A spirit is a force that influences the will of people. A spirit can be an anonymous force responsible for the atmosphere in a meeting of people, or for the mood within a person, it can also be as personal as the spirit of other people who shape our daily actions. It is called a spirit because it relates not to matter but to mind, soul, and feelings. Spirits can be loving, harmless or dangerous, fleeting or powerful, discreet or haunting, helping or hurting. They can inhabit places, memories, books, or people. The most important fact about spirits is that they have to obey the commands of Christ. If we feel under the power of a spirit we do not want, we can command the spirit to leave in the name of Christ since we are His people, and the devil’s forces have no power over Christians unless they cooperate. It may be simply a matter of a single command spoken in trust of God, or it may be a spiritual battle (Eph. 6:10-17) where we need to draw closer to God in faith and let go of attachments to passing values (1 Tim. 6:6-12). It is dangerous to play with the powers of the spirits since, in this way, we give the devil an easy way to irritate us, mislead us, and finally lead us astray. Instead, we should ask God for discernment that we learn to recognize the spirit that is of God, that helps us to grow and become strong in love and faith (2 Tim 1:8). Deadly spirits make it easygoing initially and take their toll later when resistance has become weak. It is like drugs that promise heaven for free but ruin the life of those who trusted and became dependent. The devil’s spirits dress like a spirit of light, but in the long run cause death (Rom. 6:16-23). God’s spirit may be demanding initially, but prepares you for a life of quality and freedom, and develops your personality and your abilities so that life becomes easier and more fruitful as you cooperate with Him. God’s spirit is like a loving teacher who shows you what is true and what is worth doing (John 14:26), and the results are such that you’ll not regret your efforts (Gal. 5:16-26).
Microsoft says that at its peak, Adrozek had controlled more than 30,000 devices a day.
Microsoft has raised the alarm today about a new malware strain that infects users’ devices and then proceeds to modify browsers and their settings in order to inject ads into search results pages.
Named Adrozek, the malware has been active since at least May 2020 and reached its absolute peak in August this year when it controlled more than 30,000 browsers each day.
But in a report today, the Microsoft 365 Defender Research Team believes the number of infected users is much, much higher. Microsoft researchers said that between May and September 2020, they observed “hundreds of thousands” of Adrozek detections all over the globe.
Based on internal telemetry, the highest concentration of victims appears to be located in Europe, followed by South and Southeast Asia.
HOW ADROZEK SPREADS AND WORKS
Microsoft says that, currently, the malware is distributed via classic drive-by download schemes. Users are typically redirected from legitimate sites to shady domains where they are tricked into installing malicious software.
The boobytrapped software installs the Androzek malware, which then proceeds to obtain reboot persistence with the help of a registry key.
Once persistence is assured, the malware will look for locally installed browsers such as Microsoft Edge, Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, or the Yandex Browser.
If any of these browsers are found on infected hosts, the malware will attempt to force-install an extension by modifying the browser’s AppData folders.
To make sure the browser’s security features don’t kick in and detect unauthorized modifications, Adrozek also modifies some of the browsers’ DLL files to change browser settings and disable security features.
Modifications performed by Adrozek include:
- Disabling browser updates
- Disabling file integrity checks
- Disabling the Safe Browsing feature
- Registering and activating the extension they added in a previous step
- Allowing their malicious extension to run in incognito mode
- Allowing the extension to run without obtaining the appropriate permissions
- Hiding the extension from the toolbar
- Modifying the browser’s default home page
- Modifying the browser’s default search engine
All of this is done to allow Adrozek to inject ads into search results pages, ads that allow the malware gang to gain revenue by directing traffic towards ad and traffic referral programs.
But if this wasn’t bad enough, Microsoft says that on Firefox, Adrozek also contains a secondary feature that extracts credentials from the browser and uploads the data to the attacker’s servers.
A MASSIVE OPERATION EXPECTED TO GROW EVEN FURTHER
Microsoft says the Adrozek operation is extremely sophisticated, and especially in regards to its distribution infrastructure.
The OS maker said it tracked 159 domains that hosted Adrozek installers since May 2020. Each domain hosted on average 17,300 dynamically-generated URLs, and each URL hosted more than 15,300 dynamically-generated Adrozek installers.
“While many of the domains hosted tens of thousands of URLs, a few had more than 100,000 unique URLs, with one hosting almost 250,000. This massive infrastructure reflects how determined the attackers are to keep this campaign operational,” Microsoft said.
