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  • Post Of The Day on Jun 8th 2018

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Have you rebooted your router as per FBI warnings?

Explained by Rooster...

More Russian hacking!

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My router is junk I have to reboot it a lot (hehe)

Thank ya for sharing. I actually hadn't heard anything about this till now

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Lil_Princess Lil_Princess

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My router is junk I have to reboot it a lot (hehe)

Thank ya for sharing. I actually hadn't heard anything about this till now

🦋

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Lil_Princess Lil_Princess

In response to “My router is junk I have to reboot it a lot...

Best to change your password also.

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Rooster Rooster OP

In response to “Best to change your password also.

Smart thinking.

A friend of mine in IT showed me just how easy it is to crack passwords and I was shocked. I knew it could be done just didn't realize how easy it could be done.

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Lil_Princess Lil_Princess

In response to “Smart thinking. A friend of mine in IT...

I generally change my main passwords every 90 days or so. Better safe than sorry!

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Rooster Rooster OP

In response to “I generally change my main passwords every 90...

Very true. At work I have to do mine every 30 days. Its a pain sometimes because it takes me 30 days to remember what it was (hehe)

Its also a pain cause I have to chain it on my laptop, phone, and tablet.

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Lil_Princess Lil_Princess

In response to “Very true. At work I have to do mine every 30...

(hehe) I have a notebook that has so many scratched off ones that it's almost full now! Just had to change my Skype password the other day. Geez!

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Rooster Rooster OP

In response to “(hehe) I have a notebook that has so many...

The only reason I don't write mine down is I would lose the notebook (hehe)

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Lil_Princess Lil_Princess

In response to “The only reason I don't write mine down is I...

(hehe) I keep mine in my desk here so I can look at it when I haven't been on something for a while!

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Rooster Rooster OP

In response to “(hehe) I keep mine in my desk here so I can...

I lose so much I am not sure how I still have 3 kids...or wait is it 4 (hehe)

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Lil_Princess Lil_Princess

No but I probably will, since you brought it up..

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DandyDon DandyDon

What, Fist Brain Intergalactica? Knob brain? Huh.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lEHIwxGA17Y

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ZonkeyBalls ZonkeyBalls

In response to “What, Fist Brain Intergalactica? Knob brain?...

Waiting for metal to meet metal

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Crimson Crimson

In response to “Waiting for metal to meet metal

Would rubber meeting rubber suffice?

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ZonkeyBalls ZonkeyBalls

In response to “Would rubber meeting rubber suffice?

Hell yeahhh boi

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Crimson Crimson

I reboot mine monthly, was told to do that from my provider.

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SynysterGates SynysterGates

I did that a few minutes ago and changed my password.

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Linnster Linnster

In response to “Good job!

Thanks. It isn't easy for me to figure out how to do those things on my laptop. I got it down on my office PC, though.

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Linnster Linnster

How do you reboot a router?Technically inept!
Got my passwords on auto fill.

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Blewynanifail Blewynanifail

What, now?

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Carla Carla

In response to “What, now?

Yep! Read the article I posted!

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Rooster Rooster OP

In response to “Yep! Read the article I posted!

Thanks, rooster. I looked right past the link.

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Carla Carla

In response to “Thanks, rooster. I looked right past the link.

Damn Russkies again! Might want to reset a new password also.

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Rooster Rooster OP

In response to “Damn Russkies again! Might want to reset a...

I will. I do have cisco.
It isnt as though they could garner anything useful by hacking me. But, i reckon, just in case.

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Carla Carla

In response to “Damn Russkies again! Might want to reset a...

ha ha I am not going to worry about them. I am too far from everything as is everyone else around here.

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LorraineTwevlehundredRaineTwelvehundred LorraineTwevlehundredRaineTwelvehundred

Nope, it's strange, they seem to really suck at getting these types of warnings out to the masses. This is the first I've heard of it, thank you very much for passing the word along!

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Zolfie Zolfie

Not yet... I suppose I should, eh? Sounds like work... :(

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Chuck_Tom Chuck_Tom

In response to “Not yet... I suppose I should, eh? Sounds...

It's easy. 15 minutes at best and then a new password. Pretty easy.

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Rooster Rooster OP

In response to “It's easy. 15 minutes at best and then a new...

I say I will but I won't... it's my nature to keep putting things off til it's too late.

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Chuck_Tom Chuck_Tom

In response to “https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4v8jBpR1asI

I have a laptop. Every other day I shut it down, push the on/off button to off, pull out the electrical cord, take out the battery (I don't know if that does any good but do it). Then after waiting about 5 minutes I put everything back together. Is this what you mean? But I will not change my password... it's the same one for everything I need a password for.

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Chuck_Tom Chuck_Tom

In response to “I have a laptop. Every other day I shut it...

That'll work but you should think about changing passwords as that's what they're after to access info.

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Rooster Rooster OP

In response to “That'll work but you should think about...

What info? This is what puzzles me... I don't do anything financial on here. Nothing bought on Amazon... no filing of taxes... the Russkies don't need to know what I don't know... (hehe)

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Chuck_Tom Chuck_Tom

In response to “I say I will but I won't... it's my nature to...

Don't worry. I'm monitoring yours and Sukies through RCMP sites. (hehe)

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SynysterGates SynysterGates

In response to “Don't worry. I'm monitoring yours and Sukies...

I have nothing at all, er much, um as scandalous as before to hide!

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Chuck_Tom Chuck_Tom

In response to “I have nothing --at all--, er --much--, um...

Me either. Pretty boring. lol

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SynysterGates SynysterGates

I haven't yet, but I appreciate the links.

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Piper2 Piper2

In response to “I haven't yet, but I appreciate the links.

You're welcome.

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Rooster Rooster OP

Hey Rooster, does my virua software look for this kind of thing?

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Budwick Budwick

In response to “Hey Rooster, does my virua software look for...

No, it doesn't as it's through your router and modem and they don't detect that kind of hack. Sorry.

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Rooster Rooster OP

Aw shite

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Crimson Crimson

Never heard the warning and i don't know how it is done anyhow.

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LorraineTwevlehundredRaineTwelvehundred LorraineTwevlehundredRaineTwelvehundred

Got the work email stating the exact same thing so I did it

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symplycurious symplycurious

Also on a Mac?

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Sukiesnow Sukiesnow

Thanks for the tip. Any ideas on how anyone could crack a password on a router? I get about six attempts on mine to log in with the correct password then it locks and can only be reset using the button on the back.

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OzSurfer OzSurfer

In response to “Thanks for the tip. Any ideas on how anyone...

It can be done quite easily when you know what you're doing.

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Rooster Rooster OP

In response to “It can be done quite easily when you know...

But wouldn’t the hacker get locked out before they were successful?

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OzSurfer OzSurfer

In response to “But wouldn’t the hacker get locked out...

Not before they could get passwords and info from it. That's all they need for access.

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Rooster Rooster OP

In response to “Not before they could get passwords and info...

Ah now i see what you mean. Gosh i didn't think that kind of intrusion would be possible. You'd think the manufacturers would release a patch to fix it.

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OzSurfer OzSurfer

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