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TR Community scoreboard for June 15, 2012

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TR Community scoreboard for June 15, 2012

Sonja Thompson Staff
No, I didn't forget about you all. :) Here are the TR community stats for the past week:

TR members with the most total posts on the forums
Deadly Ernest - 54
Palmetto_CharlieSpencer - 50
JJFitz - 38
robo_dev - 29
dl_wraith - 25

TR members with the most Votes Up in the Discussions forum
Palmetto_CharlieSpencer - 42
Deadly Ernest - 36
Bob B. - 25
rob and dl_wraith - 18
charlie - 17

TR members with the most Votes Up in the Q&A forum
robo_dev - 5
OH Smeg - 3
Who Am I Really - 2

Spam busters
wizard57m - 22
Palmetto_CharlieSpencer - 12
Deadly Ernest - 3
rufwork - 2
ultimitloozer, glen.harris, and john - 1
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Hope the vacation was a great one! :)

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GSG

I saw some of the pictures you posted. It looks like you had a good time, but I missed the scoreboard last week.

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PurpleSkys Moderator

Happy weekend everyone :)

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CharlieSpencer

I hope you enjoyed being away from us as much as we enjoyed being ...

No, wait; that's not it.

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Sonja Thompson Staff

Ohhh, Palmie... if I had a shovel ....

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NickNielsen Moderator

That HURT!

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Michael Jay

the helmet, takes a little of the sting out of it.

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HAL 9000 Moderator

It's only Pally who's allowed a Helmet.

Due to the Brain Damage that he has got from all the girls slapping him around over the years.

Col

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hippiekarl

got riffled, and all its extant contacts were spammed a malicious link from *me*. The only thing I did that could've caused it was logging onto the *free* wi-fi at a Days Inn last week. Now that I've 'run off by myself' in an RV w/car hauler, I'm going to think twice about using unsecured networks (such as hotels', truckstops', and the like), and fire up my new little 3G hotspot instead.

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seems we read of problems on "public free WiFi hotspots" quite often.
Best advice I've read is #1, only use SSL sites (those with HTTPS in the
URL), #2 keep your system patched, your antivirus/antispyware updated,
and your firewall on, #3 turn off file/printer sharing, #4 only use web based
SSL enabled email, or turn on SSL in your email client (if available) and
#5, maybe most important, consider using a VPN to handle the connection.

The worst part of what happened to you (so far as you know, anyway) is
maybe a bit of embarrassment due to the email messages sent. However,
if you entered any authentication credentials at non-SSL web sites, those
username/password combinations could be compromised. Might want to
change your passwords.
I haven't had an opportunity to use free WiFi, but, I have used my old
Blackjack as a 3g modem! That's one of the reasons I resist the "upgrade"
offers, hehe!
Good luck, hope your trip is a good one! :)
ps...there's a TR Community Scoreboard for June 22, 2012 also,
here... www.techrepublic.com/forum/discussions/102-392768

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Deadly Ernest

wi-fi access security is not as good as what you pay for it.