Crypto-Locker virus 

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Today is Wednesday, November 7
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"We must laugh at man to avoid crying for him." --- Napoleon Bonaparte The men the American public admire most extravagantly are the most daring liars; the men they detest most violently are those who try to tell them the truth. --- H. L. Mencken (1880 - 1956)
Andy came to work one day, limping something awful. One of his co-workers, Josh, noticed and asked Andy what happened. Andy replied, "Oh, nothing. It's just an old hockey injury that acts up once in a while." Josh, "Gee, I never knew you played hockey." Andy, "No I don't. I hurt it last year when I lost $1,000 on the Stanley Cup play-offs. I put my foot through the television."
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The company my brother worked for had a phone system that rerouted after-hours calls. If any calls came in on a certain line while he was working late, he knew it would be a wrong number. It got to the point where as soon as the phone rang, he would pick up and say, "Psychic Hotline. I'm sorry, but you've dialed the wrong number." The caller would often reply with something like, "But I didn't even ask to speak to anyone yet. How did you know I dialed the wrong.... Oh!" (Click.)
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An INTERNATIONAL BONEHEAD AWARD goes to Rochelle Lynn Sapp, 33, Charged With Smashing Little Girl's Skull Over Coat, Girl Dies Two Days Later Reported by The Weekly Vice Rochelle Lynn Sapp, a 33-year-old Iowa woman, faces an upgrade in charges after the little girl she put into the hospital died from her injuries. According to police, an investigation was launched late last month after 3-year-old Autumn Elgersma arrived at Sioux Falls Childrens Hospital with a fractured skull and brain swelling. Sapp, who was watching the little girl at her in-home daycare, called the girl's mother at work and told her that her daughter had fallen down a flight of stairs and injured her head. Doctors examining the girl determined that her injuries were not consistent with Sapp's story. During a second round of questioning, Sapp reportedly admitted to injuring the girl by throwing her to the ground when she refused to take off her coat. Sapp was booked into jail and charged with willful injury to a child and child endangerment resulting in serious injury. Autumn Elgersma died from her injuries two days later. Since the abuse has now resulted in the child's death, prosecutors will re-examine the case and likely file new charges. Tech Support Pits From: US CERT Re: Crypto-Locker Ransom Ware Dear Webby, The National Cyber Awareness System made an announcement about the new CryptoLocker Ransomware Infections. CryptoLocker is a new variant of ransomware that restricts access to infected computers and demands the victim provide a payment to the attackers in order to decrypt and recover their files. As of this time, the primary means of infection appears to be phishing emails containing malicious attachments. While victims are told they have three days to pay the attacker through a third-party payment method (MoneyPak, Bitcoin), some victims have claimed online that they paid the attackers and did not receive the promised decryption key. US-CERT and DHS encourage users and administrators experiencing a ransomware infection NOT to respond to extortion attempts by attempting payment and instead to report the incident to the FBI at the Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3). Do not follow unsolicited web links in email messages or submit any information to webpages in links Use caution when opening email attachments. If your computer IS infected with CryptoLocker, it is going to get expensive, or tedious. Most likely you will have to format and re-install. If you notice the infection, immediately disconnect from external drives and networks, yes, cloud storage too. They might not be infected yet. Run a full scan with a reputable anti-virus program like McAfee. NO, not the free stuff that allowed this infection to happen! If too many system files have already been encrypted, a scan can only detect that, but can't reverse that. Try to do a system restore to a week or more in the past. It might not let you do that, but it's worth a try. If you can't, print out all registration keys and program download URLs, passwords and anything you will need after re-installing Windows. Find your Windows CD or contact your computer vendor about it. On some machines a restore copy is in a hidden partition, that MIGHT still be usable after the attackers lock up the machine. You will probably need help from the computer vendor to do that. Print out the contact info for them. It would not hurt at all to prepare all that info, even if your machine is not infected. If you are prepard, then most likely nothing bad will happen. Have FUN! DearWebby
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Becky prepared a pasta dish for a dinner party she was giving. In her haste, however, she forgot to refrigerate the spaghetti sauce, and it sat on the counter all day. She was worried about spoilage, but it was too late to cook up another batch. She called the local Poison Control Center and voiced her concern. They advised Becky to boil the sauce again. That night, the phone rang during dinner, and one of the guests volunteered to answer it. Becky's face dropped as the guest called out, "It's the Poison Control Center. They want to know how the spaghetti sauce turned out."
