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‘Star Island’ Hotel, ‘Isles Of Shoals’, N.H. Also Hacked.

by Anura Guruge


Click to ENLARGE & read here. Got it as an e-mail.


Got this e-mail on Thursday — same day that Garmin was down due to a ransomware attack.

Wow. This is getting out of hand. Just a heads up.


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Has Sling TV Been Hacked, And Hacked Badly — Hence The Huge, 16+ Hour Outage?

by Anura Guruge


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Current, i.e., 12:45pm, Wednesday, April 4, 2018 message at “help.sling.com”.


The HUGE Sling TV outage continues.

It has now been over 16 hours for some.

I guess I lucked out that I got one hour of remission last night from 11:05pm till around 11:45pm. I stopped watching at that time.

Sling TV is down again THIS morning (when I last checked around 11:30am).

This is crazy.

I suspect that they have been HACKED, and hacked badly. That is the only thing that would, to I, explain an outage, of this magnitude, for this long.

Now hacking does NOT always have to be to STEAL data. It can be just to cause disruption (as in this case) or to try out techniques that can be used again, on a wider basis, at a later date. Sling TV is owned By DISH. This might have been an attempt to eventually take down DISH. Just think of the consequences if that happened a few days ahead of the November 2018 mid-term elections.

This is scary.

I suspect that this is MUCH WORSE than they will ever admit.

A service cannot be down for this long …


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by Anura Guruge

John Kelly, White House Chief Of Staff, Appears To Have Been Using A HACKED Cell Phone!

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Click to access ‘Politico’ original.

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This is NOT, I repeat, NOT, an April Fool’s Joke. If it was, nobody would believe it — anyway.

This is BEYOND the pale. This is unreal.

John Kelly, before becoming White House Chief of Staff, was U.S. Secretary of Homeland Security from January 20, 2017 to July 31, 2017.

It appears his phone was compromised for some period during THIS TIME!

He was Secretary of Homeland Security and he was using a HACKED PHONE?

Come On?

What hope do we have?


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CCleaner (32-Bit Windows Version) Has Been HACKED — I am Totally Disgusted With Bloody Avast!

by Anura Guruge


From Time.com. Click image to access original. Google for MORE.


The CCleaner Twitter feed. Get latest on Twitter.


This is just incredible and DISGUSTING.

Bloody Avast, if not for it totally inability to show any type of humility, should be hanging their bloody heads in SHAME.

The Avast servers were HACKED! That does NOT say much about their bloody security software AND I am a customer (and have been for too many years).

But, I am going to show my displeasure in the only bloody way that Avast understand. I am going to ditch them and stop giving them the $$$ that I have done for years.

Bloody Avast.

No, I do NOT use CCleaner. No software can clean my PC better than I! {Smile} Please do remember, I have been using computers were 49 years and made a reasonable living as a computer professional for 30-years. So, I do know a bit about computers.

I have always maintained that ‘antivirus’ software (including the likes of CCleaner) are the BIGGEST and most dangerous viruses you can have on a PC.

Kaspersky — who I never, ever trusted. Equifax and now this.

I am far from amused. IF you use CCleaner get cracking. You have been raped in your sleep.


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Did The Russians Hack The “America’s Got Talent 2017” Voting For Ukrainian “Light Balance”?

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Do NOT get me wrong, in any way. I like the Ukrainian  high-tech “Light Balance” very much. I even gave them a plug, here, a few weeks ago.

They are pretty amazing and their show is truly mesmerizing. You have to hand it to them. Very clever. Very creative. Very high-tech.

I was, however, amazed that they beat-out the U.S. Air Force Academy “In the Stairwell”. Yes, they are NOT as different as “Light Balance” — but for love of apple pie & motherhood, we are talking fresh-faced, all American kids from the U.S. Air Force Academy!

I am a professional cynic, so the thought DID cross my mind as to whether the voting was hacked. Would not have been too difficult to do.

OK. So, that is off my chest.

Now back to “Light Balance”. I am NOT sure that an High Tech at such as this should be allowed to compete against people! With their act I am not sure how much is computer generated. Some of their moves could all be ANIMATION with their suit lights off. I just don’t think it is an apples-to-apples competition, people vs. computers. Think about it.


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Google’s “This Site May Be Hacked” Warning Too ‘Pessimistic’!

by Anura Guruge


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Click to access Google’s HELP page on dealing with this — from BOTH sides.


Getting an e-mail from Google (if you happened to be registered with them via ‘Google Webmaster Tools‘) that one of your sites may be hacked is akin to getting a very hard kick to your ‘goolies’

Well I got that kick in the goolies in mid-December. Google insisted that my semi-retired ‘Popes-and-Papacy‘ Website had been hacked! Wow.

