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Re: The Matt Morrison Computer Corner

Post by Ian Volante » Fri Jan 27, 2017 10:46 am

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You don't. What are you trying to achieve? Try tapping and then holding on the link without removing your finger?
I just want to see the destination URL before clicking. Something I use a lot, a standard check of dodgy e-mails, and I also like to know where links are going to take me before I let them.
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Re: The Matt Morrison Computer Corner

Post by Gavin Chipper » Fri Jan 27, 2017 11:29 am

Ian Volante wrote:
Fri Jan 27, 2017 10:46 am
Matt Morrison wrote:
Thu Jan 26, 2017 9:51 pm
You don't. What are you trying to achieve? Try tapping and then holding on the link without removing your finger?
I just want to see the destination URL before clicking. Something I use a lot, a standard check of dodgy e-mails, and I also like to know where links are going to take me before I let them.
You can hold your finger on the link and then copy the URL and paste it into a different tab, looking at it before you go ahead.

Edit - Actually it should come up if you just hold your finger on it. It does on my phone.

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Re: The Matt Morrison Computer Corner

Post by Ian Volante » Fri Jan 27, 2017 11:43 am

Gavin Chipper wrote:
Fri Jan 27, 2017 11:29 am
Ian Volante wrote:
Fri Jan 27, 2017 10:46 am
Matt Morrison wrote:
Thu Jan 26, 2017 9:51 pm
You don't. What are you trying to achieve? Try tapping and then holding on the link without removing your finger?
I just want to see the destination URL before clicking. Something I use a lot, a standard check of dodgy e-mails, and I also like to know where links are going to take me before I let them.
Edit - Actually it should come up if you just hold your finger on it. It does on my phone.
Good spot - that works on my Lumia too.
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Re: The Matt Morrison Computer Corner

Post by Matt Morrison » Fri Jan 27, 2017 3:07 pm

I already said that Gevin you prick, don't try and steal my glory.

But yeah - I use this for checking spammy links on emails too Ian. Works on iPHone.

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Re: The Matt Morrison Computer Corner

Post by Ian Volante » Fri Jan 27, 2017 3:40 pm

Matt Morrison wrote:
Fri Jan 27, 2017 3:07 pm
I already said that Gevin you prick, don't try and steal my glory.

But yeah - I use this for checking spammy links on emails too Ian. Works on iPHone.
You said tapping too, surely that involves lifting the finger off too, otherwise it's just a put. Or something.
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Re: The Matt Morrison Computer Corner

Post by Gavin Chipper » Fri Jan 27, 2017 8:00 pm

Ian Volante wrote:
Fri Jan 27, 2017 3:40 pm
Matt Morrison wrote:
Fri Jan 27, 2017 3:07 pm
I already said that Gevin you prick, don't try and steal my glory.

But yeah - I use this for checking spammy links on emails too Ian. Works on iPHone.
You said tapping too, surely that involves lifting the finger off too, otherwise it's just a put. Or something.
Yeah, it was a confusing post so I ignored it.

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Re: The Matt Morrison Computer Corner

Post by Ian Volante » Fri Feb 10, 2017 12:11 pm

Matt Morrison wrote:
Fri Jan 27, 2017 3:07 pm
I already said that Gevin you prick, don't try and steal my glory.

But yeah - I use this for checking spammy links on emails too Ian. Works on iPHone.
I just remembered the specific thing I wanted to do on my phone and failed - I can't read the additional hover text on xkcd strips. Holding on the image doesn't work.
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Re: The Matt Morrison Computer Corner

Post by Thomas Carey » Fri Feb 10, 2017 12:19 pm

Ian Volante wrote:
Fri Feb 10, 2017 12:11 pm
Matt Morrison wrote:
Fri Jan 27, 2017 3:07 pm
I already said that Gevin you prick, don't try and steal my glory.

But yeah - I use this for checking spammy links on emails too Ian. Works on iPHone.
I just remembered the sp ecific thing I wanted to do on my phone and failed - I can't read the additional hover text on xkcd strips. Holding on the image doesn't work.
Doesn't the mobile site have a button to tap to show/hide the alt text?
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Re: The Matt Morrison Computer Corner

Post by Ian Volante » Fri Feb 10, 2017 12:28 pm

Thomas Carey wrote:
Fri Feb 10, 2017 12:19 pm
Ian Volante wrote:
Fri Feb 10, 2017 12:11 pm
Matt Morrison wrote:
Fri Jan 27, 2017 3:07 pm
I already said that Gevin you prick, don't try and steal my glory.

But yeah - I use this for checking spammy links on emails too Ian. Works on iPHone.
I just remembered the sp ecific thing I wanted to do on my phone and failed - I can't read the additional hover text on xkcd strips. Holding on the image doesn't work.
Doesn't the mobile site have a button to tap to show/hide the alt text?
I don't read it on its own site, and I don't get the mobile versions of sites on my phone. Could this be an actual benefit of looking at mobile-designed formatting at last?
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Re: The Matt Morrison Computer Corner

Post by Gavin Chipper » Sun Apr 14, 2019 5:48 pm

Do you ever get spam e-mails that say they are from someone you know but are actually just from a spam address? And do your friends get e-mails supposedly from you in the same way? How does this happen, and should we be worried about it?

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Re: The Matt Morrison Computer Corner

Post by Graeme Cole » Sun Apr 14, 2019 5:51 pm

Gavin Chipper wrote:
Sun Apr 14, 2019 5:48 pm
Do you ever get spam e-mails that say they are from someone you know but are actually just from a spam address? And do your friends get e-mails supposedly from you in the same way? How does this happen, and should we be worried about it?
Nothing to worry about at all.

Regards,

Matt.

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Re: The Matt Morrison Computer Corner

Post by Fiona T » Sun Apr 14, 2019 8:44 pm

Gavin Chipper wrote:
Sun Apr 14, 2019 5:48 pm
Do you ever get spam e-mails that say they are from someone you know but are actually just from a spam address? And do your friends get e-mails supposedly from you in the same way? How does this happen, and should we be worried about it?
I get lots from people who previously had yahoo accounts. There was a big data breach a few years back. It's very easy to spoof a 'from' address.

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Re: The Matt Morrison Computer Corner

Post by Gavin Chipper » Mon Apr 15, 2019 2:14 pm

Graeme Cole wrote:
Sun Apr 14, 2019 5:51 pm
Gavin Chipper wrote:
Sun Apr 14, 2019 5:48 pm
Do you ever get spam e-mails that say they are from someone you know but are actually just from a spam address? And do your friends get e-mails supposedly from you in the same way? How does this happen, and should we be worried about it?
Nothing to worry about at all.

Regards,

Matt.
I haven't generally worried about it anyway but where do the spammers get the information from? It still seems quite scary.
Fiona T wrote:
Sun Apr 14, 2019 8:44 pm
I get lots from people who previously had yahoo accounts. There was a big data breach a few years back. It's very easy to spoof a 'from' address.
I'm not sure that quite covers it though. I don't know. Maybe that is part of it.

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Re: The Matt Morrison Computer Corner

Post by Fiona T » Mon Apr 15, 2019 10:29 pm

There are data breaches all the time. 'Tis the nature of the game and why you must use a different password on any/every site that holds sensitive information. Use a password manager such as lastpass to generate and store secure passwords, although that also carries an element of risk.

Check https://haveibeenpwned.com/ to see where your data has been compromised and use different passwords for every site.

But the yahoo breach is where 99% of my spam supposedly from friends come from.

The other common one is the "we hacked your webcam while you were watching porn" with an email supposedly from your address threatening to send to all your contacts. These can be ignored, but do change your password!

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