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    mudmanc4 got a reaction from CA3LE in WPA2 fatal flaw   
    We discovered serious weaknesses in WPA2, a protocol that secures all modern protected Wi-Fi networks. An attacker within range of a victim can exploit these weaknesses using key reinstallation attacks (KRACKs). Concretely, attackers can use this novel attack technique to read information that was previously assumed to be safely encrypted. This can be abused to steal sensitive information such as credit card numbers, passwords, chat messages, emails, photos, and so on. The attack works against all modern protected Wi-Fi networks. Depending on the network configuration, it is also possible to inject and manipulate data. For example, an attacker might be able to inject ransomware or other malware into websites.
    The weaknesses are in the Wi-Fi standard itself, and not in individual products or implementations. Therefore, any correct implementation of WPA2 is likely affected. To prevent the attack, users must update affected products as soon as security updates become available. Note that if your device supports Wi-Fi, it is most likely affected. During our initial research, we discovered ourselves that Android, Linux, Apple, Windows, OpenBSD, MediaTek, Linksys, and others, are all affected by some variant of the attacks. For more information about specific products, consult the database of CERT/CC, or contact your vendor.
    The research behind the attack will be presented at the Computer and Communications Security (CCS) conference, and at the Black Hat Europe conference. Our detailed research paper can already be downloaded.

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    mudmanc4 got a reaction from CA3LE in differance to negative with hughes net   
    Welcome to testmy.net forum @mudman59 ,
     Looks as if the connections speeds are rather sporadic, chances are there are a lot of other customers in the area.
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    mudmanc4 reacted to abaroudi in Confused by three test results   
    Okay, after looking more closely at the results I think I've realized my problem here. 

    Speedtest and Testmy are measuring my speed in Mbps (Megabits per second). While Fast.com is measuring in MBps (MegaBytes per second).
    And so in fact the landlords are actually providing me with 1.5 Mega Byte download speed rather than 10 Mega Bytes as they told me. 
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    mudmanc4 got a reaction from Gio Bacareza in guide to choosing servers   
    Hi @Gio Bacareza,
    There really in my opinion is not set guideline.
    The way I use testmy.net is to first test the closest server to my current location. Getting a baseline average of how the local or regional flow reacts.
    Then I'll branch further outward, testing the ISP peers to verify how well their infrastructure is connected, quality wise.
    With this, over time I can determine network loads, time of the load if any, and availability.
    At the same time I'll test the furthest locations of the mirrors, this accomplishes how well the top tier ISP peering is connected (backbones), or main arteries connecting global networks.
    It takes quite some time to get a rational image (as in records stored in your personal database here at testmy.net) as well as a mental image of network paths, usability as well as an availability baseline compared to others in your area, and worldwide. You can however shortcut to what is already in the public database, [http://testmy.net/country] which is compromised of all tests taken at testmy.net on a granular level of geography, country, ISP (and much more)  for informational purposes to use against your test results.
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    mudmanc4 got a reaction from CA3LE in Why is TestMy.net not showing up in Google?   

