User Profile: ECtech

ECtech

Member Since: May 21, 2012

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  • January 31, 2015 at 2:32pm

    “I”m going by the picture. She is gorgeous and fit and he is slobby. He should shave ,shower, get a haircut, and workout so his wife wants to have relations more often. This is good advice to all of you guys.”

    Ahhh…you’re one of “those” people. Everyone must look the “same” and men with long hair and beards are unacceptable. I doubt he’ll be cutting his hair or shaving his beard off anytime soon.

    I won’t be either (although I prefer my beard quite short).

  • [-1] January 29, 2015 at 3:36pm

    OMG…a chem-trail believer…

    Bwa ha ha ha ha ha ha…

  • [2] January 29, 2015 at 2:52pm

    I don’t feel “persecuted”. But then again, I don’t care what people think of my beliefs – although I do occasionally state my opinion here.

  • January 29, 2015 at 2:42pm

    “Again, if someone is determined enough, they’ll break your security.”

    No, they won’t – except maybe the NSA since they probably have a “master key” to bypass 128 bit encryption.

    Sure, if I were careless and just installed random stuff (such as keyloggers or password stealing malware) it could happen. I don’t.

  • January 29, 2015 at 2:32pm

    1) If the server is set up properly, there will be an authentication delay, which you can set. No server should allow that many authentication attempts in that short of a period of time.

    2) Don’t discount the stealing (by malware) of online game accounts such as World of Warcraft. This is big business in China because they sell game gold for real money.

    3) No one is going to get my info because I don’t install malware and only I know the passwords. Sure, if some website doesn’t encrypt passwords and someone finds an exploit to breach the server, it could happen. However, there should be no modern web servers that don’t encrypt passwords.

  • January 28, 2015 at 8:03pm

    Microsoft Security Essentials is junk.

    Get a decent AV such as Avast or Avira.

  • [2] January 28, 2015 at 2:17pm

    Alright:

    1) There aren’t nearly enough temperature measuring stations to accurately measure the global temperature AND they are often poorly placed.

    2) 100 years ago, measuring equipment was NOT very accurate. Which brings me to my third point…

    3) Our measurements only cover a microscopic period of time in regards to the estimated age of the Earth.

    I could go on, but why bother? You’ll discount all of these things like a good liberal sheep.

  • [7] January 28, 2015 at 2:12pm

    Oh yeah…that .7 degrees C over the last hundred years is gonna’ kill us all.

  • [-1] January 28, 2015 at 2:03pm

    Most cars are metal, which surrounds the electronics.

  • January 28, 2015 at 2:00pm

    “All computer controled cars will be worthless…”

    Not true. It depends on how much “shielding” the car electronics have. If the computer is surrounded by metal (equivalent to a Faraday cage), the car will still work.

  • January 28, 2015 at 1:53pm

    “Scientific theories like “Evolution” are not full of holes”

    Yes, they are. Even Swiss cheese is jealous.

  • [26] January 27, 2015 at 8:44pm

    Good for them.

    I still refuse to buy their overpriced stuff, but I support capitalism.

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  • [6] January 27, 2015 at 8:21pm

    One more quick post:

    I played WoW (World of Warcraft) for 5 years – my account was never compromised. I’ve been playing Guild Wars 2 for two years – no issues with that either.

    The point is, “hacking” is not nearly as easy to do as the TV and movies tend to make you believe. At BEST it’s pretty difficult and that’s if you’re a very good programmer. Please stop believing this nonsense in the movies.

    If hacking were easy, half the websites on the internet would be down on a daily basis.

  • [5] January 27, 2015 at 8:11pm

    “but there are lots of ways to get the password other than guessing.”

    Yes, I’ve mentioned some. However, without actually hacking the server – which (for some reason) would have to have unencrypted passwords – it’s not going to happen.

    I have 4 e-mail accounts and numerous logins for various websites – none of which have been compromised. My wireless router has never been compromised (hint: there are built-in logs).

    So, no…it simply isn’t that easy.

    Edited to add; I’ve been doing this for over 30 years – I might know a thing or two.

  • January 27, 2015 at 8:04pm

    How do you know they are “brute force” and not someone simply guessing?

    Besides, your mail server should have software that limits the amount of guesses then provides a timeout.

    Edited to add: Why use SSH on a mail server?

  • [1] January 27, 2015 at 8:02pm

    It’s because they need the OS intact to troubleshoot many problems.

    I don’t know if they steal info or not. When someone brings a PC to me to repair, I try to avoid looking at personal information if I don’t need it to test software. I simply have no interest in it and I wouldn’t have the time (even if I wanted to, which I don’t).

    It takes enough time just to go through and test everything and resolve issues.

  • January 27, 2015 at 7:55pm

    Well, all you need is a decent password – 8+ characters with a few numbers. One that no one can guess, even if they know you.

    Antivirus – I use Avast free version (I turn off all the extra stuff except for the Software Updater). It’s one of the best free AVs out there. It tends to bounce between Avira and Avast, but Avast has far fewer false-positives – which is why I don’t use Avira.

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  • [-1] January 27, 2015 at 6:25pm

    J-Mo -

    Did it ever occur to you that our “intelligence” is at the primitive level of a newborn baby compared to a Creator?

    Also, everything that science has discovered is the equivalent of “reverse engineering.” Unfortunately, reverse engineering has limits. I’m not saying that we have reached that point, but unobservable theories regarding evolution fail to explain quite a lot. The theories are full of holes and require a lot of faith to believe.

  • [8] January 27, 2015 at 5:35pm

    Allow me to explain something about hacking and passwords.

    This isn’t TV or the movies. You CANNOT guess one letter at a time and reveal a password. You MUST enter the entire password at once. Most websites will lock you out for a period of time if you guess the wrong password more than 3 to 5 times. This means that you can’t even attempt to log in until that time expires.

    Hacking is NOT easy like they show on TV or in the movies (Swordfish was laughably bad in that regard). You need special software tools and (unless the “hacker” is an idiot) you need to be going through at least one proxy server or the server log will pinpoint your location AND you.

    The easiest way to “hack” passwords is not to hack at all. Use password stealing malware or keyloggers (very common in online games). Lots of people get these malware e-mails and end up installing this stuff DESPITE being warned not to do so (government is great at this one).

    Another way is through social engineering. The “hacker” contacts the organization, pretends to be from IT and tricks people into giving out the information. This is pretty common.

    Remember the movie “Wargames?” If that guy had used a few numerical digits after the name in his password, Matthew would NEVER have gotten in to the computer. So yes; GOOD passwords DO work.

  • [-5] January 27, 2015 at 4:35pm

    Maybe they should rename it to “Unobservable Half-baked Swiss Cheese Theory Day.”

    Oh well, that might be a bit too long.

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