- What Does The Short Form “EST” Stand For ?
- EPD 85: Fan Mail Friday’s (03/16/2012)
- Scam Watch: What Is The 3wPlayer Scam / Virus ?
Posted: 16 Mar 2012 09:15 PM PDT
EST or Eastern Standard Time - is shared by parts of Canada, 17 states in the eastern part of the Continental United States, and three countries in South America. These places use Eastern Standard Time (EST) when observing standard time (autumn/winter), and Eastern Daylight Time (EDT) when observing daylight saving time (spring/summer).
Posted: 15 Mar 2012 09:16 PM PDT
Dear Remy Or Danny,
I was wondering who runs your Computer Savvy Weblog Twitter page ?
Sent In By Deter F.
Danny's Reply: Well Deter. Thats a very good question. We actually have 3 people who run it. Of course there is Remy, then there is myself (Danny) and last but not least Co-Owner of (CSW) Matt Stanyon.
But mainly it is just Remy and Myself (Danny). Although I do want people to remember that Remy, Matt and myself (Danny) have our own private Twitter accounts.
Here is the list of our private twitter pages:
1. (CSW's) Editor-In-Chief -Remy "Se7en"- http://twitter.com/#!/RemySe7en
2. (CSW's) Managing Editor -Danny- https://twitter.com/#!/Danny_DNA_
3. (CSW's) Co-Owner and Graphic Designer/Web Site Developer -Matt Stanyon- http://twitter.com/#!/MattStanyon
Till Next Friday,
Posted: 14 Mar 2012 09:15 PM PDT
3wPlayer – is a rogue media player software application bundled with trojans that can infect computers running Microsoft Windows. It is designed to exploit users who download video files, instructing them to download and install the program in order to view the video. The 3wPlayer employs a form of social engineering to infect computers. Seemingly desirable video files, such as recent movies, are released via BitTorrent or other distribution channels. These files resemble conventional AVI files, but are engineered to display a message when played on most media player programs, instructing the user to visit the 3wPlayer website and download the software to view the video.
The 3wPlayer is infected with Trojan.Win32.Obfuscated.en According to Symantec, 3wPlayer "may download" a piece of adware they refer to as Adware.Lop, which "adds its own toolbar and search button to Internet Explorer".
A Perl script posted online can reportedly decrypt 3wplayer files back into AVI. This claim has been tested with mixed results, as the intended AVI file is rarely the desired video file.
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