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Calling the Hacker’s Bluff!

Hackers use many scams to steal your valuables. However, a common one has been going around for years. Hopefully, warning you of it will save you from losing your money.
For the past few years, I’ve received an email about every two months from a low-skilled Hacker using my email address as both the sender and receiver. This is a simple trick if you use standard mass mailing software. He wants you to think he’s sending the email from inside your computer, but he’s hiding his email identity.
The email explains that he has hacked into my computer and has access to all the email addresses in my contact file. He also states that he can see everything I do with my computer and tells me he has observed me watching porn websites. Then he claims he turned on my webcam and could see me pleasuring myself while watching porn. Finally, he states he has video from my webcam and the porn sites that he is prepared to send to my family and friends on my contact list if I don’t deposit $1500 in his bitcoin wallet in 2 days. Finally, he warned me that he would place my video online for all to see if I told anyone about this.
Of course, none of this is true. He probably sends this same email to hundreds of emails each month, hoping some people will be frightened enough to send him the $1500 he requested. He’s probably living well on all the bitcoins he receives from this scam. Don’t be fooled by this scam.
I file these emails in my hacker folder and forget them. I have over 25 similar emails from various hackers since I last purged this folder. These emails don’t worry me for several reasons:
1- My computers are very well protected from hackers since I use Acronis Cyber Protect Home Office.
2- My webcam has a physical cap over the lens that a hacker can’t control.
3- Personally, I never watch porn or pleasure myself while doing so. So instead, I called this hacker’s bluff!
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Take Control was started in 2003 by the husband-and-wife team Adam and Tonya Engst. By the time they began Take Control, they had authored or edited more than 25 traditional books and written hundreds of magazine articles for major Mac magazines. And they’d spent the last 15 years gaining experience in internet publishing with TidBITS, a website and weekly email newsletter about Apple and internet topics. These experiences helped them develop the Take Control model, which results in highly practical ebooks that cover much more detail than a magazine article but that are shorter, more focused, and more timely than a typical printed book.

In May 2017, Adam and Tonya sold the Take Control series to alt concepts, inc.—a company run by the most prolific Take Control author, Joe Kissell. Along with his wife, Morgen Jahnke, Joe has continued to expand the Take Control series while maintaining the essential ingredients that made it successful from the very beginning.

Although Joe still occasionally writes Take Control books (and serves as the Editor in Chief for the series), most of our titles are written and edited by other well-known tech experts, such as Andy Affleck, Caroline Rose, Glenn Fleishman, Jason Snell, Jeff Carlson, Jeff Porten, Josh Centers, Kelly Turner, Kirk McElhearn, Michael E. Cohen, Robyn Weisman, Scholle McFarland, and Sharon Zardetto.

Joe and Morgen live in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada with their two sons and their cat. They previously lived in San Diego.


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