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by alphacentauri
Sun Jun 05, 2016 11:47 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: So how **does** one obtain a reputation of "trust?"
Replies: 10
Views: 752

RE: So how **does** one obtain a reputation of "trust?"


RTFM.
Once.


In fairness, most of those threads never get a reply. Submitting more than once isn't the answer, but I understand OP's frustration.
by alphacentauri
Sun May 22, 2016 8:43 pm
Forum: Reputation discussions
Topic: Clothing scams
Replies: 5
Views: 385

RE: Clothing scams

There's a facebook group with some more sadly hilarious photos:
https://www[dot]facebook.com/KnockoffNightmares/
by alphacentauri
Sun May 22, 2016 4:57 pm
Forum: Reputation discussions
Topic: Clothing scams
Replies: 5
Views: 385

Clothing scams

Please see the BuzzFeed article here https://www.buzzfeed.com/sapna/say-no-to-the-dress including the photos. tl;dr People order clothes from sites owned by ShenZhen Global Egrow E-Commerce Co at extremely cheap prices and get extremely cheap clothes. So far, it's just a case of caveat emptor. Howev...
by alphacentauri
Sat Mar 12, 2016 2:52 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: FBI trying to force Apple to write malware!
Replies: 35
Views: 2103

RE: FBI trying to force Apple to write malware!

Social engineering only works if the people who know the password are still alive. To paraphrase Benjamin Franklin, "Two can keep a secret if both are dead." Which people does he plan to target with his social engineering? As far as the wisdom of Apple creating a key, as bitterly as this US election...
by alphacentauri
Sat Mar 12, 2016 2:46 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Proposal #2 Suspected scorecard manipulation should be a red category
Replies: 2
Views: 249

RE: Proposal #2 Suspected scorecard manipulation should be a red

The potential for joe-jobbing is significant. It is harder for the average person to detect than email joe-jobbing, and the average person seems to do rather badly at detecting that.
by alphacentauri
Sat Mar 12, 2016 2:38 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Your News Suggestions
Replies: 18
Views: 45460

RE: Your News Suggestions

Show people how to look up domain name registrations to see the date registered. A high percentage of scams would fail if people compared their recent domain registrations with the venerable dates their websites claim they began operating.
by alphacentauri
Tue Mar 01, 2016 5:44 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: i cant rely on WOT to protect me from harmful sites
Replies: 11
Views: 787

RE: i cant rely on WOT to protect me from harmful sites

I would also suggest using NoScript with your browser. It blocks websites from executing programs like javasript unless you specifically whitelist them. It is much more difficult to get a drive-by download if they can't run javascript, flash, etc. until you authorize it, after you've had a chance to...
by alphacentauri
Sun Dec 13, 2015 4:42 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Don't be evil?
Replies: 5
Views: 382

RE: Don't be evil?

People aren't seeing the forest for the trees. The information gets collected and sold by your ISP before Google ever sees it. At least Google is providing a free service in exchange. You'll never keep massive companies from collecting data. All you can do is create meaningless data to reduce the va...
by alphacentauri
Sun Nov 08, 2015 3:13 am
Forum: Reputation discussions
Topic: Essay Writing Websites
Replies: 114
Views: 188376

RE: Essay Writing Websites

The more basic issue is, "Why do these people feel they need a degree if they're willing to pay money to avoid getting an education?" Clearly employers are putting way too much emphasis on the degree and far too little on the entirety of what an employee brings to the job. And far too many bright yo...
by alphacentauri
Sun Nov 08, 2015 2:57 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Did WoT just leak my password?
Replies: 25
Views: 817

RE: Did WoT just leak my password?

<quote>RE: Did WoT just leak my password?</quote> Since I don't use the same password here as I do anywhere else, the damage would be limited, even if they had. If you are conditioning your participation on a website with the expectation that you are guaranteed it will never be breached, turn off yo...