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Hi.
Ok, wow is all I can say to both the articles.
Your cvv is actually quite scary.
The only way I can see you get some safety is that you use something like paypal to handle everything.
Technically you should be secure.
You need 2 passwords, one for the store you are getting things from and your paypal password.
You are submitting your email address really only and paypal knows what its doing.
Ok well like spotify, paypal has been and is still a potential tempting target as is every popular service and product online.
Next, the vibrater thing.
I have no idea why we should be concerned.
Breeches happen every day yet we still shop online.
I am shopping online more and more than I shop off it even if off it can be cheaper.
Local delivery, post by mail, no looking at shops even if its costing more than I would pay off it.
Do I know I am playing with fire? fuck yeah!
But then I am playing with it if I do or don’t.
Our bank details are online, our medical and other personal info is stored by someone online.
Even if we don’t use it directly we are still going online or some part of ourselves is.
Do we know that things can be controled online sure.
Now we need to actually be sensible on things we put control on.
Heaters, etc.
I don’t know it could be usefull.
Then again where did the traditional timer go?
My grandpa has a heater with a timer, it goes on at night and off and at times his heatpump will do as it does.
2.
Ovens, well I don’t know I guess it could be usefull, but why would you leave food all day in an oven or turn it on to heat up anyway, they heat up quite fast anyway which gives me time to have a wash.
If I need to be out in a hurry I either have a meal out or use a slow cooker and that can be left on all day.
Granted I would like to have that turn on but well whats wrong with a timer.
Lights, same as above.
Tv, if its on and you are in front of it I see no issue if you want to securely stream it then ok fine.
Security camera, this is probably the only thing I would see advantage of using online.
My uncle has had his house robbed in the past and its good to see what everything and every one is up to down to his wife and others.
He can also use it to talk to people in the house and them back as well as remote with some of his kit as if he was in front of it.
The rest I don’t know.
The fridge etc, unless we want to be fat veges we should do it the old fashioned way.
Every week or a few days I keep track of stuff I need.
Sometimes it may be more but mostly its the basics, food, drink, cleaning products, sometimes cooking.
Its not that hard.
I fear we are getting to automated, some stuff like our ovens, and fridges should not even be online neither should our heaters and lights.
My family have used timers for all these things and its really the only reliable thing in existance to be honest.
I used timers before the net and they work.
The only thing I would want to have extra would be a way to turn the lights off when they see its actually not dark like if its sunny or if its daylight as people often leave the house and do not turn them off and if its light my perseption is not likely to detect if a light is active unless I look at it.
I can go through the day and if I am busy enough I can forget my blinds are closed, or the lights are on etc.
If you want something online you should have a secure connection to your house and control it all from one online source if you can.
Then you have one connection to secure.
I do think we are being stupid with putting online into everything including things that don’t need onlineness.
Heaters and thermostats, clocks, and things that need to be active at a certain time should not be online, timers do that.
We have motion censors for security lights etc.
There are ways round that.
Now I do think I would like a way for my printer to tell me if its out of paper or ink without me having a problem and having to check its ip.
That would be good.
I’d like something that spyed on every system I ever maintained and then report every big or small error to me so I could check it if it was big enough.
Maybe not everything but I’d like to be proactive especially when I handle systems I have not touched for a while.
I do have some remote units that while far away I don’t touch physically at all and only once a year if that.
And while they are reported to be problem free, earlier this year both units that were replaced were on the verge of death.
One of them actually had a large issue while I was getting ready to send all its data to another newer system.
As a result though both systems were intergrated into the network, the data was not sent.
I sent the first dieing system to dump its 8gb of data into the then good old second system.
It died even before I was able to get the data off of it.
And while most of the data was in the cloud and on another hard drive I lost a major mail database.
That system was to be taken to someone for salvage for bits to put to the other system
Its been taken for salvage and recovery.
But the client has no cash to pay for recovery and so its in a long cue.
The system had been causing greef but I was not able to schedual things till christmas last year.
If I had known, I would have immediately transfer everything off that system.
Though sadly shortly after that my own backup sollutions both died and I scrambled to get everything off of the drives.
