Stuart Carlson for May 17, 2021

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    GiantShetlandPony  about 1 year ago

    My house isn’t big enough to bother putting the lights or anything else ‘online.’

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    RAGs  about 1 year ago

    Paying a “ransom” or “blackmail” encourages them (or others watching) to do it again, and there is no way of knowing if they’ll actually fulfill their part of the batgain.

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    mr_sherman Premium Member about 1 year ago

    I can see having a lot of things under a central control unit, but once anyone links it up to the interweb, you’re setting yourself up for stupidly easily preventable trouble.

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    kentmarx36  about 1 year ago

    Congress at one time had a plan to increase the security of the internet and other communication sources. It was voted down as unnecessary and too expensive. Anyone want to hazard a guess by whom? Follow the trail of Mitch Turtle-athlete McMafia and THE ORANGE IDIOT’S path of Cheeto crumbs, otherwise known as The Repulsican Crime Family.

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    ferddo  about 1 year ago

    And he’s more likely to pay the ransom instead of lifting the handle up…

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    @Rad-ish  Premium Member about 1 year ago

    The US is readying sanctions against Russia over the SolarWinds cyber attack. Here’s a simple explanation of how the massive hack happened and why it’s such a big deal

    https://www.businessinsider.com/solarwinds-hack-explained-government-agencies-cyber-security-2020-12

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    Daeder  about 1 year ago

    But on the up side, Republicans just look that much more dishonest and idiotic when they try to mischaracterize the 1/6 insurrection as a peaceful tour group.

    Sorry traitors, we saw the whole thing.

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    cpiller Premium Member about 1 year ago

    I won’t allow an Alexa or any such device in my house, let alone any of that other IoT crap, and won’t allow my cell phone to activate any sort of an “assistant”. I know that doesn’t prevent all the other data slurping, but I try to limit it as much as possible.

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    grumpypophobart  about 1 year ago

    Judging by the amount of dishes in the sink, one can only assume that the dishwasher is also being blocked by ransomware.

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    MFRXIM Premium Member about 1 year ago

    Beware of unforeseen consequences.

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    Sir Bugsy  about 1 year ago

    You need the Central Scrutinizer

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ljnT49jU9vM

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    BE THIS GUY  about 1 year ago

    Is that Gray’s brother?

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    FrankErnesto  about 1 year ago

    There have been warning alarms sounding for several years, but “It aint my house” mentality still prevails.

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    IndyW  about 1 year ago

    The ever emerging smart home technologies not including computers, have users adding more and more WIFI devices in their homes unaware of the expanded network vulnerabilities they are creating. These can amount to 40 or more devices and need to have very secure passwords and regular software updates. Unless you stay on top of this and try to manage these devices regularly, hackers will have a field day.

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