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Michelle
Michelle
1/9/2019 1:28:18 PM
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Re: Press models
I can see how that might work. Privacy does seem to have gone away with all the massive data breaches. I'm looking forward to reports of fewer compromised systems and less data leakage. Doubtful we'll see this, but still hopeful :D

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mhhfive
mhhfive
1/6/2019 8:14:26 PM
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More attacks during govt shutdowns?
I wonder if attackers are attempting more hacks during the shutdown -- thinking that there may be fewer enforcement agencies looking out for them. Or that computers are being left on while employees are furloughed...

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mhhfive
mhhfive
1/6/2019 8:11:53 PM
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Re: Press models
Some malware is sneakily designed to merely annoy and not totally prevent hardware usage. So it's like driving your car knowing you have a spare donut tire on -- plenty of people do it when they don't have the resources to buy a new tire. I had an in-law who knew her computer was running slow and had a lot of strange pop-up messages-- but she just ignored them and did whatever she needed to do. I think some people figure their privacy isn't that important anymore and they don't want to spend any money on fixing things that aren't *that* broken.

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Michelle
Michelle
1/6/2019 7:29:57 PM
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Re: Press models
Tell me more about non-technical folks living with malware annoyances. I didn't realize this was a thing. I assumed trouble with computer systems to be addressed by professionals at some point.

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mhhfive
mhhfive
1/6/2019 1:36:14 PM
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Re: Press models
I'm also curious how/why the attacks on printing presses works. Are these attacks effectively crippling-- or are they just an annoyance because they can be resolved with technical fixes that keep the presses running (but keep IT support working longer hours)? ... I've seen plenty of non-technical folks simply "live with" malware annoyances instead of trying to really fix malware problems.

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mhhfive
mhhfive
1/6/2019 1:30:22 PM
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Guardian
Bitcoin ransoms..
How do bitcoin ransoms really work out? Bitcoin is not exactly an anonymous cryptocurrency-- as bitcoin transactions can be traced forever. But is there a criminal clearinghouse that effectively launders bitcoin? Or are criminals just holding onto bitcoin or trading them privately amongst themselves?

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Michelle
Michelle
1/4/2019 2:36:58 PM
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Guardian
Press models
I'm really interested to learn more about the presses and cloud platforms affected. I have't seen either mentioned by name in al I've read so far. I hope web-to-print providers are taking notice and patching security holes NOW.

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