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

  • From: "Larry Skutchan" <blindcooltech@xxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <blindcooltech@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sat, 18 Mar 2006 06:47:31 -0500

Darrell, thanks so much for alerting us all to this character.  I'm glad he's 
such a rank amature, or he could really do some harm.  I'm sorry you fell into 
his trap with the visual verification solution.

  ----- Original Message ----- 
  From: Darrell Shandrow 
  To: blindtech@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx ; blindcasting@xxxxxxxxxxxxx ; 
blindcooltech@xxxxxxxxxxxxx ; PC audio discussion list. 
  Sent: Saturday, March 18, 2006 1:03 AM
  Subject: [bct] [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. 

    a.. Fantastic claims of a new accessible sound editor may be too good to be 

    b.. The e-mail address is "jokerdog02@xxxxxxxxxxx". 

    c.. The domain name is roachhost.com.

    d.. The software has already been reported to have crashed several 
computers by removing critical Windows system files!

    e.. 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!

  Posted by Darrell to Blind Access Journal at 3/17/2006 10:58:00 PM 

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