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    Safety of Azure VM for analysis

    by clamor.bye-0d ·

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    I received a text message with a generic link from a scammer pretending to be a bank (not even my bank). I would like to visit the link an analyze what happens. I assume it would be safe to do so on an Azure Windows 10 VM, but I would rather be safe than sorry.

    Would this be a good approach? And/or are there better ways to do this?
    I am thinking of doing it this way because I wouldn’t care if it ruins the system (it probably won’t cause it’s a phishing attempt) and I (think?) am anonymous.

    Thanks in advance for your insights!

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    • #3988435

      Re: analysis

      by kees_b ·

      In reply to Safety of Azure VM for analysis

      The most likely thing to happen is that you see something that closely resembles the login-page of the bank and asks you to login with your username and password.

      People like me, who don’t have access to an (Azure or other) VM, boot into a Linux disc or stick to try.

    • #3988501

      My answer is “never do this.”

      by rproffitt ·

      In reply to Safety of Azure VM for analysis

      Ask over at https://www.reddit.com/r/Malware/ but if this is your first rodeo it’s never done. Let those that do this dive into the lava pit.

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