??? on Google Calendar

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  1. travelmom

    travelmom New Member

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    My razr recently updated. I have had some apps disappear and other minor things but nothing I haven't been able to figure out. My Google calendar sends me notifications when I have appointments. Today, I had a notification sent to me in a blue color (all the ones I input show up green). It came from a International Commercial Bank LtD Ghana (definitely a SPAM notification). I have never had any spam connected to my phone calendar--in emails--of course but the spam filter catches about 99% of them. Since yesterday, I have noticed an increase in SPAM/PHISHING coming into my email account. Just wondering how this notification was linked to my calendar. I have never seen this before in the different droids I have owned. Thanks for any information you can send my way.
     
  2. SallyC

    SallyC Senior Member

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    I'm not sure how you got that message - it doesn't sound like something Google Calendar could do without an entry - but here's a guy who got something from the same bank via Skype, so who knows?
     
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    Do you have any of the apps recently pegged as spam from the Play Store?
     
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    KruseLudsMobile New Member

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    A spate of new spam attacks are suddenly hitting everyone's calendars (if they use Gmail). You can easily stop this by quickly changing a setting using the link below (check the picture I attached before going to this link):

    Google Calendar

    Emails you receive containing calendar invitations - once you open and click "Accept" to the invitation - and only those - will still be sent to your (Google) calendar.

    (Just keep in mind, if you don't stay caught up with your emails however - then you might miss some events that you did want to attend - as well as a bunch of SPAM!)[​IMG]

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    Just to clarify....it's not Spam being sent to Google Calendars and it's definitely not hitting "everyone's" calendar. It is a vulnerability that exists when accepting Calendar invites sent via email. But a vulnerability doesn't mean that every calendar invite is spam, or that accepting every invite is malicious. If, and big if here, a hacker knows how to exploit this vulnerability and if they know your G Mail address then maybe (big maybe) you could be sent malicious code via a calendar invite. The steps you linked are a good security measure, along with don't click calendar invites from people you don't know.

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