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OK iPhone Users You’ve Bragged About No Virus’s

well this one’s a doozy

The GoldPickaxe trojan is a dangerous malware targeting both Android and iOS devices. It’s crucial to be aware of its capabilities and how to protect yourself.

What is it?

  • A sophisticated trojan designed to steal your sensitive information, especially biometric data like facial recognition.
  • Developed by a Chinese-speaking threat actor called GoldFactory, known for other banking trojans.
  • Comes in two variants: GoldPickaxe.Android and GoldPickaxe.iOS.

What does it do?

  • Disguises itself as legitimate apps, often mimicking government services.
  • Uses social engineering tactics to trick users into installing it.
  • Once installed, it operates semi-autonomously:
    • Captures your face through video recordings and photos.
    • Steals identity documents you scan within the app.
    • Intercepts incoming SMS messages, particularly those from banks.
    • May use stolen data to create deepfakes for unauthorized access to your bank accounts.

Where has it been found?

  • Primarily targets the Asia-Pacific region, with confirmed cases in Thailand and Vietnam.
  • Could potentially spread to other regions in the future.

How to protect yourself:

  • Never install apps from untrusted sources. Stick to official app stores like Google Play and the App Store.
  • Be wary of phishing and smishing scams. Don’t click on suspicious links or download attachments from unknown senders.
  • Enable two-factor authentication (2FA) on all your accounts, especially financial ones. 2FA adds an extra layer of security that requires a second verification step beyond your password.
  • Keep your device software and apps updated. Updates often include security patches that fix vulnerabilities exploited by malware.
  • Consider using a mobile security solution. These apps can scan for and block malicious apps and websites.

If you suspect you’ve been infected:

  • Do not use your infected device for banking or accessing sensitive information.
  • Scan your device with a reputable antivirus or anti-malware program.
  • Report the infection to the relevant authorities.

Remember, staying informed and vigilant is crucial in protecting yourself from cyber threats like the GoldPickaxe trojan.

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So You Don’t Believe That Climate Change Is Real?

The number one most convincing fact about climate change is that the vast majority of climate scientists agree that it is real and human-caused. A 2013 study found that 97% of climate scientists agree that human activity is the primary cause of climate change. This is a level of consensus that is extremely rare in science.

In addition to the scientific consensus, there is also a wealth of evidence that supports the existence of climate change. This evidence includes the fact that the average global temperature has been rising for the past century, the melting of glaciers and ice sheets, the rising sea level, the increasing frequency and intensity of extreme weather events, such as heat waves, droughts, floods, and wildfires

The overwhelming scientific consensus and the wealth of supporting evidence are the most convincing arguments that can be made. It is also worth noting that the consequences of climate change are already being felt around the world. People are being displaced by rising sea levels, and extreme weather events are causing billions of dollars in damage each year. As the planet continues to warm, these consequences will only become more severe.

Denying the truth doesn’t change the facts and climate change is threatening our planet.

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Britches suffered unimaginable pain in his life 

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Very Cute Big Bad Wolf

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Merry Christmas Everyone

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Dear Trump Supporters

Written by Lachlan

Trump’s taxes have finally been leaked. And wouldn’t you know it, he’s a total fake. He’s not a billionaire. He’s 421 million dollars in debt and is about to get foreclosed on. I pay more taxes than Donald Trump and so do you. Because he’s losing so much money, he’s paid zero in federal taxes 10 of the last 15 years. Two of the years he did pay it was less than 1,000 bucks. He’s been living off credit and hot air. It was all a scam. Just like his college, just like is charity, and just like his political career.

You were so easy for him to scam. He knew you’d be impressed with of all of his boasting. He knew you’d never spot the difference. He knew he’d win you over by taking advantage of your ignorance, your fears, your insecurity, your racism, and your ethnocentrism. You were like shooting fish in a barrel for him. He’s convinced you the real news is fake, and the fake news is real. He has you cheering for authoritarianism over democracy. He has you scared and fearful of your neighbors but not of COVID-19. He actually convinced you that he is a Christian.

As a former top aide to Vice President Pence just revealed, he thinks you are “disgusting”. He’s not just a fraud, he’s a criminal. He’s everything he convinced you that Hillary Clinton was four years ago. He’s the one who deserves to be in prison and soon he likely will be. He’s not a Republican and he’s not a Democrat. He’s not a conservative and he’s not a liberal. He’s human trash looking for suckers to take advantage of. And my goodness did he ever find a willing group of suckers. You should be ashamed of yourself. I know people who voted for him in 2016 and quickly realized they made a mistake. But not you, not you. You dug in. You doubled down.

You embraced Russian style propaganda over the American free press. You embraced conspiracy theories over science and reality. He’s lied to you over 22,000 times since taking office and you never batted an eye. He’s made a fool of this nation. I imagine Trump and his propaganda news outlets will attempt to continue the scam, at least for another six weeks.

I also imagine some of you, through some unimaginable mental gymnastics, will continue to allow yourself to get scammed. But Trump is going down on November 3 and the American justice system will come after him and his cronies. I may be nice to you on the street but do know that you absolutely let this country down. You allowed our republic to get damaged in ways never seen. In the process you exposed some incredibly ugly things about yourself I just can’t forget. Thanks for reading!

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