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« Reply #1425 on: December 04, 2020, 06:16:06 pm »

Has anyone else noticed that if you have more than one unread post in a section, opening one of them to read cancels the 'New' marker on them all? Using Microsoft Edge.


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« Reply #1426 on: December 09, 2020, 10:57:05 am »

Yay I'm getting notifications again.  O0


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« Reply #1427 on: December 09, 2020, 11:07:48 am »

It's strange but I've never stopped getting them
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« Reply #1428 on: December 09, 2020, 11:20:04 am »

Now getting mine again :-))
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« Reply #1429 on: December 09, 2020, 12:28:53 pm »

I am too  :-)) :-)) :-))

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« Reply #1430 on: December 09, 2020, 05:53:06 pm »


.... probably because I've stopped fiddling with stuff......   %)
 
 
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« Reply #1431 on: December 09, 2020, 06:07:14 pm »



Or maybe because you fiddled with stuff :-))
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« Reply #1432 on: December 17, 2020, 09:11:57 am »

A couple of days ago, there was an advert for the "Mediocre Modeler Group" on the Mayhem Facebook page.
Out of curiosity I clicked on it.  My monitor immediately flashed blue (with text - but too fast to read) and the computer shut down.
Now, something that can shut down my computer is obviously up to no good, so I restarted in safe mode and ran Malwarebites.
This threw up 11 changes to both programs and registry which I quarantined (can't have too much quarantine!).
Today I have received multiple warnings from Google that my account access is being attempted by someone else.
I've had to change my passwords, including Mayhem (which I know I should do regularly anyway) but its a 'round tuit' job.
Hope no one else has suffered from this.
Bl**dy viruses!!!
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« Reply #1433 on: December 17, 2020, 09:45:00 am »

A couple of days ago, there was an advert for the "Mediocre Modeler Group" on the Mayhem Facebook page.
Out of curiosity I clicked on it.  My monitor immediately flashed blue (with text - but too fast to read) and the computer shut down.
Now, something that can shut down my computer is obviously up to no good, so I restarted in safe mode and ran Malwarebites.
This threw up 11 changes to both programs and registry which I quarantined (can't have too much quarantine!).
Today I have received multiple warnings from Google that my account access is being attempted by someone else.
I've had to change my passwords, including Mayhem (which I know I should do regularly anyway) but its a 'round tuit' job.
Hope no one else has suffered from this.
Bl**dy viruses!!!
Danny
It's possibly taking things off topic but, for completeness, what operating system?
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« Reply #1434 on: December 18, 2020, 09:54:23 am »

Windows 7 - 32 bit
Seems ok now, so hopefully caught everything in time  %)

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« Reply #1435 on: December 18, 2020, 01:11:15 pm »

Windows 7. Yup!
Danny, you've probably heard it before so it doesn't bear repeating from another non I.T. professional.
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« Reply #1436 on: February 07, 2021, 04:18:02 pm »

For information.


Martin Davis the owner of the site is in Hospital (not covid related) so wont be able to respond to emails or site upkeep etc.


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« Reply #1437 on: February 07, 2021, 04:45:37 pm »

I wish Martin well and hope it's not too serious.


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« Reply #1438 on: February 07, 2021, 04:49:47 pm »

I hope Martinís back home soon and back at the helm fit and well
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« Reply #1439 on: February 07, 2021, 05:06:14 pm »

Best wishes to Martin for a speedy return to Mayhem :-))
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« Reply #1440 on: February 07, 2021, 06:12:41 pm »

I hope the hospital gives him a Hawaiian gown ti wear  :-))
Get well soon matey
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« Reply #1441 on: February 07, 2021, 06:24:41 pm »

I hope the hospital gives him a Hawaiian gown ti wear  :-))
Get well soon matey
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« Reply #1442 on: February 08, 2021, 10:02:14 am »

Best wishes for a speedy recovery Martin, we're missing you already!

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« Reply #1443 on: February 08, 2021, 10:28:46 am »

Get well soon Martin, the website is not the same without you. Regards
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« Reply #1444 on: February 08, 2021, 11:02:03 am »

They are going to need sun glasses under their face masks to look after Martin.

 Good luck Martin get back soon.
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« Reply #1445 on: February 08, 2021, 11:55:38 am »

Windows 7 - 32 bit
Seems ok now, so hopefully caught everything in time  %)
 


Note on Win7. I believe that Microsoft stopped supporting Win7 in January 2020 and so there have been no new software patches or security updates.
I guess that beginner hackers will see Win7 as a soft practice target, and probably most of the younger people I have come into contact with over the last 10 years think that hacking is cool. Also there are fraudsters and malware that targets silver surfers (including our favoured Facebook pages and Youtube channels) because we are soft targets who incidentally are more likely to be running old systems and software with all of the vulnerabilities that entails.
My old Win7 machine is now sitting under the TV, plugged in to run video files, and I disabled the wireless internet connection to prevent security problems.
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« Reply #1446 on: February 08, 2021, 01:42:45 pm »

Note on Win7. I believe that Microsoft stopped supporting Win7 in January 2020 and so there have been no new software patches or security updates.
I guess that beginner hackers will see Win7 as a soft practice target, and probably most of the younger people I have come into contact with over the last 10 years think that hacking is cool. Also there are fraudsters and malware that targets silver surfers (including our favoured Facebook pages and Youtube channels) because we are soft targets who incidentally are more likely to be running old systems and software with all of the vulnerabilities that entails.
My old Win7 machine is now sitting under the TV, plugged in to run video files, and I disabled the wireless internet connection to prevent security problems.

Surely in all the years of Win7 being around, you'd have thought they would have found and fixed all the problems by now.    I only upgraded from XP a couple of years ago......  {:-{
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« Reply #1447 on: February 08, 2021, 03:50:04 pm »

For information.


Martin Davis the owner of the site is in Hospital (not covid related) so wont be able to respond to emails or site upkeep etc.


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Get well soon Martin, we need you back here ASAP!

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« Reply #1448 on: February 09, 2021, 09:47:41 am »

Surely in all the years of Win7 being around, you'd have thought they would have found and fixed all the problems by now.    I only upgraded from XP a couple of years ago......  {:-{
I expect they found and fixed all of the problems up to the day they stopped supporting Win 7.  After that date, there are hordes of bad guys looking for fresh ways to exploit vulnerabilities that are not going to be fixed.  M$ closed their door on the system, but that let the bad guys a clear field looking for a new set of doors to open in the knowledge that their efforts would not be impeded by M$.
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« Reply #1449 on: February 09, 2021, 11:43:07 am »

I expect they found and fixed all of the problems up to the day they stopped supporting Win 7.  After that date, there are hordes of bad guys looking for fresh ways to exploit vulnerabilities that are not going to be fixed.  M$ closed their door on the system, but that let the bad guys a clear field looking for a new set of doors to open in the knowledge that their efforts would not be impeded by M$.
I've always suspected that the vast majority of later updates are just bloatware to make your machine slightly slower, eventually forcing you to upgrade.      Microsoft are as corrupt and as cynical as it could possibly be - look up the AARD code....
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