Ian Bach

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Internet Safety Tips Alerts

Ian Bach’s Internet Safety tips and Alerts Blog

The Australian Federal Police web site looks great with a good service and may be a good place to check once in a while for updates. – I.B.

Community Notice

9 October 2007

Hoax emails – be aware

The Australian Federal Police (AFP) regularly receives enquiries from members of

the public in relation to hoax emails which circulate on the internet.

Many of these emails are harmless nuisances or spam, but some are scams

designed to trap the unwary. In addition, some emails may contain malicious

software such as viruses and spy ware.

Some common hoax email enquiries received by the AFP include:

1. The reverse PIN number email

This hoax email claims that police will automatically be notified if you enter your

PIN number backwards into a bank’s Automatic Teller Machine (ATM), in the

event that you are held up at an ATM.

2. The Osama Bin Laden capture email

This hoax email purports to be a warning message about a destructive virus that

causes computer systems to crash if users open an email containing pictures

of Osama Bin Laden.

These email messages, and others like them, are hoaxes. They should be ignored,

deleted and not forwarded to others. The AFP does not send email warning

messages to the general public.

All internet and email users should take steps to safeguard their personal information

and computer systems from these potential threats.

Further information

For more information about internet hoaxes, scams and security threats, please visit

the Australian High Tech Crime Centre website at http://www.ahtcc.gov.au.

For additional information on safeguarding personal information and computer

systems from malicious emails, visit SCAMwatch at http://www.scamwatch.gov.au.

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About Ian Bach

Independent Online Terrorist Hunter I teach people how to hunt down and shut down the Bad guys web sites. I also teach about the various countries and cultures. Like most cases it is a small group of bsd eggs that in this case call themselves Muslims but in actual fact they are more like how KKK call themselves ",True Christisians". But in both cases / groups they preach a perverted and twisted view a religion. In the case of ISIS, all Qaeda, al Nusra, and the rest of the terrorists who claim to be true Muslims most of these groups follow the Wahhabi teachings. They are almost all Sunni and their goal is global domination. Yet they must be very bad at math and history. Since most Muslims prefer a separation of church and state and also mist are against Shari's Law. Esp the twisted and overly exaggerated form of Sharia Law that the Wahhabi and other bad guys use. I have studied terrorism, insurgencies, and the best tried and proven methods that work to fight terrorism. My Blogs have many links and articles that can show you who are the best and most knowledgeable people in the fields or counterinsurgency and counter terrorism. When I find great practitioner's I always listen to them to find out who they learned from and who they respect and admire. Thus I am always learning new stuff from the best and most successful in their fields of knoeledge. I strive to be an open and ethical source of information, I have met many awesome, kind, caring, and loving wonderful people many who I am close friends with now from Afghanistan, Iraq, Syria, Turkey, Iran, and many from S.E. Asia which also has a high percent of their populations that are Muslim.We must always strive to be aware people are not any one particular religion via that's what they chose to be, instead most people are a particular religion because that's what their parents and/or county is. I was raised Catholic but because I became Interested in magic ,(illusion - smoke n mirrors) and science which lead me to study many religions, and I would call myself an atheist. Yet sometimes when I lose my keys ZI find myself praying "Hail Marys" and a few "Our Fathers" which most always aides me in finding my keys. My belief is that if I just frantically look around for my krys, good luck it takes me for ever. But by saying these prayers it is like s sort of meditation and my mind becomes more calm, which is why it helps my find my keys.

2 comments on “Internet Safety Tips Alerts

  1. Ian Bach
    November 2, 2007

    A friend had forwarded this an email to me that I will post in next comment. Basiclly its a hoax

    I researched this and looks like it was not AFP who issued this email warning and they don’t issue warnings via email. So like most things I see where it says please forward this to all your firnds best to just delete the junk. This is also why you will never see a mass forward item from me. hehe Read more info in comments section here. or the press release from AFP which I posted in a subsequent post.

    The AFP web site says they did not issue any such email and it is a Hoax and should be deleted and not forwarded.

    I did do a search here I saw some anti virus makers names and links with talk about such a virus but I didnt read those, could take too long to find the truths, and I am sure the anti-virus makers make aton of such fears.

    Personnally I dont use anti virus programs very often. If you know how not to get an infection you can prevent it easyier than cleaning up a mess.

    Bottm line is dont click on emails that look suspicious and dont forward them or they become some new conspiracy and the maker / creater of the email i am sure gets their jollies when their hoax becomes a lagrely talked about item. Weather or not it has a virus delete and dont forward.

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  2. Ian Bach
    November 2, 2007

    I researched this and looks like it was not AFP who issued this email warning and they don’t issue warnings via email. So like most things I see where it says please forward this to all your firnds best to just delete the junk. This is also why you will never see a mass forward item from me. hehe Read more info in comments section here. or the press release from AFP which I posted in a subsequent post. Ian Bach

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    PLEASE INFORM EVERYONE

    Emails with pictures of Osama Bin-Laden hanged are being sent and the moment that you open these emails your computer will crash and you will not be able to fix it!

    If you get an email along the lines of ‘Osama Bin Laden Captured’

    or ‘Osama Hanged’ don’t open the attachment.

    This e-mail is being distributed through countries around the globe ..
    Be considerate & send this warning to whomever you know.

    PLEASE FORWARD THIS WARNING AMONG FRIENDS, FAMILY AND CONTACTS:

    You should be alert during the next days:
    Do not open any message with an attached filed called

    ‘Invitation’ regardless of who sent it.

    It is a virus that opens an Olympic Torch which ‘burns’ the whole hard disc C of your computer.

    This virus will be received from someone who has your e-mail address in his/her contact list, that is why you should send this e-mail to all your contacts.

    It is better to receive this message 25 times than to receive the virus and open it.

    If you receive a mail called ‘invitation’, though sent by a friend, do not open it and shut down your computer immediately.

    This is the worst virus announced by CNN, it has been classified by Microsoft as the most destructive virus ever.

    This virus was discovered by McAfee yesterday, and there is no repair yet for this kind of virus.

    This virus simply destroys the Zero Sector of the Hard Disc, where the vital information is kept.

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