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Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Tuesday Tidbits:

Hello Friends, 

Tuesday has rolled around again.  Time flies when you are having fun.  Only five more days left of the A - Z Challenge!  I am so excited about all the new people who have been visiting and also about my 23 new followers so far.  Thanks, too, for all of my regular people who have been patient with my accelerated posting this month.  I am sorry that I am behind on my visiting and commenting.  I'm doing my best to catch up.

Today's A - Z Challenge post, for the letter "U", is right below this one.  I checked out what I had put on last year's letter "U" post, and it is kind of a neat story about when I was a single mom and we were living in Eugene, called "Unabashed, Unaquainted and Unadorned".

The other day, I received an email from my friend Gloria at The Little Red House with the White Porch about needing to check out some stuff on my computer before July, 2012 or I could be in trouble. I am usually about putting stuff like this on my blog and this one sounds like something from a spy movie, but I verified the info on Truth or Fiction.com and thought that I should pass it along.  I copied and pasted this info from their website:

Malicious DNS Changer Trojan May Block Your Internet Access-Truth! (It was supposed to happen in March, 2012 but has now been delayed until July, 2012.)

A real example of the eRumor as it has appeared on the Internet: 

"This is for real. You can click on the link to see if your computer is affected.  Internet access for millions of people could be blocked this week because of a computer virus that users might not even know they have. 

In November, the FBI arrested six Estonian hackers accused of running an Internet fraud ring that infected approximately 4 million computers in more than 100 countries, including about 500,000 in the United States. The malware, called DNSChanger Trojan, hijacks computers when users type a Web address in their Internet browser and manipulates their Web activity. The FBI reported that the hackers generated at least $14 million in illicit fees related to online advertising. The international cyber ring was dismantled and its servers were shut down.  

The FBI subsequently had a private company run identical servers for four months in an effort to help get infected computers cleaned. That arrangement ends Thursday, and computers still infected then might not be able to get on the Web on March 9.  (Now it will be in July).  Avoiding that is simple. Users can go to http://dns-ok.us to determine if their computer is infected with the Trojan. An up-to-date virus scan should resolve the problem, if a computer is infected."

So, I clicked on the above link and it said that I was fine.  But, it also warned that it could be a false negative, and gave me a link to the FBI website.  I guess I will have to wait until July to see if I am actually doomed or not.

 Blue River, Oregon

Here are some pictures that I have shown before of Blue River, but I wanted to share them again, because they are awfully pretty.  Bring on the summertime! 

Oregon Gifts of Comfort and Joy ~ Kathy Matthews

Oregon Gifts of Comfort and Joy ~ Kathy Matthews

Oregon Gifts of Comfort and Joy ~ Kathy Matthews

 Oregon Gifts of Comfort and Joy ~ Kathy Matthews

 Oregon Gifts of Comfort and Joy ~ Kathy Matthews
Have a beautiful day, and thank you so much for your visit!

~ Kathy M. 


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4 comments:

Linda said...

Those are pretty river pictures. I'm also ready for some sun but not enough to raise the temperature more than about 5 to 10 degrees.

Arkansas Patti said...

Beautiful rivier shots.
Thanks, I will check out that info. Sure would hate to be doomed.

Little Nell said...

Lovely river pics Kathy. Good luck with the malware.

Lynn said...

I feel like I'm spinning around in circles trying to keep up with everyone. I always LOVE your pictures Kathy. Just beautiful.

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