Have you ever checked out some of the deals on Craiglist? A recent Craigslist search for a used car revealed an UNBELIEVABLE deal. Someone had listed a 2018 Subaru Forester for $1800. Remember the saying, “If something is too good to be true…”. A deal too good to be true usually isn’t real.
The picture of the Subaru displayed a beautiful, pristine car. When the owner was contacted by email, she stated the car belonged to her husband who died 2 months ago. She had to sell the car because it brought too many painful memories of her husband. A second email from the owner stated that the car was in Virginia. The car was listed on Craigslist and supposedly in Cambridge, MA but ”… ebay would manage the transaction.” “…send the check but I don’t receive any funds until you are satisfied with the car.” The story kept getting weirder….
Another similar craigslist posting advertised a Tacoma truck in similar PERFECT condition. This truck was owned by a woman’s daughter who also died 2 months ago. The truck brought too many painful memories for the woman also. Would you be surprised if both posters were the same person?
Scammers will say and do anything for a few bucks. Craigslist does have some good deals but you have to be careful. Craigslist does advise you to meet sellers and not to send money to people that you don’t know. Don’t get taken. Use common sense when dealing with a faceless emailer. Don’t become another victim on the Internet.
Intel, the computer processor company is in hot water. Recently, a security flaw has been found in the processor product line. What does this mean? Hackers will have the ability to determine transactions that are were never thought to offer an exploit to hackers.
How did this happen? Intel senior management claims that it isn’t fair to blame them. How could they have known that this problem would pop up? Everyone has an excuse and they all stink! Let’s have some senior management that accepts the responsibility of policies and corrects them. “It isn’t my fault…” gets a little old. Fix the problem!
What does this mean for the average computer user? The problem may have existed in processors for years but became public recently. It doesn’t appear that intel management realized the problem existed and the knowledge was kept secret. Buyers might wait until more is known about the problem and how to resolve it.
One has to wonder if Intel rushed the product to market. Was enough testing done to shake out all the bugs? It will be interesting to see how Intel resolves the problem. Will Intel sink or swim?