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A friend, working in a gas station, was doing some minor repairs on a ladies vehicle. Before the car was removed from the rack, she asked him to rotate all the wheels so that the valve stems were all even. Without even a laugh or a chuckle, he did as she had asked, and put "Rotated tires" onto the work sheet that she had to take up to the front.
An elderly fellow was taken to the hospital for an examination of his circulatory system. When he got home, his wife asked what had happened. He said, "They worked this gadget into my artery and up into my heart, and then they sucked out fifty years of chocolate cake."

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Today, Nov 7, in
1637 Anne Hutchinson, the first female religious leader 
 in the American colonies, was banished from the Massachusetts 
 Bay Colony for heresy.
1665 "The London Gazette" was first published.
1811 The Shawnee Indians of chief Tecumseh were defeated by 
 William Henry Harrison at the Battle of Wabash (or (Tippecanoe).
1837 In Alton, IL, abolitionist printer Elijah P. Lovejoy 
 was shot to death by a mob (supporters of slavery) while 
 trying to protect his printing shop from a third destruction.
1874 The Republican party of the U.S. was first symbolized 
 as an elephant in a cartoon by T. Nast in Harper's Weekly.
1876 The cigarette manufacturing machine was patented by 
 Albert H. Hook.
1893 The state of Colorado granted women the right to vote.
1895 The last spike was driven into Canada's first 
 transcontinental railway in the mountains of BC.
1917 Russia's Bolshevik Revolution took place. The 
 provisional government of Alexander Kerensky was 
 overthrown by forces led by Vladimir Ilyich Lenin.
1932 "Buck Rogers in the 25th Century" was broadcast for 
 the first time on CBS Radio.
1933 Voters in Pennsylvania eliminated sports from 
 Pennsylvanian "Blue Laws."
1940 The middle section of the Tacoma Narrows Bridge in 
 Washington state collapsed during a windstorm. The 
 suspension bridge had opened to traffic on July 1, 1940.
1944 U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt became the first 
 person to win a fourth term as president.
1965 The "Pillsbury Dough Boy" debuted in television ads.
1967 Carl Stokes was elected the first black mayor Cleveland, 
 OH, becoming the first black mayor of a major city.
1967 The U.S. Selective Service Commission announced that 
 college students arrested in anti-war demonstrations would 
 lose their draft deferments.
1973 The U.S. Congress over-rode President Nixon's veto of 
 the War Powers Act, which limits a chief executive's power 
 to wage war without congressional approval.
1985 The Colombian army stormed the country's Palace of 
 Justice. The siege claimed the lives of 100 people, 
 including 11 Supreme Court Justices. The Palace had been 
 seized by leftist guerrillas belonging to the April 19 
1987 Tunisia's president Habib Bourguiba was overthrown. 
 He had been president since the country's independence 
 in 1956.
1988 Sugar Ray Leonard knocked out Donnie LaLonde.
1989 L. Douglas Wilder won the governor's race in Virginia, 
 becoming the first elected African-American state governor 
 in U.S. history.
1989 David Dinkins was elected and become New York City's 
 first African-American mayor.
1991 Pro- and anti-Communists rallies took place in Moscow 
 on the 74th anniversary of the Bolshevik Revolution.
1991 Actor Paul Reubens, a.k.a. Pee Wee Herman, pled no 
 contest to charges of indecent exposure. Reubens had been 
 arrested in Sarasota, FL, for exposing himself in a theater.
1995 In a Japanese courtroom, three U.S. military men 
 admitted to the rape of a 12-year-old Okinawan schoolgirl.
1999 Tiger Woods became the first golfer since Ben Hogan 
 in 1953 to win four straight tournaments.
2000 Hillary Rodham Clinton made history as the first 
 president's wife to win public office. The state of 
 New York elected her to the U.S. Senate. (New York)
2001 The new .BIZ domain extension was officially launched.
2001 After a 16-month stoppage the Concorde resumed flying 
 commercially. Briefly.
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