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I received an email from and opened it. I immediately was redirected to a waiting screen. I immediately closed the Safari app.

I tried to track this site down and the search states that this site may damage your computer.

Did I expose myself to information-theft or anything alike?

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It appears the site is distributing malware. If you opened the page on your computer you should first install a good antivirus/antimalware program, try Sophos which is good and free. If it was on your iPad (as your tag suggests) there's probably a bit less cause for alarm as there is currently no known virus which can infect an iPad.

Next it's probably a good idea to change all of your passwords, most importantly your AppleID as it stores your confidential information and credit card data. You can manage your apple id here.

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Does this actually do anything on Macs, or is it only a Windows problem? – GEdgar Aug 8 '12 at 20:37
Depends on the malware. A virus can be written for mac just like it can be written for windows. – JamiePatt Aug 8 '12 at 20:43
My question was supposed to refer to the thingie. – GEdgar Aug 9 '12 at 0:13
Without downloading the malware myself, removing my own antivirus software in order do so and thus potentially exposing my own computer to infection in order to analyse it, I cannot tell you. All I can tell you is that the site is distributing malware of some kind. – JamiePatt Aug 9 '12 at 0:40
It is OK to say you don't know. I was wondering if perhaps someone here did know the details about this particular site. – GEdgar Aug 9 '12 at 17:26

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