User Profile: ECtech

ECtech

Member Since: May 21, 2012

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  • April 29, 2016 at 7:42pm

    It’s made up (or some kind of conspiracy theory).

    GPS devices require a receiving antenna (for one) and even if CPU’s had one – the case(s) they are inside would block the satellite signal.

  • [-1] April 26, 2016 at 9:16pm

    “I think its sad that we cannot find a way for everyone to feel safe and comfortable…”

    There already is a way – you have a “bat”; use the men’s room – you have a “glove”; use the women’s room. This is not a difficult concept to understand.

  • [6] April 26, 2016 at 9:02pm

    That’s one reason I prefer Android devices (phone and Kindle Fire). No need to install that POS known as iTunes – just plug them into the PC and they connect just like a USB thumb drive.

    I can freely transfer what I want without restrictions and it’s quick and easy.

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  • April 23, 2016 at 5:07pm

    “If you didn’t know that Jenner wasn’t a woman you probably wouldn’t look twice if she entered the bathroom.”

    HE (not she) does not look like a woman and neither do most “transsexuals” that try to look like women.

    Evidently, we have to spell things out for liberals that are too dense to understand the issue:

    The concern is NOT about legit “transsexuals” that are living as the opposite gender. The concern IS about perverts that will take advantage of such laws that allow anyone to use whatever bathroom they choose.

    Can’t liberals figure that much out?

    Oh wait…stupid question.

  • [7] April 21, 2016 at 1:56pm

    I wasn’t a fan of Prince, but just so you know, he played a large variety of instruments.

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  • April 13, 2016 at 2:37pm

    I’ve had four teeth pulled and three root canals (two root canals this year).

    I didn’t need to be in a medically induced coma for any of it.

  • April 11, 2016 at 10:11pm

    “…because the only way software gets installed is with the user’s knowledge.”

    That’s how it works, unless you are careless and install programs that you aren’t familiar with – perhaps you think Microsoft is including “hacked” software in their OS updates.

    Really, if you (and some others) here are that paranoid and careless with your computers, you should probably just switch to Linux – it is free.

    “And ony the FBI has the ability to access remotely without you knowing.”

    Don’t install trojans, rootkits and other types of malware and you won’t be “hacked.”

  • [4] April 11, 2016 at 8:53pm

    “…her husband was put into a medically induced coma.”

    Why was that even necessary? That would be a huge red flag to me. Having teeth pulled really is not that big of a deal – even four of them. There’s something really wrong with that dentist and I hope the patient sues.

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  • [-1] April 10, 2016 at 3:21pm

    shogun -

    …And I suppose the necessary software just jumps on peoples’ computers by osmosis…

  • [-1] April 10, 2016 at 3:20pm

    C_Trip -

    From your link:

    “The feds had gotten permission to install the software from a Denver judge.”

    I keep saying it and people STILL don’t get it – SOFTWARE IS REQUIRED TO DO THESE THINGS.

    You CANNOT just remotely activate and view a webcam (light or no light) without software which doesn’t come installed by default.

  • April 10, 2016 at 3:01pm

    shogun -

    No, most “hackers” are script kiddies that don’t know much about what they are doing. The actual true hackers really don’t care about watching you on your webcam. If you knew anything about programming, you would know that it’s not as easy to do as the media makes it out to be.

    BTW, a wireless webcam (especially when people don’t read the instructions AND change the default passwords) is NOT the same as a computer with a built-in webcam.

    There’s a reason the Chinese and Russians write trojans, rootkits and other malware. It’s because they can’t just “jump” onto your computer like most people think they can.

  • April 10, 2016 at 2:56pm

    From the article:

    “In theory, the indicator light should be a hardware function. When power is supplied to the sensor, it should also be supplied to an indicator light. This would make the light impossible to hack. HOWEVER, I DON’T THINK ANYBODY DOES THIS.”

    He’s wrong – most webcam manufacturers do this – but NOT ALL.

    Also, you have to get the code FOR THAT SPECIFIC WEBCAM installed on the person’s computer AND you’ll need code that transmits the video feed to the viewer.

    This requires physical access to the computer OR you need to find a way to trick the person into installing the modified code.

    This is why you don’t just randomly run e-mail attachments or things you download from the internet.

  • April 10, 2016 at 3:16am

    I agree. I love Morro Bay. I have friends that live there.

  • April 9, 2016 at 11:48pm

    One more thing in addition to my other posts on this thread:

    Simply turning on a webcam would be useless unless there’s ALSO software installed that can send the video to the person watching.

    Don’t install random (malware) programs you download from the internet and this will probably never happen to you.

  • April 9, 2016 at 11:37pm

    Well, most people don’t know how the hardware works and a lot of news stories just add to the confusion.

    It’s true that there are some webcams that can be activated without the LED, but that probably requires a modified driver in most cases.

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  • [1] April 9, 2016 at 11:21pm

    Hacking is not as easy as the news makes it out to be and most of the incidents happened because people STILL run random e-mail attachments that install malware programs. Getting hacked by an actual hacker is VERY unlikely to happen to you.

    Basically, there are two ways that what you describe could happen:

    1) Malware installation of some type

    2) Allowing remote access to your computer

  • April 9, 2016 at 11:07pm

    Uninstall the drivers for it.

    No, you can’t “just” activate the camera – it requires software. What you hear about on the news is because of malware/spyware.

  • [1] April 9, 2016 at 11:05pm

    “the light does not have to be turned on to signal that you are being watched.”

    That depends on how the camera is designed. With most of them you can’t disable the light because the hardware is designed that way. It can be done on some, but it’s not necessarily straight-forward.

  • April 9, 2016 at 5:22pm

    I used to live in that area. Morro Rock is very steep and dangerous. Only idiots climb it.

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  • April 7, 2016 at 2:25pm

    /Facepalm

    He doesn’t even look like Chris Rock. Geez, what a nitwit.

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