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24897Re: [Y-Mail] bye windows ?/Bye Bye BT

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  • Sasafrass452
    Jun 3, 2013
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      You can try Linux, there are many versions available & they're free :) It all depends on your taste & needs. Do the research first, then once you decide which one to try, you simply download the .iso & burn it to a disc. The website for the company that makes it should provide instructions on burning & installing the OS. They should also have a support forum, so you can get help with any questions you have. As far as browsers go, Firefox works just fine, & should come with any version of Linux you choose. The best part about Linux is that it's low maintainance, & there's no viruses or spyware to worry about :)
      On 06/03/2013 05:19 PM, adeomus ******** wrote:

      if windows is on our puters when we get them, what do we do
      and what do we use please ?
       would regular browsers do without windows ?
      i know...am real tech naive.


      "That is the way", he said. "But there are no stairs", I cried.
      "You must throw yourself in", he replied. 'There is no other way. "

      -- George MacDonald


      --- On Mon, 6/3/13, Lena <Lena@...> wrote:

      From: Lena <Lena@...>
      Subject: [Y-Mail] Re: Bye Bye BT
      To: Y-Mail@yahoogroups.com
      Received: Monday, June 3, 2013, 2:33 PM

      In comments to another article:

      > Our email has been hacked twice. I used Yahoos safeguards and
      > made it so that if anyone tried to log onto my account from a
      > different computer it would send a temporary password to my
      > cell phone to be able to log on from that computer. It worked for
      > a little over a year. I found out that this doesn't work if you
      > log in from a cell phone. As a result I was hacked the second time.

      It's what this link-spamming malware does: using a bot/trojan in
      another user's Windows in a random country, it enters password
      (stolen with a Windows trojan installed with a drive-by exploit kit)
      on yahooMail's mobile website (circumwenting yahoo's "second
      sign-in verification"), gets the login cookie and uses it on
      regular yahooMail website for harversting email addresses from
      address book or/and Sent and Inbox folders and spamming them
      with a link. The link redirects to a drive-by exploit kit,
      it silently installs a trojan/bot and optionally redirects
      to a scam website. The trojan steals new victims' passwords,
      the felon grows his botnet for attacking websites for ransom.
      Victims become racketeer's accomplices.

      Many webmasters use Windows too. Using trojans, felons steal
      FTP passwords and contaminate legitimate websites too,
      so "not clicking suspicious links" is not enough.
      The drive-by exploit kits and stealthy encrypted polymorphic trojans
      evade or disable all antivirses, the felons continuously check
      against multiple antiviruses and evolve the malware.
      Antivirus vendors lost the war. Security holes in Windows
      are perpetual - deliberately: who'd buy new Windows version
      if a previous one worked just fine?
      All the drive-by exploit kits and trojans can work under
      Windows only. Free operating systems (able to work on
      usual computers instead of Windows) are too diverse
      to be mass-exploited and are written with security in mind.
      If you use Windows then your passwords will be stolen
      (no matter how strong/complicate they are),
      it's just a matter of time.
      But people continue to use Windows...


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