Thursday, January 30, 2014

tutorial: sandboxing suspicious emails and how to tell if they are evil part 1

 forgive me if this is a little too first grade.... i decided to use the occasion of my having been asked by a dear friend to save her from an evil looking email as inspiration for a post. 

hopefully helpful.

a little how-to for people i know who may appreciate one.  

 reactions are always most welcome in the comments below -- unless of course you are spam.  i'm talking to you, you who reads this but barely only to leave a vapid and general complement with a link to your selling-people-something-specific-pharmaceutical-real-estate-or-name-brand-or-mass-produced : go away.

where was i?  oh yes.

are you using firefox?  

go to my searchplugins
page on my more well known blogspot blog, "ah mephistophelis":

and install the one that says 'SANDBOXorQUARANTINEforEVILlookingLINKSorEMAILS'.

 install by clicking on the capital "I" next to it. it will install, and then, if it doesn't give you the option of selecting right away, you can select it.

 if links to get more searchplugins install themselves, looking suspiciously like spam might, on your searchplugin pull down menu, dont worry, you can remove them by "manging searchplugins".

now you can go to view an email -- this letter that my friend sent to me for instance --  which, oh how nice, i only now have noticed that it claims to have been sent by none other than myself.  how very special.  and its selling something.  in another language.

of course i never authored that email.

so: to check a suspicious email: go to the address bar, up top, click in it somenwhere. i usually pick the 'http' to click in. it should highlight; if it doesn't, click three times or right click and select all or (i hate this one) click once and then go up to ur menus and choose 'edit - select all, ' whatever works.

Then 'copy' it, which puts it in the clipboard or short term memory of your 

machine, using the copy command, or 'cntrl' and 'c' at the same time, or right 
click, again whatever. 

after you have all of it invisibly loaded onto yr clipboard, go to the right of the address bar, to the search bar.  the one you use for searching,.  the other one is for addresses only.  don't believe the hype:  address bar searcher fanatics want your eternal soul, make no mistake.


so paste it in the search bar, and then , if it isn't alerady selected, choose the new SANDBOX plugin you just installed.  note the cool icon; thanks to whoever made it available for me to copy paste.

now hit return, or enter, or click the little symbol that is supposed to look like a magnifying glass in the right corner of the search box, or go up to the menu and find wherever 'go' is and click that.  whatever.

in case you are still scared -- and well you should be -- i will make a screenshot right now of what you'll get, since once i go there i will have been there first and you can see its OK.  

i don't foresee any difficulty, and certainly think it impossible that anything bad will happen.  ha ha like sure, what could happen? ha ha you are probably afraid that something i didn't expect when viewing this letter in my browser might eat me alive, making this email cut off abruptly in mid sent

tutorial: sandboxing suspicious emails and how to tell if they are evil part 2

hope i didn't scare you! it was a joke -- that i broke off in mid sentence -- *ahem* --

anyway this is what your evil email looked like --  before using my searchplugin:

pretty suspicious so i pasted the url into the box below it that says "jsunpack' -- 

where it says to paste suspicious urls, and lookee here!  its suspicious!!

jsunpack gives you a permalink to the report on the suisicious urls. i don't always agree with them -- they go by how long it takes something to 
execute -- and there were other parts that i considered pretty fishy  -- fishier even -- so i hope you never clicked on it!

i hope this little tutorial helps someone.  i am sorry to anyone offended by 
lack of initial capitalization.  i also apologize, more sincerely, that i did not at 
this time have the time to revise according to the suggestion a dear friend of 
mine made, to turn the long ass sentences above into bullet points.  maybe less 
sincerely, actually; i take it a priori that my Gentle Readers are both Gentle 
and Can Read, an assumption  to which i am attatched, in which i am 
invested, and of which i am fond....

an old wife tells | to kill a winter illness

if your symptoms are not symmetrical, its probably a bacteria
• colloidal silver never fails: bugs got no immunity to it.  do not drink more than a half bottle a day ( one or two dropperfuls three times a day is a usual dose ).  dosages in the range of one to two bottles make people turn blue.  that's a lot more than a sane person would take, reading the label
• elemcampagne is as good as echinacea in half the amount or less
• if stuffed up, make fresh garlic nose drops.  filter well.  
• if you make them super strong (1/2 oz saline to a clove) it'll burn but NO ONE -- has failed to request seconds in around ten minutes when they are 90% clear.  kills bugs, leaves people standing.  
•  if you are a wimp, do 8 oz saline to a clove.  won't hurt but you'll need more
• saline is 8 oz distilled or filtered water and 1/8 tsp salt, preferably not iodized. 
• make it a little salty 
• a little too salty helps keep your nose clear (osmosis effect)
• not salty enough causes congestion (osmosis effect)
• an assload of turmeric kills most cold bacteria -- have some curry, preferably hot - and add straight turmeric in a two-to-one (or greater) ratio to curry powder.  
• if its a lung thing remember to inhale vapor, better if it has a drop or two of lavender and of tea tree -- either is good, both, better,  much better. boil water, put a drop or two of the essential oil in it, a towel over your head, and start  inhaling.  do this three times a day.
• ONIONS SAVE THROATS AND LUNGS.  ingest them as much as often and as raw as possible.  cut open an onion and pour boiling water over to cleanse the air -- good prophylactic if others are visiting.
• remember to drink water
if your symptoms are symmetrical, its probably a virus
• fuck!
• nothing this faust knows is 100% effective
• (thuja cedar oil, a drop or two, inhaled in water vapor as described above, helps against fungi and viruses)
• good luck