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Lenny Zeltser

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In a campaign currently active on Twitter, scammers are prescreening victims to avoid wasting time on people who are unlikely to fall for the tech support scam.
A new twist on the tech support scam prescreens potential victims by contacting them on Twitter and inviting them to call a phone number. This approach appears to be designed to save scammers time by eliminating people who are unlikely to be persuaded by their social engineering tactics.
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If all roads lead to the same automated system, can the pbx be traced in order to shut down the operation?
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Carlos Costa

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Here's another network test that i did today. 168 tests and only one with problem. The blue pair was cut. After the correcting it pass the certification. Remarkable job 
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+Carlos Costa I was thinking it was a cert. for you rather than the network. +Matt Haedo Cleared that up. Starting to think the Net Admin/Hardware side of things would have been more practical than Software Development.
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Simple Lists

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1TB per second transferred wirelessly has been achieved with 5G and they expect this to be rolled out to the public in 5 years... Mind. Blown.
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Yeah right! Let's see how it performs in the real world! 
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Brian Roberts

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Just wanting to get some feedback on www.wix.com. We are thinking about using them for our company site. Has anyone had experience with them?
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Statistically speaking it's more likely for you to be mauled by a bear than for you to properly secure WordPress. Via @sad server
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Josh Frye

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Well, even though it is soon to sunset.. in relative terms. It looks like Digital River's replacement is online. Although I haven't verified any of this yet. So if anyone does find it to work, please comment down below.

http://lifehacker.com/microsoft-now-lets-you-download-windows-7-isos-with-a-v-1688039211
If you don't have your Windows 7 disc handy--but want to create a custom installation, run Windows from a USB drive, or just do a fresh install--you'll need an ISO file of the disc. You used to be able to download them from Digital River's servers, but those links no longer work. Now, Microsoft has a Software Recovery Center where you can download those ISOs for free.
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Alan Dacey's profile photoMichael Spiess's profile photoRicardo Sanchez's profile photoMorgan Beadle's profile photo
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+Bjorn Behrendt
If you are trying alternative ways to get an iso make sure the skull is green or pink. 
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Miguel Rodríguez

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Rewiring a couple of voice jacks that once again, a vendor didn't fnish when they were hired to recable this building. The deal was to cut old cables (Cat5) and terminate the existing voice cables onto Cat6 Molex jacks and faceplates. 
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I have had couple vendors do that to me before. Corporate hires them, they do the job and leave and I get the phone call that people's phones aren't working and some computers can't connect to the network. 
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For any Canadians on the group, thanks to the DRAM class action lawsuit settlement you can probably make an easy $20.
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Adam Bender

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Is the Internet of Things just another buzzword for big data? Microsoft seems to think so.
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Tzouvaras Kostas

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How to Centralize Outlook Signature - Part 2

As i promise i'm here to explain the final steps how can centralize Outlook Signature.
Read the article and wait your feedback and your comments.

http://www.askme4tech.com/how-to-centralize-Outlook-Signature-part2
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HotHardware

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Here's hoping, Lenovo. #Superfish #Lenovo  
It’s been a rough couple of weeks for Lenovo. The company found itself embroiled in a nasty scandal involving Superfish adware that it installed on...
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Isaac Robles's profile photoDoktor Brinkmann's profile photoGary Royal's profile photo
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Why not ship a PC fully plain and empty? Much cheaper!!! And I install openSUSE
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HotHardware

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Yep, what you've been doing for a long time. #Microsoft #Windows #Windows7 #MSFT
It's long been a major pet peeve of mine that Microsoft has made it such a challenge to procure a legitimate ISO image of its OSes. I've felt like...
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Thanks for sharing this. 
It's just what I need! 
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Luis Sanchez

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If a new subnet is created in the network and the host is pointing to the Primary DNS on a different subnet, do you need to adjust something on the DNS server? DNS is on 192.168.3.X and 192.168.150.X has been added and neither the DNS or the host computers can be ping by name only with IP.
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Luis Sanchez's profile photoMince Walsh's profile photoTim Smith's profile photo
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I'd be checking random /windows/system32/drivers/etc/hosts weird settings and ipconfig settings. If NSLOOKUP can use it from the same computer that won't resolve names then networking is configured strangely or being intercepted (like by malware or a firewall)
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Paul Rodgers

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How much of a hassle am I looking at if I were to attempt to install Win 8.1 on a new Dell server?

Because people will ask, I want to roll my own NVR for a Ubiquiti UVC system, but I want redundant PSUs and rackmount without paying for an unnecessary server license.
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+Robert Webb I probably could get away without a GUI for this application but a GUI is so much easier for someone that grew up on them.

I can't find a Dell server that will fit in my enclosure (about 18 inches long max) so I'm going to have to use a desktop.
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Bryan J

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Good day to all of you...this is my 1st post in the community and I figured someone here would appreciate my sheer joy at these results. 

