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You are not logged in. #1 20131114 01:32:40
CryptoLockerHave any of you heard of cryptolocker yet? 'And fun? If maths is fun, then getting a tooth extraction is fun. A viral infection is fun. Rabies shots are fun.' 'God exists because Mathematics is consistent, and the devil exists because we cannot prove it' 'Who are you to judge everything?' Alokananda #2 20131114 04:38:40
Re: CryptoLockerHi; In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them. I have the result, but I do not yet know how to get it. All physicists, and a good many quite respectable mathematicians are contemptuous about proof. #3 20131114 12:21:10
Re: CryptoLockerWhich guy? By the way, if everything on the internet can be tracked, why can't we trace the location of their server? 'And fun? If maths is fun, then getting a tooth extraction is fun. A viral infection is fun. Rabies shots are fun.' 'God exists because Mathematics is consistent, and the devil exists because we cannot prove it' 'Who are you to judge everything?' Alokananda #4 20131114 12:24:22
Re: CryptoLockerWe can not, nor can we crack their code. But do you imagine that what we know is the state of the art? The original guy was tracked as was the latest one. In both cases they were not prosecuted, they have powerful friends. In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them. I have the result, but I do not yet know how to get it. All physicists, and a good many quite respectable mathematicians are contemptuous about proof. #5 20131114 12:38:31
Re: CryptoLockerWhat original guy? 'And fun? If maths is fun, then getting a tooth extraction is fun. A viral infection is fun. Rabies shots are fun.' 'God exists because Mathematics is consistent, and the devil exists because we cannot prove it' 'Who are you to judge everything?' Alokananda #6 20131114 12:44:57
Re: CryptoLockerThere was a guy in 1990 or so who came up with the very same thing. They tracked him down and he was tried. In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them. I have the result, but I do not yet know how to get it. All physicists, and a good many quite respectable mathematicians are contemptuous about proof. #7 20131114 13:18:44
Re: CryptoLockerlink please? 'And fun? If maths is fun, then getting a tooth extraction is fun. A viral infection is fun. Rabies shots are fun.' 'God exists because Mathematics is consistent, and the devil exists because we cannot prove it' 'Who are you to judge everything?' Alokananda #8 20131114 13:21:28
Re: CryptoLockerI am looking for it. I remember reading about it a long time ago. In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them. I have the result, but I do not yet know how to get it. All physicists, and a good many quite respectable mathematicians are contemptuous about proof. #9 20131114 15:09:25
Re: CryptoLockerOkay. 'And fun? If maths is fun, then getting a tooth extraction is fun. A viral infection is fun. Rabies shots are fun.' 'God exists because Mathematics is consistent, and the devil exists because we cannot prove it' 'Who are you to judge everything?' Alokananda #10 20131114 15:11:43
Re: CryptoLockerSame as always, good AV protection, good firewall, do not open attachments. stay away from questionable sites for a while, backup important data, sandbox the browser... In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them. I have the result, but I do not yet know how to get it. All physicists, and a good many quite respectable mathematicians are contemptuous about proof. #11 20131114 15:12:59
Re: CryptoLockerHow will I sandbox the browser? With a Virtual Machine? 'And fun? If maths is fun, then getting a tooth extraction is fun. A viral infection is fun. Rabies shots are fun.' 'God exists because Mathematics is consistent, and the devil exists because we cannot prove it' 'Who are you to judge everything?' Alokananda #12 20131114 15:15:47
Re: CryptoLockerThere are two of those that are invulnerable but also some AV's have them now but undoubtedly for Windows, Sandboxie is best. In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them. I have the result, but I do not yet know how to get it. All physicists, and a good many quite respectable mathematicians are contemptuous about proof. 