Author Archives: thecomputerperson

“01263 402788” TalkTalk Western Union scammers

It has been a while since I’ve had a report of one of these.. but today there was a victim. The victim had a call fromĀ 01263402788 from someone claiming to be from TalkTalk. The caller reportedly knew the make and … Continue reading

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Suspicious online store “www.atlantic-electrics.com”, “bidtravel@ya.ru” and “trkajtools.com”

Today I came across another suspicious website. This one is advertising on Amazon and other locations: The website advertised is “www.atlantic-electrics.com”.. upon further inspection the following are red flags: The domain has only been registered since 26th October 2017.. Not … Continue reading

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Fix for Wireshark error “wireshark api-ms-win-crt-runtime”

Some of my systems have been giving the error “The program can’t start becauseĀ api-ms-win-crt-runtime-l1-1-0.dll is missing from your computer. Try reinstalling the program to fix this problem.” after updating Wireshark.. took me a while to identify why. Simple once you … Continue reading

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Hotels.com send spam from their China division to Lord of the Rings Onlike hacked email addresses!

Simple as that.. a unique address I used with Lord of the Rings Online, an online game, was sent official hotels.com spam in Chinese. Poor show and amazing that a large company doesn’t care where they source their mailing lists … Continue reading

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How to list available wifi access points on ZeroShell

If you use Zero Shell and want to see which wireless networks access points are visible to it the web interface does not allow you to do anything wifi based. The SSH “push button” interface also doesn’t offer this function. … Continue reading

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Fake virus warning on “s3-74-183-24-164-ap-southeast-2-amazonaws-com.ga” leading to tech support scam number.

A very unusual way I came across this one. I have several Google Alerts setup for keywords.. Google emailed me an alert for a very, very obscure search that I had setup. Being unlikely to be a sensible result I … Continue reading

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Direction to manually create a migration endpoint “This Topic Is No Longer Available” help..

If you try to create a migration endpoint on Office 365 to migrate users from an existing exchange server and it fails – Microsoft tries to tell you to view the following URL: https://technet.microsoft.com/library/jj874458(v=exchg.150).aspx However.. the page doesn’t exist! Thanks … Continue reading

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Mirror: Two Ways To Push Wlan Profiles To Your Windows Devices

This is a mirror of what used to be on the URL http://www.commsolutions.com/2012/09/two-ways-to-push-wlan-profiles-to-your-windows-devices/ I did not write the content and claim no praise for it.. The above URL appears to no longer be valid and the information doesn’t seem to … Continue reading

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Asterisk voicemail hangs up on callers after a few seconds.

I’ve spent about an hour and a half on this problem and the internet has nearly no results on how to fix the issue so I’m going to post the solution. Problem Phone system based on asterisk 1.8 (running on … Continue reading

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Low value goods scam. (ebuy2016.com / kf@onlinezh.net)

Hello everyone. This is another scam that works similar to a previous “high value electronics goods scam” that I’ve written about in the past. The websites, mostly, look professional and genuine. Take payment and then _never_ send any goods. This … Continue reading

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