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#1 liv11647

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Posted 22 September 2016 - 09:37 PM

So to preface this story, all the teachers at my school were provided with MacBooks for the last 10 years or so, and every few years they were replaced with updated models. This year though, the Board of Ed decided that instead of repairing or replacing the failing Macs, they were going to take every teacher's MacBook and replace it with a relatively cheap, lower-end Dell laptop. This caused so many issues, since most of these teachers used the Macs as their primary computers at this point and have next to no experience with PCs/windows. Now onto the main point-

 

My anatomy teacher, a woman in her late 40s, early 50s (who keep in mind holds a PhD in biology and education) opened up her laptop on the third day of having it, and went to open up Firefox. She went to whatever website she was using to give us notes, and all of a sudden, the whole browser locks up. It redirects her to a page that's supposed to trick you into thinking it's a BSOD, and a popup (disguised as a system dialog) starts asking for a username and password. Meanwhile, audio starts playing in the background, of a woman practically screaming that "Potentially dangerous malware has been detected on your computer, call customer support toll free at (insert shady toll-free number)". She managed to somehow get onto a malicious site on our school's heavily filtered wifi. It kept going like that for the whole period while she just stared in disbelief at the screen and sent a video to her friend. She went to IT and told them, but they just asked for her name and room number and shut the door on her. It was quite an experience, and got a class full of Seniors out of work for a day  :lmao:



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