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Security Now! Podcast 872 tweet of interest

Here’s the tweet i just saw in regards to Security Now! Podcast 872.

I’mn providing this for people who are interested.

It will start within the hour on Twit Live or as a podcast later in the evening.

Steve Gibson: “Dis-CONTI-nued: The End of Conti?”
Security Now! #872 show notes:
https://bit.ly/38GGtlO
The emergency Active Directory re-patch, Clearview AI’s facial recognition, Vancouver’s Pwn2Own victim lineup, the DoJ’s softening stance, a smartlock hack, and Conti’s “strategic” demise.

It’ll be nice if it ends up being true that Conti disappears, they were the top dog after REvil, but that doesn’t necessarily mean anything.

Hoping and preying

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The Security box, podcast 95: Crypto interesting news, a 9.8 CVSS on big IP appliances, and what will be coming up in the coming weeks on the podcast

Hello all,

Welcome to another edition of the podcast. The RSS feed is getting updated throughout the network with the program.

While I wrote in the initial text notes that would’ve been posted to the blog that Windows Update would be covered, we didn’t cover it and I already edited those notes.

There are a lot of things that I’ve marked from the list that we can talk about and I’ll be trying to blog quite a bit within the coming days, so stay tuned on what we have.

You say you don’t have RSS? That’s no problem! Download this 93.86mb file by right clicking and selecting save target or save link as.

For those using keyboards, hit your context menu or hift+f10 and select save target or link as.

Now, without any further ado, here are the show notes for all!


Hello everyone, welcome to the security box, podcast 95. On this program, we’re going to talk about one vulnerability that affects big internet appliances at a CVSS score of 9.8.

We’ll see what else comes up including some Crypto news and things posted to our list and what type of order it’ll all be in.

The main article we’ll be covering is titled Hackers are actively exploiting BIG-IP vulnerability with a 9.8 severity rating which comes from Ars Technica..

Ars is probably not going to be the only one covering this, there will be others out there too.

The JRN hopes you enjoy the program, and thanks for listening!


Contact info is given throughout the program, tech information can be used as well. Thanks again!

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The Security box, podcast 94: EDR’s real and fake

There is a think called EDRs, which stand for emergency data requests.

On this podcast, we’re going to talk about this and anything else that the people want to talk about.

Here is the 99.28mb file for those who don’t have RSS feed.

Below, please find the show notes.


Welcome to podcast 94 of the security box. On this edition of the program, we’re going to talk about emergency direct requests (EDR’s) as there are now actors out there that will use Fake EDR’s for getting what they want.

There are two articles, both which I read.

I read the Krebs article first, and some time later, I found the Cyberscoop article which was quite interesting.

Besides that, we’ll be seeing what others have read, although I’ve been working and not blogging much between podcasts.

I hope that you enjoy the program as much as we are putting it together, and thanks for listening!

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The Security box, podcast 93: Earth Berberoka

Here is the 157.76mb file for you to enjoy if you do not have RSS which allows you to go ahead and get the program automatically at your schedule.

It’s been a busy week in the work department, so I have not had a lot of time to blog, but i hope to continue to blog when I can.

This program starts out talking about our Amazon devices and the fact that tey do record everything, although I don’t think it does unless it activates.

Be that as it may, its becomming a topic with write ups by Kim Komando and even a one minute podcast about the topic. I don’t think we should be scared, but at the same time, there are steps you can do to limit how much Amazon has on you. Amazon is the most pervasive of the smart devices according to what I’ve herd.

We also tlak about Earth Berberoka in great detail, and when guests do arrive, I believe they do get just a little scared on what this does.

While I finally got the blog post up, I decided not to go in to a whole lot of detail, leaving you to read and listen to the podcast.

It did air on Friday on Blue Streak Radio and now, its time to make it public for all to download.

As I said, if you are subscribed to RSS, you’ve already gotten it, so feel free to comment on it and let me know your thoughts.

