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Today's Lesson (about the forum)

#261885 by dusty » Tue Aug 13, 2019 8:18 am

I have become more concerned about computer security and especially about what I bring onto my computer.

The latest example of what I am seeing came this morning when I opened the Shopsmith Forum. Our newest member is Garryhof. If you click on the name this is what you will see.

Screenshot_2019-08-13 Shopsmith Forums - Viewing profile - Garryhof.png
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Note the content of the Signature (at the very bottom). This is a link that I recommend you NOT click on. It takes you to what appears to be a company in the Ukraine that sells outdoor storage sheds. Maybe not hazardous but certainly not wanted (at least by me).

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"Making Sawdust Safely"
Dusty
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Re: Today's Lesson (about the forum)

#261887 by Ed in Tampa » Tue Aug 13, 2019 9:02 am

Never click an unknown link!

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#261890 by Gene Howe » Tue Aug 13, 2019 10:06 am

With all the spam showing up here lately, I'm afraid to click on anything.

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Re: Today's Lesson (about the forum)

#261891 by dusty » Tue Aug 13, 2019 10:12 am

Ed in Tampa wrote:Never click an unknown link!


Ed, I have what I consider a "sacrificial computer" out in the shop. The woodworking files that I use there are on a flash drive which removed except when doing shop sketches. The resident hard drive contains the OS and all of the applications. When I do something like was done here, I do it on that computer which is connected to the internet via a hotspot.

Thus I think I have mitigated most of the risk associated with clicking on unknown links. If any intrusion should take place, it won't be on my main computer (this one).

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Dusty
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Re: Today's Lesson (about the forum)

#261892 by dusty » Tue Aug 13, 2019 10:13 am

Gene Howe wrote:With all the spam showing up here lately, I'm afraid to click on anything.


Spam? What Spam! :D

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Re: Today's Lesson (about the forum)

#261895 by dusty » Tue Aug 13, 2019 10:26 am

dusty wrote:
dusty wrote:
Gene Howe wrote:With all the spam showing up here lately, I'm afraid to click on anything.


Spam? What Spam? :D


Without there being any obvious spam, a post can still be a potential problem.

Example: The newest member (right now) is ashleeh11. If you click on it right now, all you will see is the ashleeh11 profile. Nothing unusual but I suggest not exploring it any further.

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Dusty
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Re: Today's Lesson (about the forum)

#261907 by ChrisNeilan » Tue Aug 13, 2019 5:31 pm

Dusty, I think they are on to you!!!

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Chris Neilan

Shopsmith Mark 7, Shopsmith Mark V 1982, shortened, Shopsmith 10 ER; Craftsman table saw (1964); Powermatic 3520B lathe

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Re: Today's Lesson (about the forum)

#261909 by Gene Howe » Tue Aug 13, 2019 6:22 pm

How brazen!!!

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Re: Today's Lesson (about the forum)

#261910 by beeg » Tue Aug 13, 2019 6:25 pm

Brazen and reported.

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SS 500(09/1980), DC3300, jointer, bandsaw, belt sander, Strip Sander, drum sanders,molder, dado, biscuit joiner, universal lathe tool rest, Oneway talon chuck, router bits & chucks and a De Walt 735 planer,a #5,#6, block planes. ALL in a 100 square foot shop.
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Re: Today's Lesson (about the forum)

#261914 by jsburger » Tue Aug 13, 2019 8:26 pm

ChrisNeilan wrote:Dusty, I think they are on to you!!!


Yes they are. :eek: This thread has been spammed since Dusty stared it.

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Eagle's Lair Woodshop
Hooper, UT

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