Thread: Why I don't do

Jerry - 8/1/2020 at 12:40 PM

In another thread I explained why there should be specific rules and procedures if the presidential debates were held on 'social media" and not on network tv.
I really don't like FB, Twitter, Snapchat, and any other form of social media, with the exception of HTW.
For more than 15 years I've fixed computers that were filled with viruses, hacked, and otherwise tampered with through social media contacts.
When you tell people that they need to change passwords some take the advice, some don't.
The ones that didn't are often seen again within a short time and start fussing that we didn't properly clean their computers, even though we could show what date the infection got back in there.
Those we told that you needed to get a new account, since obviously somebody keeps hacking the old one.
The reaction almost always was, How will my friends know it's me? My answer, How did they know it was you the first time?
Farmville was really bad about transferring viruses for a while.
One customer got on a world record site for "most viruses on a computer". He couldn't understand that you don't keep clicking "yes" when something pops up on the screen when on FB.

Most of the crap that traveled around was done by teens and was basically harmless, just annoying.
The kids have now graduated to theft and other tricks.

This kid got $117K through Twitter, and more from selling the information he stole from Twitter.

Now you know why I was concerned about multiple attempts to request password changes.

porkchopbob - 8/1/2020 at 01:46 PM

Hacks are typically the fault of the user. If you have a solid browser and password protected home network, none of that should be an issue. I see a lot of people over 60 smashing buttons on computers or phones without prejudice. Same people who send bitcoin to African princes. There are some more massive hacks where your password doesn't matter, they are attacking the system, but there isn't much information that is shared with FB or Twitter that should be a concern.

There is no security risk to a debate being streamed on facebook, they already have been multiple times. News is streamed there on a daily basis from every network. It is simply one of the many platforms that networks can stream video - like Youtube or Netflix - and likely wouldn't be the primary telecast.

I'm not sure what someone would have to gain by attempting to log in to someone else's HTN account - that's really bizarre. Maybe Boyton was trying to get presale codes

Jerry - 8/1/2020 at 02:00 PM

but there isn't much information that is shared with FB or Twitter that should be a concern.

check out what the kid did and how he did it.

The kid even got through the two factor protections.

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