Advertise on Bikeforums.net



User Tag List

Results 1 to 5 of 5

Thread: Computer Attack

  1. #1
    Junior Member jcwinnie's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2008
    Location
    Souther Tier Upstate New York, Boopsie
    Posts
    10
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Computer Attack

    Twice recently when trying to read messages in the For Sale forum, I have received warnings that my my computer has been attacked. I use Google Reader and so have the option to return to previously safe browsing.

    I have unsubscribed from that forum and wonder whether I should be cautious and unsubscribe from Bike Forum subscriptions?
    Last edited by jcwinnie; 02-14-09 at 10:06 AM. Reason: spelling

  2. #2
    The Site Administrator: Currently at home recovering from a couple of strokes,please contact my assistnt admins for forum issues Tom Stormcrowe's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2006
    Location
    South Florida
    My Bikes
    Techna Wheelchair and a Sun EZ 3 Recumbent Trike
    Posts
    15,958
    Mentioned
    9 Post(s)
    Tagged
    4 Thread(s)
    PM me details, please.....what posts, threads, so we have a starting place to look. Also, what Antivirus you are running. Norton, for example ahs been known to have a different definition of worm intrusion than every other AV program, triggering a worm warning if someone has the Danasoft toy in their sig that tells you what browser, etc you are running.....

    Thanks!
    on light duty due to illness; please contact my assistants for forum issues. They are Siu Blue Wind, or CbadRider or the other 3 star folk. I am currently at home recovering from a couple of strokes. I am making good progress, happily.


    . “He who fights with monsters might take care lest he thereby become a monster. And if you gaze for long into an abyss, the abyss gazes also into you.”- Fredrick Nietzsche

    "We can judge the heart of a man by his treatment of animals." - Immanuel Kant

  3. #3
    Junior Member jcwinnie's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2008
    Location
    Souther Tier Upstate New York, Boopsie
    Posts
    10
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Let me see if I understand your intent

    Quote Originally Posted by Tom Stormcrowe View Post
    PM me details, please.....what posts, threads, so we have a starting place to look. Also, what Antivirus you are running. Norton, for example ahs been known to have a different definition of worm intrusion than every other AV program, triggering a worm warning if someone has the Danasoft toy in their sig that tells you what browser, etc you are running.....

    Thanks!
    Let me see if I understand you. I said that I was trying to avoid repeated attacks and your reply that you want me to identify and send you the offending post. That is, not only expose myself to further attack, but also to propagate the attack via email. Is that what you are asking me to do?

  4. #4
    ..... Jynx's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2006
    Location
    Long Island
    My Bikes
    2006 Cannondale CAAD8
    Posts
    4,836
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by jcwinnie View Post
    Let me see if I understand you. I said that I was trying to avoid repeated attacks and your reply that you want me to identify and send you the offending post. That is, not only expose myself to further attack, but also to propagate the attack via email. Is that what you are asking me to do?
    just let him know where the problem is so he can take a look. most likely it is nothing and you are severely over reacting.

  5. #5
    The Site Administrator: Currently at home recovering from a couple of strokes,please contact my assistnt admins for forum issues Tom Stormcrowe's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2006
    Location
    South Florida
    My Bikes
    Techna Wheelchair and a Sun EZ 3 Recumbent Trike
    Posts
    15,958
    Mentioned
    9 Post(s)
    Tagged
    4 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by jcwinnie View Post
    Let me see if I understand you. I said that I was trying to avoid repeated attacks and your reply that you want me to identify and send you the offending post. That is, not only expose myself to further attack, but also to propagate the attack via email. Is that what you are asking me to do?
    If I can't look, I can't fix the problem or assess if it's a false positive....

    links will suffice. Otherwise, I will need to do a thread by thread check. Time consuming, to say the least, as well as grossly inefficient, when you could at least give me some idea where to look to narrow it down.....

    and a PM isn't email, it's a private message through our servers.
    on light duty due to illness; please contact my assistants for forum issues. They are Siu Blue Wind, or CbadRider or the other 3 star folk. I am currently at home recovering from a couple of strokes. I am making good progress, happily.


    . “He who fights with monsters might take care lest he thereby become a monster. And if you gaze for long into an abyss, the abyss gazes also into you.”- Fredrick Nietzsche

    "We can judge the heart of a man by his treatment of animals." - Immanuel Kant

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •