Here are 5 things you should know.
1. If you get an email from a “hacker” which displays your ACTUAL password as proof that you’ve been hacked, just ignore it.
There has been a sudden uptake of blackmail emails claiming to have hacked the recipient where they demand cash or they’ll release compromising images/videos.
In the emails, the hacker claims to have hacked your device and used his newfound privileges to record you while pleasuring yourself. To prove that he is legitimate, he tells you your ACTUAL password.
The hacker demands that you send cash to their bitcoin account or they’ll send the compromising footage to your contacts list and your social media friends. They also threaten to publish all your private data (pics, documents, videos… etc) to the internet if you do not comply.
These are all empty threats.
What they do is find/buy stolen password lists from the dark-web and send these blackmail emails to the people on that list. The fact that they have a legit password is often enough to compel people into complacency.
If your stay on top of your internet security, you’ll find the password they send is an old one that you already changed but if the password they tell you is the same as one that you are currently using, please change it now, it means that your password is out there and anyone with a bit of tech knowledge can find it.
2. If you’re using a mask with glasses, applying a few drops of dish soap to the inside of your lens and rubbing with a cloth, will keep you fog-free for 7 hours-ish.
3. The purpose of turning your headlights on in heavy fog is not to see better, but to be seen from a greater distance by other drivers.
The distance you are visible to other drivers can be as much as twice as far with your lights on, than not. You should also roll down your windows when at an uncontrolled intersection, to listen for potential cross-traffic because you can hear a vehicle in dense fog, long before you will be able to see it.
4. If you encounter an emergency situation in public where no one is taking charge, start pointing directly at individual people and stating what they should do.
Point at someone – “Call an ambulance”
Point at someone else – “Find me some bandages”
Point at someone else – “Try and find a doctor close by”
Just yelling randomly for someone to call an ambulance leaves everyone thinking someone else is doing it. The bystander effect takes place when there are large groups of people and everyone believes someone else is already helping. The larger the group, the more powerful the effect.
5. The length of your shoelaces needed is determined by the number of eyelets (or holes) in your shoes.
The number of holes or eyelets that your shoe has determined the proper length needed to properly lace your shoes.
Here’s a guide:
4-5 pairs of eyelets (8-10 total holes)- 30”-36”
5-6 pairs of eyelets (10-12 total holes)-40”-45”
6-7 pairs of eyelets (12-14 total holes)- 54”
7-8 pairs of eyelets (14-16 total holes)-60”-63”
9+ -mad lad status- 72”