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Comment: Re:avois Asuswrt-Merlin if it's a choice. (Score 1) 103

by Trax3001BBS (#47990579) Attached to: Popular Wi-Fi Thermostat Full of Security Holes

I can't quote your replies.some text problem but I do apologize Mr. Merlin; just today it hit me that a Xoom tablet was stolen by the same people;
a lack of security on my part, I kept the wifi passwords the same. It was my fault for not changing passwords as soon as it was stolen.

As for Swat, well time will tell.

Geek Squad, I downloaded their private book on "how to fix computers" it was all common knowledge looking for problems, a waste of money and an embarrassment if they park in front of my place.

Purchasing a new computer; I feel tazers are useful for other things - I'm on a borrowed laptop at this time, no video card I own works, I figured my vid's were tazed.
A new vid card almost demands a dual vid computer to me.

Time will tell how things work out. - to repeat when my laptop was stolen I neglect to change passwords, Just today it was a face slap moment -,a stupid security situation over looked on my part,

Comment: avois Asuswrt-Merlin if it's a choice. (Score 1) 103

by Trax3001BBS (#47981003) Attached to: Popular Wi-Fi Thermostat Full of Security Holes

When the "Internet of things" became another M$ phrase I just thought cr*p, as I had to learn of it, to be safe. I like to be ahead of the game and a fairly good computer user till recently.

A story...

I use a ASUS R66U router and doing a whois, damn if Asuswrt-Merlin wasn't on my system; is was open to where I had my pants down on the Internet. Merlin did send me a note (to a private computer that had no web pages to view) to take care of the problem but his software was the cause.

Follow my post and see I supported and had open Internet lines, they were hacked and for two months my system belonged to someone else. Sometimes I could access it, other times nada, so kept it on for those up times and continued to contact who suggested I might learn more or even call the Geek Squad, a slap in the face.

I even ordered another computer system from Newegg as mine was fairly dead, due to the free Internet users that took over my system.

Now this hacker found or added ( there's no telling but I might have to explain that to a court) that offended them so they reported me to 911, I had Swat looking for my drives that I hid earlier as the hacker himself bragged so much he posted his name, I had him for slander -Swat, I have no clue what they were looking for. I was a neutral in my own house and watched Swat search my place (very professional).

No charges yet but time will tell.

My story is to say you must be better now, your systems are hackable; this thermostat is controlled by your computer, so from thermostat to computer.

Be better, I had never been hacked till this time (35 years) and had no clue - maybe Asuswrt-Merlin was watching for a hole, I had damn threads on my system and Merlin's job was to block their entry. He lost I don't trust his software anymore.

Comment: Samsung S 5 (Score 1) 1

by Trax3001BBS (#47980815) Attached to: iPhone 6 Plus case bent by casual carrying in a front pocket

Is a POS which I'm stuck with for 2 years, but my back pocket the normal spot I carry it - there is no case out yet that isn't some spam that just offers a case and an easy way to remove (Lose) the phone from.

Bend? Oh god give me the ability to switch to the iPhone 6, Bending is much better than what I go through..

Comment: Re:It's a matter of expectations (Score 2) 406

by Trax3001BBS (#47618745) Attached to: Idiot Leaves Driver's Seat In Self-Driving Infiniti, On the Highway

This video is nothing more than an ad.

There's an old urban legend about a guy leaving the driver's seat of an RV (on cruise control) to use the bathroom. Personally I've never believed it, but it does serve to illustrate something about expectations.

My story was setting the cruise control on the RV on a straight section of road to fix themselves a drink, which of course the van crashed.

Comment: Article needs a rewite, simple, yet just the same. (Score 1) 150

by Trax3001BBS (#47606231) Attached to: Synolocker 0-Day Ransomware Puts NAS Files At Risk

As for the article...

First part says "According to the user, there’s a small window of opportunity to minimise the damage. That is, if you can backup files faster than the program encrypts them."

Then buried where many don't wonder (towards the end, it mentions "1) Power off the DiskStation immediately to avoid more files being encrypted"

I would think the wise thing would be to exchange the location of the two sentences. least you have some would be hero actually try to find where to start saving at.

Comment: someone asked about a shoulder holster for a devic (Score 1) 107

by Trax3001BBS (#47601285) Attached to: NFL Players To Use Tablet Computers During Games

Be it a cell phone or Camera, at first I and others found humor in the question, but the more I think bout it the more sense it makes.

Case in point, your not going to wear in on your waist during a football game. -My new phone I even asked for a shoulder holster for my new phone as it's large and prone to gravity thefts. Yes they found humor in it as well but I'll be looking for a nice comfortable one in the mean time.

Comment: Much as MicroSoft tatics (Score 1) 36

Can't interest them in facts baffle em with bull sh!t.

As far as I know MS still holds the patent to smiley faces, the fact they have been around since the keyboard made no difference..

A rock "rolling" downhill has the same features of a wheel, when it hits and kills someone can I patent a new weapon?
I'll make much mention of the fact it was revolving to maintain accuracy.

A sling doesn't require a rock/stone to spin, in fact can't really pull it off.

"Life, loathe it or ignore it, you can't like it." -- Marvin the paranoid android