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by niemeyjt
Wed Oct 28, 2020 11:42 am
Forum: Computers, Internet, IT, Phones and Televisions
Topic: A Spam Mail I received
Replies: 25
Views: 326

Re: A Spam Mail I received

It is called separate channel verification - no issue receiving bank details by mail provided verified by phone / SMS etc. I also only pay a small sum, and verify its safe receipt by phone, before transferring full amount of bill on first occasion. But it is hard for those who cannot get into frauds...
by niemeyjt
Tue Oct 27, 2020 9:28 pm
Forum: COVID-19
Topic: Another confinement perhaps?
Replies: 21
Views: 386

Re: Another confinement perhaps?

"The French government is reportedly mulling a localized lockdowns for the Paris, Lyon and Marseille metro areas, which would include 7pm curfew, a public transport shutdown and closing non-essential shops, while reports noted that a three-week lockdown could start from Friday evening with the detai...
by niemeyjt
Tue Oct 27, 2020 8:54 pm
Forum: COVID-19
Topic: Another confinement perhaps?
Replies: 21
Views: 386

Re: Another confinement perhaps?

Announcement rumoured tomorrow to start Friday.
by niemeyjt
Tue Oct 27, 2020 8:38 pm
Forum: The Café
Topic: University Challenge
Replies: 9
Views: 162

Re: University Challenge

How about reading for a bachelor's degree in the horizontal circumvolution of cylindrically reconstituted macerated bovine nutriment.

McDonald's University.
by niemeyjt
Tue Oct 27, 2020 8:26 pm
Forum: Computers, Internet, IT, Phones and Televisions
Topic: A Spam Mail I received
Replies: 25
Views: 326

Re: A Spam Mail I received

Not sure about Authy, but some apps will generate a code on the device itself. The server knows what code the device generates at a particular time.
by niemeyjt
Tue Oct 27, 2020 5:49 pm
Forum: Computers, Internet, IT, Phones and Televisions
Topic: A Spam Mail I received
Replies: 25
Views: 326

Re: A Spam Mail I received

The cynical me wonders whether it is going to show you as possibly pawned without any real justification just to get people signing up to 1Password? It showed that my e-mail address had been pawned on one breached site, looking further it says: Onliner Spambot (spam list): In August 2017, a spambot...
by niemeyjt
Tue Oct 27, 2020 5:33 pm
Forum: Renovation
Topic: Condemned wiring but they still switched it on
Replies: 10
Views: 251

Re: Condemned wiring but they still switched it on

Fitter wrote:
Tue Oct 27, 2020 4:39 pm
Have you made a will?
I think that was mentioned before . . . you might want to adopt Demon.
by niemeyjt
Tue Oct 27, 2020 5:30 pm
Forum: Computers, Internet, IT, Phones and Televisions
Topic: A Spam Mail I received
Replies: 25
Views: 326

Re: A Spam Mail I received

You can do nothing about the fact the accounts were leaked - all you can do is change the passwords on any site where those credentials were also used to something unique and complex. Just to add the compromise differs from site to site - but Linked In for example you can assume passwords were lost ...
by niemeyjt
Tue Oct 27, 2020 1:07 pm
Forum: Computers, Internet, IT, Phones and Televisions
Topic: A Spam Mail I received
Replies: 25
Views: 326

Re: A Spam Mail I received

If you have followed best practice, you will have used a different password on every system and it won't be an issue. :-) If you haven't, then change your passwords on any sites using the above password, following best practice this time. Your password was likely obtained from another hacked site - ...
by niemeyjt
Tue Oct 27, 2020 11:04 am
Forum: Renovation
Topic: Condemned wiring but they still switched it on
Replies: 10
Views: 251

Re: Condemned wiring but they still switched it on

Just ready for working in there this winter - you can now run a few electric heaters to stay warm.