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Re: Reverting firefox-esr upgrade in Buster

On Thursday 08 November 2018 12:37:42 rhkramer@gmail.com wrote:

> On Thursday, November 08, 2018 09:53:24 AM Cindy-Sue Causey wrote:
> > I got... *sigh*... hacked/cracked two weekends ago. "That other
> > operating system" that has been running as my dialup modem via a
> > networked laptop. Could have come from outside the country, but I'm
> > leaning toward +1 more that it has roots right outside my front
> > door.
> I don't have any comment on the rest of your post, but (and I'm
> frantically knocking on wood as I write this), I don't think I've ever
> been hacked in the 33+ years I've been connected to the Internet or
> predecessor online systems.
> What I use is a router with NAT between the modem (of whatever flavor)
> and any of my systems.  Back in the day, I had to do some gymnastics
> to play some games -- I don't know if that is still an issue, but, to
> the greatest extent possible, I recommend that everyone consider a
> router with NAT between their computers and the Internet.
> (And, as I close, Just knocking on wood a few more times... ;-)

Been doing that for nearly 20 years, using dd-wrt, I see them knocking on 
the door, quite a few times a second at times. Only one got in, and I 
had to give him the login/pw combos to do it as I needed help. Not 
another in nearly 2 decades. I no longer watch the logs, too boring.

Cheers, Gene Heskett
"There are four boxes to be used in defense of liberty:
 soap, ballot, jury, and ammo. Please use in that order."
-Ed Howdershelt (Author)
Genes Web page <http://geneslinuxbox.net:6309/gene>

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