Here are the full show notes I wrote up on the program, and we’ll see you next Wednesday. The topic is one which I’ll be writing about really soon, one I also read last week.


Welcome to the security box, podcast 93. We do cover some very interesting topics today including the recent news about our Amazon devices.

blog post

Besides our amazon devices, we’re going to talk as well about an Antivirus program with interesting accessibility isues but also coming with a VPN that can monitor what you’re doing. Maybe a problem much?

Our final topic is a big huge problem which we need to be aware of. The article is titled New APT Group Earth Berberoka Targets Gambling Websites With Old and New Malware which is quite interesting and really worth the read.

While it is only targeting gambling sites for now, this thing is packed full of problems and problems which can really cause you not to have a computer if you still have one.

Have comments for the show? Contact details are in the program, and I hope you enjoy!

This program was aired on the Independent channel on May 4, 2020 and was rebroadcasted on May 6, 2020 through Blue Streak Radio. It airs through their network on Fridays from 8 am CT until its conclusion.

I hope that each and every one of you enjoy the program as much as I am bringing it to you, and next week, we’ve got a great topic dealing with emergency data requests. You don’t want to miss it! See you all then!

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The Security Box, podcast 92: Conti did not do what they said they would do, attacks health care providers and more

Hello everyone! Welcome to the Security Box, podcast 92. The RSS feed has the program on it, and as announced, we welcome Blue Streak Radio as a broadcast partner airing the box each Friday morning at 8 am CT, 6 am PT.

If you need a download because you can’t use RSS, no problem! Here is the 153.51mb file for you to have.

In our first hour, we cover some of the news that crossed our desk as well as perused the blog covering things. I’ll have more articles coming soon, including two of them I mentioned I have not read yet tht were sent to our list.

Here are the full show notes for this program, and I hope you enjoy the program as much as I have bringing the program to you! Hope you will enjoy it, and contact me with questions, comments and other concerns if you’d like. We welcome the comments.


Hello everyone! Welcome to the security box, and this is program 92. On this program, we’re going to talk about Conti, again.

The article is titled: Conti’s Ransomware Toll on the Healthcare Industry which was quite interesting when I read it.

Besides that, we’ll see what others found of interest through the landscape and I’ll talk about some stuff as well including the Who’s Who directory and updates on it.

I hope that you enjoy the program as much as I have bringing it to you, and welcome Blue Streak Radio to the program. They’ll air this program on Friday morning Central time.

Thanks so much for having an interest on the program.

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The Security box, podcast 91: The Advanced Persistent Teenager

The hacking scene has changed, and it involves quite a different group of people, the teenager. While it is common to be skeptible, we had a great discussion on two different articles as well as covering other topics like 5g and some of the news read throughout the landscape and posted to the blog.

Do you not have RSS? No problem! Here is the 199.1mb file. I’d like to personally thank those who participated throughout the program and we look forward in returning to the airwaves in a week timne.

Here are the show notes that you can have which has links to the two articles we used as part of the discussion.


Hello everyone, welcome to podcast 91. We’re dealing with the teenage hacker in two different articles. As I’ve determined, there is only one article on the advanced persistent teenager which can also be labeled APT.

The first article we’re covering is: A Closer Look at the LAPSUS$ Data Extortion Group which was read all the way back near the end of March.

This will then lead us in to our other article The Original APT: Advanced Persistent Teenagers which was also good and in depth. I got confused by headings, but this article is only one article part long.

We’ll also be taking any comments and questions from the audience on Clubhouse and we’ll see what else we have to offer.

Make sure you check the blog for continuing article writing, we continue to post stuff although there was a lapse of posting lately, but it hasn’t been that long.

Thanks so much for listening and enjoy the program!


Before I go, please feel free to reach out with any comments or something you think we should discuss. I’m going to try and get better on getting things read, email and RSS is definitely an overload at times. Thanks so much for reading, listening and participating if you chose to do so.

Remember to visit the network main page and donate if you wish, and if you can. It’ll go to keeping things running including the web site, music for the independent channel and much more. Enjoy the show!

