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Ferix



Joined: 03 Dec 2009
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 04, 2009 5:21 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Obviously it all goes into my junk file but I get literally tens of phishing emails every day, and I really don't use any kind of paysite on the net,just my bad luck I guess =l
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Casual Notice
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Joined: 18 Mar 2005
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Location: Oh my God, It's full of stars!

PostPosted: Tue Aug 16, 2011 1:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It's that time of year again!

The end of summer means that bored and unemployed ComSci majors have completed their summer asshole project and will be inflicting them on us all once again. The depressed economy adds to that with the double whammy of more "professional" scammers and lower diligence on the part of ad companies.

One particularly annoying piece of malware does a good job of pretending to be Windows Security (although it calls itself Vista Home Security). There's a good rundown on how to manually remove it at 2-spyware, but I also gather that Malwarebytes can yank it out as well.

Needless to say, if you're browsing the net and your chosen webpage disappears to pull up a message from "security Manager" or anything like that reporting that you have multiple pieces of malicious software on your machine, odds are that you have only one,and it's talking to you.
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Johnebyne
Supplier of chocolate and hats.


Joined: 01 Jul 2013
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 13, 2013 7:19 am    Post subject: Hello world Reply with quote

Free gigantic piles of chocolate
and funky hats.
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dpat57
Ich bin ein webcomicker


Joined: 11 Aug 2008
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 13, 2013 11:13 am    Post subject: Re: Hello world Reply with quote

Johnebyne wrote:
Free gigantic piles of chocolate
and funky hats.

Link?
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lora_ine



Joined: 07 Jul 2013
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 14, 2013 3:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I didn't get it Rolling Eyes
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 14, 2013 4:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I believe one of our admins (probably wendy, since oppy is either en route to Texas or is trying to figure out the bizarre macrame-based Texas highway system) was being creative with a spam post s/he couldn't delete (it originally said something about porn and male appendages).
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wendyw
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Joined: 10 Jul 2008
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 15, 2013 1:29 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Pretty much.
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