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Updated Internet blackout

Discussion in 'GENERAL Wireless Discussion' started by viewfly, Oct 22, 2016.

  1. viewfly

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    Nothing here.


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    I had some problems with the Facebook app on my phone, but thought it was just because I was in a bad area.
     
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    It's been a massive problem for me in Chicago. It was out again this morning when I tried at 6am and it just came back up now at 8:10am, but I don't know for how long. Yesterday numerous sites were impossible to reach.

    The scary part noted in the article you linked is:

    "....And in a troubling development, the attack appears to have relied on hundreds of thousands of internet-connected devices like cameras, baby monitors and home routers that have been infected — without their owners’ knowledge — with software that allows hackers to command them to flood a target with overwhelming traffic...."
     
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    I haven't noticed, but I was on the plane for 14 hours from 8 PM Pacific last night
     
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    I take that back, there were some very short "internet not available messages" at work. We didn't make much of it.
     
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    I saw some sites not loading images or showing as all text and some other errors. I didn't notice any problems with this site.
     
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    It's been fine for me today with the exception of 6am to 8:10am when the internet was out.
     
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    Who was behind this? Russians? Samsung( trying to make every phone overheat), USA ( collateral damage while attacking Russia?

    I read that WikiLeaks asks its followers to stop DoS, although they didn't claim any responsibility. Perhaps they were affected too.


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    There's a lot of crazy conspiracy theories out there. The one that makes the most sense was Ecuador cutting off Julian Assange's internet due to pressure from the U.S., but who knows.
     
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    This one does make the most sense.

    WikiLeaks has turned into the entities they have despised, interfering with people's rights outside their own domain.

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencet...ine-Spotify-Twitter-sites-suffer-outages.html


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    Well, don't tell anyone, but "people are saying" that Trump actually tried to use a computer at 3AM. He is the best computer user, no one like him, absolutely awesome computer user.
     
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    Had some more slowness today, but only on Facebook. On a side note, I got a notification that someone tried to login to my Yahoo account from Belarus today. I decided to activate 2 step verification since I rarely use my Yahoo mail anyway.
     
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