Hello! I'm Alexis! You can also call me Siphonay.
I'm a 21 years old demi-guy from Rennes, France and I'm the admin of this instance, https://donphan.social! As it is a Pokémon-themed instance, that's what I'm mostly talking about here!
I've been a Pokémon fan since I first ever touched my sister's Pokémon Red cartridge when I was just a kid. I never missed a single game to this day! My favorite Pokémon are Munchlax and Snorlax . My favorite games of the series are Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire!
Other than running this instance and playing Pokémon, I currently work as an IT support technician. I have a more general and personal account over at @Siphonay@octodon.social, where I post more often. Feel free to follow me over there as well!
Have a nice day!
PSA @.firstname.lastname@example.org is a bot sending spam DMs pretending to shill for the new official mastodon app and shortlinking to very obvious virus scams
do not visit that link (i did safely to investigate) and if you do, don't download whatever the fuck is on there
See you all at the Chansey park in December! 👋
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To add additional clarity on how this works:
1) Bad actor sets up Mastodon accounts with the IP of the site the trojan horse should use to get its data, assuming that because of open registration and nobody regularly reviewing new accounts that don't post objectionable content, they won't get kicked off.
2) Bad actor sets up their copy of the Vidar Stealer trojan to track those Mastodon accounts.
3) Bad actor tries to trick people into installing their trojan horse with the usual tricks (fake download sites, attachments in emails, etc.)
4) The trojan horse looks at those Mastodon accounts to get the IP address it should check to download its payload.
Mastodon itself is not a delivery vector for this trojan horse; the accounts simply exist to provide a trusted source for information for an already-infected computer. You do not have to worry about getting a virus from Mastodon!
I've won a medal from an international math competiton but i've not got my money reward from my university yet :(
I really need that money since I don't have any job right now after focusing studying math. Now I only have little amount of money and some debt. They said I need to wait for it until the end of the year.
So in this last few weeks I only eat less meal and do so much sleep to save some energy. I think I am in very bad situation right now and really need help.
Maybe $100 is enough to pay my debt and to live for a few days. Please help me.
I am appreciating boosting.
(reposted because I made a typo)
Administrator of https://donphan.social
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