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It appears that, ($om3o1dP@$$w0rd), is your password. You might not know me and you are most likely wondering why you're getting this e-mail, right?

So I've had several clients call me with these questions; what is this?, do I have a virus?, is my account compromised?, what should I do?

First off, if you are still using the password in the email go change your passwords! Its also a good idea to use separate email address for work, personal finance and social media sites.

What is this?

These emails are being sent by scammers that have come into possession of compromised social media databases that included your email, unencrypted or poorly encrypted passwords and other info such as contacts. 

Do I have a virus?

Perhaps but its not related to this email. Scan your system with a reputable antivirus scanner.

Is my account compromised?

If you are still using the same email address and password for any website, device or application then yes! you should change your password immediately. 

What should I do?

Don't send the scammers anything, never send them money no matter what. Check your accounts for weak password and update them. Always use https and verify you are on the correct website. Don't share anything on social media that you don't want people to know, its not secure and at some point it very well could be used in the next database breach to try and extort money from you.

Here is the email example,

Subject Text:

somee-mail-address-you-used@social-media-site.compromised:$om3o1dP@$$w0rd

Body Text:

It appears that, ($om3o1dP@$$w0rd), is your password. You might not know me and you are most likely wondering why you're getting this e-mail, right?

in fact, I put in place a malware on the adult videos (porno) web site and you know what, you visited this website to have fun (you know very well what I mean). During the time you were watching videos, your internet browser started out functioning as a RDP (Remote Desktop) which provided accessibility to your screen and web cam. and then, my software programs obtained all of your current contacts from your Messenger, Outlook, Facebook, in addition to emails.

What did I really do?

I produced a double-screen video. First part shows the recording you're seeing (you have a good taste haha . . .), and 2nd part shows the recording of your web cam.

what exactly should you do?

Well, in my opinion, $1100 is really a fair price for your little secret. You will make the payment by Bitcoin (if you don't know this, search "how to purchase bitcoin" search engines like google).

Bitcoin Address: [some scammers bitcoin address] (It's case sensitive, so copy and paste it)

Very important:
You've one day in order to make the payment. (I've a completely unique pixel within this e mail, and at this moment I know you have read through this email message). If I do not get the BitCoins, I will certainly send your videos to all of your contacts including relatives, co-workers, and so on. Having said that, if I get the payment, I'll destroy the recording immidiately. If you want evidence, reply with "Yes!" and i'll certainly send out your videos to your # contacts. It is a non-negotiable offer, that being said don't waste my personal time and yours by responding to this message.


 

How to install Linux Integration Services 4.2.5 for Linux VM on Microsoft HyperV

After you install your Linux OS from the Microsoft HyperV terminal access do the following:

  • Click "Media", "DVD Drive" > "Insert Disk..."
  • Choose LinuxIC-4.2.5.iso
  • Login to the server and do the following:
#mount /dev/cdrom /media
mount: /dev/sr0 is write-protected, mounting read-only

#cd /media
#./install.sh
#reboot

After doing this you will be able to setup networking and use kvm via HyperV on linux.

Launch of New Website: Karen Wortman, Northern Minnesota Real Estate Agent

Launch of Karen Wortman's Real Estate Agent Site. This site was developed using my custom reactive design concept for mobile and tablet as well as a clean and easy to use vertical navigation for simplicity. The goal of this site is to provide Karen a platform to market to potential home buyers in Northern Minnesota where they can also look, learn and read about life in the area. The concept is based on a personal but professional layout.

If you are looking to sell or buy a home in the Northern Minnesota area, consider contacting Karen. She's knowledgeable, friendly and easy to work with.

Website

 Karen Wortman, https://karenwortman.com

Development Information

 Code: HTML5, CSS3, JS, ASP.NET

 Mobile Support

 Tablet Support

The Design

Mobile

Desktop

If you're looking for a new site design or internet marketing for your real estate business, give me a call to discuss your next project.

Direct: 507 358-4242

An authentication error has occurred. The function requested is not supported This could be due to CredSSP encryption oracle remediation.

So you go to login to via RDP to a server, workstation or remote PC and you get this error:

Not to worry, here is the fix as well as the why.

First run windows update on your local system and try again.

Quick fix: (not secure)

  1. Use the Windows+R key to open the Run Command. (If you keyboard lacks the windows key you can use Ctrl+Alt+DEL, open task manager, then click file and "Run".)
  2. In the run command type in gpedit.msc which will open the Local Group Policy Editor.
  3. Expand Computer Configuration > Administrative Templates > System > Credentials Delegation.
  4. Update the Encryption Oracle Remediation policy to Enabled, then change Protection level to Vulnerable.
  5. After doing this it is advisable to update your remote system and switch these settings back.

Proper fix: (secure)

Update the remote server, in some cases the remote server may show that is it up to date in which case you may have a compromised system and will need to follow the following steps in order to force the update after which you should do a full scan on the system for potential malware.

Why:

After the May 2018 update RDP no longer connects by default to a remote system that is not running the CredSSP update.

Launch of New Website: Disiaster Relief Attorneys, California. San Francisco Bay

Launch of new California Disaster Relief website.  This design uses reactive design concepts, not to be confused with adaptive design which generally folds up on itself as you re-size the screen or switch devices.

The wildfires in California are devastating and many people are in need of help from the effects of these fires. This website's goal is to help people who have been adversely affected by the wildfires and put those people in touch with attorneys that may be able to help them legally. If you are looking for disaster relief in the San Francisco bay area or greater California give them a call at 415 394-7200 or visit the website.

Website:

Disaster Relief California

Site information:

Code: HTML5, CSS3, JS, ASP.Net, Perl

Mobile Site Design:
 

 

The Same Website, Desktop Layout:

If you're looking for a new site design or marketing for your law firm, business or organization, give me a call to discuss your next project: 507 358-4242