PHISHING EMAILS

Discussion in 'Mac Ham Radio on macOS & iOS' started by KS2K, Sep 3, 2021.

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  1. K7MEM

    K7MEM Ham Member QRZ Page

    Oh yea. I have had that one too. It made me laugh. I do mostly operate with a laptop that has a camera facing directly at me. What I wanted to know is "who do I contact to collect my royalties on the porn film". You know, at 72, I live pretty loose. Knees mostly, but sometimes my back. And, "do you remember the names of those girls?".

    I never know what Micro Soft is going to do to my laptop during an update, so I do a regular check of all my security settings. One of my checks is making sure the camera is turned off. I think I tested it once, when, I first bought it. But its been off ever since.
     
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  2. KY4GD

    KY4GD XML Subscriber QRZ Page

    A piece of black electrical tape is even more difficult to hack.
     
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  3. K7MEM

    K7MEM Ham Member QRZ Page

    I agree that a piece of tape would work, but I wouldn't use electrical tape. It makes too much of a mess, if you need to take it off. A piece of painter's tape (aka Blue Tape) would work.

    But in the end, if someone did hack my camera and turn it on, they would be very disappointed.
     
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  4. W5UAA

    W5UAA Ham Member QRZ Page

    "Reply-To" is a separate field in the header (hidden in most email client software these days) of an SMTP email. Many email clients can display the full header if you know what to click. It can be different than the "From" field.

    Yes, it's the clicking on the URL embedded in the email they want you to do. That opens an inbound port to your computer that allows them to install malware. Yes, just delete the email and chances are (there are a few exceptions) there's no harm. The internet has been a war zone and has been increasing in intensity for several years now.

    Our society is going to win or lose based on who wins this war.
     
  5. WG7X

    WG7X Platinum Subscriber Platinum Subscriber QRZ Page

    Speaking as the true "King of Sweden" all I can say is: "We are not amused!"
     
  6. KY4GD

    KY4GD XML Subscriber QRZ Page

    It might be fun to pull the camera out and put in a direct feed from an old Christopher Lee movie like The Devil Rides Out. Someone hacks your camera and sees a bunch of freaks in cloaked robes standing around a pentagram chanting...
     
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