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OT Cyber Crimes (by Jim in O C [CA]) Jun 8, 2019 9:24 PM
       OT Cyber Crimes (by AllyM [NJ]) Jun 8, 2019 10:08 PM
       OT Cyber Crimes (by WMH [NC]) Jun 9, 2019 8:58 AM
       OT Cyber Crimes (by Landlord ofthe Flies [TX]) Jun 10, 2019 2:21 PM
       OT Cyber Crimes (by CX [WA]) Jun 11, 2019 2:23 PM
       OT Cyber Crimes (by Ray-N-Pa [PA]) Jun 11, 2019 4:25 PM

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OT Cyber Crimes (by Jim in O C [CA]) Posted on: Jun 8, 2019 9:24 PM

I just finished a class and one topic was cyber crimes. If you find a thumb drive on the ground "DON'T BE HOMER HELPFUL" and plug it into your computer to try and find the owner. It could have Malware that could attack your computer. This has happened in California.


OT Cyber Crimes (by AllyM [NJ]) Posted on: Jun 8, 2019 10:08 PM

When I worked for a major publisher a visitor came through my department. I was supposed to handle visitors so I showed him around. He gave me a small floppy disk with supposedly all the addresses of his employer on it. Since I didn't give a . what his offices were I never put it in the computer at work. I did put it in my home computer and it shut down immediately and couldn't boot back up. So this guy was a saboteur and possibly that virus would have spread throughout the company. He must have given out others since there was computer trouble around the time of his visit in other departments. --173.61.xxx.xx

OT Cyber Crimes (by WMH [NC]) Posted on: Jun 9, 2019 8:58 AM

I have taken the step of freezing my credit with all three credit bureaus. We are not in BUY mode, don't need more credit cards and there's no reason for anyone to be able to pull our credit.

This is now free (they used to charge unless you were already a victim of identity theft) and can be done quickly and easily online at each site. --50.82.xxx.xx

OT Cyber Crimes (by Landlord ofthe Flies [TX]) Posted on: Jun 10, 2019 2:21 PM

Last night, I was looking at DefCon seminars. One was on Rubber Ducky and the other was WiFiWhisperer.

Rubber Ducky is a keyboard emulator on SD card. That seminar walked us through a program that loaded firefox and retrieved all the passwords you save on your browser, then emailed it back to the hacker.

Never save bank or credit card passwords and always set a master password to retrieve those passwords.

WiFiWhisperer was more clever. I can see this one really working well. It blocks everyone from accessing WiFi, and intercepts their request to reconnect, sending them to a fake screen that looks like the router's firmware install page. Makes the user think they're doing a good deed while all they're really doing is sending a hacker their wifi password. Once he has that, he's on your network. --108.69.xxx.xxx

OT Cyber Crimes (by CX [WA]) Posted on: Jun 11, 2019 2:23 PM

Anybody interested in this check out Michael Horowitz blog defensivecomputingchecklist -dot- com, a well-written no-frills guide. My new go-to guy for computer/internet/phone security info.

Ally that was good thinking on your part. What about that woman who sneaked into Mar al lago with all that malware on her thumbdrives? --71.212.xxx.xxx

OT Cyber Crimes (by Ray-N-Pa [PA]) Posted on: Jun 11, 2019 4:25 PM

Life was so much easier when I only had to worry about the world ending due to Y2K --24.101.xxx.xx

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