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The Technology podcast, podcast 362: Michael in Tennessee

Our RSS feed has been updated with the tech podcast which we’ve not done in quite awhile.

Here is the 81.4mb file for you to have if you don’t have RSS.


Hello folks, welcome to the tech podcast. Its been quite awhile since we’ve done a tech podcast, but its appropriate seeing how the Security Box ran almost 3 and a half hours. Today on the first tech podcast since 2021, we’re going to have Michael in Tennessee talking about some of the security landscape and what he’s read of late. Lots to talk about and maybe there might be some solutions that people can think about here too. The program is over 1 and a half hours and I’m glad I did it this way.

I’ll be looking at releasing some more stuff soon! Thanks for reading, listening and finding what we have to say of value.

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The Security box, podcast 90: 11 applications to avoid at all costs and more

Hello folks, welcome to the Security box, podcast 90.

The RSS feed has the podcast if you aren’t subscribed already.

If you don’t have RSS and can’t utalize it, than here’s the 117.47mb file for you to have. Thank you Sendspace for allowing us to host our files with you.

Below, please find the show notes which includes the link to the story that is our main topic. We also have other topics as well.


Hello everyone, welcome to podcast 90. On this edition of the podcast, we’re going to have our main topic on Millions of Android users should delete these 11 apps after Google kicked them out of the Play Store which is an article talking about 11 different applications that we need to be aware of that may have been causing harm. I’d say that IOS users like myself should be aware of these in case these apps make it to the app store and we get messages from places to download them as well.

Besides that, we’ll have anything that comes from the community on things they want to talk about and I even think I can do my intros a little bit differently. I hope that you all enjoy the program and thanks for listening!

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The Security box, podcast 88: Internet Connections and more

For those that need it, Here’s the 103.22mb file for you to download.

While I had covered everything within an hour, we ended up having a guest, so we rehashed things, had some comments and wanted to see what else they had to say.

There will be a show next week, it’ll be on Thursday next week, not on Wednesday. Hope to see you then!

Here are the show notes.


The Internet is a complex thing. There are different types of internet connections, some are most common than others, but all are important. In a recent article I spotted, the connection known as Sattelite Internet was targeted apparently by Russia, but that is not confirmed. The article is titled A mysterious satellite hack has victims far beyond Ukraine.

We’ll also have other topics that might be of interest and we’ll see what others have to say as well. Thanks so much for listening and enjoying the program!


See you next week!

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The Security box, podcast 87: SMS PVA, is it something we need to be concerned wwith?

Hello everyone,

Welcome to another podcast here on the tech blog and podcast. I uploaded it yesterday, and yes, its over 3 hours.

Due to the fact that I did not have live show notes, I did it all live. Other topics were also discussed as well.

Don’t have RSS? Here is the 191mb file for you to download.

Below, please find the show notes, and I hope you enjoy the show!


Hello folks, welcome to podcast 87 of the security box. On this podcast, we talk about a wide range of topics, but we also talk about a three part article set dealing with SMS services that can be used to sign you, the consumer up for services that you may not even know about or even want.

While the applications discussed here are potentially Android based, we need everyone to know what is out there in case something is developed for IOS or any other system you may use.

Below, please find the links to the articles we are going to be taking from as part of this discussion.

What caught me on wanting to talk about this is the fact that the United States is affected by this, although we don’t know by how much.

Understand that I think everyone should be aware of what is out there, and hopefully the articles and information can give you a sense on how you can stay as safe as possible. Thanks for listening, reading and participating in this important topic.

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The security box, podcast 86: Windows Update, Russia updates, spam discussion, books and more

Hello everyone,

It has been a busy week here at the JRN, so I’ve not been able to really have a chance to blog.

We’ve got a bunch of stuff that we’re going to possibly blog and or talk about, so just stay tuned.

Download the 145.02mb file if you do not have RSS.

Below, please find the show notes.


