I was almost resetting my password through the link but the costumer spelling error stopped me because i was going to tweet about it. This is also another reason why I am peeved whenever brands are careless with their spelling. The day phishers learn to spell will be the day we are all Phucked.
Your Apple ID was used to sign in to iCloud via a web browser.
Date and Time: 26 April 2017, 4:08 AM PDT
Operating System: Windows
If the information above looks familiar, you can disregard this email.
If you have not signed in to iCloud recently and believe someone may have accessed your account, go to Apple ID (https://appleid.apple.com) and change your password as soon as possible.
What started out as a rant about how Office Web apps doesn’t seem to work well with the ipad has become a rant about how the ipad, just like the mac, doesn’t have a decent blogging application.
Fine, the ipad seems to be marketed more as a content consuming and non-content creating device but my question is why? it’s a great form factor for writing on the go, its just a shame how the device seems to lack in terms of hardwawre (camera) and software (blogging app (& dvorak keyboard while I’m at it)) to enable such.
Okay so now to the supposedly main rant..
I thought it would be great to be able to access the office web apps through my iPad, getting word, excel and office for free but to my dismay, I’ve experienced some hiccups..
So first try heading down to http://office.live.com and signing in with your windows live id. Once your signed in, click on the “PC Site” at the bottom of the screen.
You can now proceed to either opening or creating a new document
So my experience with creating a new document was getting stuck at 95%. When I tried opening an old document, it just tanks my safari. not sure if its my account or my ipad but its what im seeing hope it gets fixed eventually. I just think it would be very cool.
//painfully blogged on my ipad using a remote desktop connection to win7 with live writer, the best blogging software evah, and I say painfully because the first half of the blog post I was actually trying to touch type on this device.. eventually I succumbed to semi-hunt-and-peck also, I had to send those screenshots one by one over email so I could access them on the remoted win7 machine.