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#1 plowboy OFFLINE  

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Posted August 11, 2014 - 08:17 AM

It has been brought to my attention that a post was recently made under my account login. It was surely something that i would not post and an advertisement at that. I always leave my home computer and phone logged in which may have been how i was hacked. I have also noticed that any apps you download to a smart phone asks for permission to pretty much everything on your phone or it won't let you use the app. Just a few things for us all to be mindful of. Thanks to the moderators for catching that post for me it just shows how well they are on top of their job and if anyone saw the post and was offended- i apologize.

Edited by plowboy, August 11, 2014 - 08:18 AM.

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Posted August 11, 2014 - 08:35 AM

For anyone who thinks any of their accounts have been hacked, the first thing you should do is change your password to that account and if you tend to use the same password to multiple accounts you need to change them as well.

 

Thanks for letting us know Plowboy.


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Posted August 11, 2014 - 08:45 AM

For anyone who thinks any of their accounts have been hacked, the first thing you should do is change your password to that account and if you tend to use the same password to multiple accounts you need to change them as well.

Thanks for letting us know Plowboy.


Thats a great point. Thank you.
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Posted August 11, 2014 - 09:00 AM

If you have the facebook messenger on your phone, delete it! That program when you click accept the terms, gives it access to all of your information, data, photos, voice mic, etc and can access that at anytime!


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Posted August 11, 2014 - 09:02 AM

That's exactly right and i deleted it about a week ago. I then went into my apps and looked at "permissions", and found that 90% of all apps ask for the same things you just don't realize it until you research it. I quickly reevaluated what i really needed on my phone.
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Posted August 11, 2014 - 09:12 AM

And just a fyi- for those of you that use GTT on your phone, you can do it without the "tapatalk" app. But if you do download that app, it asks permission for internet connection, identity info, and all media access on your phone.
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Posted August 11, 2014 - 10:10 AM

Ain't technology wonderful?


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Posted August 11, 2014 - 02:51 PM

Ain't technology wonderful?

I mow with an old JD318, a old JD140 is what I use to do everything else around the house with.  Ain't no dang computers or 'smart phone apps' in either one of those, and still they work just fine.


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