    I would default to looking after an IPB metadata issue
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    mudmanc4 reacted to CA3LE in Test PING   
    Keep in mind, you must be registered and signed in.  This will most likely be open for all users in the next version.
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    mudmanc4 reacted to Ian3005 in Test PING   
    Are there any plans to test PING or Latency?
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    mudmanc4 got a reaction from tdawnaz in Just stopping by to say howdy... :-)   
    Great to hear from you MamaT
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    mudmanc4 reacted to C0RR0SIVE in You know you have a borked up connection when .....   
    LOL, someone broke pfsense!
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    mudmanc4 reacted to Sean in cleaning a pc with air compressor   
    As ridiculous as it sounds, most computer components such as the motherboard, PSU and certain expansion cards can survive a full dishwasher cycle.  Obviously that's not how I recommend cleaning a PC.
    The following 8-year old video is an example.  The internals were covered in cigarette smoke residue, so he decided to dismantle the components and put them through the dish washer, with the exception of the case, battery and the hard disk. 
    I also enjoy watching videos on old hardware such as restoration videos.  I have come ones where such hobbyists put components through a dishwasher cycle to clean extensive debris build-up from being left for 10+ years in storage such as a dusty shed.
    As long as no moisture remains when the PC is powered up, it should be fine.  I generally clean my PC with an air duster, which is basically an aerosol can filled with propellant gas.  Here in Ireland, humidity is usually on the high side, e.g. I run a dehumidifier to keep the indoor level below 60%.
    The only component I may wash is the keyboard.  I have a Corsair Cherry Red Mechanical keyboard that I accidentally knocked a glass of cider on.  I immediately unplugged it, tried wiping off what I could and let it dry.  Once dry, many of the letters were sticking.  When I started removing the keys to try cleaning below, I realised the mechanical switches were jamming.
    With what appeared to be a ruined keyboard that I only purchased a few months before the incident, I figured I'll try giving it a bath as we don't have a dishwasher.  I partially filled a wide container with water from our dehumidifier (since it's effectively distilled), soaked the keyboard and pushed each key multiples times to force water through the switches.  I left it to dry for about a week.  It's fully functional again, all keys work and no sticking or other issue since. 
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    mudmanc4 got a reaction from Sean in You know you have a borked up connection when .....   
    Found this chart someone posted today

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    mudmanc4 reacted to nanobot in Any 4x4 or Jeep Enthusiast here?   
    1985 F350 Dually 4x4 (with 77,000 miles). Runs 1 1/4 ton, flatbed (obviously), I dropped a plow on the front of it, and a light on the roof.
    I'll try and remind myself to take a good picture of it with plow next time I visit my dad. (Moved into a city and apparently they don't like me parking a 24' monstrosity in the apartment parking lot.)

