Author Archives: thecomputerperson

onlineresolve.com phishing

Three times in the past I’ve come across onlineresolve.com , tech support scammers. 2015 on a Wii 2016 via DNSUnlocker and in 2019 when they had changed names Their database must now have been sold or leaked. I’ve woken up … Continue reading

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How to dial from the asterisk CLI

There seem to be many, many articles and forum posts on the internet about how to trigger a call directly from the Asterisk command line. Mostly they reference the “dial” command, which on Asterisk 17.4 doesn’t seem to exist. Then … Continue reading

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BP ChargeVision / Smartcharge / chargemaster speed settings.

The energy company BP has an EV charging platform for home installations. The main name is chargemaster for the home charging box.There are then bolt on services (free for the first 3 years) called:-Smartcharge (the app)-ChargeVision (the website) The bolt … Continue reading

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Securing LibreNMS Weathermaps

If you use LibreNMS and have setup the Weathermaps plugin… your weathermaps are open to the world if anyone guesses the image or html file name. (How is that even a feature?) You can fix this mess by making the … Continue reading

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“020 3097 1793” tech support scam

Not much information on this one as I doubt I’m going to have much time spare to investigate it. Contacted by someone today who had been using Microsoft Edge (hah) to browse using Bing search and one of the results … Continue reading

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Electronics goods scam, 2020-2021 version

I’ve a long history of tracking electronics good scam websites (The 2015 to 2019 saga is here)… This year they are finally back again*.. I was first alerted to them after a BBC news article. What is more worrying this … Continue reading

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Host-to-LAN (OpenVPN) drop in replacement from ZeroShell to OPNsense

Due to the lack of IPv6 support in ZeroShell I’ve recently had to move over to a different routing operating system. My setup is fairly complex with lots of needs: -The ability to tcpdump -Failover and routing rules for multiple … Continue reading

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“imgs.love” and YouTube comment spam.

Appearing in the last 5 days is a domain “imgs.love” that seems to be being used in an affiliate / spam marketing comments scheme on YouTube. The comments all have a link in and sing about how amazing whatever product … Continue reading

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Ransomware by runlocker / ranlock

Pandemics do not stop malware script kiddies. Today is a (pretty much honeypot) computer with VNC enabled on the default port with a simple password set (single lower case dictionary word) that got brute forced by someone. The hacker then … Continue reading

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Capita SIMS FMS and “Unable to write to SIMS.INI” error.

I’ve spent a bit of time trying to work out why FMS from Capita would produce the following error when trying to add a journal in the “Add Journal Wizard”… “SIMS FMS Module” “Unable to write to SIMS.INI.” Looking at … Continue reading

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