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The gaff - 10th August 2018

Started by: willp789
On: 10/08/2018 | 18:00
Replies: 37

by: willp789
on: 10/08/2018 | 18:00


The gaff banner by: brulaw

"Lots of great news and photos to check out" - cass905

10th August 2018/Issue #278

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giffgaff Happenings
by bluemoonbaz

New Help page "Your recent Questions"

@sadeek_the_po has some good news for you all. Last week we launched a new Help Page. Once a member is logged in, they can go on the Help Page. If a member has posted a question in Help and Support, this will be shown in the top section, just below the search bar. To see an example of how this will look, head over here.


Knowledge Base has a new Home(page)

You will notice that giffgaff now have categories that match the ones on the main Help Page on the website and a design that should be less confusing for all the 30k members visiting this page each month. This being said, we should add that what you see is just the first version. giffgaff are hungry for our feedback, how do you feel about it and what are the questions that pop in your mind while you navigate through it. For all the latest news and update, head over here.


giffgaff gameplan assistance

Get help on any questions you might have with giffgaff Credit Report, Personal Loans or Compare services. Check out the giffgaff gameplan assistance board. For any mobile or phone purchase questions, please use our Help & Support board.

Lab Highlights
by as7861

Special Mentions

New / Old / Amazing Ideas (written by ijustcantdoit)

High-Tech Highlights
by 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 Week
by 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.



Thanks for reading

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Message 1 of 38
by: brulaw
on: 10/08/2018 | 18:01 edited: 10/08/2018 | 18:07

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Message 2 of 38
by: timwilliams25
on: 10/08/2018 | 18:09

The gaff is where its at.... Another week of great content. 

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Message 3 of 38
by: davidevans0000
on: 10/08/2018 | 18:18
@brulaw another great read of the gaff so keep up the good work to you and the team.
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Message 4 of 38
by: bluemoonbaz
on: 10/08/2018 | 18:25

The featured photo Sunrise from @drakanstyr. is great. 

@willp789 @brulaw @jammydodge @toxiic @kathleen414 @revilo10 @as7861 @ijustcantdoit

Great work from all the team , I hope everyone enjoys the editionc7cd2b0cc6f68a15276cdf81f31c8d7e--smiley-emoji-smiley-faces.jpg





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Message 5 of 38
by: revilo10
on: 10/08/2018 | 18:27
Sorry for the lack of tech developments this week! I am currently away and I am working on a larger piece for the coming weeks, see you soon!
Read the latest edition of the gaff on the Contribute board here!

Feel free to drop me a PM anytime if you ever need anything or want to suggest a Tech Devs topic!
Message 6 of 38
by: bluemoonbaz
on: 10/08/2018 | 18:27

The featured photo Sunrise from @drakanstyr. is great. 


@willp789 @brulaw @jammydodge @toxiic @kathleen414 @revilo10 @as7861 @ijustcantdoit


Great work from all the team , I hope everyone enjoys the editionc7cd2b0cc6f68a15276cdf81f31c8d7e--smiley-emoji-smiley-faces.jpg





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Message 7 of 38
by: weelesleymc
on: 10/08/2018 | 18:44

thanks for this weeks gaff everyone

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Message 8 of 38
by: yvonnearmstrong
on: 10/08/2018 | 18:46

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Loads to read and loved❣@drakanstyr photo

Great team work everyone



Message 9 of 38
by: a1antman
on: 10/08/2018 | 18:52

Hi and a very big thank you to:


@willp789@bluemoonbaz@as7861@jammydodge@kathleen414 and @brulaw.


As always you guys and everyone else involved in putting The gaff together for us to read each week rock. Smiley Happy

The gaff Rocks and as always a great read. Smiley Happy


Well done to @xxeclairexx@jeremylalou and @padiho for getting a special mention. Smiley Happy


A very warm welcome to our new giffgaff members: @1_2bub1_2@wilkosbabe2013 and @zebracow

I hope you are enjoying giffgaff. Smiley Happy


Congratulations to @drakanstyr for this weeks photo of the week, what a lovely photo. Smiley Happy


Hope you all have a great weekend. Smiley Happy


Kind Regards


a1antman Smiley Happy


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