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    mudmanc4 reacted to tdawnaz in Just stopping by to say howdy... :-)   
    I've been busy busy busy...had a work accident in April...I'll be back to work in a week or so...been on light duty for 2 months. I can only imagine how much y'all have missed me
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    mudmanc4 got a reaction from Sean in Testmy.net member EBrown is interviewed by the BBC   
    Our very own @nanobot or EBrown has been interviewed by the BBC on Net Neutrality, here is what he had to say.
    Very nicely worded Elliot
    The full story can be found here
    To get more information as to the issues regarding net neutrality, visit or even join the EFF (Electronic Frontier Foundation)
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    mudmanc4 reacted to Sean in RC4, error growing   
    One possibility could be an issue with the Internet Security / antivirus software. 
    Some Internet Security products intercept HTTPS connections to scan traffic in much the same way they scan regular HTTP traffic.  In order to intercept HTTPS, they need to act as a 'man in the middle'.  As certificates are designed to prevent man in the middle attacks, the security package installs its own root certificate in each browser. 
    When the security software decrypts traffic to scan it, it re-encrypts the traffic using its own certificate, which the browser will trust due to the security software discreetly installing the root certificate earlier. 
    What I suspect is that Chrome (and in turn Slimjet) may have an older certificate that uses a less secure cypher.  In this case when the security software intercepts and re-encrypts HTTPS traffic, Chrome will try to authenticate that certificate against the obsolete root certificate and present the error. 
    What I suggest trying is temporarily disable the web filtering (or the antivirus software altogether) and try accessing an affected site in Chrome.  If it now loads fine (i.e. Chrome sees the proper certificate instead of the security software's one), then I recommend uninstalling and reinstalling the antivirus package. 
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    mudmanc4 reacted to Data_Addict in How to successfully get your money back for fraudulent speeds.   
    I am posting this as an example to show how to successfully get a credit for speeds you are not getting.  Depending on the ISP, the results could vary, however, the trick is to let them KNOW that you are not stupid, nor will you tolerate their fraudulent practices.  Here is a copy of my last chat with Comcast/Xfinity Customer Service.  I do apologize for not having the first half of the conversation, as I was disconnected on their end before I could print it.  I only ask that you use this as a reference, and not as a script, for they tend to catch on quickly:
        chat id: b75e3f6a-95a8-4c48-bac7-cfd290d497f6
        Problem: I got disconnected. PLease read notes and then apply my credit.
        Harvey > Hello JOHN_, Thank you for contacting Comcast Live Chat Support. My name is Harvey. Please give me one moment to review your information.
        JOHN_ > My Issue: I got disconnected. PLease read notes and then apply my credit.
        Harvey > Hi, John!
        Harvey > I hope you are having a wonderful evening.
        Harvey > How much was the credit?
        JOHN_ > Two weeks at his or less speeds: http://speedtest.xfinity.com/results/J592QAT4WMFBXA3
        Harvey > Sorry we are unable to access links that is non-Comcast.
        JOHN_ > I get 50% or less speeds, I pay only 50% or less for my bill.
        JOHN_ > That IS Comcast
        Harvey > Please allow me to look into your account
        Harvey > For security reasons, may I have your full name?
        JOHN_ > It is the Xfinity Speed test, only I ddid not log in to take the test to eliminate prioritizing the results.
        JOHN_ > John ________
        Harvey > Thanks,
        Harvey > Since you are already logged in to your account, we can now skip the verification process.
        Harvey > Please give me a few minutes to check.
        JOHN_ > I have already been through the tech departments attempt to fix the issue, as you can see.. they were once again unsuccsessful. I will call the tech myself tomorrow so he can also verify that this issue is not the router/lines, ect.
        Harvey > So you expect a credit for half of your current package price, correct?
        JOHN_ > Yes. I do not pay for service I do not recieve, especially when that issue is recurring within 24-48 hours after "repair".
        Harvey > I'll do my best to be help you out here.
        Harvey > Kindly give me a couple of minutes.
        JOHN_ > This continues from m0onth to month, so I will gather the test results accordingly and keep getting discounted for every month Comcast does not live up to their end of our agreement.
        JOHN_ > Whether you do or not, is going to reflect in the survey. The issue will still be made public as long as it continues.
        Harvey > That is Comcast. How about me assisting you? Would it also reflect?
        JOHN_ > Comcast had their chance to do right by me, and they continuously fail. As long as that occurs, I will not pay for service I do not receive, period.
        JOHN_ > The survey will only reflect your service to me.
        Harvey > Well, please allow me to give you a positive customer service experience.
        JOHN_ > I will not take my frustration out on you, however, I do expect the credit.
        Harvey > I am now doing my best to fulfill you request.
        Harvey > I am now coordinating with our Support Group.
        Harvey > I understand, please give me more minutes.
        JOHN_ > Certainly, just do not disconnect.
        Harvey > Of course, I won't do that.
        JOHN_ > And I have made arragements already to have a Comcast Tech supervisor to come out and test the lines/router ect.
        JOHN_ > So that will not be necessary on your end.
        JOHN_ > I made that arrangement alst time I had this issue.
        JOHN_ > last* not aist* , I apologize for my typographical errors.
        Harvey > Oh, not that's fine.
        Harvey > *oh, that's fine.
        Harvey > Sorry my keyboard is acting up.
        JOHN_ > Mine is just old. I keep it around because I like the clickety sound it makes.
        Harvey > (smiles)
        Harvey > Your current monthly rate is $49.99 + $10.00 for modem rent = $59.99.
        Harvey > I am glad to inform you that I was able to get you the credit for $30.00.
        Harvey > I already applied it myself and it will reflect on your online account within 24-48 hours.
        JOHN_ > Thank you very much. I do appreciate you and all your fellow chat reps for trying to fix the issue, it is too bad that I know it isn't actually the equipment doing this.
        Harvey > You are most welcome. I just did my part John.
        Harvey > Glad to have you on chat this evening.
        Harvey > Also,
        Harvey > I see you have an email address on file of [email protected] Is this still a good email to use if we have important messages concerning your Comcast account like appointment confirmation or changes to your account?
        JOHN_ > And for that, I am grateful. I know you all do not get to hear that enough, so here is me saying it. You are appreciated.
        Harvey > Thank you for the kind words.
        JOHN_ > Oh yes. I keep that email address current. I use it for research as well.
        Harvey > Yeah not everyday that we'd hear appreciation, but I'm glad I was able to this evening.
        Harvey > Thank you John.
        Harvey > Was I able to answer your inquiries and met your expectations for today?
        JOHN_ > Yes, and anytime. Also, let me just say before I go that I know how hard your job is, as my wife did that for years, and she also appreciates you.
        Harvey > Thank you so much!
        JOHN_ > Have a wonderful day/night/week. I hope that I am the hardest situation you have to deal with this week.
        Harvey > Is there anything else that I can help you with?
        Harvey > You take care my friend.
        Harvey > Have a safe night.
        JOHN_ > No, you've been great. Now get me to that survey so I can give you your great review!
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    mudmanc4 got a reaction from CA3LE in TMN Test Fails To Start   
    maybe, but you rock more ....aaaand ya know it
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    mudmanc4 got a reaction from CA3LE in TMN Test Fails To Start   
    You @CA3LE are one of few that acknowledge user input as valuable. That is why I love you man, really it is. Thanks for everything you do!
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    mudmanc4 got a reaction from CA3LE in TMN Test Fails To Start   
    I have not reproduced the error either at this point!
    Thanks @CA3LE & @pcklutz +1
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    mudmanc4 reacted to CA3LE in TMN Test Fails To Start   
    By the way, I haven't been able to duplicate the issue since the update.  Please let me know how it looks on your end now.
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    mudmanc4 reacted to CA3LE in TMN Test Fails To Start   
    Good catch guys, I had noticed it a while back but thought it was a local issue.  The clue that it only does this in firefox helped.
    I was able to quickly duplicate the issue and trace back to a fairly recent change, seems that must have been the reason I did it the way it was done originally.  Corrections have been made to the source and propagated to all servers.
    Thank you for reporting this, please continue to keep me on my toes.  Your input makes TestMy.net.
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    mudmanc4 reacted to pcklutz in TMN Test Fails To Start   
    Here is another screenshot of a successful single-shot, combined test. The first transmission in the Task Manager display occurred when I initiated the test. Minutes later, the second transmission occurred when the test was finally run. What caused the long delay?

