As I mentioned before, there is a lot going on in the cyberspace related to the Corona virus. Unfortunately, many of the things circulating are scams or information that direct to malware. This is an email circulating currently in massive waves in various languages (here in German): Hallo Sorin Mustaca Falls Sie es noch nicht gehört haben – Bitcoin wird voraussichtlich vor Ende des Jahres über 100.000 Euro erreichen! Das ist 5mal höher als der Höchststand von 2017. Die Prognosen beruhen auf der Ankündigung großer Unternehmen wie Facebook und Uber, dass sie dieses Jahr in die Krypto-Arena einsteigen werden. Wir bieten Ihnen einen Platz auf unserer privaten Anlageplattform – Sie können Ihr kostenloses Konto sofort registrieren und Ihre Reise noch heute beginnen. Ihre Investitionskosten: 250$ Erstellen Sie ein kostenloses Konto Freundliche Grüße BTC-Era Unsubscribe They are requesting me to invest 250$ in BTC with the promise that by the end of the year a BTC will be 100K EUR worth. Stay away from such platforms … 🙂
Sometimes, looking after spams is also fun, not just research work. This is what I found today: Dear Energy User, If you pay for electricity, you`ve been hit hard by high energy prices. And, if you`re like most people, you`re thinking there`s got to be a better way. A better way to heat your home a better way to use electricity without spending a fortune a better way to get save on your electricity bill…. >> Watch this F-R-E-E Video Take Note: This video will last only 24 hours, it’s up to you. Yours Truly, Nikola Tesla Click here to unsubscribe But then you click to see this: and you see this hosted on http://www.teslaenergy.trade/ What a joke, right ? 🙂 Bu the film about Nikola Tesla is good, even if it is 23 minutes long. :))) Btw, all those things are just bullshit… Wrong interpretation of real facts. All this trouble to buy a book :
Short story: It is a waste of time and money, possibly even a scam! Long story: There are lots of ways to lose your money in this world, but here’s one I never thought before: binary option Web sites. But, what the hack is “binary option trading”? Don’t need to read all. I marked with Red and Bold what are the most critical parts. 🙂 From Wikipedia: A binary option is a financial option in which the payoff is either some fixed monetary amount or nothing at all. While binary options are used in a theoretical framework as the building block for asset pricing and financial derivatives (a binary option maps to the cumulative distribution function of the risk-neutral distribution ), they have been exploited by fraudulent operations as many binary option outlets (outside regulated markets) have been shown to be scams. The two main types of binary options are the cash-or-nothing binary option and the asset-or-nothing binary option. The cash-or-nothing binary option pays some fixed amount of cash if the option expires in-the-money while the asset-or-nothing pays the value of the underlying security. They are also called all-or-nothing options, digital options (more common in forex/interest rate markets), and fixed…
Ionut Arghire of SecurityWeek wrote a very good article about the potential breach of Myspace.com: 427 Million MySpace Passwords Appear For Sale and I was quoted a lot! Thanks, Ionut! I wrote more extensively about what I think of this leak: Myspace.com was apparently hacked, 360Mil accounts on sale and nobody knows any details There are many things that aren’t right with this breach. Read the article above… Another question, after reading the above article: how come that Troy Hunt didn’t get it? Maybe because it is only available for money? The data hasn’t been tested at all and according to Troy’s article it is not valid data: no sql dump Too many yahoo.com and hotmail.com email addresses 1 @yahoo.com 126,053,325 2 @hotmail.com 79,747,231 According to Troy, Gmail should be the top email provider these days (and also 3 years ago) Partial username, partial email address, partial password -> can it get worse than this?