Friday, September 29, 2017
So an anonymous tech vigilante has set himself on a quest to prevent these scammers from working.
He wrote a bot(-net) that will call the scammers' phone lines a bazillion times from different numbers, thus preventing them from receiving any real calls.
The scammer has started a patreon fund so that he can be helped with the costs involved. No, this is not a scam! https://www.patreon.com/ProjectMayhem
All of his videos for the scammers - https://www.youtube.com/user/ncamp611/videos
This scam has already come to the attention of the police;
Enjoy and stay safe ;-)
originally posted on Imgur
Friday, January 29, 2010
Personally I use an amalgam of my age, the year, my phone number, my sister's name (she has 5) and the postcode for my last abode.
Amichai Shulman is the chief technology officer at Imperva, which makes software for thwarting hackers. Recently, he undertook a study of 32 million passwords stolen by an unknown hacker from Rockyou!, an online service that makes widgets for social networking sites like Facebook.
The list is depressing testimony to our collective lack of creativity in the arena of personal security.
“I guess it’s just a flaw in human genetics,” Shulman told the New York Times.
Most people aren't so 'cautious' and use some very obvious passwords. Here are the top 20 in order of popularity: