HomeHome  CalendarCalendar  FAQFAQ  SearchSearch  MemberlistMemberlist  UsergroupsUsergroups  RegisterRegister  Log in  

Share | 
 

 Just Computers

View previous topic View next topic Go down 
Go to page : Previous  1, 2, 3 ... 10, 11, 12
AuthorMessage
richard09

avatar

Posts : 2430
Join date : 2013-01-16

PostSubject: Re: Just Computers   Mon Jul 31, 2017 8:04 pm

Hoo boy.

One lousy click: the phishing blunder that sank an entire product
Back to top Go down
View user profile
NoCoPilot

avatar

Posts : 11039
Join date : 2013-01-16
Age : 63
Location : Seattle

PostSubject: Weird internet problems   Mon Aug 14, 2017 4:30 am

I went to bed too early, woke up about 12:30 and couldn't get back to sleep. Got up about one and started playing on my computer.

However the internet was not working. Figured maybe Comcast was doing maintenance (it happens) so I did some non-internet stuff and checked back every so often.

About 2:00 I was able to access Google, but nothing else -- no email, no Wikipedia, not even any Google search results. Just the Google main page.

Checked my iPad and I could do email on it, but not anything else.

Finally about 2:30 everything came back. I cannot explain this.
Back to top Go down
View user profile
richard09

avatar

Posts : 2430
Join date : 2013-01-16

PostSubject: Re: Just Computers   Tue Aug 15, 2017 2:50 pm

Fancy Bear bites hotel networks as EternalBlue mystery deepens
Quote :
Coincidentally (or not), in mid March, the company patched the vulnerability exploited by EternalBlue, MS17-010, weeks before a group called the Shadow Brokers made it public. How did Microsoft know about it? Speculation pointed to the possibility that it had been tipped off by the NSA which knew attacks with its leaked tools were likely.

The company’s president and chief legal officer Brad Smith later very pointedly described WannaCry as “yet another example of why the stockpiling of vulnerabilities by governments is such a problem”.
Back to top Go down
View user profile
richard09

avatar

Posts : 2430
Join date : 2013-01-16

PostSubject: Re: Just Computers   Thu Aug 31, 2017 4:40 pm

I'm glad I don't have heart problems.

Pacemaker gets firmware update – go and see your doctor

I do use email though.

Is your email in the latest cache of 711 million pwnd addresses?
Back to top Go down
View user profile
richard09

avatar

Posts : 2430
Join date : 2013-01-16

PostSubject: Re: Just Computers   Sun Sep 03, 2017 3:12 pm

Instagram Done Got Hacked
Back to top Go down
View user profile
_Howard
Admin
avatar

Posts : 7275
Join date : 2013-01-16
Age : 73
Location : California

PostSubject: Re: Just Computers   Sun Sep 03, 2017 4:08 pm

My heart is broken.
Back to top Go down
View user profile
NoCoPilot

avatar

Posts : 11039
Join date : 2013-01-16
Age : 63
Location : Seattle

PostSubject: Re: Just Computers   Sun Sep 03, 2017 5:10 pm

Shocked
Back to top Go down
View user profile
richard09

avatar

Posts : 2430
Join date : 2013-01-16

PostSubject: Re: Just Computers   Thu Sep 07, 2017 5:26 pm

Equifax says 143 million consumers potentially hacked
Quote :
The company said criminals had accessed details including names, social security numbers, and, in some cases, driver's license numbers.
In addition, credit card numbers of around 209,000 U.S. consumers and certain dispute documents with personal identifying information of around 182,000 U.S. consumers were accessed, the company said.
Equifax also said personal information of certain UK and Canadian residents were also hacked.

That all sounds a bit worse than the usual.
Back to top Go down
View user profile
richard09

avatar

Posts : 2430
Join date : 2013-01-16

PostSubject: Re: Just Computers   Fri Sep 08, 2017 7:55 pm

Your voice assistant can hear things you can’t – such as a hacker
Quote :
...they demonstrated that Siri – along with every other voice assistant (VA) they tested – will respond to commands that don’t come from a human – that are not only outside the human vocal range, but are also inaudible to humans.

Back to top Go down
View user profile
richard09

avatar

Posts : 2430
Join date : 2013-01-16

PostSubject: Disable Apple's "Find My Device" to Stop Hackers From Ransoming Your Mac or iPhone   Thu Sep 21, 2017 12:00 pm

This seems fairly serious. The article explains how to do screw with someone.

Disable Apple's "Find My Device" to Stop Hackers From Ransoming Your Mac or iPhone
Back to top Go down
View user profile
NoCoPilot

avatar

Posts : 11039
Join date : 2013-01-16
Age : 63
Location : Seattle

PostSubject: Re: Just Computers   Thu Sep 21, 2017 12:28 pm

Oh FFS. How is anyone going to profit from remotely locking your device? If they hold it for ransom, how could they get paid anonymously?

It seems like a rather long way to go for your run-of-the-mill street thief.
Back to top Go down
View user profile
_Howard
Admin
avatar

Posts : 7275
Join date : 2013-01-16
Age : 73
Location : California

PostSubject: Re: Just Computers   Thu Sep 21, 2017 12:38 pm

The article explains exactly how the scheme works to make money from locking your device.
Back to top Go down
View user profile
NoCoPilot

avatar

Posts : 11039
Join date : 2013-01-16
Age : 63
Location : Seattle

PostSubject: Re: Just Computers   Sun Sep 24, 2017 7:07 am

What do you recommend for a password manager?

Looking around, 1Password seems to be highly regarded but the registration process pissed me off by asking for my credit card number ($36/yr) before it'd even let me see how it works. There are some free ones out there and a lot of reviews but I'm inherently wary. Isn't is dangerous to put all your passwords in one basket?

My requirements:
  • strong random passwords
  • easy access across mobile devices, main computer & TV
  • reasonable cost/benefit
  • fast, easy to use
  • secure stable company
Back to top Go down
View user profile
_Howard
Admin
avatar

Posts : 7275
Join date : 2013-01-16
Age : 73
Location : California

PostSubject: Re: Just Computers   Sun Sep 24, 2017 8:05 am

This is what I use.
Back to top Go down
View user profile
NoCoPilot

avatar

Posts : 11039
Join date : 2013-01-16
Age : 63
Location : Seattle

PostSubject: Re: Just Computers   Sun Sep 24, 2017 8:15 am

This is kinda scary:
Quote :
The official KeePass 2.x for Mac OS X website is here:
http://keepass2.openix.be/
Why is the "official website" crossed out? Why is it in Belgium?
Back to top Go down
View user profile
_Howard
Admin
avatar

Posts : 7275
Join date : 2013-01-16
Age : 73
Location : California

PostSubject: Re: Just Computers   Sun Sep 24, 2017 8:46 am

Oops. I forgot you used an Apple. An Apple users forum is probably the place to look.
Back to top Go down
View user profile
Sponsored content




PostSubject: Re: Just Computers   

Back to top Go down
 
Just Computers
View previous topic View next topic Back to top 
Page 12 of 12Go to page : Previous  1, 2, 3 ... 10, 11, 12

Permissions in this forum:You cannot reply to topics in this forum
 :: Topics :: Science & Tech-
Jump to: