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4 hours ago, Gene Howe said:

Can't play video. 

 

@Gene Howe...

can this be loaded on to your Kindle...

VLC media player, - VideoLAN

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two things:

1) Linux Mint

2)  Ubuntu

Neither can get malware or ransomware or virus-ware - can't happen.  Reason is because ya gotta have two things to execute a command level operation (1) a terminal and (2) the password. Neither can be had remotely and neither can be had by some download.  The operator has to open a terminal and enter the password.

 

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43 minutes ago, Cliff said:

two things:

1) Linux Mint

2)  Ubuntu

Neither can get malware or ransomware or virus-ware - can't happen.  Reason is because ya gotta have two things to execute a command level operation (1) a terminal and (2) the password. Neither can be had remotely and neither can be had by some download.  The operator has to open a terminal and enter the password.

 

 

but which one of the 28 differently tailored OS's is just right for you...

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Flaw in T-Mobile’s Website May Have Compromised the Personal Data of Millions of Customers

Hackers could have hijacked T-Mobile SIM cards to access accounts, gain control over phone numbers, and steal personal information.

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This may effect/affect you and yours personally.

got children or grand-kids in school???

The websites are all hosted by a company called School Desk (schooldesk.net) and are all connected to a server in Georgia.

800 School Websites Hacked Across the US...

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On 10/20/2017 at 5:35 PM, Cliff said:

two things:

1) Linux Mint

2)  Ubuntu

Neither can get malware or ransomware or virus-ware - can't happen.  Reason is because ya gotta have two things to execute a command level operation (1) a terminal and (2) the password. Neither can be had remotely and neither can be had by some download.  The operator has to open a terminal and enter the password.

 

hers' a partial list of the 1,240 sites that hacked since the weekend...

note the OS's...

 

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1 hour ago, Stick486 said:

This may effect/affect you and yours personally.

got children or grand-kids in school???

The websites are all hosted by a company called School Desk (schooldesk.net) and are all connected to a server in Georgia.

800 School Websites Hacked Across the US...

Thanks Stick...saw the stand alone PSA post too...

Good to have dual post communication on this hack...

When schools & kids are involved VERY SERIOUS matter!

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I'm sure a lot of us have Anthem Blue Cross health insurance.  I just got a card in the mail from them for free credit monitoring serves.  They were hacked too and a class action lawsuit was filed.  This is the part of the settlement.

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6 minutes ago, HandyDan said:

I'm sure a lot of us have Anthem Blue Cross health insurance.  I just got a card in the mail from them for free credit monitoring serves.  They were hacked too and a class action lawsuit was filed.  This is the part of the settlement.

 

got a link...

add this one too..

https://www.consumer.ftc.gov/blog/2017/09/equifax-data-breach-what-do

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16 minutes ago, Stick486 said:

got a link...

 

This should work

 

https://www.anthem.com/press/kentucky/anthem-offers-free-identity-theft-and-credit-protection/

 

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Uber reportedly concealed a cyberattack that saw the personal data of 57 million people stolen by hackers who the company paid off to keep quiet about the incident.

 

Uber Technologies Inc. is a global transportation technology company headquartered in San Francisco, California, United States, operating in 633 cities worldwide. It develops, markets and operates the Uber car transportation and food delivery mobile apps. Uber drivers use their own cars although drivers can rent a car to drive with Uber.More at Wikipedia

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10 hours ago, Stick486 said:

Uber reportedly concealed a cyberattack that saw the personal data of 57 million people stolen by hackers who the company paid off to keep quiet about the incident.

 

Uber Technologies Inc. is a global transportation technology company headquartered in San Francisco, California, United States, operating in 633 cities worldwide. It develops, markets and operates the Uber car transportation and food delivery mobile apps. Uber drivers use their own cars although drivers can rent a car to drive with Uber.More at Wikipedia

Hacks got hacked? 

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3 minutes ago, Gene Howe said:

Hacks got hacked? 

 

that too...

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Thanks Stick. Good, informative article... 

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Think twice about buying internet-connected devices off eBay

 

© Provided by Quartz The holiday season is the perfect time to shell out for the latest and greatest smart-home and internet-connected gadgets, like game consoles, drones, smart lightbulbs and switches.

But if you’re thinking about taking advantage of the deals that can be had buying from second-hand and auction sites like eBay, first consider the potential risks. When you’re buying from a third-party seller, it’s a lot more difficult to tell where the products have come from, whether you’re getting exactly what you think you’re getting, and if anything has been done to the product since it was manufactured.

“It is possible for internet-connected devices to be tampered with and resold on the web,” Leigh-Anne Galloway, lead cybersecurity resilience analyst at the cybersecurity firm Positive Technologies, told Quartz. “It’s similar to buying a secondhand cellphone without it being restored to factory settings.”

In fact, buying a second-hand gadget can potentially expose the user to some pretty extreme scenarios.

“Cameras and IoT devices can contain spyware and malware, which can cause a plethora of problems for the user,” Galloway added. “These devices could possibly listen to you, watch your every step, communicate with and attack other devices connected to the same local network, such as PCs, laptops, and TVs.”

Galloway said devices could also be used to perform botnet attacks — where an unsecured internet-connected device is accessed by another computer and used along with other breached devices to take down websites or internet services, as what happened with the Mirai botnet attack in 2016.

If you’re looking to buy internet-connected switches, voice-assistant devices, or any other devices that need to connect to the web, make sure, as best you can, that the device went straight from the manufacturer to you. The easiest way to do that is to buy from reputable sources, like Amazon, big-box retailers like Best Buy or Target, or local electronics stores.

eBay wasn’t available to explain how it vets products sold on its site for potential security issues.

What to do if you already own one of these devices

If you’ve already bought or been given a device that was purchased from a reseller, there are a number of steps you can take to secure it. One suggestion Galloway makes is to ensure that your devices have the latest firmware, downloaded from the manufacturer’s website or app.

If you’re worried that the devices you’ve purchased have been physically tampered with — which could mean that firmware updates might not catch any listening devices that may have been added — there is another level of security that you can add to your network itself. New WiFi router systems like eero or the Wink Hub offer software that can detect all traffic coming in and out of your network, making sure no one is snooping on anything you don’t want them to. There are also specialized devices, like the Bitedefender BOX, that monitor internet traffic to protect against attacks.

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