I just got an email that LOOKs like it’s from my ISPs tech support stating that my email box was over it’s size limit and that I need to send my username date of birth and my password. I guess they think people are stupid… It is true that some people don’t understand how the Internet works and all that jazz, so here is an example of a phishing attempt:
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Your MailBox Has Exceeded It Quota As Set By Your Administrator And you Can Not Be Able To Receive Or Send New Mails Until You Re-Validate. ToRe-Validate your account, enter your account informations below"
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Account owner that refuses to maintain his or her account will looseaccount. permanently from our site. Warning Email user that refuses tomaintain his/her account we have the account deactivated permanently.
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Cox Comm Team 18.104.22.168.
IF you happen to hit reply it goes to firstname.lastname@example.org which is where they harvest your email username and password and then lock you out of your own account. The message certainly wasn’t going to go to MY ISP.
In this case the true stupid ones here are the originators of the message because they can’t spell or use proper English.
Always check stuff before you click on it. It’s very easy to get a virus or lose control of your account.
Running Time: 1 Hour and 22 minutes.
I recently saw an independent film with a Christmas theme that turns out to be a remake of a short film based on a short story. The movie is about five people who reach low points in their lives on Christmas eve.
I’m learning by experience that some of the low budget… Independent films are worth the time time to watch. Good films don’t always have to have $50 or $100 million dollar budgets. The dialog and acting in this film are powerful. From what I can tell, this film has absolutely no special effects. The story is riveting and is definitely worth a 4.5 of 5 stars.
Synopsis, Lefty, an alcoholic, recent divorcee reaches a new low point in his life and contemplates suicide. A young mother and her son are stuck with car trouble on Christmas eve a year after the husband/father suffered brain damage in an auto crash. A shut-in older lady contemplates suicide because her family doesn’t visit any more, even on Christmas. A young minister wonders if he’s relevant. A gas station owner stuck in job he hates works on Christmas eve. All of their lives are affected by random acts of kindness and all of their lives are changed forever.
You won’t be let down if you watch this film.
If you have Netflix, check out the Independent section. There are a lot of good films that don’t get as many viewings because they don’t have the support of the larger film distribution channels. If you have access to IFC (Independent Film Channel) you will get to see a lot of good films there as well.
Just a quick note… I found an interesting Vietnam era (1971) USAF training film on YouTube that explains the mission of the Air Force Global Weather Central. While the sound effects might be a little cheesy I found it kind of cool and didn’t realize the military weather community was as advanced as it was in 1971.
A lot has changed since 1971, but the basic mission still remains. I thought a lot of my weather brethren (and non-weather brethren) might find it cool to look at some weather nostalgia.
After I got out of work today, I went to the Pima Air and Space Museum which is just outside of Davis-Monthan AFB, AZ. It was amazing to see aircraft from the Wright Flyer to the B-1 bomber and everything in between. I toured the 390th Bombardment Group Memorial Museum and got to see my favorite plane, a refurbished B-17. I also got a bus tour and got to see most of the aircraft under the care of the 309th Aerospace Maintenance and Regeneration Group at what most people know as the boneyard. If you served in the military or are an airplane buff, this is one off the prime places in the country to go. I snapped a lot of pictures and here are a few.