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From The ESET Threat Blog: http://blog.eset.com/2011/03/11/japanese-earthquake-inevitable-seo


FYI, SEO is Search Engine Optimization. Right now, people all over the planet are doing Google searches for terms like "Japan", "Japanese", "earthquake", and tsunami". The bad guys know it, and they're plugging those words into their sites, the better to infect you with malware, spam, and pop ups that just won't quit when you do a search-and-click. They're also sending out emails with links and creating phony charities to separate the well-meaning from their hard-earned cash.

1-DO NOT click on social media and email “shocking news” or “shocking video” links. Apparently the use of the word "shocking" as a come-on is kind of a dead giveaway.

2-DO NOT go to untrusted websites for news. Could be a black-hat website waiting to infect your computer with malware.

3-And in the coming weeks, when things start settling down, DO NOT send money to unverified charities and fundraisers. Even the not-totally-criminal, "legit" ones will cheerfully take 90% and only give 10% (or even less!) to the actual charity.
gozer: I made this! (Default)
I ain't linking to nothin', you all know who I'm talking about. He's posting piggish/trollish questions to his own LJ now, and it's quite obvious he wants to poke us in the side and make us twitch, and by "make us twitch", I mean he wants us to post lots of long, heated replies to his LJ, waste our time trying to school him as he laughs at us, and just generally get us upset with his awesome and manly temerity. I don't know whether it's a case of "he's doin' it for the luls!", or he's getting sexual pleasure from upsetting the wimminfolk, or if he can actually glean quotes and ideas from us for his tacky little pseudo-science paperback that he's hoping to work into a movie deal someday, but PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE do not post any replies to his LJ.

PLEASE IGNORE HIM. IT IS THE ONE THING HE DOES NOT WANT YOU TO DO.

From this point on, I'm officially getting more annoyed with the people who keep rising to the bait than I am at the idiot in question.

June 2011

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