Welcome to podcast 86. On this podcast, we’ll cover Windows Update. I only have one article now instead of the two, so we’ll have to see how I can get the other back. Besides that, we’ll have comments from the Clubhouse room and other topics they may want to bring up.

I hope you’ll enjoy the program as much as I am bringing it to you.

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The Security box, podcast 85: How I started in this industry, news notes and more

Here is the 199.2mb file for those who don’t have RSS.

We had a great time, played a few tunes, and talked about how I got started in this industry, how the Internet was much calmer while starting to deal with viruses, worms and trojans, and how things have changed.

Not necessarily highly technical or detailed, we also cover Russia and what I heard on Security Now from last week.

Full notes below.


Today, the Security box takes a break from day to day activity although we’ve covered some scam type activities and even went through how I got started in this industry and how I think information can be given out successfully.

We also have some tracks that play as well.

The program lasts almost 3 and a half hours, and I hope you enjoy it.

I even talk about why we’ve temporarily retired the normal theme we use for the program.

Check the blog for complete details on things that may have been mentioned.


I hope you all enjoy the 3 and a half hour program, and feel free to participate! We’d love to have you.

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The Security box, podcast 84: What’s Going on with Russia? Can they be trusted anymore?

Hello folks, welcome to another podcast here on the security box. This time, what’s going on with Russia? Seems like they really can’t be trusted. Not like they were trusted for the past several years anyway.

The rss feed should have the program, but if not, this 151.0mb file should do the trick for you.

We’ve got book recommendations and we’ll revisit them as part of next podcast to see if people have read them and see what they think.

One of the books didn’t make it in to notations, and since I didn’t get to the books till the very end, I’ll go ahead and bring them to the forefront this next week so people are aware of them in full.

Here are the entire show notes.


Welcome to podcast 84 of the security box. This time, let’s discuss Russia’s involvement in pure problems. Now, they have decided to go to war, and its against Ukraine. They’ve been known to do DDOS attacks, ransomware attacks, spreading information that is not true or partially true or even completely false, denying many different things through the years ike the 2016 and 2020 presidential campaigns, and even more may be in the pipeline.

Below, please find links to some of the recent blog posts that I’ve done since the war started. In no way am I linking to everything, but you need to understand what’s going on so you can make the most informed decision on your needs based on what is actually happening.

I put the link to the video last, because while informative, we know that things are changing rapidly. I put McDonalds first because it was the last we posted and most viewed on linkedin. It got a retweet in France according to a comment.

What should you read? There are several books you can definitely read.

All of these books are written by Mark Russinovich , someone who works at Microsoft. To learn more about Mark, the various books he’s written including those I’ve linked in these notes, please visit zero day the book which is his web site. All books linked from his site I’ve read, zero day may be more of what we’re dealing with possibly right now. Some books may be available through NLS’s bard and Amazon as well as Apple Books.


I hope you all enjoy the program as much as I am bringing it together for you! We’ll be back with more blog posts and more podcasts very soon!

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The Security box, podcast 83: SMS port scams, Trick Bot, and possibly more

Hello everyoe. Welcome to the Security Box, podcast 83. I put the show up on the RSS feed after show time, but its been busy.

I now present you the blog post with links and even a download of the show as well. The download is 155.91mb.

We’ve got several topics that might be of interest, one was braught up by someone on the security box list that actually comes to assist me.

I hope that you find the program of value, and thanks so much for listening!


Hello folks, welcome to podcast 83.

Let’s start with something that came to my attention on Monday. Let’s recap a little bit about Sim Swapping.

This actually came up on Monday when someone who comes to assist me was saying to me that someone they knew had their phone cloned. They told me that T-Mobile, the company they were with, told them the phone was cloned.

As we know, T-Mobile was breached, and I don’t know about you, but I definitely don’t trust them. Remember the following?

Remember too, that Podcast 47 covered this in news notes and comments came in too. So there is plenty I covered.

Please also read SIM swap scam from Wikipedia.

As our main topic, I want to catch people up on what is going on with Trick Bot. The article TrickBot developers continue to refine the malware’s sneakiness and power from Cyberscoop will be used in this discussion.

