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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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      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 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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