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    Safety of Azure VM for analysis


    by clamor.bye-0d ·


    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
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      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
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      My answer is “never do this.”

      by rproffitt ·

      In reply to Safety of Azure VM for analysis

      Ask over at but if this is your first rodeo it’s never done. Let those that do this dive into the lava pit.

    • #4005505

      Is it safe to to?

      by harleydmello ·

      In reply to Safety of Azure VM for analysis

      Well sharing the information like this. I don’t think it is safe. As we know that most of the time online transactions from spam are generally hackers’ calls and they take the info from there so this is not good to do.

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      Reply To: Safety of Azure VM for analysis

      by Johnharper2020 ·

      In reply to Safety of Azure VM for analysis

      The solution is integrated with Azure Key Vault to help you control and manage the disk encryption keys and secrets in your key vault subscription. It ensures that all data in the virtual machine disks are encrypted at rest in Azure Storage.

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