MACOSX: An upgrade to Mojave 10.14 … …

Thursday, November 29, 2018

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An upgrade to Mojave 10.14 … …

… … broke my Text Expander forcing an upgrade, BUT … …

… … Suddenly makes my “Time Machine” work?

I wonder why? 

Not that I am complaining, but I hate when “magic” happens.

Argh!

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SECURITY: A spammer thinks he can spook me into paying?

Thursday, November 29, 2018

2018-Nov-29 

Received two spam emails below.  Guess this is “Nigerian Prince  —  version 2.0”.

Because of my security processes, I KNOW that “qdw75zqc8y” has NEVER been one of my passwords.

Laugh!

Sigh!

I’m sharing this so that you won’t get burned!

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I greet you!

I have bad news for you.
06/28/2018 – on this day I hacked your operating system and got full access to your account fjohn@reinke.cc
On that day your account (fjohn@reinke.cc) password was: qdw75zqc8y

It is useless to change the password, my malware intercepts it every time.

How it was:
In the software of the router to which you were connected that day, there was a vulnerability.
I first hacked this router and placed my malicious code on it.
When you entered in the Internet, my trojan was installed on the operating system of your device.

After that, I made a full dump of your disk (I have all your address book, history of viewing sites, all files, phone numbers and addresses of all your contacts).

A month ago, I wanted to lock your device and ask for a small amount of money to unlock.
But I looked at the sites that you regularly visit, and came to the big delight of your favorite resources.
I’m talking about sites for adults.

I want to say – you are a big pervert. You have unbridled fantasy!

After that, an idea came to my mind.
I made a screenshot of the intimate website where you have fun (you know what it is about, right?).
After that, I took off your joys (using the camera of your device). It turned out beautifully, do not hesitate.

I am strongly belive that you would not like to show these pictures to your relatives, friends or colleagues.
I think $925 is a very small amount for my silence.
Besides, I spent a lot of time on you!

I accept money only in Bitcoins.
My BTC wallet: 15ZHnf1MPn6ybb8yUeAoCQ1AJtiKhg 3NrP

You do not know how to replenish a Bitcoin wallet?
In any search engine write “how to send money to btc wallet”.
It’s easier than send money to a credit card!

For payment you have a little more than two days (exactly 50 hours).
Do not worry, the timer will start at the moment when you open this letter. Yes, yes .. it has already started!

After payment, my virus and dirty photos with you self-destruct automatically.
Narrative, if I do not receive the specified amount from you, then your device will be blocked, and all your contacts will receive a photos with your “joys”.

I want you to be prudent.

From now on, I advise you to use good antiviruses and update them regularly (several times a day)!

Don’t be mad at me, everyone has their own work.
Farewell.

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He‌llo‌, I kno‌w the‌ fi‌lthy se‌cre‌ts o‌f yo‌u‌r li‌fe‌. I wo‌n’t te‌ll yo‌u‌ wha‌t e‌xa‌ctly I kno‌w, I’ve‌ go‌t e‌ve‌rythi‌ng a‌lo‌ng wi‌th me‌. To‌ de‌mo‌nstra‌te‌ my po‌i‌nt, si‌mply le‌t myse‌lf te‌ll yo‌u‌ tha‌t o‌ne‌ o‌f yo‌u‌r se‌cu‌ri‌ty pa‌sswo‌rds i‌s a‌ctu‌a‌lly Qdw75zQc8Y. Se‌nd me‌ $4000 vi‌a‌ Bi‌tco‌i‌n to‌ the‌ a‌ddre‌ss 162F3SfYCXos9N7gzxucYydYoJmNw3D2aZ wi‌thi‌n the‌ ne‌xt 44 ho‌u‌rs. I wo‌u‌ld li‌ke‌ to‌ ma‌ke‌ o‌ne‌ thi‌ng crysta‌l cle‌a‌r, tha‌t I wi‌ll de‌stro‌y yo‌u‌r li‌fe‌ fu‌lly i‌f I do‌ no‌t ge‌t the‌ pa‌yme‌nt. In ca‌se‌ I do‌ ge‌t the‌ pa‌yme‌nt, I’m go‌i‌ng to‌ re‌mo‌ve‌ e‌ve‌ry de‌ta‌i‌ls I ha‌ve‌ wi‌th me‌, a‌nd I wi‌ll di‌sa‌ppe‌a‌r fo‌r go‌o‌d a‌nd yo‌u‌’ll u‌nde‌r no‌ ci‌rcu‌msta‌nce‌s he‌a‌r a‌nythi‌ng fro‌m me‌. Thi‌s i‌s a‌ctu‌a‌lly the‌ fi‌rst a‌nd a‌lso‌ la‌st ma‌i‌l fro‌m me‌ a‌nd a‌lso‌ the‌ o‌ffe‌r i‌s no‌n ne‌go‌ti‌a‌ble‌s, a‌nd so‌ do‌ no‌t a‌nswe‌r to‌ thi‌s e‌ ma‌i‌l.

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What “joke”!  Wonder if anyone falls for it?

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Tennessee news anchor sues over age, gender discrimination | Daily Mail Online

Thursday, November 29, 2018

According to the suit, in the two-and-a-half years before Kalodimos was fired, seven other employees over 40 years old were replaced with younger employees. In that period, Kalodimos wrote two letters to management detailing what she considered to be discrimination at the station, but it took no action, the lawsuit said.The conflict came to a head in November 2017 when former co-workers named Kalodimos as a witness in their own age-discrimination lawsuit. Much of the publicity surrounding that suit focused on Kalodimos, who was still an anchor.A week later, Kalodimos was fired. She was 58 at the time.

Source: Tennessee news anchor sues over age, gender discrimination | Daily Mail Online

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Age discrimination alive and well in the “liberal” media!

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GOVERNACIDE: California’s Forest Fire Tragedy | Hoover Institution

Thursday, November 29, 2018

Every bit as important is the major change in the philosophy of land use management. Much of the forest land in California is now owned by the state and federal government.  These lands have proved far more vulnerable to forest fires than properties owned by private groups.  Private lands are managed with the goals of conservation and production.  The management of public lands has been buffeted by legislative schemes driven by strong ideological commitments. Writing last year, Republican Congressman Tom McClintock noted that his air inspections revealed a distressing pattern: “The [privately] managed forests are green, healthy and thriving. The neglected federal forests are densely overcrowded and often scarred by fire because we can’t even salvage the fire-killed timber while it still has value.”

Source: California’s Forest Fire Tragedy | Hoover Institution

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Private management of forest was / is far better than “public (Gooferment) (mis)management”.

Argh!

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