Be warned, there's some nasties out there !

Discussion in 'The Barracks' started by Ron Goldstein, Feb 27, 2009.

  1. CL1

    CL1 116th LAA and 92nd (Loyals) LAA,Royal Artillery

    Deep dive

    same as all the old sayings
    blue sky thinking
    think outside the box
    lessons learned
    dah de dah

    as i said before trust no one and you cant go far wrong
  2. Blutto

    Blutto Plane Mad

    I had a call from my bank not long ago. He started off trying to confirm my identity with a number of questions. "Are you OK with that?" he said (or something similar). My response was a conditional yes, as I hadn't established his identity and was unlikely to be able to do so. After a couple of questions I called an end to the conversation. I was quite sure that it was the bank, but I was amazed that despite all the warnings given out regarding not disclosing personal information, they were requesting exactly that.
    I followed it up with a letter to the bank, but needless to say the idiot that responded didn't even understand that there was even an issue.
  3. papiermache

    papiermache Well-Known Member

    Believe it or not I once had a Sinclair ZX81 and actually programmed it to produce random dots on a TV screen, and I still have a Panasonic Toughbook ( ex British Gas, made of Titanium ) from 1993 which still fires up and has the wonderful Wordperfect WP program, and Windows ME. It weighs a ton, the battery gave up, and the internal little battery, and the MS Dos manuals I have are also rather hefty.

    "Computer Active" magazine, hard copy, arrived in the post today. It says there is a new number "you can phone to check whether a message from your bank is genuine."

    However, nasties can "spoof" the number given to convince a caller that the real bank is connected, when it isn't.

    The magazine usually says use WiFi this and WiFi that but it has recently suggested that connecting to the internet via a wire or ethernet connection means you can pull the plug instantly if you feel something is a bit dodgy.

    I have always used an ethernet connection, so I must be doing something right.
  4. CL1

    CL1 116th LAA and 92nd (Loyals) LAA,Royal Artillery

    trust no one

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