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To: Elroy Jetson who wrote (103913)7/8/2009 6:17:59 AM
From: MoneyPenny
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Perhaps you do not frequent as many porn sites as he does. MP

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To: Broken_Clock who wrote (103911)7/8/2009 7:07:20 AM
From: TH
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BC,

Horrific, of course. I've never seen that before. Thanks.

"Fog of War" triggered a connection for you to "Night and Fog", and that triggers a connection to another Errol Morris film, "Mr. Death: The Rise and Fall of Fred A. Leuchter, Jr.". In that last one, Fred Leuchter, a self-proclaimed expert on death, sets out to prove that Auschwitz didn't really happen. Of course Fred is wrong, and is an idiot.

GT
TH

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To: Broken_Clock who wrote (103911)7/8/2009 10:04:11 AM
From: Gib Bogle
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Culture may be evolving, but the human species is not evolving much at the moment - no selection pressure. That might change over the next century.

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To: MoneyPenny who wrote (103915)7/8/2009 10:50:58 AM
From: Elroy Jetson
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Oh I see. I guess Amazon, Silicon Investor, and my banks are unlikely to be downloading key-logging software.
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To: Gib Bogle who wrote (103917)7/8/2009 10:56:41 AM
From: Think4Yourself
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OT: no selection pressure.

Don't worry. There will either be a major war or a major pandemic in the next 5-10 years. There are too many people right now. The bad economy will also encourage hostility. People always blame others for anything bad that happens to them. Scapegoats will be chosen soon.

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To: Killswitch who wrote (103914)7/8/2009 11:42:21 AM
From: benwood
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I put Fedora 11 (Linux) on my parent's PC for a backup but no printer driver available. I could probably get one to work, but decided not to bother for now. Fedora/Red Hat has not made the push for the vast segment of the market that is barely hanging on, technically (I'd guess 50% or so of the total market). Or maybe they think they have, but they haven't made it yet. Google will swipe their window of opportunity. Apple has always had it within their grasp and they actually have been getting close. They've never had the culture to achieve it though.

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To: Elroy Jetson who wrote (103913)7/8/2009 12:00:37 PM
From: benwood
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I discovered the malware by symptoms alone. I tried a 5-prong approach using tools, but even combined, they could not get rid of it:

McAfee virus scan
Trend Micro online virus scan
MalwareBytes malware scanner (probably the most useful)
Microsoft Defender
Ad-Aware

The way it typically "happens" is social engineering. A year ago, my dad fell for an e-mail trick. I got the same e-mails, and maybe you did, too, but I just deleted them. They said things like, "CNN Headline News!" And it looked like it was from CNN and requested me to 'click to download my headlines' so my dad clicked it.

This year, he could not remember what he did, so chances are he clicked a link somewhere on a web site. There are a few script exploits which will download a payload from an infected web without the user clicking anything at all. He uses Firefox which is better about that, but probably not infallible.

Those tools even combined could not get rid of the problem. McAfee could see the DNS redirector and delete it, but a watchdog process would just recreate it instantly. I could not kill those even if booting Safe Mode. I needed to boot Linux and mount the NTFS partition and delete the hidden files that way (no longer hidden to Linux though).

My parents kept asking what ordinary people do. I said they are just farked. They pay $200 to the local geek, or get a new PC. Which includes another paid up license for MS Windows.

Sounds a bit like General Motors, doesn't it?

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To: benwood who wrote (103920)7/8/2009 12:01:56 PM
From: clochard
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Epson and HP printers are well supported by Linux. I bought an Epson as they were so cheap.

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To: clochard who wrote (103922)7/8/2009 12:09:33 PM
From: benwood
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Yes, Linux/Fedora printer support is very good. Oddly, if installed their printer automatically, but it didn't work because it doesn't support their model and just took a guess I suppose. Turns out they don't support any HPs similar to theirs.

I found a driver at HP/Australia but don't have time to hunt around for all the RPMs it said it needed to work. Here's the gap for people like my dad -- that's far too complicated for a barely computer literate person to handle properly.

Could be if I bought Red Hat, it would be smarter about how to do that automatically since it would have it's own RPM repository.

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To: Elroy Jetson who wrote (103918)7/8/2009 12:16:38 PM
From: benwood
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According to Microsoft, there are thousands of hacked webs which exploit their little hole (unfilled) in Internet Explorer which will download a payload without you knowing.

There was a similar one I saw on Facebook in which I got a spam (the only spam I ever received on FB) which was purportedly from another user but the link was to a video which asked me to update my flash player... to their malware of course. I think the IE exploit only has to GET you to the page with the malware download.

How about all the hacked ATMs out there? Mostly stand-alone kiosks, and I think only in Russia and one other country so far. But the firmware was replaced and so a thug could show up later and insert a special card and a printout would be generated with encrypted (cuz he's a toady) numbers, names, and pins. The thug takes the printout to the boss who can then manufacture cards for everybody who visited the machine.

Oh... while the DNS redirector was working on my parent's computer, it would link me to a site do download MORE malware. A pop-up would appear asking to download e.g. malware protection. Pressing either Yes, No, or trying to X out the site caused the download to start. I had to use task manager to kill Firefox to abort the download. That could easily be how my dad got the malware in the first place, saying "no" and not realizing he triggered a download.

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