Posts tagged with 'security'


Impressions on the remo+ DoorCam

A couple of months ago, I read about a new security camera for your house: the remo+ DoorCam . It’s a motion-detected security camera, but waaaaaay simple to install and configure and use. We have stucco and unfinished stone on our outside walls and that makes it a pain in the neck to install security cameras and the like, and that’s even before you have to worry about the power line. I’ve even had a Ring doorbell sitting in its box for the last six to seven months, because to install...

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The Talented Mr Steve

So this happened… The phone rings. The caller id says “STS” from 949-203-0674. I know who it is; I track scam phone numbers: it’s a hobby when you work from home. I answer. “Hi, this is Julian.” Clicks, buzzes, then: “Hello, this is Steve from [somefakename]’s Tech Support Department.” “Oh, yes?” “We’ve noticed that something is wrong with your computer. My error report says it is no longer updating.” “Interesting. Which one?” “Pardon?” “I have three I use regularly. Which one?” A worried silence...

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Routers: the next big security hole

There I was, minding my own business, when I came across this article in ArsTechnica: “ Dear Asus router user: You’ve been pwned, thanks to easily exploited flaw ”. I read on avidly, because, well, I have an Asus router, an RT-N66U to be precise and the subject of this article. It seems that some hacker had taken advantage of a security flaw in Asus routers, first described – wait for it – 8 months ago. The report on that flaw is pretty scary security-wise: access to...

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