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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

#121 Postby Alan H » December 31st, 2015, 3:08 pm

Latest post of the previous page:

Just to show cyber attacks can happen to anyone: #BBCdown: The memes and jokes circulating as BBC websites go offline
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There are three fundamental questions for anyone advocating Brexit:

1. What, precisely, are the significant and tangible benefits of leaving the EU?
2. What damage to the UK and its citizens is an acceptable price to pay for those benefits?
3. Which ruling of the ECJ is most persuasive of the need to leave its jurisdiction?

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

#122 Postby Tetenterre » January 7th, 2016, 10:22 am

Here's one I've not seen before (probably inattentiveness on my part, as redirecting from google.com seems to be such an obvious ploy). (Malicious links in <code> tags to prevent clicking on them)

Email telling me I have an "InterFax" fax. Looked like an obvious attempt to get me to click on a malicious link, but I was curious as to what the link was:
it points to:

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https://appengine.google.com/_ah/logout?continue=%68%74tp%3A%2F%2F%36%31%33.%6F%72%67%2F%63o%75%6E%74%65%72%2F%3F%68s%3D5553535E1702100B0A0F0D0A24051710110A0D104A070B095E2C5E1709104A03064A070B095E17515E555051565556545757565E55


..which, at a cursory glance, looks like legit link to google.com. It isn't. The stuff with % signs actually points your browser to:

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 http://613.org/counter/?hs=5553535E1702100B0A0F0D0A24051710110A0D104A070B095E2C5E1709104A03064A070B095E17515E555051565556545757565E55
which, if https://malwr.com/analysis/Mjk4ODQ2MGVk ... QyNjAzNmQ/ is any indication, is a site that contains malware.
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Re: Online security, trojans, viruses, malware, etc

#123 Postby Dave B » January 7th, 2016, 5:22 pm

Warning all Virgin Media users - there is a fake phishing email telling you to update your profile or lose the servive. Looks very good but...
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Re: Online security, trojans, viruses, malware, etc

#124 Postby Dave B » January 7th, 2016, 10:40 pm

Dave B wrote:Warning all Virgin Media users - there is a fake phishing email telling you to update your profile or lose the servive. Looks very good but...
Further to above: I was fooled by this site at first and entered my VM password . . . well, thought I did, realised after that I had used lower rather than upper case at one point.

Point is that it was not rejected, so, entering the wrong password, if requested, and not having it rejected is a test.
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Re: Online security, trojans, viruses, malware, etc

#125 Postby Alan H » January 9th, 2016, 11:56 am

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There are three fundamental questions for anyone advocating Brexit:

1. What, precisely, are the significant and tangible benefits of leaving the EU?
2. What damage to the UK and its citizens is an acceptable price to pay for those benefits?
3. Which ruling of the ECJ is most persuasive of the need to leave its jurisdiction?

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#126 Postby Dave B » January 9th, 2016, 12:36 pm

Alan H wrote:The  hacking group New World Hacking that claimed the responsibility for the BBC attack revealed that the DDoS attack reached the 602 GBps.

600 Giga bits (the article implies bits, but the headline implies bytes) per second!! Wow.
Tut, that such a site should make such an error!

Is this not the total traffic from multiple people probably using multiple machines? OK, that it was aimed at one site at one time...

What would be the total Gbps for the entire Internet at any one time?
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Re: Online security, trojans, viruses, malware, etc

#127 Postby Alan H » January 12th, 2016, 2:13 pm

Alan Henness

There are three fundamental questions for anyone advocating Brexit:

1. What, precisely, are the significant and tangible benefits of leaving the EU?
2. What damage to the UK and its citizens is an acceptable price to pay for those benefits?
3. Which ruling of the ECJ is most persuasive of the need to leave its jurisdiction?

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#128 Postby Dave B » January 12th, 2016, 2:31 pm

"That which mankind builds mankind can destroy"

In time anyway...
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Re: Online security, trojans, viruses, malware, etc

#129 Postby Alan H » January 15th, 2016, 1:19 pm

Alan Henness

There are three fundamental questions for anyone advocating Brexit:

1. What, precisely, are the significant and tangible benefits of leaving the EU?
2. What damage to the UK and its citizens is an acceptable price to pay for those benefits?
3. Which ruling of the ECJ is most persuasive of the need to leave its jurisdiction?

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

#130 Postby Alan H » January 17th, 2016, 12:44 pm

Thousands of TalkTalk fraud victims denied compensatio
Telecoms giant Talk Talk has apologised to over a hundred thousand customers who had money stolen a major data hack last year by allowing them to leave their contracts without penalty.

In a further bid to regain the trust of its 4m customer base it has offered them all free upgrades.

But this newspaper can reveal that despite these efforts, thousands of unlucky Talk Talk customers who have had money stolen because their security was compromised will get nothing, as they are not eligible for compensation.

