[Homeroast] E-mail addresses hijacked.

Joseph Robertson theotherjo at gmail.com
Sun Jan 22 21:53:56 CST 2012

Although the idea here is to stay on the home coffee roasting topic,  the
subject of this thread is, ( E-mail addresses hijacked.) I for one buy
green coffee online and this subject came up because a spammer got onto
this list with a ( click on and your screwed, I mean hijacked ) link. I
know Tom wants us to be safe and purchase his beans and products with out
to much worry of internet safety. I for one really appriciate your comment
on the challange of a linux OS. It really helps me understand the issues we
are faced with to use this list on a daily basis as I know I do. You put in
plain english what I would have like to be able to mention about Linux
OS's. Thank you. Seems so true with a Windows OS, you really need to think
before you click and watch where you surf.
Happy roasting when you get back to it. That's were I'm heading now.

On Sun, Jan 22, 2012 at 6:37 PM, Frank Parth <fparth at mac.com> wrote:

> Steve,
> Ubuntu is good. But it requires far more technical knowledge than the vast
> majority of people want to deal with. People just want their computer to
> work and not have to configure it and deal with the limited number of
> programs available for minority OSes. I enjoy playing with Linux
> occasionally, but I can't afford to run my business on it. I need something
> that employees can easily understand and work with.
> One threat-monitoring site, http://www.f-secure.com/**
> weblog/archives/00002300.html<http://www.f-secure.com/weblog/archives/00002300.html>,
> has just released their report on the amount of mal-ware for the Mac OS.
> They say there are several dozen new baddies out there for the Mac (most of
> which  are trojans which can only be accessed by logging onto bad web sites
> (most file-sharing ones)). But compared to the millions of mal-ware threats
> for Windows I feel perfectly safe.
> The US Air Force bought 25,000 Apple computers back in 1984-85. That's how
> I got exposed to them. I've been buying Apple products for my own use since
> 1987. I stay logged on the Internet 24 hours a day (often in some odd
> countries), have  no anti-malware software, and have never had a virus,
> trojan, or macro virus.
> By comparison, when I boot up Windows 7 (using Fusion in a virtual
> environment) it takes 30 minutes or so to download and install all the
> current mal-ware updates. I try not to bring up Windows unless I need to
> use MS Project for a client.
> But this is getting far off-topic. To get this back to coffee roasting, I
> enjoy using Artisan S/W to run my Quest when I roast so I can get
> repeat-able roasts.
> Did I do good bringing this back to roasting?
> ;)
> Frank
>   Hello Roasters,
>>  As a fairly passive listener I have not commented much as i have done
>> little coffee roasting (i will in the future).
>>  However i had to comment on the computer infection issues - Using a
>> version of Linux would go a very long way to prevent malware on your
>> computers as the majority of malware is written for the Windows
>> environment.  You can easily dual bootyour computer (when the computer
>> starts you can choose which OS to operate) with Linux(Ubuntu or Mint isa
>> good start). So when i get email, visit various websites etc, I have a very
>> low risk of infection.  And yes there is no perfect defense but using a
>> good defensive strategy goes a very long ways in keeping your computers
>> secure.Thanks for sharing the knowledge, hope this helps and Happy Roasting!
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