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  • big_teee
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    ATTENTION WINDOWS USERS!
    Microsoft issues immediate software updates.
    Microsoft is urging Windows users to immediately install an update after security researchers found a serious vulnerability in the operating system.
    Here is the report.
    https://www.cnn.com/2021/07/07/tech/...ate/index.html
    If you are a windows user, please update your Windows system software!
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  • big_teee
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    The latest Ransomware to effect many countries, it's another attack by REvil.
    It is a Russia based Cyber Hacking company, effecting 1,000 businesses, in at least 17 countries.
    The attack was on Kaseya VSA, a cloud based IT management and remote monitoring Co.
    The Ransom demand is for $70 million, in bitcoin.
    The Ransomware Hack is detailed here on Hackers News.
    https://thehackernews.com/2021/07/re...ansomware.html
    Be safe out there.
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  • big_teee
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    Got a new phone scam today, at least it is new to me.
    The phone IDs as JM Kingston 876-854-8364.
    He knew my name, and said that he is with Publishers Clearing House PCH, and that I won a prize.
    I told him I didn't do business over the phone and hung up.
    He called right back and it ID's as unknown caller.
    I let my wife answer.
    She told him the same thing, not doing biz over the phone, and he would have to show up at the door with the giant sized check, then she might talk!
    She hung up.
    I researched him on the web and he is in Jamaica, guess that is why he couldn't come to the door.
    He would have to take a boat or plane.
    Just wanted everyone to be aware of this.
    We still get the Amazon charge scam, almost daily.
    I either have to answer, or delete those calls off the answering machine.
    Answering is easier, and more fun, just don't fall for any of their tricks!
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  • big_teee
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    I guess everyone heard about the Colonial Pipeline hack?
    https://thehackernews.com/2021/05/ra...d-largest.html
    Sounds like RansomWare is a real threat and as big a problem as ever?
    Today I updated all my computers AV, and did Scans, everything looks OK right now.
    I recommend you stay vigilant out there!
    T

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  • The Dude
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    At least you know that you pissed him off. That's maybe a tiny bit of satisfaction.

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  • big_teee
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    More Scam calls.
    I keep getting the amazon charge scam call.
    I just got a call from my local prefix saying, a $900+ charge has been charged to Amazon.
    I immediately held down a number tone key, then I told him to go to hell and quit calling me.
    I guess that POed him.
    In a few minutes he called back on a different area code, and number.
    He told me to go F myself and hung up.
    Never had one call the second time like that.
    So I will not answer anymore unknowns today.
    I answer to keep them from loading up the answering machine.
    I wish there was a way to catch these bastards, and make an example of them.
    T

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  • g1
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    They claim 20% of all bitcoin is 'lost'. That's approx. $140 billion at current value.

    man offers council 70 million to dig up bitcoin hard drive
    Last edited by g1; 01-17-2021, 03:56 AM.

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  • big_teee
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    I still don't really understand the cryptocurrency world.
    I've been reading on this, and looking for a etf, or mutual fund with some crypto in it.
    https://www.fidelity.com/viewpoints/...beyond-bitcoin

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  • nosaj
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    It’s important to note that the higher interest rates BlockFi offers on its accounts carry a special set of risks. Unlike traditional savings accounts, BlockFi’s are not FDIC-insured, which means they don’t carry the traditional $250,000 of protection per depositor. Even BlockFi’s disclaimer warns customers that their savings account “is not a risk-free product and loss of principal is possible.”

    I think its still really volatile. I bought some bitcoin through paypal as they now sell it. I only put $8 in which is $0.003 of a bit coin. Today it is worth $11. This is over a 3 week period.
    I only did such a small amount just to test the waters. Not really sure I want to dump a lot of real coin for a digital one.

    nosaj

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  • big_teee
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    Crypto anyone?
    Legitimate, or Scam?
    Check out this ad for 8.6% interest on crypto cd savings?
    https://finance.yahoo.com/news/this-...tsrc=fin-notif
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  • big_teee
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    I got a new scam email today, concerning paypal.
    I hope it is a scam, says I will see the charge on my credit card in a few days.
    Since I don't have paypal, this is probably just a phishing expedition?
    See Screenshots.
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  • nosaj
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    I think about 60 a month is going rate here. It used to be a great thing for hurricanes cause all the the CO boxes(big green boxes) were filled with batteries that kept the phone service up.
    Att is fixing to sell the landline side because it's so costly for them.

    nosaj

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  • bsco
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    How much does it cost for a land line?? We have a package that included internet, home phone and cable..the cable of course is garbage..I always watch youtube...but if we cancel the cable, our cost goes up...so that is why we had to take cable with the package...the cell phone is only a flip phone with a very basic package and we had that for when we were playing out of town just in case we ran into trouble out on the highway in the middle of nowhere...by the way, Happy Thanksgiving.....

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  • big_teee
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    We still have the landline, Uverse for the computer.
    Two prepaid cell phones, and Dish TV.
    So far we're still making it.
    I get those calls about my Windows Computers, causing problems.
    We have all our laptops on Linux.
    No pot, or a window to throw it out of!
    T

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  • Chuck H
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    Originally posted by nosaj View Post

    can't afford one of those.
    The land line that is.....
    nosaj
    I can't either. We have one because it's subsidized by assistance for my father in law, whom my wife cares for. He wouldn't even know what to do with a cell phone and he needs the line anyway for his emergency alert button service (as in: I've fallen and I can't get up). He lives in a makeshift "apartment" downstairs and we live in the upstairs. I wish we could get a subsidy for the RENT! But yeah, my wife is pretty good at getting some services covered that other people don't ever question. It's the only way we can get by with dad's small, fixed income.

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