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    • in reply to: Zero day for Windows 7 #2315148

      Thanks…I never knew that “Local” was synonymous with “physically present”. The Registry has always been in the same sketchy area as “Networking” on my mental PC/OS map; some tracings and pieces of knowledge, but not overall completely filled in. 🙂

      “Live and learn, or you don’t live long.” -R.A.H.

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      "A committee is the only known form of life that can have least four legs and no brain."

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      in reply to: Zero day for Windows 7 #2315014

      Yup, now that I search my memory, you’re right. This year has gone by like lightning for me.

      Question:

      I know it’s “just” a vuln, and there’s nothing in the wild yet, but Sergiu’s knowledge of it seems to be more than enough to go to MITRE Corp. or the CNA and get a CVE assigned to it. I’ve read the paper on how CVE’s get assigned, and it seems all the criteria are met:

      https://cve.mitre.org/CVEIDsAndHowToGetThem.pdf

      Has the holiday thrown a wrench into that process? Would it even help get Redmond off their duff on this one? Is it necessary or prudent to get a CVE on it ASAP? Seems so to me, but I don’t have the knowledge base for how all the gears and cogs work on this sort of thing as a practical matter. The .PDF seems straightforward in theory, but then there’s the real world…

      Just curious.

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      in reply to: MS-DEFCON 4 – It’s time to Patch for Nov #2314472

      OK, reporting in from the hinterlands of Win 7 ESU…(yes, we’re still here)…

      Installed:

      1. 2020-11 Security Monthly Quality Rollup for Windows 7 for x64-based Systems (KB4586827)

      2. Windows Malicious Software Removal Tool x64 – v5.84 (KB890830)

      …but the PC got to 65% on the reboot, then rebooted itself again, this time with no MSE icon in the lower right tray! I did another reboot, and it showed up again. It’s getting twitchy with these WIN 7 patches.

      ..but “so far, so good,” (said the guy as he passed the 50th floor of the Empire State Building after jumping from the top)

      (And at 439MB worth-man, these rollups are getting to be quite a beast!)

      Happy Turkey Day, everyone!

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      in reply to: Zero day for Windows 7 #2314448

      “…expected to be twice the price?” Ow.

      If MS’s offshore support is any indicator, 0Patch may be looking more attractive, even tho THEIR support is email only, from what I can see…

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      "A committee is the only known form of life that can have least four legs and no brain."

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      in reply to: Easiest way to make it easy for attackers #2313267

      When is that likely to happen?

      Software corruption by either a malfunctioning OS, another piece of software, or a hardware failure? Well, I’ve been using PC’s since the days of the Trash-80, and built a few since then, plus one workstation…and I’ve seen this happen quite a bit, actually, at work and at home.

      More importantly, that is why you have a backup that you have tested by opening on another machine / system. This is one reason I use an open source PM, I can open my passwords on any other device I can lay my hands on, even in a browser

      That works too. It’s a matter of personal preference.

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      "A committee is the only known form of life that can have least four legs and no brain."

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      in reply to: Easiest way to make it easy for attackers #2313216

      I never liked the idea of trusting passwords to any software manager; what happens when IT goes on the fritz, eh?

      I keep a paper book; but the English/Latin passwords are translated into one of several-odd obscure languages with some odd characters and squirrel noises thrown in (not the last one, ha-ha), and finally they’re written out in a foreign script, like, Armenian, Coptic, Arabic, Telugu, Sanskrit, etc.

      Good luck to the crook who gets it!

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      "A committee is the only known form of life that can have least four legs and no brain."

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      in reply to: Today is…. uh… #2311816

      Turned out to be a large pothole in the IT road here…some interesting stuff on origins:

      https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Friday_the_13th

      https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Knights_Templar#Arrests,_charges_and_dissolution

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      in reply to: Patch Lady – make sure you are protected #2307783

      It does make you think about bringing back public flogging, doesn’t it? It’s enough to make me think about forswearing my species and declare myself a Gorilla.

      Awful, just awful. Right next to bombing said institutions, the perps should be made to stand trial for Crimes against Humanity.

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      in reply to: Connectivity Issues WITH Sound Problems #2305018

      Paul K: Yes, it’s started.

