For 2023 - we are now fully retired from IT training.
We have made many, many friends over 25 years of teaching about Python, Tcl, Perl, PHP, Lua, Java, C and C++ - and MySQL, Linux and Solaris/SunOS too. Our training notes are now very much out of date, but due to upward compatability most of our examples remain operational and even relevant ad you are welcome to make us if them "as seen" and at your own risk.
Lisa and I (Graham) now live in what was our training centre in Melksham - happy to meet with former delegates here - but do check ahead before coming round. We are far from inactive - rather, enjoying the times that we are retired but still healthy enough in mind and body to be active!
I am also active in many other area and still look after a lot of web sites - you can find an index ((here))
Clickjacking - another way to get you to follow a malicious link - Facebook issue
"A clickjacked page tricks a user into performing undesired actions by clicking on a concealed link. On a clickjacked page, the attackers show a set of dummy buttons, then load another page over it in a transparent layer. The users think that they are clicking the visible buttons, while they are actually performing actions on the hidden page."
- Wikipedia - [here]
And - in English - there's a way of putting up a legitimate page (for something like a YouTube video) but then putting another button over the "play" button so it does something else. Rather like "skimming" with a ATM machine, where the crooks put another keypad over the real one, so that you think you're using the ATM but in reality you're [also] giving them personal information.
I clicked on a friend's link to a video in Facebook a few minutes ago, and it didn't work / play the video the first time. Hmm. Try again. But - wait - was this really tha page I was on? It looks like I may have been caught here. See [here]
So - be warned / be careful what you click. And if you're caught (as I suspect I was) on Facebook, it's probably best to change your passwords and check your other setting withut delay.
P.S. This ClickJack is viral ... it reposted itself in FaceBook under my name ... and I have also deleted than onward post. (written 2011-03-29)
Associated topics are indexed as below, or enter http://melksh.am/nnnn for individual articlesG910 - Well House Consultants - Scams 
Domain Registry of America - (2004-10-07) 
Calling a spade a spade - (2005-01-15) 
Frightening and from-friend viruses and spams - (2005-06-14) 
Warning - false emails, said to be from Paypal - (2006-09-09) 
Tratum Technologies - (2007-08-21) 
Google, wwmdirectory, Freshwater, ATP - new scam? - (2007-09-09) 
Astroturfing - the online definition - (2008-06-17) 
Ken Palm, iTime, and Domain Name Tasting - (2008-08-25) 
What have iTime, honeytrapagency and domain listing center got in common? - (2008-09-12) 
Translation from Ghanaian to English - (2009-08-23) 
Hotel Booking Scam / Cost of calls to 070 numbers - (2009-09-12) 
An update on legal changes from the FSB? - (2009-12-03) 
The World Company Register - is it another scam? - (2010-03-23) 
Global Computer Maintenance Department - (2010-07-29) 
Not mugged in London! - (2010-10-08) 
Pay and refund scam - alive and kicking against Melksham businesses - (2011-05-16) 
Direct Message: Really horrible blog about you ... a clever phishing trip, said to be from an MP - (2011-10-14) 
Youve Been Selected for the 2012 Edition of the Global Registry - (2012-09-16) 
A booking that looks too good to be true? It probably is too good to be true! - (2015-01-05) 
Pressure selling in the fire safety business - (2016-02-19)
Some other Articles
A busy morning for railway announcementsCampus - answer to business questionsMelksham Campus - a win / win opportunity, but a severely lacking decision processAnswering at my earliest convenienceClickjacking - another way to get you to follow a malicious link - Facebook issueHow long is a speech?Panasonic Lumix TZ20How do I become a Linux System Administrator?Matching a license plate or product code - Regular ExpressionsVandalism and riot from the minority - the effect
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