Our ISP today discovered a very strange file attachment made by a Celtic Radio member. This file attachment was actually a copy of a website that was fradulently taking peoples financial information.
What this member failed to understand is that by making a copy of the site and posting it here in our forum, they basically where allowing this site to appear to run on Celtic Radio.
In order to prevent this from happening again we are putting restrictions on file uploads in our forums. Only pictures and photographs can be uploaded now. No text files, word files, HTML files, PDF's.
We also needed to delete a number of file attachents (non-graphic) just because it is too much of a security risk to allow anything that could shut our site down again to be available.
Other security measures we are taking is members will no longer be approved for Celtic Radio accounts without email validation. If a new member signs-up and never validates their account, they will be deleted in 60 days.
Most people who "visit" fraudulent sites have no idea what they are doing. They get redirected there, or click on a site that appears to be legitimate. It always comes back to an old saying, *If it looks too good to be true, it's usually not true*. I really do think it's a shame that someone would post & include a link to a site like you just mentioned. But, good thing it was caught, Thanks Paul, for keeping this site a safe, secure place. Slainte, rhatcher1313
I run any link I visit through Lavasoft security. I hope but do not know if it finds anything imbedded. Fortunately I post very few links here and then only those that I use with some regularity. I sincerely hope it was nothing I might have posted.
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