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  1. usually is announced after the draft. Rumor is (based on previous years) that it will be either the first or second weekend of November. This could change.
  2. There was a weird Cloudflare error at that moment in time. Likely the source/server hiccupped when Cloudflare was trying to access the new posted update. No biggie, hence the repost.
  3. Norton nor Malwarebytes would not do anything in this case, as the gaming software requires certain ports/features to be accessible for it to function. By playing COD, you need to bypass certain protection features of local-installed firewall software This reddit thread has a few kernels of truth scattered throughout the random rumor/fearmongering comments regarding how COD players on PC have gotten hacked. Don't take every comment at face value, but there's enough evidence to support the overall premise.
  4. This is a good read that seems to explain things a bit https://www.stlouisfed.org/publications/regional-economist/april-2001/should-cities-pay-for-sports-facilities
  5. Responses like this are ones where I wish @Zod would add a "laugh pie" option
  6. AT&T is not the only one this has happened to. There have been and will be data leaks from other companies. Your time is better spent not focusing on AT&T, but on hardening your own security setups for when (not if) this happens again - whether it be AT&T or any other company with your info. If your security provider is not giving you similar advice, then they need to improve their communication protocol and process. (Somehow, my previous reply didn't post. This may or may not be a repeat with different words.)
  7. AT&T is calling it a leak because its better PR than other phrasing that could have been used -- primarily because they don't have evidence that a hack took place vs it being data from themselves directly or from one of their vendors. In either case - somehow, a dataset of 7.6m customers was shared to a publicly-accessible website -- easily discoverable via a Google search... (and subsequently copied over to the "dark web" to be used for nefarious purposes). The big AT&T outage took place on Feb 22. The dataset being talked about appears to be from 2019 or earlier (according to AT&T recently). The data seems to have been posted online/been available circa Mar 17. Other reports said that it was from an alleged 2021 data breach that AT&T also denied happening, but was released online by someone else on Mar 17. Based on the timeline of activities related to the data itself, there doesn't appear to be correlation between the Feb outage and the availability of the dataset
  8. I've worked in IT. I saw the news. I shrugged, and mentally sent well-wishes to the System Admins who were working their butts off to bring systems back online knowing that it could have been anything from a bad software update pushed to various remote systems, to a cut cable line by a construction crew, to a networking intern who was cleaning up a cable closet and didn't plug a cord back in (then panicked when trying to fix it) Similar to Facebook being down yesterday, or when Amazon's east coast data center goes offline taking down a wide swath of the internet (which seems to be an almost weekly occurrence -- if you know, you know)
  9. If you think the AT&T hack is what put your info online for miscreants and rapscallions to utilize, you're mistaken. It's just another in an ongoing series. Check https://haveibeenpwned.com/ for all the other places your online data may have leaked from. The best defense is a good offense: Use 2FA wherever possible. And not SMS messaging if you have options for Authenticator apps or other 2FA solutions. SMS is not secure (but it's better than nothing) Turn on any security feature that can notify you of account changes Have a unique password for every account Minimum of 20 characters, and a mixture of upper/lowercase letters, numbers, and symbols Use a password manager to manage all your passwords. Doesn't matter which one - 1Password, BitWarden, LastPass.... there are others. (disclaimer: some critics are not recommending LastPass due to its own one-off issues, but experts have dismissed those a bit for various reasons) Put a freeze on all three of your credit reports (it's free!). This would/should keep your credit from being utilized fraudulently without your involvement/awareness
  10. They're not alone - same has happened to many many other companies. I wouldn't bother focusing on the AT&T situation when time is better spent hardening your own security access sets across the board. A data leak (from any company) will happen again. Best you can do is have a good plan in place for when it does.
  11. that's not how systems or post-hack-discovery works. As the previous caller mentioned, there's separation of billing/backend systems vs systems that allow phone calls to be made.
  12. Satellite Radio isn't radio in the traditional sense. They don't have a free version on readily available universal hardware like OTA/broadcast radio does. It's only available via specialized dedicated receivers capable of receiving satellite signals, or through a paid subscription to their streaming product.
  13. If that was a question, then my response is "sure, they serve a niche"
  14. For a while, Amazon sold/provided their own Android apps with their own Android store. Got a few premium apps that way for free vs paying for them via Google. But those apps weren't updated as often as they should have been compared to Google Play so I *think* the Amazon app store kinda fell apart. But it's possible
  15. They (Sinclair) had money issues and couldn't keep it running.
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