Skip to comments.I Found The Internet Off Button
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.
Don’t give the bad guys ideas. Do you know how many would click the button even with something malicious attached?
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.
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.
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.
Remember to shut down the internet before you log off.
Oh man... I know someone who will actually fall for this.
Dare me??? :)
If someone makes a post and I’m not there to read it, does it really happen?
I sent the “Important” link...
Now. We wait.
(I’m gonna be in sooooo much trouble...heh...)
Go for it. Gotta have some fun sometimes.
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.
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.
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.
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.
LOL! Bump! I shut down the Internet. Hope I didn’t interrupt anyone’s surfing.
HE FELL FOR IT!!! Hahahahahahahahaaaaa!!!!
:). :). :)
Just imagine all those people in Mountain and Pacific time that you pissed off.
Yea, sure it may be bedtime for you, but it's only 8:00 in California.
Now that you shut down the internet, they are all forced to either watch television or talk to their family member for a change.
ODAMM--I was just about to get on it.
If you saved a hardcopy before you shut it down, would you mind sharing it with me?
Ohhhh....I didn’t NOTICE the “years” left. LOL!!!
*rubs evil hands together in glee*
How would one stick that on someone else’s desktop so that’s ALL they see....w/o messing up the whole enchilada?
You do mean just the animated downloading gif right? Not the whole end of the internet information right?
If so, then I am thinking you will need to Left click on the image and save it to your file.
It will be saved as a gif. (animated image)
Then I believe you will have to open it up as your desktop image.
I imagine it should still work, but I am not sure.
Unless the desktop image program only allows a jpg image.
I will try it on my computer and see if it works.
Check back frequently as I try it out.
It’s not MY computer who I want to stick it on...and said computer has a LOT of desktop shortcuts on it.
I’m leaning towards I shouldn’t do this.........
Well it seems like the desktop image will only allow a jpg image. You can use a gif, but it will not animate. So what you get is a still image of the gif as a picture only.
Wonderful....FAR better than an internet joke. ;)
The Horror!! ;-D
Alas, I dropped it and it shattered into a trillion bytes!
No, this is not satire. This is the real off-button for the internet. IF YOU PRESS IT, YOU WILL SHUT DOWN EVERYTHING, so do not press it.
In your cmos setup routine there is a “startup on com 1 ring” setting that can turn your computer back on if enabled.
LOL.... I love it. :>)
I believe that you ment BITS and not BYTES since each BYTE which represents one character (letter, digit, or binary number) consists of 8 BITS to form the character plus 1 or more additional PARITY BIT(s) to help protect the individual BYTE from corruption.
It wasn’t that it was hard; it was that it was very brittle.
Ok, 8 trillion bits then. Thanks!
I’m always glad to help.
Actually it would be 64,000.000,000,000 bits if using one parity bit.
Yeah, and they were quite a dang mess to sweep up again, too!
[giggles] Okay! I give! Uncle!
Definitely of a dunk (vs. sprinkle) denomination!
There’s also WOL (Wake On LAN), but those settings aren’t particularly useful unless you’re running services from your home computer. Regardless, your computer needs to be turned on for any data to be accessible.
Yes, I understand that this article was satire.
That graphic is classic but sadly outdated. That graphic shows the Internet is approx. 23 Petabytes. I worked for a hospital system that had over 20 EXAbytes (1 Exabyte = 1,024 Petabytes) of EMC SAN disk. More than enough to store the Internet from this graphic.
FWIW, there’s no real way to calculate the exact size of publicly accessible data. The total amount of stored data, public and private, is probably incalculable in a “Graham’s Number” sort of way.
Thanks for the education. I just found someplace and thought it was funny enough to use in a reply comment.
However, what you say makes perfect sense. The total information out there on the WWW is not just incalculably large, it is also growing exponentially every second we breath.
Even if we could download all the information, by the time we no sooner clicked the finish button, the information would have grown exponentially again. So we could never ever keep up with it even if we tried.
That is why, try as they may, the governments will never be able to control the content on the web, short of shutting down all the servers or sabotaging the phone line system and disabling the satellites.
Thank you for replacing the image.
I still would like to know why it was pulled.
However, it is what it is, and you put it back.
..... Again thank you.
Oh, wow! You stepped into the “Barbie Doll” argument! Someone should write a book for you guys so you don’t step in it so often. : )
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