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Supergrover

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Grrrrr......

Contrary to the experience most folks have reported while using iCue, I've had pretty good luck with it respecting my colour configuration(s). NZXT's Cam OTOH has been a nightmare from day one, and only seems to get the occasional period of time where an update seems to have convinced it to work as advertised.

The latest issue is recovering from sleep.... it's applying a straight white colour as opposed to the muted blue I've programmed in and the only way to get it to apply the correct setting is to close the program and re-open it. What a major PITA!

Might be time to start shopping around for a set of corsair light strips to replace this NZXT Hue+ (I can't complain too much.... I got it for free using NCIX points.... :) ).

edit: I set a price watch @$40 for the corsair 4 pack maybe I'll grab a set when/if it goes on sale.
I have a M2 drive that does the same, goes to default rainbow on resume from sleep. PITA.


My Rant:
Almost a month ago I noticed some funky things going on with my network. Very long story short, someone local hacked my router created their own network hidden and have been doing some very bad things.... you can guess sick fuckers,
Anyways RCMP are now involved they now know whom they are and have been gathering evidence, have a "bait box" now at my house for another week or so that the hackers are using unbeknown to them. What a Pain, but Shaw upped my internet 600mbs to 1gig for free so silver linings.
 

sswilson

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What's the brand name of the router? Was it the ISP provided one? What kind of a hack was it? Were they rerouting content through it to anonymize it? Either way, glad to hear that they've managed to identify the source and are gathering evidence.

What you're describing in the nightmare scenario I used to warn folks about when I was working rogers high speed tech support.... you might not really care if somebody is using your bandwidth via a password free wifi connection, but I'll bet a person would care when the RCMP show up at the door looking for whoever has been downloading kiddy porn.
 

Sagath

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I have a M2 drive that does the same, goes to default rainbow on resume from sleep. PITA.


My Rant:
Almost a month ago I noticed some funky things going on with my network. Very long story short, someone local hacked my router created their own network hidden and have been doing some very bad things.... you can guess sick fuckers,
Anyways RCMP are now involved they now know whom they are and have been gathering evidence, have a "bait box" now at my house for another week or so that the hackers are using unbeknown to them. What a Pain, but Shaw upped my internet 600mbs to 1gig for free so silver linings.

Holy shit. This is everyones worst nightmare.
 

Shadowmeph

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I have a M2 drive that does the same, goes to default rainbow on resume from sleep. PITA.


My Rant:
Almost a month ago I noticed some funky things going on with my network. Very long story short, someone local hacked my router created their own network hidden and have been doing some very bad things.... you can guess sick fuckers,
Anyways RCMP are now involved they now know whom they are and have been gathering evidence, have a "bait box" now at my house for another week or so that the hackers are using unbeknown to them. What a Pain, but Shaw upped my internet 600mbs to 1gig for free so silver linings.
a friend of mine ( internet hacker friend) used to create honey pots when she thought that her network was hacked and would catch a few people using it and of course those people would get infected with Trojans or virus's or both she found that sometimes it was someone parked close buy useing a laptop or tablet but sometimes it was someone in the same building she lived in. she was one of those people that would drive around and hacking into business networks then going inside telling them they need better security which I always thought was risky since it is illegal but she made money this way being I guess a grey hat but that was a long time ago at least 5- 6 years
 

Izerous

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she was one of those people that would drive around and hacking into business networks then going inside telling them they need better security...

I have done this once or twice finding compromised computers on open networks, mainly because the people to live near my in-laws for example are all elderly and don't know any better than beyond what telus tech or what not tells them. and have found neighbours with open networks and open computers. Enough that i was able to leave readme.txt files on their desktops and no special networking hacking tools just wide open windows shares etc.
 

danmitch1

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I have a M2 drive that does the same, goes to default rainbow on resume from sleep. PITA.


My Rant:
Almost a month ago I noticed some funky things going on with my network. Very long story short, someone local hacked my router created their own network hidden and have been doing some very bad things.... you can guess sick fuckers,
Anyways RCMP are now involved they now know whom they are and have been gathering evidence, have a "bait box" now at my house for another week or so that the hackers are using unbeknown to them. What a Pain, but Shaw upped my internet 600mbs to 1gig for free so silver linings.
That is really scary, any advice as to how to avoid this happening ?
 

JD

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So I ordered a 16TB Seagate External drive off Amazon last night, shows up today, box looks fine, label looks fine, everything seems to indicate it would be 16TB... go and plug it in... only 9TB usable space. I figure there's only a 10TB drive inside? What are the odds of the factory messing this up though... the box appeared untampered and all the packaging seems new.

Back to Amazon it goes...
Hmm so I guess the first one must have been tampered with, still odd that someone went through so much trouble to make it look new. I guess they must have heated up the sticker to remove it? There was also no plastic wrap, this one I got today was in plastic wrap and is thankfully 16TB.

This was the "fake" one, also had this sticker over the Seagate barcodes.

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Izerous

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I know i shucked a few in the past for a non-critical NAS, but realistically the enclosures are built so cheaply it was almost impossible to take it apart without damage, or signed of forced entry.
 

Shadowmeph

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I have done this once or twice finding compromised computers on open networks, mainly because the people to live near my in-laws for example are all elderly and don't know any better than beyond what telus tech or what not tells them. and have found neighbours with open networks and open computers. Enough that i was able to leave readme.txt files on their desktops and no special networking hacking tools just wide open windows shares etc.
thats the real issue elderly people are more innocent they might think sometimes I will be nice leave it open so that others might use it not realizing what can happen. at my work they have an open network which explains why there are homeless people camped near by or sometimes cars parked on the street close by I would imagine though that my works open network probably has safeguards in place
 
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