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free radical

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Posted: 05/01/22 08:15pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Enjoy

https://youtu.be/lBbdmzqZMUg

If youve ever been scammed watch chanel like this and learn how to prevent these crimes.

Theres also Kitiboga chanel and Jim Browning on YT hunting scammers.

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I used to watch a scammer payback YouTube channel, don't remember the name off hand, where the good hacker would basically render the scammers computer unusable while he recorded the conversation.

One common scam was receiving a call purportedly from Microsoft technical support that a user's computer was infected with malware. BTW, Microsoft does not make such cold calls.

The scammer would direct the victim to install a remote pc app allowing a fake tech support agent access the infected computer. In many cases, the fake agent steals the victim's personnel files while also requiring credit card payment for services.

The YouTube hacker would use this opportunity to gain backdoor access to the scammer's computer. And while acting like the naive if not annoying victim, the hacker would delete system or stored files, or install cryptoware that effectively locked up the scammers computer making it useless.

The scammers couldn't figure out what was going on with their computers. Even, in one instance, pleading with the YouTube hacker to unlock their computers once they were told of the what was actually happening. Payback can be painful, if not entertaining.

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This is what happens when you respond to spam email


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BTW, the YT channel I was referring was years ago. I think he was an early example of good hackers going after scammers. More have adopted this approach, so look forward to watching some of these other channels.

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Security savvy users know that one should not click links in emails. But instead go to the website mentioned. This to avoid the possibility of allowing malware to be installed.

However, just opening an email can in some cases allow malware into a system. Which could be as simple as a well crafted text message. Both the above mentioned instances typically the result of some unpatched vulnerability in a users system that a hacker attempts to exploit. Which is why one needs to keep their systems/software patched with security updates, and avoid using outdated software that is not supported.

Bottom line, it may make sense to not even open and just delete email from unfamiliar or suspicious sources.

Yet another more scary email exploit, which has been seen in the wild though not very common, is where a hacker exploits an account by simply knowing the email address. This was demonstrated by security consultant Kevin Mitnick, once a most wanted hacker by the FBI, who by using just an email address, and the corresponding hash along with available tools on the Net, was able to extract the email password of an account.

Once gaining access to the email account, a hacker could conceivably contact financial institutions linked with the email to request a lost password change. Change the financial passwords, and gain access to those accounts. Which is why its important to enable two-factor authentication as an extra layer of protection.

Luckily, major email providers are aware of this potential exploit and have taken steps to prevent this scenario.

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I got a call from "Microsoft" a while ago and decided to play along. Win 10 pro has a feature called a Sandbox which starts a completely isolated session of Windows and gave him free access. He was surprised that I had such a clean layout but proceeded to show me all the "bad" software that was running in the background. For a fee he could fix it and install their antivirus software. Of course I declined but wasted a bunch of this guy's time.


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I get many scam calls almost every day.
I dont answer the phone if its unknown caller,just let it go to voice mail.
If theres no msg its obviously spam.

Few times got someone pretending to be revenue Canada sayin I owe them money and lawsuit will be started against me.
I just laughed bc I never owed money to anyone let alone irs.

Besides irs NEVER calls they send letters.

I just BLOCK and report all those numbers,but they keep coming,persistent bunch o crooks.

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My Mother, rest her soul, got a "Microsoft Tech Support" call one time. Retired and widowed, with nothing to do, she let him talk as long as he wanted. When he finished his spiel, she said, "but I don't understand, I don't own a computer." He hung up on her.


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