“The distribution infrastructure is also very dynamic. Some of the domains were up for just one day, while others were active for longer, up to 120 days.”
All in all, due to its prolific use of polymorphism to constantly rotate its malware payloads and distribution infrastructure, Microsoft expects the Adrozek operation to grow even more in the coming months.
“End users who find this threat on their devices are advised to re-install their browsers,” Microsoft said today.
How often do you use your smartphone?
If you’re like nearly 80% of smartphone users, you have your phone with you nearly 24/7
With the help of just a few short codes, you can find out more about the settings of your phone and information are protected or whether you’re being tracked.
Check out the codes
I gathered the most useful and important codes for smartphones all in one article.
This simple code let you find out whether your calls, messages, and other data are being diverted.
The status of the different types of diversions that are taking place along with the number the information is being transferred to will be displayed on your phone’s screen.
This code let you find out where calls, messages, and data are being redirected to if it seems that no one can get through to you.
The chances are in this case that your voice calls are being redirected to one of your cell phone operator’s numbers.
This is a universal code for switching off all forms of redirection away from your phone. It’s a good idea to use this before you have to use roaming. In this case, money won’t be taken from your account for calls that are redirected by default to your voice mail.
With the help of this code, you can find out your IMEI (International Mobile Equipment Identifier). If you know this number, you can find your phone if someone steals it. When it is switched on the location is automatically conveyed to the network operator. Even if you insert a new SIM card. If someone knows your IMEI number, they can find out the model and technical characteristics of your phone.
Special codes exist that allow someone to track your location and also to determine whether someone is following you. For this, you need the utility netmonitor. Type in one of the following codes:
for iPhone: *3001#12345#*
for Android: *#*#4636#*#* or *#*#197328640#*#*
Perform the steps:
Step 1. Go to the section called UMTS Cell Environment, then UMTS RR info, and write down all the numbers under Cell ID. These numbers are the basic stations located nearby. Your phone will connect by default to the one that emits the best signal.
Step 2. Go back to the main menu, and click on the MM info tab, then on Serving PLMN. Write down the numbers under Local Area Code (LAC).
Step 3. With the help of these two numbers and an ordinary website (the fourth tab to the left), you can determine the location on the map of the basic station that your phone is connected to.
You listen to somebody who doesn’t really know you?
There are some people who know you. Who want to tell you how to live your life and what you should do and what you shouldn’t do and they can influence you in different ways..
But here’s the important thing…
God who created you who indwelt you with the Holy Spirit the moment you were save. He is the one whom we are to listen to above everybody else in the world no matter who they are. He is the only One who is infinite in His wisdom. He is the only One who knows everything about you. He knows your potential, He know His will, His purpose, His plan, He knows who best suite you, He knows where you ought to live, which you are to drive, He knows everything about us.. We should consult Him about everything in life…
Name me one thing you should not ask God about?
The heart is more deceitful than anything else, and incurable— who can understand it?
I, the Lord, examine the mind, I test the heart to give to each according to his way, according to what his actions deserve.
“That they get bored of being children, are in a rush to grow up, and then long to be children again…
That they lose their health to make money and then lose their money to restore their health…
That by thinking anxiously about the future, they forget the present, such that they live neither for the present nor the future…
That they live as if they will never die, and they die as if they had never lived.”
Let’s talk about geology for a moment to get some perspective. It’s a fact that rivers criss- crossing the land have beginnings and ends too. Changes to climate, and weather patterns, and even whole continents drifting slowly together and apart alter conditions dramatically over millennia. But of course such events – stretched out over vast time frames – are not visible
within the short life of a human being; or even within scores of lives across generations.
But regardless of whether it is visible to you, rivers do come and go. And each leaves behind the legacy of a changed world, shaped by the flow of their existence.
The same is true of rivers of life, sustained by the lake of Creation. The billions of lives that come and go over the course of time are like so many drops of rain that have risen from the lake, fallen across the land, and streamed back to me again, carving the landscape bit by bit in the
course of doing so. Each drop – each individual life – by itself might not seem to make a big difference, but taken all together – well, a lot of work gets done on my behalf over time.
Which brings me back to your question about reincarnation: The short answer is yes,
reincarnation does exist, but not in the way you think it does. When you die you do not return to
this world. You return to your place as part of the lake. Part of me. You return to your origin as
part of everyone and everything, all at once, the same as you were before you came here.
I am glad to be here today to tell you that the flip side of fear and disquiet is faith and serenity.