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Online security, trojans, viruses, malware, etc

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Alan H
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Re: Online security, trojans, viruses, malware, etc

#161 Postby Alan H » July 25th, 2016, 7:26 pm

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Re: Online security, trojans, viruses, malware, etc

#162 Postby Alan H » August 26th, 2016, 12:39 am

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Re: Online security, trojans, viruses, malware, etc

#163 Postby Alan H » September 22nd, 2016, 8:03 pm

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Re: Online security, trojans, viruses, malware, etc

#164 Postby Alan H » September 22nd, 2016, 9:01 pm

Would you plug in a USB that you got in the mail? ... or one you find in the street.
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Re: Online security, trojans, viruses, malware, etc

#165 Postby Alan H » September 25th, 2016, 5:42 pm

Enjoy...

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Re: Online security, trojans, viruses, malware, etc

#166 Postby Tetenterre » September 27th, 2016, 9:32 am

:pointlaugh:

Reminiscent of http://www.419eater.com/html/letters.htm
(WARNING: That site can consume an enormous amount of time!)
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Re: Online security, trojans, viruses, malware, etc

#167 Postby Alan H » October 8th, 2016, 1:42 pm

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Re: Online security, trojans, viruses, malware, etc

#168 Postby Alan H » October 10th, 2016, 4:32 pm

By a friend of mine - worth reading if you have a Yahoo or BT email account: The Great Yahoo! Data Slurp
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Re: Online security, trojans, viruses, malware, etc

#169 Postby Alan H » October 10th, 2016, 11:38 pm

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Re: Online security, trojans, viruses, malware, etc

#170 Postby Alan H » October 21st, 2016, 10:53 pm

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Re: Online security, trojans, viruses, malware, etc

#171 Postby Alan H » October 27th, 2016, 12:51 am

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Re: Online security, trojans, viruses, malware, etc

#172 Postby Alan H » November 2nd, 2016, 12:23 pm

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#173 Postby Alan H » December 6th, 2016, 11:16 pm

This scam has been doing the rounds today. I got this email from Greater Manchester Police. The image I've seen elsewhere had the GMP crest/logo at the top to make it look authoritative but my email client doesn't download images from emails that it suspects are spam. The rest of it looks like this:

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The other one I saw said the person was doing 60 in a 35 mph limit...

If you get one of these, delete it straight away and DO NOT click on the 'Check The Photographic Evidence' link!
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Re: Online security, trojans, viruses, malware, etc

#174 Postby Alan H » January 8th, 2017, 11:27 pm

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Re: Online security, trojans, viruses, malware, etc

#175 Postby Alan H » January 12th, 2017, 5:17 pm

If you have a gmail account, you MUST read this: Wide Impact: Highly Effective Gmail Phishing Technique Being Exploited
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Re: Online security, trojans, viruses, malware, etc

#176 Postby Tetenterre » April 12th, 2017, 10:04 am

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Re: Online security, trojans, viruses, malware, etc

#177 Postby Tetenterre » April 21st, 2017, 3:18 pm

You should be aware of this & make sure your phone PIN is not used anywhere else:

Meet PINLogger, the drive-by exploit that steals smartphone PINs
Sensors in phones running both iOS and Android reveal all kinds of sensitive info.
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Re: Online security, trojans, viruses, malware, etc

#178 Postby Alan H » May 14th, 2017, 10:13 pm

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What, precisely, are the significant and tangible benefits of leaving the EU? Anyone? Hello? Hello?

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Re: Online security, trojans, viruses, malware, etc

#179 Postby Dave B » May 15th, 2017, 8:21 am

Thanks for that, Alan, will be doing an off-line backup soon!

Wonder if Microsoft will ever develop a truly secure system? Or is thst impossible perhaps? The more vomplex they bevome the more vulnerable it seems, oh, how I remember CP/M . . .
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Re: Online security, trojans, viruses, malware, etc

#180 Postby Alan H » May 15th, 2017, 10:33 am

Dave B wrote:Thanks for that, Alan, will be doing an off-line backup soon!

Wonder if Microsoft will ever develop a truly secure system? Or is thst impossible perhaps? The more vomplex they bevome the more vulnerable it seems, oh, how I remember CP/M . . .
It's essentially impossible. It's like asking for a car that never rusts or that never breaks down or a plane that never crashes. There have been great strides in making systems robust but it's always an ongoing battle.
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Re: Online security, trojans, viruses, malware, etc

#181 Postby Dave B » May 15th, 2017, 11:19 am

Alan H wrote:
Dave B wrote:Thanks for that, Alan, will be doing an off-line backup soon!

Wonder if Microsoft will ever develop a truly secure system? Or is thst impossible perhaps? The more vomplex they bevome the more vulnerable it seems, oh, how I remember CP/M . . .
It's essentially impossible. It's like asking for a car that never rusts or that never breaks down or a plane that never crashes. There have been great strides in making systems robust but it's always an ongoing battle.

Hmm, could debate the difference between thise things that fail because of physics and those that fail due to their complexity being beyond the ability of the human mind to truly predict their performance or vulnerability.

Cars are designed to a cost and for a profit - no material added that ensures that they last forever and, occasionaly, the scrimping and saving causes early failures that should have been expected, usually at a cost to the company and, sometimes, to life. Almost intended errors and failures. By now companies like Microsoft should have virtual AI systems that know every error made so far and can spot possible, similar, vulnerabilities - bit like the new ctime analysis system bring developed for the police. That would cover some problems but not all I admit - no real accounting for human fallibility! Maybe MS should have to run their systems online for a few years before releasing them? Maybe they should have to pay compensation for their design errors that cost their customers?

The more complex the system the more error/failure/hack prone it is. Once I knew what every bit under the car bonnet did and could tune, replace or fix them all...

What really worried me was that the NSA knew of the error but witheld that knowledge so they could possibly exploit it themselves.
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