New phishing scam

A new tactic is afoot.  This one is even more cleaver than other ones i’ve seen.  They go around the phishing philters and compromised websites by delivering the html directly to you via a hashed url.  PLEASE, take caution when opening links from email, even if they appear from someone you know.  Verify with the person before you actually do give up personal information..

I got an email today:

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So this email is coming from someone i know, they are using that person’s name in the message.  The red flags in this message is.. the lack of consistency in the fonts, the urgency of clicking on the link, (it’s very important) and the fact that no other information is included such as what the document is that he wants me to read.

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Scammers new tricks.

This email came through today.  They are banking on the chance that the person getting the email will think that someone they know has passed and want to find out more by clicking on the link.  The link actually takes users back to a different site that has been compromised to include the malicious link.  Take caution when an email wants you to click on a link.

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Phishing Email

i got this email afternoon. It was one of the best scrapes i’ve seen.  Looks exactly like a real email from that might come from Apple.  The giveaway was the email address it was sent to is a junk address, not my iTunes email.. but i’ll bite and see where it leads.

itunesemailThe site it was directed to was even better than the email.  Safari didn’t even blink when the fake site appeared.

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2014

garfield_newyear2There is an old Garfield comic that i was actually looking for.. Garfield was laying in his bed, covers over his head.. first pane reads, “So this is 1980” (or some year) , next pane he sticks his tongue out, and the final pane he’s covered in his bed again, “Taste the same”

This year does not taste the same.  I’m at a new job, in a new city, in a new house going to a new church.  From the first time I made my first trip to Dallas to do some work out here I knew that i needed to pay attention on how to get around the town.  I figured i might be spending a lot of time up here.  Last July I got the offer for the job and made the move in December. Continue reading 2014

Scars

Patti sent this to me in June of 03

Some years ago on a hot summer day in south Florida a little boy decided to go for a swim in the old swimming hole behind his house. In a hurry to dive into the cool water, he ran out the back door, leaving behind shoes, socks,and shirt as he went.He flew into the water, not realizing that as he swam toward the middle of the lake, an alligator was swimming toward the shore. His mother in the house was looking out the window saw the two as they got closer and closer together. In utter fear, she ran toward the water, yelling to her son as loudly as she could. Hearing her voice, the little boy became alarmed and made a U-turn to swim to his mother. It was too late. Just as he reached her, the alligator reached him. From the dock, the mother grabbed her little boy by the arms just as the alligator snatched his legs. Continue reading Scars

An old friend past

i just got notified that an former co-worker of mine has passed away today.  i remember the first time I meet Ken.  He was the chief engineer for KBFM (B104 in those days) and KTEX.  i had just got hired on as the IT manager and when i finally got the chance to meet him I wanted to try and impress him with what i knew about radio engineering.  i had spent some time earlier with another radio engineer so i knew some lingo that i figured i’d find a cleaver way to throw into the conversation.  Not very easy to use terms like STL, uplink, side-band, modulation and carrier waves in casual conversation but i somehow was able to pull it off.  Once i was able to prove that i could help along side him het let me.  and boy did he let me. Continue reading An old friend past

As much as we screw up…

This weekend Patti and i took part in a class at our new church called “The Story of God”  Through this two day class we went through the stories of the bible in a way I never had taught before.  it wasn’t a sermon, it wasn’t a lecture, and it wasn’t a reading.  it was God’s story told as a just that.. a story.  As the stories were told, we engaged in discussion taking in-depth looks at what was happening and how it was fitting together.  Although i took many things away from the lesson, one of the things that stuck out was just how much a screw up mankind really was/is.  From the time of Adam and Eve, Abraham, Jacob, Aaron, Moses.. all of the greats still managed to get things wrong.   As many times as we went wrong, disobeyed and decided to follow our own path rather than the direction we were sopoused to, God was “Just and Perfect” he corrected the wrong action, he shielded them from further harm and he continued to use them as vessels. Continue reading As much as we screw up…