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justbrowsing
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 07, 2021 9:37 am    Post subject: Has MyDrive REALLY been hacked? Reply with quote

Possibly so.
Read this & make up your own mind:- https://discussions.tomtom.com/en/discussion/1109434/unknown-satnav-support-website-scam/p3
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 07, 2021 10:42 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The poster's computer was hacked but My Drive was not the culprit. If it were, everyone using My Drive would have the same issue. And they're not.
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 07, 2021 11:53 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

More likely I agree BUT it did seem to happen only when he was logged on to MyDrive?
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 07, 2021 7:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

MyDrive accesses a specific port on the TomTom rather than being a sensible, standard USB connection. Could easily have been that the malware simply 'redirected' that port to send a message to the dodgy site who then 'took over'.

So I doubt it is MyDrive that has been hacked, but malware on their machine that is targeting MyDrive due to the stupid way that TomTom decided to use... In a nutshell the SatNav is operating as a webserver that the MyDrive software connects to - as such, fairly easy to redirect those requests...

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PostPosted: Mon Jun 07, 2021 8:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for trying to explain it to a non-techie like me MaFt.
May just be Trump-type "fake news" but better to be aware of the possibility just in case!
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 08, 2021 3:58 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

There are still those who persist in using, often free, substandard PC protection and wonder why cyber issues occur.

I got a 2 year 10 device Norton licence for ~25 from an offer in ComputerActive magazine. Still in there in the last edition.

I've been using Norton since the millennium without issue. I'm also running Ublock Origin, Privacy Badger and a periodic scan with Malwarebytes free. My Asus router also reports blocking of some inbound traffic but no idea what traffic.

What price safety.
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 09, 2021 8:56 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

justbrowsing wrote:
Thanks for trying to explain it to a non-techie like me MaFt.
May just be Trump-type "fake news" but better to be aware of the possibility just in case!


I don't think it's "fake news" as such, just a possible misunderstanding by the author. As opposed to actively wanting to spread lies. Very Happy

But yeah, I get what you mean!
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 09, 2021 9:04 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Kremmen wrote:
There are still those who persist in using, often free, substandard PC protection and wonder why cyber issues occur.

I got a 2 year 10 device Norton licence for ~25 from an offer in ComputerActive magazine. Still in there in the last edition.

I've been using Norton since the millennium without issue. I'm also running Ublock Origin, Privacy Badger and a periodic scan with Malwarebytes free. My Asus router also reports blocking of some inbound traffic but no idea what traffic.

What price safety.


I went off Norton many moons ago when it became bloatware and a massive system hog. Sadly virtually all the major antivirus are going that way (Avira used to be a great, simple one that just worked but that's become bloatware now Norton bought it).

Personal preference is ESET NOD32.

I think some of the issue for people not using antivirus and anti malware software is mainly Microsoft telling them that Windows 10 is secure and has malware protection built in - which it does, just not very well...! Also, decent things cost money and from my experience doing IT stuff for a wide range of people, they simply don't want to spend money!
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 09, 2021 10:39 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

MaFt wrote:
justbrowsing wrote:
Thanks for trying to explain it to a non-techie like me MaFt.
May just be Trump-type "fake news" but better to be aware of the possibility just in case!


I don't think it's "fake news" as such, just a possible misunderstanding by the author. As opposed to actively wanting to spread lies. Very Happy

But yeah, I get what you mean!


Sadly (and typically, with total indifference), TT/admin there haven't even bothered to acknowledge or respond to him. Mad
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 09, 2021 11:42 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

MaFt wrote:
Kremmen wrote:
There are still those who persist in using, often free, substandard PC protection and wonder why cyber issues occur.

I got a 2 year 10 device Norton licence for ~25 from an offer in ComputerActive magazine. Still in there in the last edition.

I've been using Norton since the millennium without issue. I'm also running Ublock Origin, Privacy Badger and a periodic scan with Malwarebytes free. My Asus router also reports blocking of some inbound traffic but no idea what traffic.

What price safety.


I went off Norton many moons ago when it became bloatware and a massive system hog. Sadly virtually all the major antivirus are going that way (Avira used to be a great, simple one that just worked but that's become bloatware now Norton bought it).

Personal preference is ESET NOD32.

I think some of the issue for people not using antivirus and anti malware software is mainly Microsoft telling them that Windows 10 is secure and has malware protection built in - which it does, just not very well...! Also, decent things cost money and from my experience doing IT stuff for a wide range of people, they simply don't want to spend money!


Norton had to be totally re-written because the old source code got distributed.

Some nice person in the Symantec India office tried to make a few bob on the side no doubt. That info was from my daughter who worked in Symantec office in Reading at the time so semi-inside info.

No major problem because a rewrite exercise was underway at the time anyway.

That was about a decade ago and since then it's been quite slick.
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 10, 2021 3:06 pm    Post subject: Antivirus - Norton Reply with quote

Agree totally about Norton; been using it for over 15 years now. jack
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