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    mudmanc4 reacted to pcklutz in TMN Test Fails To Start   
    TMN one-shot, combined test fails to start.  Have experienced this today on two computers (Dell Inspiron, i5 CPU, Win 8.1 and Gateway SX2801, 3 GHz Pentium, Win 7).  In about 15 minutes, the attached screenshot is all that happened. Is the problem mine or yours? Note the very small, periodic transmissions of ~0.01% network utilization on the Task Manager display. My ISP speedtest says connection is 82 Mbps down and 19 Mbps up and CNET speedtest shows 52 Mbps down so I do have a network connection

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    mudmanc4 got a reaction from CA3LE in TMN Test Fails To Start   
    @pcklutz Many times when something such as this occurs, it's a local issue. Such as a browser extension or add-on.
    Might want to try and use a different browser to have a look.
    Is that XP or 2k your using?
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    mudmanc4 got a reaction from CA3LE in TMN Test Fails To Start   
    Actually @pcklutz you may have found something here.
    @CA3LE , when initiating combined test, the test fails to start, I had to target (reset size) to get the combined test to run. *firefox linux* chromium = the test begins automatically.
    I'm still not ruling out firefox extension, I have uBlock Origin installed, but deactivated for testmy.net and all it's servers.
    No other extensions on this browser.
    Installed uBlock in chromium, no issues.
    Firing up a VM of windows 10 w/ firefox atm ..........
    Fresh install firefox windows 10 [test does not initiate without clicking (reset size)]  -- though after you have read this I would dare bet you already know what it is.
    Test runs fine internet explorer as well as edge {btw second time touching 'edge'}
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