Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Dear Readers,

Cryptojacking is the new way of mining cryptocurrencies. Be careful and make sure you have anti malware and anti virus software up to date as well patch your computer as soon new updates are out. The bad guys are using this technique to use your computer to mine crypto currencies.

Many UK government websites are affected, it says enough how sever it is. People who visit those websites will be affected as well. The government is taking action to remove the malware from their websites.

It is getting worse the more people are using crypto currencies. What happens is you visit a website which may have a tool running, which will use your computer to mine crypto currencies on your computer using your resources and transfer it back to the website who injected you with this in the first place.

What you can do:

  • Visit legit websites only
  • Keep your device up to date (phones, computers)
  • Keep your security software up to date
  • Keep you software up to date
  • Keep your apps up to date
  • Keep an eye on news coming out so you are warned.

Stay Safe People!


ToLiNoLi, Stefan

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AlanJE Premium
Thanks for the warning Stefan! Best Alan
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Flash4 Premium
Thanks for this warning Stefan. Yes my computer club has had a tutorial on this problem.
I was going to buy some crypto but it was just such a hassle so didn't go through with it. My girlfriend bought some & has been trying to cash hers in for 6 weeks now. She feels she won't ever see the money again. They were A Canadian Firm. Pity my friend is so impulsive without checking even with me I could have told her where to go if she really wanted to buy some.
Cheers Jae
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ToLiNoLi Premium
Hi Jae,

Sad to hear your friend had such issues. The problem with cryptocurrencies is, not all of them are trustworthy and there are so many out there to choose from. I hope your friend will be able to cash out. Perhaps she invests in some more knowing trustful coins? There is a top chart with cryptocurrencies and she could select from the known top ones, also look up in the forums to see who has experiences.

It is great to be in a computer club. It makes understanding and learning so much more fun and easier.

I also think, if you want to buy crypto you should take a hardware wallet as it is much better in protecting your money.

Phoeby mentioned Trezor wallet.

We should have a look.

Stefan :)
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Flash4 Premium
Thanks Stefan, yes a wallet is a must.
Cheers Jae ☼
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phoeby123 Premium
Use Trezor wallet.
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ToLiNoLi Premium
Is this a hardware wallet Phoeby?
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phoeby123 Premium
most secure hardware wallet available on the market (so far, today)
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ToLiNoLi Premium
Great to know, I need one :)) Thanks of sharing this with us.
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Defiant6 Premium
Thankfully, I don't have any cryptocurrency stored on my computer. I've got it stored at other places that I've made VERY secure and make sure to stay away from questionable websites.
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ToLiNoLi Premium
Great Brian,

Happy to hear you are taking good care of this.

Stefan, ToLiNoLi
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bmjt7845 Premium
Thank you so much for this information. I will pass it on.
-Brenda
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ToLiNoLi Premium
Hi Brenda,

My pleasure, happy to help! :)

Stefan, ToLiNoLi
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Loes Premium
I am completely illiterate about cryptocurrency and mining, I wouldn't know when a bitcoin would hit me in the face
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ToLiNoLi Premium
I can show you Loes if you like the experience? :P

Most of those coins are a risk, it can go up and down in both ways, a lot is speculative and the value is defined by the people, the more people use it the higher the price.

Stefan, ToLiNoLi
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Loes Premium
No, thank you, I am totally not interested in cryptocurrency
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ToLiNoLi Premium
That was just a funny joke throwing a bitcoin Loes :)

I do not own any bitcoins, i signed up for content cryptos and got my first ones as tips for my shared content :))
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Loes Premium
Nice tip, 1 bitcoin;)
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ToLiNoLi Premium
Too late ;-)

Btw you could thinking of accepting Bitcoins as tip... ;)

I know a plugin that does that for WordPress, I will implement it.
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Loes Premium
I once got 1 bitcoin, years ago, as a tip, I gave it to charity;)
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ToLiNoLi Premium
Awesome, if they kept it and sold it at 19.000$ a lot of people in need were helped now. :))
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Loes Premium
I hope they did, Stefan:)
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ToLiNoLi Premium
You are just amazing Loes ... ;-)
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DrTad Premium
Thank you Stefan....My antivirus and antimalware are uptodate.
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ToLiNoLi Premium
Excellent, good to hear!

Stefan, ToLiNoLi
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denara2017 Premium
Thank you.
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ToLiNoLi Premium
You are welcome Dennis :))
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RandiLee Premium
Thank you for this post. My Godson is stationed in the UK, I'm going to share your insights with him.

Randi
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ToLiNoLi Premium
Sounds great, thank you Randi :))
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CowboyJames Premium
Thanks for the warning.
Enjoy your day.
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ToLiNoLi Premium
Thank you James,

Same to you :)
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pitofly Premium
thanks for the heads up!
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ToLiNoLi Premium
My pleasure Jesse, glad I can help.

ToLiNoLi
Stefan
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buffetearns Premium
Chocolates and coffee are my thing! Throw in a few insects for good measure - meal done!

There’s to many bad guys!

It’s good to have bad guys though because we know they are bad and we know who they are, that is their job. They can be monitored and kept at a safe distance!

The worst bad guy, is the good guy that turns bad, more dangerous! The tricky ones, who don’t know what they stand for??

