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I Found The Internet Off Button
GATE ^ | 10/24/12 | Chuck Wolk

Posted on 10/24/2012 10:50:47 AM PDT by OneVike

Ever wonder what happens to the internet after you log off? I bet it never crossed your mind that even though you logged off the internet, your computer is still vulnerable. Yes, if you fail to actually turn the internet off first before you log off, you are leaving your pc's hard drive vulnerable to being hacked. It doesn't happen to everyone, but it does happen enough. Imagine all the vital information you have on your computer that someone could steal.

Well, very few people know about this, but there is an OFF button (off button below) that needs to be clicked or else your computer will still be logged onto the web. In order to protect your hard drive from being accessed while you are away, you should always turn off the internet before you log off. So the next time you are finished surfing the web, make sure you stop by to turn off the internet. After all, it is the responsible thing to do.

Just click on the button in the image below and you will turn off the internet. Then you can assured that after you have log off, no one will be hacking into your computer, and all your information will be safe. Please be a good citizen and share this information with everyone you know.




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KEYWORDS: internet; powerswitch
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We can never be too care full, because we never know who is keeping an eye on what we do and say.
1 posted on 10/24/2012 10:50:47 AM PDT by OneVike
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2 posted on 10/24/2012 10:52:38 AM PDT by Daffynition (Self-respect: the secure feeling that no one, as yet, is suspicious. ~ HLM)
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To: OneVike

Don’t give the bad guys ideas. Do you know how many would click the button even with something malicious attached?


3 posted on 10/24/2012 10:59:24 AM PDT by Ingtar (Everyone complains about the weather, but only Liberals try to legislate it.)
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To: Ingtar

Yes, sadly you are correct.

I would bet that if CNN had it on their site, 10’s of 1000’s of liberals would click it.


4 posted on 10/24/2012 11:02:55 AM PDT by OneVike (I'm just a Christian waiting to go home)
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To: OneVike

Umm... this is satire, right?

If your computer is off... it’s off. Your hard disks require electricity to run. If the computer is off, regardless of network connectivity, nothing can be read or written, even sleep-state RAM.


5 posted on 10/24/2012 11:16:15 AM PDT by rarestia (It's time to water the Tree of Liberty.)
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To: rarestia

Yes, I even used the humor tag, but I wanted to have some fun during a very serious time.

A little levity will help us all keep our sanity in time like these.

That is why I wrote it the way I did, but still used the humor tag.

It will still be interesting to know how many actually fall for it.


6 posted on 10/24/2012 11:25:53 AM PDT by OneVike (I'm just a Christian waiting to go home)
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To: JesusBmyGod; buffyt; rom; persistence48; Hanna548; DvdMom; leftyontheright; FrdmLvr; jblann1; ...

Remember to shut down the internet before you log off.


7 posted on 10/24/2012 11:26:44 AM PDT by OneVike (I'm just a Christian waiting to go home)
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Oh man... I know someone who will actually fall for this.

Dare me??? :)


8 posted on 10/24/2012 11:35:14 AM PDT by Bradís Gramma (PRAY for this country like your life depends on it......because it DOES!)
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To: OneVike

If someone makes a post and I’m not there to read it, does it really happen?


9 posted on 10/24/2012 11:36:03 AM PDT by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: OneVike

I sent the “Important” link...

Now. We wait.

(I’m gonna be in sooooo much trouble...heh...)


10 posted on 10/24/2012 11:38:13 AM PDT by Bradís Gramma (PRAY for this country like your life depends on it......because it DOES!)
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Go for it. Gotta have some fun sometimes.


11 posted on 10/24/2012 11:42:59 AM PDT by OneVike (I'm just a Christian waiting to go home)
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To: driftdiver

I told my wife once, that when I thought that when I leave a room she just stops moving and goes limp like a rag doll. And she probably doesn’t move again until I enter the room again.

It actually started an argument, because she was already upset over something and I had the nerve to suggest she doesn’t do anything.

It took some groveling to attain her forgiveness, but by the time we went to bed she was much more responsive to my pleas of sorrow over daring to suggest she doesn’t do anything when I am not around.

You would think that after 25 years I would know better, but I still put my foot in my mouth at least once a Month if not more. Usually it coincides with a certain time of the Month and my not realizing what day of the Month it is before I day something stupid.


12 posted on 10/24/2012 11:49:17 AM PDT by OneVike (I'm just a Christian waiting to go home)
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Sadly, I know people who disconnect their broadband routers when they’re not using their computers. I’ve tried to explain to them that they can’t be hacked, but they don’t believe it.

Lock down your wireless network if you’re concerned, but otherwise it’s the provider’s responsibility to secure their POI equipment.


13 posted on 10/24/2012 11:59:28 AM PDT by rarestia (It's time to water the Tree of Liberty.)
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Well there is some truth to this is you use an always-on broadband connection. Even if you log off your Windows session, your connection is still active if you leave your computer on most of the time like I do. That's why you should have some kind of firewall software installed, up-to-date and running all the time.

I've been running Microsoft Essentials for about a year now and have been satisfied with it. It's a combined firewall, anti-virus and anti-malware package. And it's free from Microsoft.

14 posted on 10/24/2012 12:01:51 PM PDT by carolinablonde
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If your computer is off... it’s off. Your hard disks require electricity to run.

Satire, yes. But the article states:

Yes, if you fail to actually turn the internet off first before you log off

So, yes, turning the PC off will secure your data. However, simply logging off will not do the same thing.

15 posted on 10/24/2012 12:04:40 PM PDT by Bloody Sam Roberts ("The heart of the wise inclines to the right, but the heart of the fool to the left." Ecclesiastes 1)
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LOL! Bump! I shut down the Internet. Hope I didn’t interrupt anyone’s surfing.


16 posted on 10/24/2012 12:15:23 PM PDT by TheOldLady
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Darn tootin!!!


17 posted on 10/24/2012 12:23:50 PM PDT by Bradís Gramma (PRAY for this country like your life depends on it......because it DOES!)
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To: OneVike

LOLOLOLOL!!!

HE FELL FOR IT!!! Hahahahahahahahaaaaa!!!!

:). :). :)


18 posted on 10/24/2012 12:34:29 PM PDT by Bradís Gramma (PRAY for this country like your life depends on it......because it DOES!)
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To: OneVike

19 posted on 10/24/2012 12:55:00 PM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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To: OneVike

http://hmpg.net/

:)

Should I???


20 posted on 10/24/2012 1:20:09 PM PDT by Bradís Gramma (PRAY for this country like your life depends on it......because it DOES!)
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