VR World Phishing Hazards

Posted on February 2, 2007. Filed under: computers, hackers, Linkage & W(a/o)nderings, passcodes, phishing, secrets, security, Technology, theft, VR worlds |

Over and over, everyplace on the web, print and broadcast media send out reminders to us all that we must safeguard our valueables, our passcodes, ourselves. Good, reasonable ideas that make sense to most of us. What yet seems to catch folks off guard and shaking their heads is the notion that while in their VR forays there might be folks lurking about looking to do wrong.

The thing of it is to me that I find that folks in VR are very much as they are RL, maybe even more so. If you are a kind and giving person, you will be so VR or RL. If you are selfish and grasping, same deal there too. If the need to take what others have is skulking about in your psyche, it may very well skulk its way out into pixelated sunshine and grow into a fellonous, noxious, kill-joy for others instead of a lil green devil on your shoulder, muttering. The anonimity of VR has often been discussed with regards to how it seems to bring out the best and the worst in folks. Well actually it seems that some folks think that “nice” people, given anonimity, “become” gaping assholes. I think the nastiness was always there, just restrained.

So, the discussion of self-preservation, online and off continues. Caveat Emptor. Watch Your Back. Don’t Take Candy From Strangers. Don’t Give Out Your Passcode. Brush Your Teeth. Use A Firewall. If The Offer Sounds Too Good To Be True, It Is. Change Your Passcode Regularly. Use A Seatbelt, Always. Don’t Use Easy To Guess Passcodes.

Oh, and most importantly …

Send Madame All Yer Lewt!

(just testing hehehe)


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