Good Post! I will remain vigilant and up to date!

Thanks Stefan

Wayne
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ToLiNoLi Premium
We need Crypto face-recognition tags, that is the solution don't you think? :))

You are welcome Wayne, thanks for the funny feedback lol :))

ToLiNoLi
Stefan
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gohealthy Premium
Thanks for the highlights Stefan. Too many hackers online. Danger for online illiterate like me :((
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ToLiNoLi Premium
Hi Norleila,

There are statistically speaking more internet surfers as hackers online so you can also see it like this:

Too many surfers online, danger for online hackers like them. :))

So no worries, as long you keep your system safe and use anti malware and anti virus software you are quite secure. :))

ToLiNoLi
Stefan
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MKearns Premium
I get fed up with the sown discord and fake news not to mention unfair spamming that takes place Stefan. I hope and pray it doesn't take off in this community!
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ToLiNoLi Premium
I completely agree with you, lets hope it does not spread among all social networks, and also WA.

Thanks for you valued view. Appreciated Mike.

ToLiNoLi
Stefan
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GotGoods Premium
Can you please provide a link that explains cryoto currency in more detail? Thanks alot and good read.
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ToLiNoLi Premium
Crypto currency is nothing else as digital money. Now how the different digital moneys are build depends on the one you are looking for. Bitcoin is the well most known out there and still the number one coin. But there are so many others now as well.

I think a good start is youtube to educate yourself, just type in what you want to know, there are thousands of movies about it.

Hope that helps.

ToLiNoLi, Stefan
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laparra1 Premium
Good Morning,

Here is a link with some information.

Regards, Taetske

https://hothardware.com/news/popular-google-chrome-extension-hacked-to-covertly-mine-cryptocurrency
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laparra1 Premium
And here you have a second link.

http://www.bbc.com/news/technology-43025788
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ToLiNoLi Premium
Thank you Taetske for your help. :))
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GotGoods Premium
Thank You
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JohnProbert1 Premium
Thanks, Stefan. Would using private browsing when buying online be another way of keeping safe along with clearing history immediately when finished.

John
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ToLiNoLi Premium
Hi John,

You are welcome, the problem is if a website is infected and you visit this website and you do not have malware and virus protection, which could identify the infected site, your computer will be infected and used till you close your browser and clean the history, cookies.

Hope that clears things up.

Stefan
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JohnProbert1 Premium
Thanks, Stefan I understood about malware and virus protection.

John
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ToLiNoLi Premium
Awesome John, you rock! :))

ToLiNoLi, Stefan
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elizabeth77 Premium
Thanks for the heads up, I just started the Crypto-ride and need to read these things to understand the seriousness of protecting yourself. Thanks again and hopefully all is good!
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ToLiNoLi Premium
Hello Elizabeth, you are welcome.

Electronic money (crypto) is a part of our life now and will get more used over time, so will also increase the dangers in using them and ways will be found to misuse them. It may happen that one day we will have no FIAT anymore and only crypto.

Stay safe and thank you for asking, I am fine, busy! :))

Stefan
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BradBurns Premium
What will they come up with next?

Thanks Toli
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ToLiNoLi Premium
Hi Brad, you are welcome!

No idea, let's hope we stay safe!

Stefan
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BradBurns Premium
Cheers Stefan
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ToLiNoLi Premium
Have a great Wednesday!

ToLiNoLi, Stefan
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BradBurns Premium
Thanks, Stefan , you too!!!
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luckyducksan Premium
I have been hearing a lot about this here lately and when I first seen I had no idea what it was but slowly the truth is being uncovered. Thank you for watching out for us
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ToLiNoLi Premium
My pleasure Melissa, will do my best to keep you informed! :))

Stefan
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luckyducksan Premium
Thank you
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ToLiNoLi Premium
You are welcome :)

Let me know if you have another question.

ToLiNoLi, Stefan
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luckyducksan Premium
I will thank you
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ToLiNoLi Premium
You are welcome, always. :))
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GrahamS Premium
Thanks for this important update.
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ToLiNoLi Premium
Hello Graham,

Thank you for tuning in, you are welcome. Stay safe!

Stefan
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iJared Premium
This is good information. Too many people, including myself take risks online without understanding the true hazards.
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ToLiNoLi Premium
Happy to help Jared!

Stay safe and blessed!

Stefan
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verazhelvis Premium
Thanks, Stefan. A timely warning.:))
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ToLiNoLi Premium
Hello Vera,

You are welcome, always.

Stay safe!

Stefan :)
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verazhelvis Premium
Thank you!
You, too.:))
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ToLiNoLi Premium
Great, you Rock Vera! :))

ToLiNoLi, Stefan
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bigrog44 Premium
Thanks for sharing, Stefan.
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ToLiNoLi Premium
My pleasure Roger, happy to help.

Stefan :)
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JClevinger Premium
Good information to know!
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ToLiNoLi Premium
You are welcome James,

Stay safe!

Stefan
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DEversley Premium
Thanks, Stefan. I see you are truly in the daily news business!
All the best!
David
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ToLiNoLi Premium
Thank you my friend, much appreciated! :))

Wishing you the same.
Stefan
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