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Discussion in 'Site News and Updates' started by John Foulroberts, Oct 18, 2016.
Unless they ask nicely and say please ....... Jk --> "most people on this forum are mature" xD'''
I say that if they cook you a decent meal and show you a good time then they're probably a pretty awesome person and therefore will probably only hack you if you don't say thank you.
I think some people are missing the boat on what I wrote - or are just choosing to be amusing on a serious subject.
It's important that everyone is aware of the trouble one can get themselves into if they hand over their information to the wrong person - especially if it's in plaintext in a PM somewhere. Once an attacker has enough information they can easily start searching your name and finding your friends and relatives. Depending if money was involved or not, you could also be facing a balance of $0 in your bank account and have to file an identity theft report.
This stuff is serious. There's a time and place for memes and jokes, but due to recent events I felt the need to address this topic. Not pointing fingers at anyone in particular, but I wanted to clarify the intent of this thread.
True True : ) If u don't know the person face to face and haven't talked to them for a while... then dont show them any info : ) case closed
what he is talking about here is not really funny at all. its actually pretty serious, hacking happens all the time and it gets people in serious trouble. cant be too safe when you use the internet.
No offense intended towards anyone, but it seems like a lot of these PSA's can be summed up as "Don't be stupid"
OMG yes that would of scared me as well, for sure
Heh, ain't that the truth.
I am stubborn so yay!
I'll Keep My Eye On It
On a lower scale than identity theft, but equally terrifying, before potco shut down I do remember quite a few female users including some members of this forum, clicking random links or whatever it was but the person (predator in my opinion) was taking pictures and watching them through their own web cams. This topic isn't remotely supposed to be humorous... It's about informing our public to keep you all safe... No matter who the person is, sharing personal information 9 times out of 10 backfires...be smart, don't be sorry, just be careful
Better safe than sorry!
Well thats sound advice!
Well said John! You only need to watch a couple of episodes of Dr Phil and those poor women who have sent hundreds of thousands of dollars to Nigeria (scams that everyone already knows about for 20 years) to understand how gullible the human heart can be in the hands of manipulative without principles criminals. (Quote from "O Brother Where Art Thou": “It's a fool that looks for logic in the chambers of the human heart.”)
We all need reminding now and then, here it feels "like home" and there in lies the risk. Meanwhile we must not let these things turn into paranoia because largely you would have to give a lot of specific details for it to be of any real risk and if you are a target of a professional hacker you may not need to give any details.
So heads up but most people are just what they seem to be, thank goodness (apart from the ones that smile are friendly and then mug you... been there)
Good will to all mankind, love, peace and joy... Merry Christmas!