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Re: Updates for the paranoid both facebook and general net

Postby steeljam » Sat Mar 12, 2016 12:22 am

RIP Ray Tomlinson, 74.
In 1971 he was the first person to send an email. It was sent from him to himself; the two computers were next to each other.
From this test he developed all the apps (a truly a killer app) to hand the entry, sending, receiving and reading emails.
He established the @ sign.
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Re: Updates for the paranoid both facebook and general net

Postby SANEAlex » Fri Apr 22, 2016 11:23 am

Radio 4's You and Yours program has set up a page with stuff on some of the current scams, a test your paranoia quiz I got 9/9 and some links to sites if you think you have been scammed.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/guides/zxq8frd
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Re: Updates for the paranoid both facebook and general net

Postby Sandra » Fri Apr 22, 2016 12:10 pm

Adrian got an interesting one this week:

As a past ebay customer... sign up and buy our weekly bundle... after you post positive reviews you'd be refunded...

Yeah, dodgy behaviour from a brand new company (registered this year) and we cannot find the ebay shop you claim we are a customer of... How much money would people hand over before they realise they weren't getting their goods?
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Re: Updates for the paranoid both facebook and general net

Postby Whos Wee Dug » Fri Apr 22, 2016 03:22 pm

SANEAlex wrote:Radio 4's You and Yours program has set up a page with stuff on some of the current scams, a test your paranoia quiz I got 9/9 and some links to sites if you think you have been scammed.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/guides/zxq8frd

9/9 for me as well just common sense really.
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Re: Updates for the paranoid both facebook and general net

Postby SANEAlex » Mon May 30, 2016 04:10 pm

Just a note on one of the dodgy spams hitting mail boxes over the last few days

Lots of in the format "Court Meeting on June, 17, 2016"

With a ziped attachment, call me a suspicious Ba****d but i doubt opening the attachment is a good idea :roll: . Its the kind of 1 that trys to frighten people into opening quickly without thinking but if you know there is a lot of them about it may may give you a helpful pause.
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Re: Updates for the paranoid both facebook and general net

Postby steeljam » Mon May 30, 2016 05:38 pm

SANEAlex wrote:Just a note on one of the dodgy spams hitting mail boxes over the last few days
Lots of in the format "Court Meeting on June, 17, 2016"
With a ziped attachment, call me a suspicious Ba****d but i doubt opening the attachment is a good idea :roll: . Its the kind of 1 that trys to frighten people into opening quickly without thinking but if you know there is a lot of them about it may may give you a helpful pause.

I usually look at the greeting of a post; "Dear steeljam" or "Dear Client" are immediately deleted.
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Re: Updates for the paranoid both facebook and general net

Postby SANEAlex » Wed Mar 29, 2017 10:33 am

A quick heads up there is an Email scam going round containing your real postal address, found via Spencer Kelly's from click twitter feed @spenley

https://myonlinesecurity.co.uk/disturbi ... n-malware/
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Re: Updates for the paranoid both facebook and general net

Postby SANEAlex » Wed May 03, 2017 09:12 pm

For those of you who use google docs be careful it seems that something nasty has been spreading fast according to the number of mentions in my twitter feed

https://www.theregister.co.uk/2017/05/0 ... _campaign/
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Re: Updates for the paranoid both facebook and general net

Postby Grace Speaker » Thu May 04, 2017 09:39 am

SANEAlex wrote:For those of you who use google docs be careful it seems that something nasty has been spreading fast according to the number of mentions in my twitter feed

https://www.theregister.co.uk/2017/05/0 ... _campaign/
Thanks for the heads up :thumbl:
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Re: Updates for the paranoid both facebook and general net

Postby chrisboote » Thu May 04, 2017 01:00 pm

Even the beeb are reporting it, basically accurately
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-39798022
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Re: Updates for the paranoid both facebook and general net

Postby SANEAlex » Fri May 12, 2017 07:15 pm

You may be aware as its hit the mainstream news about the NHS ransomware attack but its not limited to them its being spread by email, so be careful on clicking on any links in emails you are not absolutely sure about. currently at approx 57,000,000 infections in 74 countries as i type this, according to Nick Howes an astronomy buff who also does cyber security who i follow on twitter.

Edited to add this seems to be mostly a windows based problem info on the versions vulnerable and a possible patch below not tried it as a gave up on windows quite a while ago.

https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/lib ... 7-010.aspx
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Re: Updates for the paranoid both facebook and general net

Postby Sandra » Fri May 12, 2017 08:39 pm

Following Alex's post above:

Adrian has received an email from one of the affected hospitals about his test results - He hasn't had any tests at that hospital - everyone be careful about any NHS emails you are not expecting!
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Re: Updates for the paranoid both facebook and general net

Postby Cara » Sat May 13, 2017 04:08 pm

Oooh Sandra, when did you go bright blue? Is it serious?!
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Re: Updates for the paranoid both facebook and general net

Postby Sandra » Sun May 14, 2017 08:04 pm

Cara wrote:Oooh Sandra, when did you go bright blue? Is it serious?!

Absolutely no idea why that's happened...

Update on the weekend hack - I've heard that some people with the very newest hardware were told they were not allowed security updates last Monday by Microsoft - but by Saturday not only were these people allowed security updates but this was also made available to older systems - all the way back to NT4!!! Please check your systems are upto date and do or begin looking into back up for your PC. (We even got a stuck updater to work!)

If you need advice I'm sure you can get options here
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Re: Updates for the paranoid both facebook and general net

Postby Darren » Sun May 14, 2017 09:50 pm

There was a board update recently which changed a few things.

That said I've also no idea what the colours represent.

On the thread subject, I heard earlier that MS were actually using updates back to Windows 2003 to combat this.
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