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Offline Quiet Heart

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Is this a virus or trojan? Please read immediately!
« on: October 19, 2011, 09:21:25 pm »
Urgent question.
On the original post by SpinyO'Norman on the topic "Liberation from beliefs" I am getting a pop-up window with the following text.
I realise Spiny is one of your Global Moderators and I believe one of the founders of this forum.
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The server scribalterror.blogs.com at Protected requires a username and password.

Warning: This server is requesting that your username and password be sent in an insecure manner (basic authentication without a secure connection)
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As it states your password and user name is then requested.

Can someone please check this and see if it is occuring to them or others?
I don't particularly like the idea that they call themselves by the name
scribalterror.blogs.com
Sounds to me like they maybe up to no good.
It is only occuring on Free Sangha...It's not on my computer and not getting past my hotwall and anti-virus defenses....but I'm worried others might not have the defenses I've installed on my computer.
Please check this.

Quiet Heart (Free Sangha member).

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Re: Is this a virus or trojan? Please read immediately!
« Reply #1 on: October 19, 2011, 09:26:09 pm »
occurred to me too. I just ignored it.

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Re: Is this a virus or trojan? Please read immediately!
« Reply #2 on: October 19, 2011, 09:34:40 pm »
So did I.
What I'm concerned about is that someone else won't ignore it.
Which is why I posted the warning for the Mods to look at.

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« Reply #3 on: October 19, 2011, 09:39:06 pm »
Very thoughtful. I am rarely thinking that far about anything that happens in the internet. May be naive but I rarely get concerned  :teehee:

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Re: Is this a virus or trojan? Please read immediately!
« Reply #4 on: October 19, 2011, 11:42:54 pm »
Yep me to had this phenomena. As a stubborn I also haven't follow the advice. Or was it, because I thought that I already logged it? I don't remember.

Seems that they are coming *smile*

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Re: Is this a virus or trojan? Please read immediately!
« Reply #5 on: October 20, 2011, 12:36:08 am »
It seems like blogs.com might have some technical difficulties. The message you see simply means that the directory you're trying to access is password protected. Either the particular page is down or they just decided to make it private. I noted that it was a link in the forum thread, to an image from that site, that caused the problem so I removed it. It should work fine now.
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Re: Is this a virus or trojan? Please read immediately!
« Reply #6 on: October 20, 2011, 05:20:04 am »
Had some difficulties at login today. It looks like the board has forgotten who I am. Same thing at DharmaWheel.
Sergeant Schultz was onto something.

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« Reply #7 on: October 20, 2011, 06:56:18 am »
Havent a clue ?  :cheesy:
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We would like to request you to please respect this precious Dharma book, which functions to free living beings from suffering permanently. If you continually read and practice the advice in this book, eventually your problems caused by anger, attachment and ignorance will cease.

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« Reply #8 on: October 20, 2011, 07:23:04 am »
Had some difficulties at login today. It looks like the board has forgotten who I am. Same thing at DharmaWheel.
Cat ate your cookies?
My actions are my only true belongings.
I cannot escape the consequences of my actions.
My actions are the ground on which I stand.
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What would Buddha do?

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Re: Is this a virus or trojan? Please read immediately!
« Reply #9 on: October 20, 2011, 10:30:39 pm »
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Cat ate your cookies?

Something like that... it seems that my recent efforts to install new video drivers cleared a major temp file full o cookies
Sergeant Schultz was onto something.

 


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