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Facebook’s ‘Page Transparency’ & How to know when to spot fake pages!

Back in April of this year, to combat ‘Fake News’, Facebook introduced a new feature on all pages called “Page Transparency”.
It allows everyone who vists the page the ability to see various metadata.

Facebook’s “Page Transparency” box on Padraig Fahy Support
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Protect & secure your Instagram account!

Over the last few days, I have come across friends’ Instagram accounts being compromised.

I would know that they are compromised when there is multiple advertisements being added for the same brands/items eg. Ray Ban’s, Adidas etc.

Here is a couple of tips on how to protect your Instagram account.

  1. Have a strong password. Do not use the same password that you would use for another site/app. Consider using a Password Manager like LastPass, 1Password or KeePassX to generate and store your passwords.
  2. Use 2-factor Authentication. This is the one thing that will definatly protect your account. It can be found under Settings >> Two-Factor Authentication. It will send you a code every time that you log into Instagram from a new device.

With those couple of simple steps, you should be able to keep your account(s) secured.

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internet phishing

Don’t be spoofed by this Ryanair & Aer Lingus ad [2018]

I have seen this ad floating around on Facebook in the last few days and it is time to put a stop to it.

It is a phishing site. This is NOT a giveaway by Ryanair!!

 

The link in the preview should give it away “ryanair.com.first-ticket.win” – This ain’t a Ryanair domain! First-ticket.win is owned by a guy in Panama


Registry Registrant ID: C3D9BD253F34C40D096A2D756772EC247-NSR
Registrant Name: WhoisGuard Protected
Registrant Organization: WhoisGuard, Inc.
Registrant Street: P.O. Box 0823-03411
Registrant Street:
Registrant Street:
Registrant City: Panama
Registrant State/Province: Panama
Registrant Postal Code:
Registrant Country: PA
Registrant Phone: +507.8365503
Registrant Phone Ext:
Registrant Fax: +51.17057182
Registrant Fax Ext:
Registrant Email: 14b0888bcaee476b9452bb85e7c76d13.protect@whoisguard.com
Registry Admin ID: CBFAAF7AC1FDE4BD392B2E0CB853338C3-NSR

 

UPDATE: 14/01/2018 – It looks like there is a Aer Lingus version of this phising ad too:

The domain “com-promos-new.com” is registered to a “David Jordan” from San Franciso, CA, USA.


Domain Name: COM-PROMOS-NEW.COM
Registry Domain ID: 2211445712_DOMAIN_COM-VRSN
Registrar WHOIS Server: whois.enom.com
Registrar URL: www.enom.com
Updated Date: 2018-01-10T11:56:50.00Z
Creation Date: 2018-01-10T19:56:00.00Z
Registrar Registration Expiration Date: 2019-01-10T19:56:00.00Z
Registrar: ENOM, INC.
Registrar IANA ID: 48
Domain Status: clientTransferProhibited https://www.icann.org/epp#clientTransfer Prohibited
Registry Registrant ID:
Registrant Name: DAVID JORDAN
Registrant Organization:
Registrant Street: 2479 DIAMOND ST
Registrant City: SAN FRANCISCO
Registrant State/Province: CA
Registrant Postal Code: 94131
Registrant Country: US
Registrant Phone: +1.4152275901
Registrant Phone Ext:
Registrant Fax:
Registrant Fax Ext:
Registrant Email: JORDAN.DAVID1@BK.RU

The site goes to a VPS in America that belongs to “Impact VPS”…Ryanair wouldn’t cheap out on this……..

Please do not fall for this! IT CAN SCRAPE LOGIN DETAILS FOR FACEBOOK!

 

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It’s all about me!

First and foremost, the blog post relating to my trip to NYC will be available in drips and drabs over the next week or two!

Before I left for NYC, I decided to make a big decision on the future of my gaming community Enigma (Formerly Nologam) and that was to shut it down.

I have attempting to build a gaming community over the last 9 years and to this day, I have not been successful. After staying up for multiple nights and working on it, I felt that me continuing something that I didn’t have a passion for was….a waste on my physical and mental health.

So I decided to stop. Then today, I decided to look at what sites I was running and make some changes which is manageable and don’t require an absurd amount of time to maintain.

Padraig.blog will be staying as my main blog and there is no plans to change that!
Wrestling.irish is going to get a rebrand and will become Wressling.blog – More news on that over on wrestling.irish in the coming days/weeks.

As Enigma/Nologam has now been closed down, I have set up my own Discord server so people can keep in touch with me. If you wish to join, go to d.pf.ie

I may create something new in the future, but for now:

“It’s all about me”

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We Are Number One but every one is replaced with CRUNCH [Video]

I am not a video editor by any stretch of the imagination, but yesterday, I pulled out my Adobe Premiere Pro and started to work on a "We Are Number One" video.

But what is a "We Are Number One" video, Padraig?

We Are Number One (WANO) is a internet meme based of the song of the same name from the Icelandic Children’s show LazyTown in which Robbie Rotten (The antagonist) recruits clones of himself to be a villian.

YouTubers were already making edits to this song as they would have with other songs like this Cooking By the Book song feat. Lil John – Yup, that is a thing that exists.

Anyway, back to WANO. In September 2016, It was revealed that Stefan Karl (The actor who plays Robbie Rotten) was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer. A GoFundMe page has been set up for people to donate to him. At the time of writing, he is sitting at $81,300 of $80K goal.

But this would be thanks to the countless edits of WANO from various YouTubers such as MrMrMangoHead being the most prolific one. Each video being different from the last and each one contributing to Stefan’s cause.

So I decided to make one.

WARNING: LOUD NOISES. Turn down your volume…especially at the start!

It was fun to do and I thought it turned out great. I don’t know if I will do another one, but if I did, it probably wouldn’t be for WANO, but we’ll see.

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Quick Tip: Vodafone Internet Leasing every 24 hours!

I got back from England last week and I didn’t get in the door until about 10:40pm. When I walked in, I turned all the lights and switches on for all different things, including my Internet.

It wasn’t until the next night that my Internet had went down for 3 minutes while playing a game (Which lead to me getting kicked and losing connection to TeamSpeak etc etc) – I thought nothing of it at the time.

It wasn’t until later into this week that I realised that the time that you switch on the router is the most important time!

Vodafone has some weird setting (Not sure if on the network level or on their Router level), but the Internet will only stay up for 24 hours before leasing it. Leasing should be getting you a new IP address, NOT bringing the whole connection!

So what is the solution?

The solution would be (That I have found) is to switch off the router at the wall (the plug) either before you get home from work, or during the night when you are normally sleeping. I got off work early yesterday, so I switched the router off at 5:20pm and switched it back on at 5:23pm.

With that logic, my Internet should go down at approx. 5:23pm today (Saturday) and I should notice it. But that would mean that when I am about to finish up work at 5:30pm, the router will have already rebooted and ready to use that night!

Oh Vodafone, you and your quirks!