Many people do not realise that Talk Talk customers have been affected by not one - but two - security scandals this year.
Alan Henness

There are three fundamental questions for anyone advocating Brexit:

1. What, precisely, are the significant and tangible benefits of leaving the EU?
2. What damage to the UK and its citizens is an acceptable price to pay for those benefits?
3. Which ruling of the ECJ is most persuasive of the need to leave its jurisdiction?

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

#131 Postby Alan H » January 19th, 2016, 6:53 pm

Alan Henness

There are three fundamental questions for anyone advocating Brexit:

1. What, precisely, are the significant and tangible benefits of leaving the EU?
2. What damage to the UK and its citizens is an acceptable price to pay for those benefits?
3. Which ruling of the ECJ is most persuasive of the need to leave its jurisdiction?

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

#132 Postby Alan H » January 21st, 2016, 9:21 pm

These are the 25 worst passwords you could ever choose
So, without further ado, here are the worst passwords you could be using:

123456
password
12345678
qwerty
12345
123456789
football
1234
1234567
baseball
welcome
1234567890
abc123
111111
1qaz2wsx
dragon
master
monkey
letmein
login
princess
qwertyuiop
solo
passw0rd
starwars
If you recognize any of those passwords as one of yours – shame on you. Learn your lesson and change your password immediately. Passwords like these are effectively worthless.
Alan Henness

There are three fundamental questions for anyone advocating Brexit:

1. What, precisely, are the significant and tangible benefits of leaving the EU?
2. What damage to the UK and its citizens is an acceptable price to pay for those benefits?
3. Which ruling of the ECJ is most persuasive of the need to leave its jurisdiction?

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

#133 Postby Alan H » January 27th, 2016, 12:14 pm

Alan Henness

There are three fundamental questions for anyone advocating Brexit:

1. What, precisely, are the significant and tangible benefits of leaving the EU?
2. What damage to the UK and its citizens is an acceptable price to pay for those benefits?
3. Which ruling of the ECJ is most persuasive of the need to leave its jurisdiction?

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

#134 Postby Alan H » February 15th, 2016, 4:01 pm

Alan Henness

There are three fundamental questions for anyone advocating Brexit:

1. What, precisely, are the significant and tangible benefits of leaving the EU?
2. What damage to the UK and its citizens is an acceptable price to pay for those benefits?
3. Which ruling of the ECJ is most persuasive of the need to leave its jurisdiction?

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

#135 Postby Alan H » February 29th, 2016, 10:01 am

Alan Henness

There are three fundamental questions for anyone advocating Brexit:

1. What, precisely, are the significant and tangible benefits of leaving the EU?
2. What damage to the UK and its citizens is an acceptable price to pay for those benefits?
3. Which ruling of the ECJ is most persuasive of the need to leave its jurisdiction?

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

#136 Postby Dave B » February 29th, 2016, 12:31 pm

Now, I wonder if that applies to Haemorrhoid tablets with no Microsoft applications - but with the WPS suite that is supposed to handle Msoft formats...
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Re: Online security, trojans, viruses, malware, etc

#137 Postby Alan H » February 29th, 2016, 1:23 pm

Dave B wrote:Now, I wonder if that applies to Haemorrhoid tablets with no Microsoft applications - but with the WPS suite that is supposed to handle Msoft formats...
Interesting question: I don't know if they support Word's macro language but probably not worth taking the risk!
Alan Henness

There are three fundamental questions for anyone advocating Brexit:

1. What, precisely, are the significant and tangible benefits of leaving the EU?
2. What damage to the UK and its citizens is an acceptable price to pay for those benefits?
3. Which ruling of the ECJ is most persuasive of the need to leave its jurisdiction?

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

#138 Postby Alan H » March 15th, 2016, 8:48 pm

Alan Henness

There are three fundamental questions for anyone advocating Brexit:

1. What, precisely, are the significant and tangible benefits of leaving the EU?
2. What damage to the UK and its citizens is an acceptable price to pay for those benefits?
3. Which ruling of the ECJ is most persuasive of the need to leave its jurisdiction?

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

#139 Postby Alan H » March 20th, 2016, 11:41 am

Alan Henness

There are three fundamental questions for anyone advocating Brexit:

1. What, precisely, are the significant and tangible benefits of leaving the EU?
2. What damage to the UK and its citizens is an acceptable price to pay for those benefits?
3. Which ruling of the ECJ is most persuasive of the need to leave its jurisdiction?

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

#140 Postby Alan H » April 7th, 2016, 5:59 pm

Alan Henness

There are three fundamental questions for anyone advocating Brexit:

1. What, precisely, are the significant and tangible benefits of leaving the EU?
2. What damage to the UK and its citizens is an acceptable price to pay for those benefits?
3. Which ruling of the ECJ is most persuasive of the need to leave its jurisdiction?

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

#141 Postby Alan H » April 17th, 2016, 11:01 pm

Alan Henness

There are three fundamental questions for anyone advocating Brexit:

1. What, precisely, are the significant and tangible benefits of leaving the EU?
2. What damage to the UK and its citizens is an acceptable price to pay for those benefits?
3. Which ruling of the ECJ is most persuasive of the need to leave its jurisdiction?


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