Dangerous Distraction Drains Dollars
Hackers want to install a very nasty virus in your computer. Nastier than Alec Baldwin in Glengarry Glen Ross.
The thought of it makes me shiver.
A very dangerous Trojan (worse than a virus) is making the rounds on Facebook.
It behaves like a virus in some ways, it can be much more dangerous to you and your loved ones. It’s kind of like the government.
If this nasty Trojan infects your device, it can find your bank account and drain all of your cash.
And, it spreads from people you know and trust. YIKES!
Though the virus is almost a decade old, it’s still active and very dangerous.
Having security software helps, but it’s not bulletproof. There’s still a chance that it can make its way around your anti-virus software.
Am I scaring you yet?
The best way to prevent this potential catastrophe is to avoid it.
Make sure you share this tip with all of your friends and family on Facebook!
You definitely don’t want this dangerous virus stealing their cash! You may need to borrow some of it from them in the future.
The malware in question is called “Zeus.” In most cases, it looks like a funny or shocking video one of your friends posted. It may be posted on their page or in a message to you.
No, it’s not a video of your first birthday party when your diaper fell off and your face was smeared in chocolate cake. It’s worse than that. Worse than your mother-in-law’s plot against you.
Once you click the link to the “video,” it will tell you that you need to update the player to watch it.
When you try to do that, (update the player) you download the virus. Tricky little devils aren’t they.
When you click the “Play” button, you’re actually clicking “Like” on the virus page. It will spread the link to all of your friends to try to infect them.
I knew there was something very suspicious about that “Like” button.
Don’t fall for it. If you get a message from your friend about such a video, ask them if they meant to send it. If they giggle when they answer you, well, they probably did sent it.
In most cases, they won’t even know that they are spamming you (though I’m sure many of them would love to spam you).
From what I understand, you can also search the title of the video in question on Google, YouTube, or by consulting your local witch doctor.
If nothing turns up, you’ll know the video is a scam, or they’re all in on it too.
Oh no. It’s a conspiracy!
Malware is still all around,
Trojans and viruses abound,
They’ll steal all your money,
And, honey that’s not funny,
Prevention can always be found.
Don’t fall for a trick or a con,
Your security should always be on,
Don’t download that spam,
Or you’ll be in a jam,
The conclusion is all but forgone.
© 2013 Ronald J. Yarosh
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Drone Dilemma Discussed
Sen. Feinstein calls for regulation after drone spies on her through window
“This is a whole new world now and it has many complications.”
March. 17 (UPI) –
During an interview on CBS’ 60 Minutes as part of a segment on the growing controversy surrounding the use of drones for law enforcement as well as commercial and private enterprise, Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif. called for the federal government to regulate unmanned aerial vehicles, describing privacy concerns associated with drones as “very, very major.”
The Senator shared a personal experience: “I’m in my home and there’s a demonstration out front. And I go to peek out the window and there’s a drone facing me.”
The 60 Minutes segment, “Drones Over America,” evokes a sci-fi cityscape, the sky above abuzz with unmanned aerial vehicles — taking bird’s eye photos, shooting video, delivering packages, even medevac’ing patients.Not to mention enforcing the law.
“This is a whole new world now and it has many complications,” Senator Feinstein said. “When is a drone picture a benefit to society? When does it become stalking? When does it invade privacy? How close to a home can a drone go?” she asked.
Feinstein has been a supporter of the NSA’s surveillance programs in the past. Her concern about drones invading privacy echoes her recent concerns about government espionage, in the immediate wake of her heated head to head with the CIA last week, in which Feinstein accused the agency of spying on the Senate Intelligence Committee.
Congress and the FAA have already passed a bill to welcome commercial drones to the U.S. by 2015, and some people think that’s not soon enough. The FAA released its first drone “roadmap” last November.
Unmanned aerial vehicles have a growing presence in the military and in law enforcement, but no one knows quite yet what the reality of having a sky full of UAVs will be like.
“And the question is,” Senator Feinstein asks, “how does it all get sorted out? What is an appropriate law enforcement use for a drone? When do you have to have a warrant? When don’t you have to have a warrant? What’s the appropriate governmental use for a drone?”
The Senator’s answer?
“It’s going to have to come through regulation, perhaps regulation of size and type for private use. Secondly, some certification of the person that’s going to operate it. And then some specific regulation on the kinds of uses it can be put to.”
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What do we do about drones?
Their numbers have really grown,
Will they be as prolific as cell phones?
Diane spoke in worried tones.
Will they monitor each one of us,
When in our cars or in a bus?
It’s causing a lot of fuss,
Who is it we have to trust?
Should the government keep on spying,
Then when asked, they keep on lying?
And continue with denying?
It is something we’re not buying.
It is something complicated,
And it now must be debated,
Cause we are quite aggravated,
Some in fact are agitated.
Looks like we need some new laws,
With a specific drone law clause,
Drones may be the one last straw,
And it’s stiffening our jaws.
© 2013 Ronald J. Yarosh
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