FWA virus warning

Guys, if any of you post on the FWA forums, just watch out for a virus that appears to have infected their site. I received an e-mail supposedly from FWA asking me to click on a link that had some kind of "clicks for cash" type wording on it. I deleted it immediately, but this evening whilst posting on the site quite a few of the other guys said they got an e-mail as well.

When you are in the site and you hit the back button it tries to load up the same cash for clicks biz type site. (Don't quote me on the wording as I deleted the e-mail and exited the site pretty quickly after seeing it load up.) I made one last post alerting the guys to the issue (already logged by a few others too)and from what it appears the administrators are working to resolve it asap. I truly hope they are successful. I'll e-mail Harry tomorrow and hopefully get the all clear to safely return.

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Andy Mac (Fishwrecked Reeltime Editor & Forum Moderator)

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Wed, 2006-05-03 09:53

The FWA forum has been closed temporarily until they can fix it. There are some nasty viruses out there and some very nasty people who propogate them. Hopefully nobody opened the e-mail otherwise it will probably infect your computer. A couple of the guys accessed it from work and now have been possibly banned from using the site from their work PC (ah well no more bludging at work). Pays to be vigilant with all suspect e-mails and delete them without question.

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Andy Mac

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Interesting

Wed, 2006-05-03 10:38

Hey Andy, I know another website they can spend their time on.... :)

No fishing WA, and with Hotbite as boring as batshit, hopefully a few people might find there way over this direction.

Sounds like a pretty nasty virus from the small bits I read of it on FWA yesterday, maybe thats part of the reason why the site was running so slow.

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"No fishing WA, and with

Wed, 2006-05-03 14:12

"No fishing WA, and with Hotbite as boring as batshit, hopefully a few people might find there way over this direction."

Is that why you have been lurking around Wrangle mate!!!!

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Hehehe Salmo

Wed, 2006-05-03 14:31

Yep, must admit even I like to 'bludge' or spend a lot of my time around fishing, fishing issues, well, just fishing in general. :) Certainly makes a lot better reading than:
Prepare a report which outlines the use of various types of psychometric tests in the selection of employees and which examines the utility, reliability and validity of these for organisations.

Had the occasional peep over at Hotbite, even with restricted access.. whats going on mate, even the frontpage is 2005 footy tipping with a February issue as the latest on stands?

I also see your still promoting underneath the forums:
IT’S ON AGAIN
The Mandurah Boat Show
Catch and Release Bream Competition
SUNDAY 9TH OCTOBER 2005

heheheh, sorry mate, couldn't help myself, maybe I should be banned from looking at the frontpage too.... ;)

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What were the words of that

Wed, 2006-05-03 15:11

What were the words of that song Mick Thomas from Weddings Parties anything sung?....nothing worse than a woman scourned......

I'm sure they will have the site updated now they have more time...

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Scorned.... More time???

Wed, 2006-05-03 15:18

Not exactly sure what you mean by that?

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FWA

Thu, 2006-05-11 16:51

So I take it guys FWA is still down, any one know whats going on

TT

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tommy, no dramas about it

Thu, 2006-05-11 18:32

tommy, no dramas about it being shut down, just means more fishing time and less on the pc!

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no dramas

Thu, 2006-05-11 20:04

cheers SHizz

I've got a lot to do over the next three week's, wont be doing alot of fishing, but if the Salmon decide to rock back into Rocko, then I'll pull out the boat and try again LOL

TT

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