YouTube logoYesterday I received a message in my YouTube account Inbox claiming that my account was flagged. On initial skimming of the email I was shocked, but then looking at the message closer I quickly recognize it as another Phishing email. The email states

The Youtube Team YouTube Broadcast Yourself™ Hi (account), According to our records, you have been flagged for the following: Hate Speech/Bullying Spam/Flooding of other YouTube channels Massive Advertising Explicit Copyright Infringement Your ac... The Youtube Team YouTube Broadcast Yourself™

Hi (account),

According to our records, you have been flagged for the following:

Hate Speech/Bullying Spam/Flooding of other YouTube channels Massive Advertising Explicit Copyright Infringement

Your account also appears to be phished and/or flagged by other users with the following IP addresses:

72.55.191.6:3128 80.227.1.100:8080 119.70.40.101:8080 216.194.70.3:8118 61.166.68.69:80 194.44.170.81:3128

We have reviewed your account and notice that your account seems to be in good standing. Therefore, we will not penalize you for any actions. However, we have reviewed the reports made to your account, and notice that your account has been flagged and/or reported multiple times. We ask for your current password in order to ensure that you are the owner of this account and to verify your current account status. Please provide us with the information below...

On initial thought, I was wondering about the scammers' goal for taking over a YouTube account. Then I remember that many YouTube accounts are now linked to user's Google Account, which provides access to GMail among others.

So, everyone needs to be diligent and be careful when receiving instructions via email or through proprietary messaging system, asking you to provide username and password or means of authenticating your identity. In most cases, legitimate web sites will never ask for a user's password. Remember bad guys are everywhere, especially on the Interweb.

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AuthorVinko
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Today, while walking through a local Fortress store (appliance store), I noticed something very familiar on a promotion television for a DeLonghi Espresso coffee maker display. They were replaying continuously the video that I had posted on YouTube, which thus far viewed by 270 thousand people.httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZDZs__m5iAI Two weeks ago it even made it onto the site BestOfYouTube.Com.

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AuthorVinko
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The attached video shows what SUN OS R&D is thinking about.

Please note that this is not about OS war or comparing how great one OS over the other. Or whether one OS copied another.

Do note that this SUN OS experiment was done well before Mac OS X had its public beta and long before Microsoft "Longhorn" (aka. Windows Vista) was even a project.

My personal preference and computing tool of choice is Mac OS and had been for the past 21.5 years.[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JXv8VlpoK_g]

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Totally incredible... take a look at the following video and you will understand what I mean. It really shows how crazy a Formula 1 driver can be and how precise their driving are. Given that it is a multi dollar Ferrari makes it that much more exciting. [youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7RH7Ca4gUp4]

But in actual fact it was done by the director in his Mercedes and the F1 engine sound effect was overlaid post production.

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