Every time I load or reload my “friends” page, I get a dialog box that claims to be from “Windows Security.” It says that “the server at Dueling Modems wants to authenticate you” and asks for a username/password. I don’t know where the heck this is coming from. The box goes on to say that the username/password will not be sent in a secure fashion. I click “Cancel” and it goes away. But I don’t like it popping up in the first place.
What the heck is the DM Message Board, and why would I be on it? I’m not on it, as far as I know. Is it because some journal on my friendslist is attached to the board? But I suspect something more sinister may be going on. I don’t want to just ignore it, in case there’s something sneakily trying to get passwords that way.
Interesting sidelight: The last two times I’ve rebooted, I’ve clicked to allow an update to Adobe Flash Player (“for security updates”). It strikes me as odd that Adobe would come up as “Unknown Publisher,” but I still was dumb enough to click. Didn’t notice any new function on the part of the flash player. Maybe that was really installing this? Whatever it is? Or maybe I’m paranoid.
I suppose I should google for “Dueling Modems.” Have to get back to you on that one.
Anyone know about this?