I think the simple message is that everything online can be a hacked thing.
Our identities can be stolen, our lives wrecked, our children wraped or killed and our cash stolen.
There are people that click on things they shouldn’t etc.
At the end of the way we actually need to decide why we continue to use the net, go online, etc.
The reason we are getting our stuff targeted is that its popular.
There are several ways to avoid things.
1. always sign out when not using.
Sadly with all these cloud services and ms accounts its recommended we stay active even to get updates on our twitter accounts.
2. log off or better turn off our systems if we know we will not be using them for ages.
Sadly with fast shutdown ms doesn’t eally want you to turn off your computer.
Use linux.
To be honest windows is really full of security issues, linux is a thing a lot use, I have used windows for ages and like it but thats where you need to go.
Keeping things updated will help to.
Having up to date malware and antivirus protection may or may not help.
I can’t really condone so called malware protection that could stop malware but could also get it wrong.
I have heard some horror stories from friends and even had issues my self.
In all cases they spelt doom and reformat for everything under the sun.
On the other end of the spectrum, I know people that don’t update or security their systems because of the potential dammage said updates can cause.
And I can see why, one thing us humans need to get round our little brains is that the more complex it is the more failiers can happen.
Sure the more complex things are and automated things are, the cheaper they get, or in fact the more stable they get.
But if they break we will know next to nothing about them.
When dos broke I was able to fix it.
When windows breaks the only thing I know is that a reformat will fix it.
I don’t know in most cases what is broken, why it broke or why I would use the broken part in the first place.
Anything I can fix is a program error, or something but the more complex things get the more powerless the general human will be because only those that make things will be able to fix if they can do it at all.
So many things are the throw away type we won’t know what breaks or runs.
Another thing to note, is that the words privacy and security are changing.
Nothing is secure and nothing is private.
Everyone from governments to your best friend can or has access to some or all your information including passwords.
And information is sold and misused.
I think we will need to shift from who has access to what its used for.
If its for good things, fine.
If its for bad or those that have our info are themselves insecure then they need to fix their issue.
I think part of the current issue we have is if I a user register my id say with the government, they or another one with access is hacked, someone does what ever with my id, say murders someone, its suddenly my problem not the guy that was insecure or stupid in the first place.
If a car driving down the road stops and opens his door, and a cyclist is coming down the road, and that cyclist tries to avoid the open car door, and is hit and killed by a truck that is just going on his way that person is charged for killing the guy.
Fine but the person that started it should also get some punnishment to.
I do think that when something goes wrong with anything legal and there is a chain of events those that actually do whatever it is to start whatever never get punnished.
I think we are going over security and privacy all wrong.
With so many breeches, and with governments wanting access to our info to get past these things like terrorism its grinding to a hault.
Meanwhile for the rest of us the world stumbles on
No shop on or offline will be completely secure.
Online is emulating the real world with real world dangers.
The world outside never sleeps or at least some of it doesn’t and the net does not sleep either.
I think all laws applying to offline should apply to online to.
It won’t make us safer but it makes thing a lot easier to handle.
Another thing is that we we are relying on the net for to much.
There are a lot of things that shouldn’
‘t be there in the first place.
You can’t hack a clock, I suppose you could but why.
Why hack an oven unless you wanted to cause a fire I guess.
A heater, the same maybe kill someone if it got hot enough.
A light, if you wanted to rob someone maybe.
But why a vibrater bar scaring someone out of their witts unless you wanted to make and sell a porno movie from hell hmmm may have answered that but I don’t know the world is just to daft for me to even think about.
I read today in a twitter post that windows10 and its upgrades are getting to become a pain.
And that as things automate its harder and harder to test hardware and things without windows installing its own things.
Its a pitty windows does not have a test mode.
You almost need to leave your test systems off the net to test offline but everything is online.
A lot of my major pc diagnostics are onlin affairs.
And while a lot of my stuff is offline without online I wouldn’t be able to function properly.

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vibraters and froad was released on April 29, 2016 at 3:15 am by crashmaster in general-updates-and-announcements.
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