The public on Clubhouse got in to a Spam discussion with one talking about the spam messages they were getting. While educational, we did some good laughs in this program and we thank everyone for participating on clubhouse’s platform. Tunes were also played during the program.

We thank you so much for listening and make it a great day!

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The Security Box, podcast 82: Windows Update and other topics

Hello all, welcome to another podcast of the Security box. On the box today, we’re going to talk about Windows Update stuff. We also have other topics as well.

The JRN apologizes for the delay of the podcast, but Jared got sick recently and needed to get medical care to make sure it was not anything that needed medical attention.

The RSS feed was updated either Thursday or Friday, but that’s as far as I got.

Don’t have RSS? No problem! Download the 139.66mb file and I hope you enjoy the program!

Below, please find the show notes with any links that you’ll find of interest. And, Clubhouse’s replay does include links to other stories that were mentioned as part of discussion during open forum. Those stories are located here on the blog, so I did not include them in to the notations for the show.


Hello everyone! Welcome to podcast 82 of the Security Box. This week, we’ll catch up on Windows Update, and we will also cover a lot of other stuff from the blog as well. We’ll also see what else the listenership and participents in Clubhouse want to talk about.

What happened in Windows Update? Our good buddy Brian Krebs from Krebs on Security has the full details. Microsoft Patch Tuesday, February 2022 Edition is the article. Lots of linked material that we links to some CVE numbers if you’re interested.


Thanks so much for listening, and we’ll see you next week, where we’ll talk about Trickbot as its back in the news. I’ll be blogging once again in a day or two about this and other topics that may be of interest.

Want to subscribe to our mailing list? Go over to the mix’s web site and look for the link to the Security Box discussion list.

I hope to see some of you there! We post potential articles that may be blogged or talked about on this or another podcast. I hope that you find it of value! Thanks so much for reading what we have to offer, and make it a great day!

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The Security box, podcast 81: Fake Investor does not go away, Fake investor is back and still the same

Here is the 137.32mb file for those who don’t have RSS capability.

We had a great show which included some very basic stuff as part of the open forum section of the show. The first hour was definitely interesting, although we didn’t have any live participation during it.

We’ll be returning to our normal time of 11 am PT, 2 ET for this show for next week.

Here are the show notes for you to peruse.


Show title: Fake Investor does not go away, Fake investor is back and still the same

Hello folks, welcome to podcast 81 of the Security Box! It seems like its time for an update on a very interesting character isn’t it? Its time for another update on the fake investor we’ve covered since podcast 10. I know that I’ve linked somewhere on the blog all of the podcasts we’ve covered John Bernard, and this is going to be one of those podcasts.

What has he done lately? This article titled Fake Investor John Bernard Sinks Norwegian Green Shipping Dreams from Krebs on Security has the entire details on what he has been up to now and a reminder of his past.

Besides all of this, we’ll step through the news that has been posted to the TSB list as well as on our blog.

We also had a new person come in and aask some stuff they’ve heard and we debunk the myths and facts of everything.

Want to subscribe to the Security Box discussion list? We’ll post stuff we’re reading, you can discuss it with us, and even post your own stuff too.

Here is a link to the Security Box discussion list hosted through 986themix. Just put your email address and name if you wish, and hit that subscribe button. Follow any email instructions you get. Just subscribing will not get you on by default. Confirmations last about 3 days.

I hope you enjoy the program as much as I am bringing it to you! Its going to be a great show.

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The Security Box, podcast 80: WordPress plugins used for attacks

Hello everyone. The podcast can be downloaded with this link. The file size is 148.38mb. The RSS was also updated for today’s program.

While the main topic was WordPress, we did talk about some of the blog posts that have been posted here on the blog, and even some possible problems with vague room names we’ve seen through clubhouse, although Messenger can also host rooms too.

The show notes follow with links to things talked about. Hope you enjoy the program as much as we have bringing it together for you! Thanks Nick for the nice chat and we hope to see you again.


