On February 16 to February 17, 2017, malware gained access to my 3d.coldstreams.com web site. The malware generated spam messages that were routed to my Twitter, Facebook and Tumblr account pages.
This malware attack occurred while our Internet access was down (or mostly down) over the past 3 days. Fortunately, Internet service has been restored today and I have removed the spam messages from the Twitter and Facebook pages – still need to clean up the Tumblr page.
I believe I have successfully deleted the malware from the web site as there have been no more spam messages sent during the past 90 minutes.
My guess is the malware infected a “plug in” to the web site. Specifically, I think the plug-in was infected as part of a plug-in update. When the web site automatically updated to new versions, it downloaded the infected new code, installed that and began spamming.
As I’ve said before, smart phones provide an inexpensive entry point for virtual reality viewing:
A key benefit is that it does not require you to buy a new TV. Instead, you can use a smartphone, which 84% of Australians already have.
Source: 3D television is dead… so what next?
Consumer 3D TV died for multiple reasons
- Little to no content available (huge reason)
- Expense of purchasing a new TV just after many had upgraded to HDTV.
- The global economic collapse in 2009 onwards.
- And as the article notes, many parts of the world were just converting to digital television transmission, adding another hurdle for consumers.
Basically, timing and lack of content ended the consumer 3D TV market – and had nothing to do with having to wear glasses to view 3D, contrary to widespread news reporters assertions that 3D died because of “3D goggles” (the same reporters now gush over VR “helmets”).
While 3D TV has mostly disappeared for now, a lot of people are viewing 3D using VR 3D “Google Cardboard” viewers with their smart phones. There are Youtube videos targeting this audience that have been watched hundreds of thousands of times.