They cited two pages with pornographic page names (i.e., URL addresses) — the names even more graphic than I, with my liberal views on such matters, would consider. But I could NOT find these supposed newly inserted pages! They were NOT there and from what I could see were NEVER there.

Basically it was (and I am trying to be nice) a ‘False Positive‘. Google claiming the site was hacked when it never was.

I checked and checked and checked again. Those two pages did NOT exist. Site had NOT been hacked. Site was clean. Site was good.

So I appealed using the prescribed procedures. A few days later Google confirmed that they too could not find the supposed hacked content — BECAUSE it was never there. It took about 3 weeks but eventually the ‘hacked’ warning was taken off against ‘Popes-and-Papacy’. That was a relief. Luckily I don’t do much on that Website these days. But this could have been devastating IF it had been on one of my active Websites or blogs.

So a heads up. IF you get this kick in the goolies IT may not be as bad as Google made it out to be.

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My latest search results with NO mention of any hacks in sight. Click to ENLARGE and read.


by Anura Guruge


Canon (U.S.A.) Internal IT System Down All Day (10/26/2015) — Have They Been Hacked?

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canonitdownoct25I know because I have called them up 3 times today, Monday, October 26, 2015. The first time was around noon. The guy I spoke to sounded vague and confused. But on the other two calls I got very proficient ladies who explained exactly what the problem was. They came in this morning to find that the system was ‘going up and down’. It had then been taken down by IT. They weren’t sure when it would be up.

HOPE that they have NOT been hacked, à la Sony. IF they have been hacked we won’t hear about it for weeks. I will not, of course, be amused. As somebody who has bought multiple refurbished cameras directly through them, they have my credit card information.

So, a heads up, if you have dealings with Canaon U.S.A., as I do.


Bogus Message From ‘Healthcare.gov’! Is This Phishing? Is It Proof Positive That Website Has Been Hacked And Is Now Compromised.

Anura Guruge, June 8, 2013.

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Got the above e-mail this afternoon.

Tried to logon. I, for a change, was able to login.

No message!

Not even an area where you would find a message. Not under Account. Not under setting.

So this was BOGUS.

Called up Call Center. As ever very, very nice and helpful. They keep on apologizing. I told her to please stop. She didn’t do anything wrong.

She has never heard of e-mail messages from notices@healtcare.gov!

Website has to have been hacked.

She checked my application. It appears to be STUCK!

She wants me to apply, over the phone again. That would be my 4th time!

She said that IF my application was ‘accepted’ I would have heard by now.

She was very nice. But, I grilled her. She says she has managed to get a FEW applications through. Not all. Just a few.

Eventually under my incessant grilling she admitted:
it would be best to WAIT till December to apply again!

Republican Trust PACs Paid Millions To Have ObamaCare Website Hacked & Crippled. Obama & Hassan Ignores Truth.

Anura Guruge, June 8, 2013.

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The UNACCEPTABLE face of Obamacare in NH -- or lack thereof. She has to go. GROBR.

The UNACCEPTABLE face of Obamacare in NH — or lack thereof. She has to go. GROBR.


Obama’s claim yesterday that there were 21 million hits on the damn, poxed ObamaCare (ACA) Website, healthcare.gov, was another boldface LIE.

He knows it BUT refuses to tell the truth because of the level of fraud and deception involved.

Yes, the Republicans hijacked the Website. That was pretty obvious and the LOGICAL thing for them to do. I do NOT blame them. It was plain to anybody who knew anything about computer systems that this Website was going to be hacked.

So, YOU had build it to perform through the hacks — in particular Denial of Service (DoS) attacks, i.e., flooding the site with BOGUS traffic from automated ‘bots‘, i.e., robotic software. Motherhood and apple pie stuff when designing PROPER, mission-critical applications.

Yes, of course, the GOP PACs paid millions to orchestrate the attacks — which are obviously still going on.

BEST money they have spent in 9 years. At last they are using some brains (though McCain yet again proved that his brain went into retirement 8 years ago when he made that stupid statement about sending Air Force 1 to Silicon Valley to bring programmers back to D.C. — as if today’s systems have to be developed with all the players sitting together).

I estimate that 95% of the traffic is BOGUS.
DoS attacks.
Prove ME WRONG!

Check the posts. I have been right as of DAY 1.

I was the 1st to call for a Congressional Hearing. They are having it tomorrow.

But, they haven’t called ME to ask what they should be asking.

So you will get inane, idiotic questions that mean nothing and uncover even less.

I will do this for FREE. I will help any Member of Congress with the investigation into this CRIME of the CENTURY.

Remember, I have forgotten MORE about designing large, mission-critical systems than most programmers of today have yet managed to learn — and I say that with utmost humility but sincerity.

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