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PostPosted: Wed Nov 29, 2017 8:34 pm 
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Used the same modem for several years. All hunky dory until I get an urgent letter from the exemplary outfit telling me that I need a new one.

I respond and the new gem arrives today.

Spend an hour on the phone with the nice lady trying to get it to work. Nada.

Try to get the old one to work with her assistance. Nada.

Get the supervisory lady on the phone and she concludes that the new unit is defective.

Must go to the Cox store tomorrow and exchange it for a new one. Figure an hour wasted for that and probably another hour to active it.

Wonder if TwoDogs wants to sell his van?


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PostPosted: Thu Nov 30, 2017 11:38 am 
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Yesterday an hour+ with Cox. Elevated to a level 2 supervisor.

My Outlook Express email started requiring me to require to login (a Cox pop up window appeared) every time I went to email.

Still not fixed, Cox told me to contact Microsoft. :evil:


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PostPosted: Thu Nov 30, 2017 11:55 am 
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Researchers have discovered a new technique that lets hackers and unscrupulous websites perform in-browser, drive-by cryptomining even after a user has closed the window for the offending site.

Over the past month or two, drive-by cryptomining has emerged as a way to generate the cryptocurrency known as Monero. Hackers harness the electricity and CPU resources of millions of unsuspecting people as they visit hacked or deceitful websites. One researcher recently documented 2,500 sites actively running cryptomining code in visitors’ browsers, a figure that, over time, could generate significant revenue. Until now, however, the covert mining has come with a major disadvantage for the attacker or website operator: the mining stops as soon as the visitor leaves the page or closes the page window.

Now, researchers from anti-malware provider Malwarebytes have identified a technique that allows the leaching to continue even after a user has closed the browser window. It works by opening a pop-under window that fits behind the Microsoft Windows taskbar and hides behind the clock. The window remains open indefinitely until a user takes special actions to close it. During that time, it continues to run code that generates Monero on behalf of the person controlling the Website.



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PostPosted: Thu Nov 30, 2017 1:10 pm 
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Resolved with a 10 minute visit to the Cox store and literally 2 minutes on the phone with Dominique.

I can now post faster than ever!!!


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Youse two sure talk about cockx a lot.

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