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Hi folks--

Something came up the other day that warrants a general heads up. 

We are reasonably confident that what happened is this: one of the folks here, whose computer is located in a publicly accessible spot, went to lunch leaving the computer unattended and either logged onto Dead.net or with the browser open to the remembered login so it was a matter of one click to get back on.

Person or persons unknown got on Dead.net as this person, and proceeded to post a pretty heinous link in the chat room. Drama, shall we say, ensued.

We don't think there's anything going on in this instance except opportunistic vandalism, essentially, but we wanted to take this opportunity to say a few words about basic security and not making it easy for the bad guys.

If your computer is located where anyone else can get on it and connected to the Internet, be sure to log off when you're done with your session here. (Closing your browser without logging off means that your session will still be active when you relaunch the browser, to oversimplify a bit, so it's not so secure.) Also, even though it's a pain, it's better to have your password memorized or accessible somewhere other than in the login box, as using the Remember Me function just leaves you vulnerable to whatever no-goodnik comes along and seizes the moment.

If no one but you has access to your computer ever, there are still a raft of hazards out there lurking on the net, but they don't usually arise hereabouts and I'm going to defer to the technically knowledgeable on that one. My concern here is related to the reason that I went out and got The Club for my stolen car when I got it home--it's a matter of not being such an attractive target.

Thanks, all.

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marye's picture
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thanks

I'll pass this along. I'm not sure what the current status of this stuff is but appreciate the heads up.

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the place to report illegal distribution of the deads property?

I encountered a website attempting to charge money for the download the music, This truly pisses me off as the band has been so generous with it over the years and some jack ass is trying to turn a buck on it,

thanks. nmax

http://www.wolfgangsvault.com/grateful-dead/concerts/california-hall-january-08-1966.html

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I can nuke your account

that's not a problem, if you want. However, everything you've posted remains. What issue are you trying to address here? Feel free to send a PM.

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cancelling account

hi, i have searched this before and wish to again, how do i terminate my username and registration...i find no link forum or info on this...

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One Moye Saturday Night

One Moye Saturday Night??

uhh ohhh, I sense a new song parody coming on....

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one moye

one moye.

one love.

lets get together and feel alright.
( -:

***

a search of the NCIC 'O' files got more of me than I got inside of me anymore.

frigging computers.
) -;

cc joe; AKA:CC Giuseppe AKA: CC Zeppe; AKA:CC Jose; AKA:Jose Carlos Calio Hernandez Leal Delgado Sanz Fernández Luna Galván Los Muertos Agradecidos Pesce Bienvenuto; AKA: Joe Pesce; AKA: Jojo the Fish; AKA: Joey Fish; AKA Catfish Joe; AKA: Joe Bienvenuto; AKA: Joe Welcome.

peace.

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names.....

Theres only 1 of me and i am him........
Peace-
Moye

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google

google schmoogle led me to this

http://tattoos.intrepidbiped.com/profile/yesTHATccJoe/

more gov. spying I reckon.

I never even heard of any town named Langley neither.

peace.

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i've used my real name

even though " pear shaped hairy person " is more descriptive

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Oh yeah

I Googled my Dead.net username one day and found the link to my profile page...where my "full name" was sitting around with a stupid grin on its face listening to the Tapers Section. That was an eye-opener, so I changed the full name entry on my profile page...even though, to the discerning reader, it ain't that tough to figure out my (abbreviated) "full name" -- yeah, I know, whatever THAT means -- from said username.

I say "discerning" because a lot of people misread my username, all the better I guess. I have not been able link to this site by googling my full name, however, which is the good part. Of course, I get a googlezillion hits on my name, but none so far (a googlezillion is a lot of stuff to wade through) is linked to the "real me."

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