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"Lots of great news and photos to check out" - @cass905
10th August 2018/Issue #278
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giffgaff Happeningsby bluemoonbaz
New Help page "Your recent Questions"
@sadeek_the_po has some good news for you all. Last week we launched a new here.
Knowledge Base has a new Home(page)
You will notice that giffgaff now have categories that match the ones on the main here.
giffgaff gameplan assistance
Get help on any questions you might have with giffgaff Credit Report, Personal Loans or Compare services. Check out the Help & Support board.
Lab Highlightsby as7861
@xxeclairexx has commented on an idea. Nice one!
@jeremylalou has commented on an idea. Nice one!
@padiho has commented on an idea. Nice one!
New / Old / Amazing Ideas (written by @ijustcantdoit)
Secure Request a new Number by @nommybeaver. A thoughtful and lovely idea. Have a look to see what you think.
Advertise Capped SIM Cards by @i_am_sy. We all know giffgaff is a great option, but would this bring more customers onboard?
Blocking numbers by @jakesanderson22. You can get apps to do but would it be better if giffgaff offered this facility?
Choose full retail packs or std loose sim packs by @kathleen414. This would be a much greener and cheaper way to distribute sim cards.
High-Tech Highlightsby jammydodge
PGA Championship servers hacked and files locked
Hackers have broken into servers belonging to PGA of America, which runs the PGA Championship golf tournament. Files containing marketing materials for that competition as well as the Ryder Cup in France have been locked, pending payment of a ransom. A Bitcoin address was provided, but the hackers did not specify a desired amount, according to sports magazine Golfweek.
A PGA spokesman told BBC News he had no comment as the incident was ongoing. He did add, however, that the PGA Championship would not be affected. The encrypted files included promotional banners and logos used online and in print, as well as logos that may be used for future tournaments.
Golfweek reported that the hackers sent an email address and offered to decrypt two files to prove they could unlock them. “We exclusively have decryption software for your situation,” they are alleged to have written. “No decryption software is available in the public." The hackers also warned that any attempts to crack the encryption could cause the loss of the data in question.
Software that locks data and demands that a ransom be paid to grant access again, is known as ransomware. It has become an increasingly common way of trying to extort people and businesses - but most cyber-security experts advise against paying the ransom. This is because it may encourage such criminal activity and there is never any guarantee that the hackers will indeed unlock the files once payment has been received.
Because the incident occurred right before the start of PGA Championship, it’s likely the hackers were trying to maximise the effect of their attack, said cyber-security expert Matthew Hickey at Hacker House.
Say Hello!by kathleen414
Head over here and welcome @zebracow.
Say hello to @1_2bub1_2 right here.
Welcome @wilkosbabe2013 over here.
Photo Of The Weekby brulaw
This week's featured photo is Sunrise by @drakanstyr. Some of the comments included: "Great photo my friend and what an amazing view" (oliverspooner), "Dramatic photo! Think it was worth the telling off!" (jeanlk), "This is an amazing shot" (bobrobinson), "I cannot find the words, it is absolutely stunning" (frenchielove), "If you happen to be in the right place at the right time, like the above, well that's one vote for a sunrise" (themrbarso), "Well worth being late for" (illneverrememberit).
Click here to see the original post. Well, my fellow giffgaffers, you really don't make it any easier as the weeks go by. Thank you all for yet another brilliant selection of images.
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