Diagnosing Viruses, Worms Etc. in computer since can make computer & its owner sick
Posted by PIXIKU to Community, May 23, 2010 10:17am
I was reading an article today below about 5 ways to avoid Hackers...
I read that often malware accesses computer via browser, email, or phichers masquerading in friend requests on Twitter & Facebook etc. banking on persons accepting friendships to be polite...
As well to play games on many websites it requires you to allow access to your friends' email first to let them know you played or like this game which is why I don't. However, many of my "friends" do so that's how I know.
On a website of a popular TV doctor, years ago, a fellow member was bragging could access fellow members' and add to or remove part of their posts editing because many persons use pet name as password. For all you need is persons screen name & password to access account from most any computer.
I reported to tech staff that I thought a hacker on website then hacker, fellow website member, admitted doing since felt badly doing to me too... since since 2003, I have volunteered 20, sometimes 40+, hours a week providing suicide prevention and other help information online.
In fact, on famous TV doctor's website this hacker had accessed my account (in 2003 I think) without my permission and I noticed because I reread some of my posts altered. Back when I used my pet's name for a password. Usually, most mention pet(s)' name(s) at some point and since often many use as password I'd imagine hackers' eyes light up like hit hacker's jackpot. I think that person was just joking around and didn't mean maliciously yet is nonetheless because nobody wants posts altered. Again, I reported and person banned I think.
You, also, who have those who say something to upset person(s) in posts on message boards. Then delete that part and complain about person(s) responding to topic as if person who responds instead was initiator of topic out of blue when instead is responding. Recently, someone brought up a topic and persons responded then person removed topic from post. Moderator came on deleting posts responding to person yet person who initiated had deviantly removed that part of post initiating topic discussion to get responders in trouble.
There are actually persons who for entertainment stalk persons online to toy with, I read. Can be all ages yet I've seen teens on a poetry website one summer when school was out discussing funny to bully persons online putting mean comments under their poems. That website fixed so persons can delete comments by bullies. However, it appears that sadly adults "feel" clever to do as well.
For this it is good to remind folks if bullied online to rather than react contact tech staff since many antagonists delete to maximize their attack of person attacked by first attacking then deleting and complaining to tech staff instead they were attacked. I've had this happen to me since I hate to bother tech staff to try and handle on my own and most times not a good idea because persons doing very experienced at covering tracks I learned the hard way. If you react in hurt feelings then person attacking knows you saw so deletes then reports your reaction to tech staff as if instead person person attacked initiated. So try not to worry you're bothering tech staff for tech staff is there to help.
Actually, tech (online) staff are unsung heroes so would be a good show to have them on with online etiquette 101 along with a computer expert for how to avoid hackers. Needless to say if you are a victim of Koobface worrms, or viruses of "drive-by" downloads, malvertising scareware etc. malicious software or person(s) it can cause emotional duress, stress and physical and mental harm. I've learned the hard way via experience and yet I still have to rise above not worrying about bothering tech staff to ask for help. So, y'all, do a show for y'all's and our unsung heroes (tech/online staff) and an expert on staying safe from hackers and online etiquette etc. Thank you.