I have some questions based on something that happened to me today. One man send me pdf file on Telegram where I can learn from and after that he asked me if I would like to get his password to learn from course where he learned. I haven’t used his password yet but I opened the file that he sent and it looks legit to me.
I am worried about that if he can get my IP adress if I use his account to watch the course, but as I know that can view only people who made course. If he can get my IP is there something bad that can happen to me? Some people told me that some people send pdfs on Telegram because they send you viruses in them, is that possible? If he just downloaded that file (without viruses) and just sent me, can I have any problems with it? Or maybe it can contain viruses only if he wrote text in that pdf and put viruses ( I don’t know how)?
Nothing bad happened to me after that, but anyway I want to know your opinion if that can be dangerous or not.
You can use VPN or If you’re using Brave browser “Private window with Tor” option to login without giving your actual location. It’s the safest way not to reveal your location / IP address to anyone including the government.
And as for PDFs that may contain viruses. This post might help you with that.