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spaids

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06-11-2009 09:20 PM

I don’t understand what there is to gain for these losers that just type a bunch of nonsense? Why would they waste their time with this. Several blogs of noise. It just makes no sense. Is there a way to make money from this? I just can’t comprehend it.

-- Wipe the blood stains from your blade before coming in.--


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woodsmithshop

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#1 posted 06-11-2009 09:36 PM

yeah, I feel the same, I wonder if there is some way that they can cause a problem on this site or to a computor.

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spaids

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#2 posted 06-11-2009 09:46 PM

EXACTLY! Its SOOO dumb you’ve got to wonder what am I missing here. There has got to be some angle to this right? And its always just a bunch of gibberish.

-- Wipe the blood stains from your blade before coming in.--

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depictureboy

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#3 posted 06-11-2009 09:52 PM

its not a real person. its a bot.

-- If you can't build it, code it. If you can't code it, build it. But always ALWAYS take a picture.

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spaids

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#4 posted 06-11-2009 10:09 PM

But why? Why is happening? I just can not comprehend this stupidity.

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PurpLev

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#5 posted 06-11-2009 10:33 PM

it’s someone trying out their scripts to see if it works…if there are new posts here with rubbish text – it means that their script does indeed work, and if it works… then they can modify it to do more… it’s not supposed to attract anyone, or get money directly.

-- ㊍ When in doubt - There is no doubt - Go the safer route.

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#6 posted 06-12-2009 02:08 AM

Spaids, there is indeed a way to make money with this crap. A lot of dough. The thing goes like this:

Very often those sites listed in the posts are plagued with some hacking software installed. The software in question are ready-made kits that you can buy in plenty of (mostly Russian) websites for $50. If you happen to just visit one of these sites, even without clicking anywhere, and you are dumb enough to do it while on a machine powered by Windows, the soft checks whether you have the lastest security patches applied. In case you are missing one of them it installs either a spyware or a root-kit that turns your machine into a silent zombie (no kidding, that’s what they are called).

The above meaning that initially you neither won’t see nor feel that anything strange has happened but on the long run your machine will start to feel sluggish. That’s because your PC now forms part of a huge list of compromised machines that has been sold for a few cents each item. Buyers in turn use those machines for redirecting spam and thus avoiding their easy localization, dumping the responsibility on innocent users.

It’s a fairly common technique and, if you feel like learning more, you can do it listening to Leo Laporte in any of his podcasts/radio shows. Especially, he usually explains this in “The Tech Guy Podcast”, the one addressed to plain non-expert users.

Now have fun and don’t leave the house without protection!

PS: I very much enjoyed your interview on the podcast. I think you should start your very own…

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spaids

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#7 posted 06-12-2009 02:18 AM

Ok wow I am totaly scared! Its not like I click on gibberish but now I’m trying to think of everyplace I’ve ever been online. Your scenario sounds like it is super easy for the bad guys to get us all. :S Thanks for the net education.

Thanks

PS Thanks for letting me know you liked the interview. Thats real cool man. I honestly didn’t know if anyone would listen. Not to say anything negative about the show but just that it was an interview with some random rookie (me). I guess Rick knows what he’s doing.

Later

-- Wipe the blood stains from your blade before coming in.--

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FEDSAWDAVE

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#8 posted 06-12-2009 02:43 AM

And, if caught and upon conviction these cyber malcontents should be lined up and shot. The next one caught….shot! They cause so much damn grief for those of us just trying to make an honest living, so much expense to the world…enough.

-- David, Tools4solidsurface.com

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#9 posted 06-12-2009 02:46 AM

It is easy indeed. Actually there has been cases of infections coming from very “reputable” websites. I can’t remember any names now but the kind of places you’d never think of as a threat.

That is why, if you feel like using Windows, it is SO important to run the software updates the very same day they appear. Otherwise the bad guys profit of what they call the first-day exploits.

That is how it works: Once Microsoft posts a security update the bad guys reverse engineer it and tear it apart to build a malware that targets exactly to that vulnerability. They know that lots of people never update or, if they do, it takes a few days for them to find the time to apply the patches. It is this small window of opportunity that creates the most danger.

Regarding the interview: Hey not everybody is a Maloof out there and it’s exactly the ”random rookie” factor that makes it appealing. It’s great to read the masters but people always gets attracted to persons they can relate to… and we all are/have been rookies. It’s the “next-door girl” appeal I guess! (I guess that’s a first for you, huh?) :oD

Take care, man.

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bluchz

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#10 posted 06-12-2009 02:59 AM

Hmm i wonder if this is why my pc is alwayse getting wiped clean and i am starting from scratch every 6 months!

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chaim

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#11 posted 06-12-2009 02:18 PM

I can’t understand why people are so malicious myself, but when found out I completely agree that they should be shot!
Take back the streets, so to say!
Chaim

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#12 posted 06-12-2009 02:43 PM

Here it comes…...wait for it .. wait for it….

get a Mac. No issues.

Sorry, couldn’t help it.. I don’t mean to start a war.

-- The smell of wood, coffee in the cup, the wife let's me do my thing, the lake is peaceful.

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spaids

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#13 posted 06-12-2009 03:22 PM

Isn’t the only reason Mac’s don’t have issues is that there aren’t enough of them to make it worth the time of the bad guys? If you tell people to get Macs and they all go out and get them…. The problems will come to the Macs as well. So all you Mac owners should thank a PC guy for taking on all this trouble for you. ;)

-- Wipe the blood stains from your blade before coming in.--

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depictureboy

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#14 posted 06-12-2009 04:13 PM

you got it spaids…Macs day will come…

-- If you can't build it, code it. If you can't code it, build it. But always ALWAYS take a picture.

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#15 posted 06-12-2009 04:33 PM

i don’t know anything about all of this realy, i got a mac as my first computer .
because it has spyware built in , and i get instant free upgrades from them for life as they improve
their system !
also that if my comp. even gets sawdust in it they will fix it , or replace it .
i do buy the warranty with them , and can extend it for as long as i want .
everything that apple makes is compatible to all macs past and present .
i dont have to buy a new computer every time the windows are upgraded .
it still comes down to you get what you pay for ,
some times the girl next door is not what she seems !

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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