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Old 1 Week Ago   #81
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The machines may have been lab machines. I don't know, but trust the threat Is real.

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Umm, I've been a software engineer for over 40 years. My point was that showing a malware threat on a 16 year old platform, one that had all support stopped some time ago, is not exactly an illustrative case of the threat in the real world.
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Umm, I've been a software engineer for over 40 years. My point was that showing a malware threat on a 16 year old platform, one that had all support stopped some time ago, is not exactly an illustrative case of the threat in the real world.
Well, I'm not any kind of expert on the subject. So, you say it's all bs?

Not being an expert, I guess I shouldn't have posted the (what you consider) media hype?

I run XP on a pretty fast machine + lots of RAM, with all security turned off. No connection to the net, air gap. I use this gear for post processing. It's really fast. The only input is SD memory from cameras and scanner files. The only time its on the web is for raw converter updates when, I infrequently buy a new camera. ESET is on when doing downloads.

So I have an older OS. I might move to win 7 with a rebuild, but wouldn't touch anything later for the purpose unless forced. Typing on a Win 8.1 Box. Used for web and email only.
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Well, I'm not any kind of expert on the subject. So, you say it's all bs?

Not being an expert, I guess I shouldn't have posted the (what you consider) media hype?

I run XP on a pretty fast machine + lots of RAM, with all security turned off. No connection to the net, air gap. I use this gear for post processing. It's really fast. The only input is SD memory from cameras and scanner files. The only time its on the web is for raw converter updates, when I infrequently buy a new camera. ESET is on when doing downloads.

So I have an older OS. I might move to win 7 with a rebuild, but wouldn't touch anything later for the purpose unless forced. Typing on a Win 8.1 Box. Used for net and email only.
Nowhere did I say or imply that the threat was BS. My point again, was that I was somewhat amused that the illustrative images were showing Win XP.
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Looks like VigLink is up to it's funny tricks again.

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For the first time just a few minutes' ago, with the Vigilink page, I noticed it had an opt out choice after you click on "what is Vigilink?". I chose to opt out and it seems to work.
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We've had differing reports on the effectiveness of the "Opt-Out" link.

VigLink is supposed to be invisible and transparent. If you are seeing anything else, then something is broken. Somewhere.
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Looks like VigLink is up to it's funny tricks again.

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just tried it and got sent to Viglink shopping BS. Plus, they aren't selling anything I want.

ie I went to your link above and was sent here: http://www.viglink.com/shop/merchants

It was fixed for a while..
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Removing Java and Flash, and running Adblock+ on Chrome, means I don't see any of this.
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Removing Java and Flash, and running Adblock+ on Chrome, means I don't see any of this.
No flash, no Java and IE 11.0.4 and the robot owns my browser.

Running AdAware here.
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i opted out...seems to have worked.
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i opted out...seems to have worked.
I'm not sure, but think the opt out is just for that one link. Other links will still send you to Viglink he** . So, it's not a Viglink turn off switch. Not on my system anyway.
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I'm not sure, but think the opt out is just for that one link. Other links will still send you to Viglink he** . So, it's not a Viglink turn off switch. Not on my system anyway.
that would truly piss me off...let's have a shotgun party at google!
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that would truly piss me off...let's have a shotgun party at google!
I think Vivlink is really getting popular. I know it's used on PetaPixel.

Go on their web site and take a look at their photos and tell me they care if they are messing with people? As long as the money is tolling in..


http://www.viglink.com/about/

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Removing Java and Flash, and running Adblock+ on Chrome, means I don't see any of this.
Funny, Google owns Viglink and Google owns Chrome .. if you use Chrome all's well. Couldn't be an incentive to get people to switch to Chrome... nah, Google is good, they wouldn't do that..

Remember the Google motto.. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Don%27t_be_evil

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Viglink monetises the sites that it redirects to. Monetising just means it counts how many times a web page is visited. This data is used to target advertising. eg if I qo to book airline tickets, I receive ads for lots of airlines seemingly forever.
The optout option on the viglink site does work. Is a good option. When it will come back is a task for futher reseach.
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No flash, no Java and IE 11.0.4 and the robot owns my browser.

Running AdAware here.
So, what happens if you use don't use IE?
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Funny, Google owns Viglink and Google owns Chrome .. if you use Chrome all's well. Couldn't be an incentive to get people to switch to Chrome... nah, Google is good, they wouldn't do that..

Remember the Google motto.. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Don%27t_be_evil

And then... http://fortune.com/2015/10/05/alphabet-google-evil/
Another theory would be IE is still the worst browser in the world.
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The optout option on the viglink site does work. Is a good option. When it will come back is a task for futher reseach.
Good point.
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just tried it and got sent to Viglink shopping BS. Plus, they aren't selling anything I want.

ie I went to your link above and was sent here: http://www.viglink.com/shop/merchants
Oh, THAT is definitely an unpleasant page! How did we get to this place where too often the sophisticated mechanisms fail miserably?
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Oh, THAT is definitely an unpleasant page! How did we get to this place where too often the sophisticated mechanisms fail miserably?
I tried it again and got the same marketing page but this time selling drones and tripods rather than women's clothing, so it's learning..

And, I did the opt out again with no positive result.
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Another theory would be IE is still the worst browser in the world.
I should switch browsers because of a problem with one web site?


Years ago I had occasion to interact with a Google employee. She suggested at the time that I should search with scroogle. She said, "Everyone at work (Google) uses it".
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I should switch browsers because of a problem with one web site?

no, you should change browsers because IE has consistently had more security problems than all the other browsers combined.
Add to that Microsoft is probably the # 1 target of hackers. Chrome is fast, if you don't mind sharing all your browsing with Google.

I prefer Firefox.

The Viglink RFF problems concerning going to the wrong page seems to be fixed now. Turns out it was an obscure setting at Viglink that was doing it. Fixed now.

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Just tried a link and it workd just fine. (safari iPad mini, my fat lap tablet computer!)

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no, you should change browsers because IE has consistently had more security problems than all the other browsers combined.
Add to that Microsoft is probably the # 1 target of hackers. Chrome is fast, if you don't mind sharing all your browsing with Google.

I prefer Firefox.
A few years ago our local systems people turned me on to Seamonkey, which they described as Firefox on steroids. It appears to me to be the most user-friendly browser out there. One of the guys actually has it set up so he can build and compile both Seamonkey and Firefox from scratch, from the source code.

They also turned me on to Chromium, a free version of Chrome that does not phone home. I've tried it but I prefer Firefox/Seamonkey better.

I don't think I know anyone who actually prefers Internet Explorer after they have tried any of the others.

OBTW, I have never had any trouble with links from this board being hijacked.
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