(I honestly didn't think I'd see these speed's outside of the office, unless I bought a ticket to S. Korea or a Google fiber locale)    ;)

I recently cleaned up my Asus laptop, Win 8.1 64-bit, of all the garbage I'd accumulated over the past year.  Which included several browser's and the pre-installed bloatware, other various tech tool's and software update tool's.   And decided on giving Iron web browser a try.   It still averages about 5-7 processes, but seem's to perform a tad faster than Chrome and Firefox, which was choking on the flash player.  So I just installed xmarks, sync'd my bookmark's and am quite happy with my new cable, PC, and page loading speed's.       (I have Brighthouse btw)

Any who, hope you all have a good Thursday.  Here's an old review of Iron from HTG in case you've yet to try it out.

http://www.howtogeek.com/howto/the-geek-blog/iron-browser-is-a-privacy-conscious-version-of-google-chrome/ 
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Thanks +Samuel Smith  lol  So was I before upgrading.   I just hope all that talk of merging with Comcast doesn't go anywhere. Otherwise, I'll most likely be back down to my old 20mb plan.
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Marina Carroll

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OK, here it goes....I NEED HELP! 
Please vote below on what you would like to see while browsing your company intranet site. 

Thank you!
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Hmm. I have a how-to journal/article that someone somewhere might like seeing...  My friend has a interesting solution to deploying any windows based workstation. He's also hoping to get his foot in the IT professional workforce door.
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Josh Frye

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Well I think Microsoft just hit a home run as it were, the war is not over by any means. But this does help tie in Office for a number of people.

http://www.maximumpc.com/microsoft_office_365_now_free_teachers_and_students_worldwide
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Josh Frye's profile photoDouglas McMillan's profile photoDave Gallo's profile photoSøren Torbjørn Svendsen's profile photo
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+Holger Jakobs

One of the reasons I think Microsoft did this, to get more people into thinking about Office 365 when they think office productivity software.
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John Ogden

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Found some thoughts on certification as follow up to recent discussion + do read the Martin Fowler blog at the bottom.

To be clear there seems to be a big gap between software certifications which I'm more familiar with and which seem lower quality as they tend to be grey areas, and hardware certifications which I'm less familiar with yet I'm told are higher quality and have more yes/no answers

Is that fair? Is there a path to consensus here?
The Case Against Certification. Posted on Feb 21 2015. Picture source, licence. After the recent announcement of the DevOps Institute, I expressed a certain degree of anger and consternation on Twitter. Continuing from where I left off in my previous post (where I wondered out-loud who it was ...
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Makes a good case for dev certs being garbage. However, if you think that even remotely applies to CCIE or VCDX (or hell, even CCNP or VCAP) then you clearly don't know much about these cert tracks. Just my $.02.
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Scott Wendrick

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Avast, Eset Nod32, Kaspersky and Privdog/Comodo antivirus doing a Man in The Middle attack!

So with all the superfish news going on I was curious if I had any odd certificates installed on any of my computers. I found out the free antivirus software Avast was doing a man in the middle attack on one of my crappy workstations.
It replaces domain certs with its own.  You can view the cert by going into your local root certificates.  You will see two from avast.  They are essentially replacing the certificate from the domain with their own.  What I havnt tested is if they actually replace a bad, expired or private cert without any warning. This completely breaks certificate trust and my trust with avast or any of its products. 

Personally Verified: Avast
User Verified: Comodo, kaspersky, Eset Nod 32
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+Rodney Fletcher that is exactly why I really liked comodo asking me fifty million times during one install if I wanted to allow each change. That being said I'm not very happy about the privdog situation.
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Aaron Stevenson

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Anyone have readily downloadable media for Windows 7 Pro 32bit? All I have is 64 bit.
Note: I am not asking for a license.
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Christopher Goetting's profile photoMatthew Starzer's profile photoAaron Stevenson's profile photo
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+Aaron Stevenson The second set in that link, the ones from DigitalRiver, do download. As far as your OEM key, the version you download has to match the version the key is for (home/pro/ultimate...). It should say right on the keytag which version it's for. The OEM key won't activate via the online process, but a call to MS will get it working in just a couple minutes.
EDIT: Scratch that :( Appears that MS has changed something in the past couple weeks since I last had to pull an image down. /End EDIT
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HotHardware

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AMD still isn't claiming to be able to catch Intel but a 40% power consumption reduction, 5% IPC boost and better DX12 graphics should help. #Carrizo #AMD #APU  
AMD first started dishing out details on Carrizo, the successor to Kaveri, during the closing months of 2014. AMD is claiming that Carrizo, which is...
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Would love to see what Samsung could do with an x86 license.
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