Re: [Blind Access Journal] Red Alert: Don't Let Audio Magic Cast An Evil Spell on Your Computer!

  • From: Steve Holmes <steve@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: blindcasting@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Sat, 18 Mar 2006 02:18:02 -0700

Don't forget Goldwave:).

Hey you folks really need to be careful with strange "too good to be true" programs. I would be especially skiddish with some of these strange URLS and domains and e-mail addresses. I'm often liery of many foreign sources but there are indeed exceptions; I mean, look at Skype - that isn't American. I've used a number of Linux developed software packages that originated in Europe and elseware but then again some of the shady scams for E-mail fraud and the like come from eastern Europe, Africa, etc. I would hope that a good anti virus program would identify some of this garbage before we go off and blindly install this package.

   Again, *BE CAREFUL*!

Lino Morales wrote:
Hi Mike,
Man sorry that you have to reinstall Windows again! Well, I'll warn others. Guys just stick to Sound Forge and/or Wave Pad or Total Recorder. God bless.
Lino Morales and Louie Lab
email and Messenger
lmorales@xxxxxxxxxxx <mailto:lmorales@xxxxxxxxxxx>
Skype lino_and_louie


    ----- Original Message -----
    *From:* mike babcock <mailto:mouki@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
    *To:* blindcasting@xxxxxxxxxxxxx <mailto:blindcasting@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
    *Sent:* Saturday, March 18, 2006 1:54 AM
    *Subject:* Re: [Blind Access Journal] Red Alert: Don't Let Audio
    Magic Cast An Evil Spell on Your Computer!

    for the record. I installed it onto my laptop, and who gives what
    snopes.com has to say, It crashed my laptop, and I'm currently
    installing windows again, it also did it to the desktop we have
    here also. My friend's computer crashed also

        ----- Original Message -----
        *From:* Lino Morales <mailto:lmorales@xxxxxxxxxxx>
        *To:* blindcasting@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
        <mailto:blindcasting@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
        *Sent:* Friday, March 17, 2006 10:39 PM
        *Subject:* Re: [Blind Access Journal] Red Alert: Don't Let
        Audio Magic Cast An Evil Spell on Your Computer!

        Daryl,
        Have you check this out on
        www.snopes.com <http://www.snopes.com> Take care.
        Lino Morales and Louie Lab
        email and Messenger
        lmorales@xxxxxxxxxxx <mailto:lmorales@xxxxxxxxxxx>
        Skype lino_and_louie

            ----- Original Message -----
            *From:* Darrell Shandrow <mailto:nu7i@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
            *To:* blindtech@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
            <mailto:blindtech@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> ;
            blindcasting@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
            <mailto:blindcasting@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> ;
            blindcooltech@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
            <mailto:blindcooltech@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> ; PC audio discussion
            list. <mailto:Pc-audio@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
            *Sent:* Saturday, March 18, 2006 1:03 AM
            *Subject:* [Blind Access Journal] Red Alert: Don't Let
            Audio Magic Cast An Evil Spell on Your Computer!

            Hello everyone,


I would urge you all to be very careful when downloading and installing new software, especially if claims are being made that might sound too good to be true. It seems a direct threat to blind computer users may be "in the wild". Please review the facts listed below and avoid this Audiomagic trojan horse program at all costs.


* Fantastic claims of a new accessible sound editor may be too good to be true. * The e-mail address is "jokerdog02@xxxxxxxxxxx <mailto:jokerdog02@xxxxxxxxxxx>". * The domain name is roachhost.com. * The software has already been reported to have crashed several computers by removing critical Windows system files! * We at Blind Access Journal received thousands of worthless blank e-mails from roachhost.com in December of last year.


In late November of last year, I accepted a person's claim that he had found a way to defeat Google's visual verification to make it accessible to blind users. I downloaded and ran an executable file that promptly trashed not only my computer, but also all the data on a backup drive connected to another computer on our network! Watch out my friends!


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