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Hi.
Well firstly the updates for patch tuesday.
Yeah, for home users the thing will not be a problem unless you just happen to be the unhappy owner of an first generation intel i3 530m mobile type chip.
My uncle’s server has an really mangled m530 first gen, it was really slow to begin with, fast first loaded, but fully loaded was slow.
Cleared off and maintained still on the slow side.
With the update almost useless.
For all the 7th gen and 3rd gen units I own including a first gen or second gen i3 standard from 2009 its not that bad.
Transfering files on all systems from flash drives from and to does seem to slow down a lot especially when its small files I have to deal with.
What should have taken me 5 hours now takes me most of a day.
But since I don’t have to transfer 10-100gb per day thats hardly the issue as such.
I had to recover a friends data for him and have a little to go.
Next swatting, I think this could be added to the nusance or at least scam calls.
You don’t like someone, you get a swat team on them.
There is just one floor in this attack.
The police are not dumb!
They are the police, trusted inforcers of the law so they are not dumb!!!
Except they seem to be as dumb as the cucumber I eat on my salad.
Technically this attack is as bad as something trying to scan a port, its not as bad as a traditional spam attack, or ransomware, but if successfull it can deliver as much dammage as a virus with ransomware, malware, fishing hoax and spam/worm trogen elements.
The only semi cool part of this for the geeks here is that till they get smarter, there is actually a way for you to get destroyed by your computer (the machines are coming! run for your lives)
Seriously though this attack shouldn’t even be able to succeed and even if it did like spam emails it should be recognised as such and handled accordingly.
You’d better hope there isn’t a robot uprising tomorrow because the machines are smarter than us
I do think swatting can be added to hoaxes, fishing and scams in general maybe spam.
The attacks are initiated online in a forum, a bit hard to get handled unless certain phrases are blocked I guess.
Once on twitter, as long as person x keeps the same name well who knows.
If they don’t mask their ips then they can probably be traced.
For those that do its almost impossible.
I recieve scam calls, emails, etc every so often.
The emails and calls are not dangerous in themselves but if you follow them, open their attachments or click their links they can be.
I guess we are only human but this attack is easy to avoid and even if something does happen it should be easy to realise that its a hoax.

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comments on various things was released on January 13, 2018 at 9:08 pm by crashmaster in general-updates-and-announcements.
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