Show notes

Welcome to podcast 80 of the Security box. On this edition, let’s talk about WordPress. While it is a good platform for people to use for web sites and even blogging as I do, it can come with risks we need to be aware of.

Part of those risks include keeping it up to date and of course the plug ins you install.

A lot of plugins can be found through the install section of your plug ins management facility, but you can also install plugins manually.

The article we’re going to cover today comes to us from Ars Technica and was sent by our godd friend, Michael. Supply chain attack used legitimate WordPress add-ons to backdoor sites is the article. I hope that you find the discussion of interest, and if you saw the write up, you found it of value.

We’ll also touch on other things blogged as well as ask any audience members what they learned and/or read during our discussion today.

Remember, you can always contact me through the tech blog or even through the show’s contact info as well. Thanks so much for listening, and make it a great day!

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The Security Box, podcast 79: This App is completely safe to use

Hello everyone. Its time to release podcast 79 of the Security Box.

I’d like to personally thank those people who came on to Clubhouse with me to discuss this topic, and the link to the article we take from is coming up unless you’ve viewed it already on the blog.

Don’t have RSS? No problem! Go ahead and download this 78.52mb file and I hope you enjoy the program no matter how you get it!

Below, please find the show notes.


Welcome to the security box, podcast 79. I probably am not surprised really about what we’re going to talk about, and it was talked about on Throwback Saturday Night’s security segment. Now, we’re going to take our time on it, because I feel we need to.

What are we talking about you might ask? Toronto lab finds security vulnerabilities, censorship framework in Olympic app is an article talking about the olympics and a new app the IOC basically says is completely safe to use. Researchers are saying differently, and one major problem that two of us see brings this to full circle.

I’d like to thank DJ Terry of The Mix for calling and asking about this after he heard very little on his news channel. With the games so close away now, this is the perfect time for someone to take advantage and do something they think is a good idea to do in their mind.

Thanks for listening whether live or through the podcast or replay, and we’ll catch up with you very soon!

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The Security box, podcast 78: Windows Update includes a Wormable Flaw

The Security box, podcast 78: Windows Update includes a Wormable Flaw

Hello folks, welcome to the Security Box, podcast 78. Here is the download of the Security Box for this week.

While I was alone, I know that people may find the program of value, so I am releasing it and of course, the replay is available on Clubhouse through my network club if you want to view the raw recording and see who may have popped in during the program.

I didn’t have any guests, but that’s ok. The file is 93.6mb.

Now, here are the show notes.


Welcome to podcast 78 of the Security Box. As we do typically on the podcast, we spend some time catching people up on what has been going on in Redmond, Washington with Windows Update.

We’ve only got one article, however, News of the week for January 14th has the other article.

‘Wormable’ Flaw Leads January 2022 Patch Tuesday comes to us from Krebs on Security, and it covers this huge problem and others across Redmond and others too.

Please feel free to send your messages, topics and the like for consideration. Thanks for listening!


Thanks so much for listening, and make it a great day! I hope you’ll enjoy the program as much as I have bringing it to you.

I’ll have more blogging later on.

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The Security box links, podcasts 62-76

Hello everyone,

Its been quite awhile since we have been able to release podcast links directly. Sendspace at one point had to protect their infrastructure with a captcha, which broke the wizzard.

I could still use it through the web, but it was a bit hard to do as I put stuff within folders of folders in spots, and I always had to go get a cookie to even get it to work.

With that said, I went to do some stuff and tried the wizzard again after logging in to do what I needed to do, and it worked as it once had before. I sent Sendspace an email and thanked them for fixing it so we can use the wizzard once again.

Below, please find links to the podcasts I did not get links to, and feel free to leave those comments!

As always, we appreciate everyone who has come along on the security landscape and we hope you’ll continue to listen and learn just like we’re doing. There’s always something to learn, and I love learning along with you all.

I’ll continue to blog and provide information and thoughts as much as I can, and feel free to join me on the ride.

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