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      in reply to: Connectivity Issues WITH Sound Problems #2304633

      OK, guys, finally it ran with the right syntax. Results per checksur.log:

      =================================
      Checking System Update Readiness.
      Binary Version 6.1.7601.24499
      2020-10-15 19:31

      Checking Windows Servicing Packages

      Checking Package Manifests and Catalogs

      Checking Package Watchlist

      Checking Component Watchlist

      Checking Packages

      Checking Component Store

      Summary:
      Seconds executed: 755
      No errors detected
      (w) Unable to open Event Log 0x000006BA Application OpenEventLog failed: 0x000006BA – The RPC server is unavailable.
      .
      (w) Unable to open Event Log 0x000006BA System OpenEventLog failed: 0x000006BA – The RPC server is unavailable.

      ======================================

      Earlier, ran  scandisk, and it did find some issues, but I think it must have cured them, as running it a second time.

      Will reboot and see if the problems persist.

      Am somewhat troubled that dism didn’t find anything to fix. <sigh>

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      in reply to: Connectivity Issues WITH Sound Problems #2303706

      Are you running in an admin Command Prompt?

      Yes, Paul, as you can see from my previous screen dumps, I am.

      Attached please find another screen dump, which shows the same error, even though I put in exactly what you said.

      The routine just does not recognize the syntax, which I HAD it spell out, see previous screen dumps Simple dism should work, but it does not.

      BTW, it does NOT run with a simple “DISM”. dism.exe yes, but not dism.

      NTDBD-addendum to Paul-when running dism.exe it does not recognize anything past “/online”-please see syntax attached.

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      in reply to: Connectivity Issues WITH Sound Problems #2303448

      “That is the “other” Windows clean up tool provided by MS. I have never seen anything but good come from a successful run.”

      Well, here’s a fine kettle of…fish!

      Attached please find three screen dumps of my journey through trying to get dsm. exe to run. Either I’m doing something horribly wrong, this win 7 version is weird, or I’m crazy.

      No problem running sfc, but you can see I’ve used every switch in the book, and I cannot get dsm to run.

      I am not a command line genius, but as you can see, I HAVE tried.

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      in reply to: Connectivity Issues WITH Sound Problems #2303220

      OK, will run sfc /scannow and dism /online /cleanup-image /restorehealth tomorrow as Admin. Understand the sound issue may be coincidental or two separate problems…but I DID see a FF icon in that blank space in the Mixer dialog where now is nothing. I swear I don’t drink!

      Status tonight is a normal, straight and continuous connection, but two sound crashes where the sound system quit running.

      I know routers have nothing to do with sound; I built my last three PC’s in the 90’s and early 2000’s, then had a shop build a workstation to my specs in 2008 (in storage)…now all I have on hand is this laptop. I’m fairly knowledgeable THIS side of the firewall, but when you get to Networking, it all goes gray and foggy, and always has. I think I have a block on the subject. ;/

      Long delays getting back to you are due to health issues- getting old ain’t for sissies! 🙂

      Wish I had a program/routine/tool that “restored health”  🙂

      Thanks for all your help!

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      "A committee is the only known form of life that can have least four legs and no brain."

      -Robert Heinlein

      in reply to: Connectivity Issues WITH Sound Problems #2303147

      Thanks to all, and a few new behaviors, and some questions:

      1. A clean, power-off with a 30-second wait then a clean reboot seems to get connectivity right away, though the “identifying” spinners keep whacking away until, after 10 minutes or so, the “Home” icons appear. Router issues? I hear Sagemcon is awful.

      2. Paul: I use Macrium Reflect Free for backup. Already ran sfc from Powershell…thought that was automatically Admin…and what is dism /online /cleanup-image /restorehealth? What does it do?

      3: Alex: Wireless only, use only MSE, nothing virtual.

      And the sound keeps conking at random. And there WAS a FF logo in that blank space in the mixer dialog box where you only see white now.

      I HATE intermittent issues… 🙁   …especially since this my only machine!

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      in reply to: WarezTheRemote : Comcast Remote man-in-the-middle attack #2302409

      I will not have, now or in the future, any “Smart” devices in my home, period.

      The smartphone I DO have is  checked regularly, as is the mike function on the PC. The camera AND mikes are physically blocked with e-z remove tape for those rare times I do use something like Skype.

      I just shudder when I think of all the Zoom use going on right now…

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