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Comment Re:Criminals hacked master key? (Score 1) 87

It's not only teamviewer. They used to use logmein too, until they stopped free accounts. There's another tool that starts w/ an S (splashtop?) idk but my mother in law just got hit w/ that one... Payed 250 to hand over the keys to her machine and then turn off her AV and firewalls have them download the free version of Norton from Comcast which interestingly didn't detect their malware, and installed malware to keep it from being turned on for anything but on demand scans. Luckily MWB found it. I'm in the process of gathering her data off that drive pre-nuke later today.

Classic "We're from Microsoft" scam, certainly not the tools fault! Could be done just as easily with any other client. Personally, I find Teamviewer to be an awesome workaround for me.

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GlobalSign Supports Billions of Device Identities In an Effort To Secure the IoT (globalsign.com) 28

Reader broknstrngz writes: GlobalSign, a WebTrust certified CA and identity services provider, has released its high volume managed PKI platform, taking a stab at the current authentication and security weaknesses in the IoT. The new service aims to commodify large scale rapid enrollment and identity management for large federated swarms of devices such as IP cameras, smart home appliances and consumer electronics, core and customer premises network equipment in an attempt to reduce the attack surface exploitable by IoT DDoS botnets such as Mirai.

Strong device identity models are developed in partnership with TPM and hardware cryptographic providers such as Infineon and Intrinsic ID, as well as other Trusted Computing Group members.

Comment Re:Bullshit (Score 1) 84

Many of the batteries in the 2nd set were indeed just fine. it wasn't every phone that was defective. My 2nd Note 7 was, in so many ways, better than my first, felt faster, ran colder, no lock-ups. I mean, it ran ice cold, and I ran it hard. I had a tough time turning it in, and waited until December.

The first one though, that thing was just a ticking time bomb, it ran hot ALL the time.

Comment I've been quite impressed with the Gear fit 2 (Score 1) 232

You can set what alerts you and what doesn't, it is a great fitness tracker, GPS, etc... You can respond to text messages, or reject phone calls from your wrist. (Handy when cycling) The "find phone" feature helps me when I can't remember where I set my phone last. I only charge it when I'm in the shower, but the battery easily lasts a couple of days. It's water resistant, but me personally, I wouldn't take it in the ocean. It's lightweight, and small, but can still display a map of my rides. If you get the right face (there's even an LCARS face), it's quite pleasant to wear. I thought it would be a fad, but I'm sold now. I'm not a huge fitness nut, but still really enjoy wearing it.

Comment I'd have kept it if not for constant notifications (Score 1) 29

Downgrading to an S7 Edge ruined my world. (o.k. I'm being a little over-dramatic here but it did make me sad)
The note 7 screen was beautiful, and bright. Made iPhone users Jealous. It didn't scratch like my S7 (it's only 3 weeks old and has several scratches in the screen! It's in a case!)

The first one I had, I can confirm, they had a hot running phone, that battery was trash. The 2nd one was ice cold, ALL THE TIME, even fast charging, even fast charging streaming a movie over wifi, playing audio over bluetooth. My s7 Edge runs noticeably hotter. I'm not doing anything different. The battery lasted for what felt like an eternity on the note. I do hope they bring it back soon. I use my SD card extensively or I would have moved on to a Pixel, but the S7 was the next best phone for me. Maybe next time eh Samsung?

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