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Ladies, Please be careful
« on: April 18, 2011, 07:16:06 PM »
Our forum is infected by a spam bot that originates in China.  This bot has many IP addresses, and thus it may be some time before all the activity can be blocked.

I am writing to remind you not to click on any of the URL references in the messages placed by this bot.  The name of bot seems to be stable at keai753.

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Re: Ladies, Please be careful
« Reply #1 on: April 18, 2011, 07:18:32 PM »
I have notified Kirk. I am removing the posts as soon as they come up but they just keep coming. I]m getting about one a minute.
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Re: Ladies, Please be careful
« Reply #2 on: April 18, 2011, 08:16:15 PM »
Did you get a virus Seasage?

How long has the forum been infected?

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Re: Ladies, Please be careful
« Reply #3 on: April 18, 2011, 08:33:55 PM »
The Forum is not infected. It's not a Virus...it's a Spam Bot or Spamer. Kirk got right on this and has found the source and blocked it. It doesn't harm members but it does clutter up our Forum.

I will notify him immediately if it starts up again. He can come into my computer and take over whenever he needs to. That's why I recently go a Mac like his.

There may be more such posts but so far so good. Since the Spam source has to register to be able to post, Kirk has tightened up the security on registering and posting. Please continue to hit Notify Moderator just in case I miss one or they come in when I go to bed.

We made it though almost two years without getting hit. Sorry this has happened. Sending love...
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Re: Ladies, Please be careful
« Reply #4 on: April 18, 2011, 08:39:14 PM »
I am not a computer geek and no very little about this.
What am I looking for?
Thanks

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Re: Ladies, Please be careful
« Reply #5 on: April 18, 2011, 08:40:15 PM »
Thanks for clarifying Luise.

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Re: Ladies, Please be careful
« Reply #6 on: April 18, 2011, 08:42:08 PM »
A lengthy post that makes little or no sense from a User Name you are not familiar with.
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Re: Ladies, Please be careful
« Reply #7 on: April 18, 2011, 08:47:50 PM »
ok. I hope I dont come across one because I dont know everyone in here yet. But I am sure Kirk is on top of things. Thanks Luise

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Re: Ladies, Please be careful
« Reply #8 on: April 18, 2011, 09:31:08 PM »
Like your picture bh...

It's wise to never follow links here or through your home email if you are not familiar with the sender.  Life is full of potholes and then there is the internet :) 

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Re: Ladies, Please be careful
« Reply #9 on: April 18, 2011, 09:36:33 PM »
Thanks Laurie
I loved the easter hat. I always said one day I was going to be a red hat lady too. I Love those woman!!! Right now I can only be a purple hat lady :-\ ;D

I dont ever click on anything that I dont know what it is.. I learned my lesson when I first started using a computer...lol

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Re: Ladies, Please be careful
« Reply #10 on: April 19, 2011, 08:53:07 AM »
Bots are bbbaaad. 

I love hats, too.  But I just can't carry them off at all.  I have a straw hat for gardening that I wear but feel like a dork. 

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Re: Ladies, Please be careful
« Reply #11 on: April 19, 2011, 09:28:33 AM »
I got a notification from I tunes, that I bought something on my acct  which I didn't.  After talking with them, it seems someone
hacked into my email acct.  I wonder if I clicked on one of those hacker links.  I need to send my tech support person
an email and get his advice.  If anyone else has advice let me know.  I changed the password on my emails and my
itunes this morning.


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Re: Ladies, Please be careful
« Reply #12 on: April 19, 2011, 09:33:44 AM »
I was a little hesitant to power up this morning after receiving one of those crazy postings every minute before I called Kirk last night...but he has once again done his magic for us and all is well. Sending love...
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Re: Ladies, Please be careful
« Reply #13 on: April 20, 2011, 12:23:25 PM »
Tara--I received a bill from Itunes once as well and found it was kitchen help that helped themselves to my bank card the waitress put down on a counter before swiping.

Never, ever let your cards out of your site to pay a bill.  Learned that the hard way. 

   

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Re: Ladies, Please be careful
« Reply #14 on: April 20, 2011, 12:25:43 PM »
HD,

By kitchen help, do you mean in the restaurant?  Yikes.