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PhilipInCoventry
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181 of 200  Sat 5th Oct 2019 5:22pm  
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Hi all Wave It doesn't hurt to have different provider email addresses. Say, keeping business separate from social. The tablet that I am using for this chat has no bank or transaction activities. The cost of devices nowadays makes that easier. Even a slight variation in the name. I wonder what our forum experts have to say on this? I limit my transaction sites. I don't plump for the cheapest cost of an item for a supplier that I am not likely to use again, just to save two pence.
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pixrobin
Canley
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182 of 200  Sat 5th Oct 2019 6:24pm  
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I agree Philip, on both points. I have four email addresses, each for a different purpose. I too restrict my suppliers to a short list. And I change passwords on a regular basis.
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argon
New Milton
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183 of 200  Sun 6th Oct 2019 2:04pm  
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I have just been reading about something called DEF CON that has a conference in Las Vegas annually. I found it very disturbing. It is an annual hackers conference with people worldwide attending and lecturing . See wikipedia or you tube. Edited by member, 6th Oct 2019 3:53 pm
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rufford155
Lytham UK and Madeira
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184 of 200  Thu 21st Nov 2019 1:22pm  
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DEF CON is a conference for ethical, honest hackers. They are the good guys helping to keep you safe by finding the flaws and exploits in software that the developers need to patch. Nothing at all to worry about. Whilst I am no expert, I do take two computer magazines, so I have noticed some other misconceptions on this thread. "Have I been pwned" is a perfectly legitimate, safe and useful website to find out if your email address(es) and/or password(s) have been compromised. Kaspersky is certainly not ineffective as suggested earlier - in fact it is actually the best there is. My magazines conduct an annual test of all available AV suites and Kasperksy has come top for at least the last five years. There was some controversy when the USA raised concerns because its founder is Russian but that was a red herring. Remembering lots of passwords - yes, you can keep a list as I do, but it's in coded hints which nobody would understand. At least 14 characters are recommended - random phrases work well. I have never been hacked and never had a virus but I still get plenty of spam every day. There are so many hacked databases out there it's inevitable that someone somewhere has your email address. Some of my spam comes from people pretending to be members of a rambling club that I belonged to years ago. Clearly one of the members has had their address book hacked. There is a way in Outlook (Office 365) that I use to check if the sending address is genuine before opening the message. Most decent email clients should have this facility.
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argon
New Milton
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185 of 200  Thu 21st Nov 2019 1:27pm  
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Interesting, Rufford. What is an ethical honest hacker and how do you recognize one. As a layman I am alarmed at any mention of hacking.
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Heathite
Coventry
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186 of 200  Thu 21st Nov 2019 1:36pm  
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Kaspersky in my book are completely unethical. Once you have signed up they will do their very best to not let you go. Not by persuasion but by deceit, they make it extremely difficult to discover how to unsubscribe. I use eset, and so far it hasn't let me down.
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rufford155
Lytham UK and Madeira
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187 of 200  Fri 22nd Nov 2019 6:57pm  
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On 21st Nov 2019 1:27pm, argon said: Interesting, Rufford. What is an ethical honest hacker and how do you recognize one. As a layman I am alarmed at any mention of hacking.
Sorry I don't understand. Why would you want to recognise a hacker? If you have been hacked it wouldn't have been an ethical one, would it? As I said, they tell the companies/corporations when they find a problem with software so it can be patched before criminals can exploit it. I'll try not to mention hacking again if it upsets you, let's just pretend it never happens.
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rufford155
Lytham UK and Madeira
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188 of 200  Fri 22nd Nov 2019 7:00pm  
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On 21st Nov 2019 1:36pm, Heathite said: Kaspersky in my book are completely unethical. Once you have signed up they will do their very best to not let you go. Not by persuasion but by deceit, they make it extremely difficult to discover how to unsubscribe. I use eset, and so far it hasn't let me down.
I pay annually so why unsubscribe in the middle of the contract ? When it runs out just don't renew it !
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rufford155
Lytham UK and Madeira
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189 of 200  Fri 22nd Nov 2019 7:04pm  
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Read about the Def Con here.
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Midland Red
Cherwell
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190 of 200  Tue 31st Mar 2020 8:22pm  
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Does any forum member have difficulty in uploading images to the forum using an iPad?

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Annewiggy
Tamworth
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191 of 200  Wed 1st Apr 2020 10:05am  
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Hi MR, I did have a problem at one time but I think Rob sorted it and said it was something to do with the pictures having the same file name. I usually find that taking a screen shot of the pictures is best, that seems to allocate a different file name and I have no problems now.
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flapdoodle
Coventry
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192 of 200  Mon 6th Apr 2020 1:11am  
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On 21st Nov 2019 1:27pm, argon said: Interesting, Rufford. What is an ethical honest hacker and how do you recognize one. As a layman I am alarmed at any mention of hacking.
You sometimes have to pay them to do PEN testing. I worked on the software for a cloud based service a few years back, and we hired a hacker to make sure it was secure. The best way to find out if a system/software is secure is to open it up and let hackers try to break it.
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pixrobin
Canley
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193 of 200  Mon 6th Apr 2020 11:51am  
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Hi MR If your iPad or iPhone is running iOS 11 then images are saved as HEIF (Highly efficient image format) or HEIC format by default. They will need conversion to jpeg to upload. See here: HEIF/HEIC
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Midland Red
Cherwell
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194 of 200  Tue 7th Apr 2020 4:01pm  
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Thanks for that, Robin Tried it, sadly made no difference Strange that I can continue to download images onto other forums I’m involved in, and onto Flickr - but not onto HCF!
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JohnnieWalker
Bonny Hills, Australia
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195 of 200  Tue 7th Apr 2020 9:37pm  
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May be able to copy them FROM Flickr etc, MR?
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