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Have you heeded the FBI's Warning? [NOTE FROM ADMIN: VIRUS ALERT JULY 9TH, 2012]
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(07-10-2012, 12:52 PM)SuperSleeper Wrote: Moved this thread to the Off-Topic forum, since the event is now past... and the thread itself is getting off-topic. Too-funny

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What?! And we're all still online! What's next? I suppose the year 2012 will just end at midnight on December 31st, and we'll all still be here?

If something does happen, DC will catch it five or six hours before us, so hopefully he'll send us a warning.
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(07-10-2012, 11:28 AM)SuperSleeper Wrote: Still using the same old TV antenna I've had since 1993. Get something like 40-50 digital channels over the airwaves... (we're close to Chicago) ...

I have an amplified HDTV antenna but can only get a dozen or so channels worth watching.

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(07-10-2012, 06:39 PM)Sleepster Wrote:
(07-10-2012, 11:28 AM)SuperSleeper Wrote: Still using the same old TV antenna I've had since 1993. Get something like 40-50 digital channels over the airwaves... (we're close to Chicago) ...

I have an amplified HDTV antenna but can only get a dozen or so channels worth watching.

I have basic cable and have less than a dozen or so channels worth watching!
As always, YMMV! You do not have to agree or disagree, I am not a professional so my mental meanderings are simply recollections of things from my own life.

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Australia helps foil global 'Microsoft Imposter' scam
Sydney Morning Herald - October 4, 2012

How the scam works
Australian, American and Canadian authorities have joined forces to foil a major international phone scam, known as the Microsoft Imposter scam.

The scam, which involves people pretending to be Microsoft employees offering to fix computer viruses, is thought to have ripped off tens of thousands of people in six countries.

US authorities this week won court orders to close down and freeze funds of alleged US-based parties involved in the scheme.

Details of the action were to be revealed this morning in a joint media conference in Washington DC with the Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA), the US Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC

With new scams appearing more frequently, our citizens need to be vigilant and not respond to insidious trickery,” ACMA Chairman, Chris Chapman, said in a statement.

“The best way for people to protect themselves from these types of scam calls is to simply hang up and never give an unsolicited caller access to their computer or their credit card details.”

The ACMA first became aware of the scam in 2009 via its Do Not Call complaint line. It generated nearly 10,000 calls to the line over the past two years.

Australia was one of the first targets of the scam, which subsequently spread to other countries. The ACMA had been tracking the scammers for three years, in collaboration with the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission and the FTC.

How the scam works (source: ACMA)
A caller claims to work for Windows or Microsoft and says they have detected a virus or ‘issues’ with your computer.

To confirm the diagnosis, they ask you to open Windows Event viewer to check if it is infected.

Several error messages are listed, even though errors are common and often harmless.

The caller says the errors are of great concern and offers to refer you to a technician for a fee.

The technician asks you to log on to a third-party website so they can remotely access your computer.

The scammer then might:
• Install an antivirus program (often one that you can download for free) for up to $250
• Ask for your credit card details but install nothing
• Install malware so your computer can be controlled remotely
• Access and steal personal and financial details from your computer



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