[Skimmertalk] Aggregator Security 4.1 ?

Pete Smith N4ZR n4zr at contesting.com
Mon Aug 3 16:14:29 EDT 2015

Hi Bill - If using Windows Firewall, you can turn it on and tell it to 
permit the Aggregator to communicate.  It'll ask you the next time you 
start it and remember thereafter. I also suggest you install Windows 
Security Essentials even if you never use it for surfing.

No way that the Aggregator should use more than a few Kb per hour.  I 
would ask Verizon to tell you what IP address used all that data, since 
it is possible someone stole your Verizon ID and used it to do something 
like downloading a movie.

73, Pete N4ZR
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On 8/3/2015 3:43 PM, Bill Straw via Skimmertalk wrote:
> This question is submitted to the group because I don't know much about computers
> and internet stuff.
> Last night at 0300 local I got a Verizon text that I had hit 70% of my monthly data.
> Sure enough, on MYVERIZON, 3.7 GB had been used in a 3 hour period.
> The home setup is a Verizon Router, hidden SSID, WPA-2 password protected. A Google
> Chromebox is ethernet connected to the router. It would have been in sleep mode.
> Only 3 MAC address devices are allowed to connect to the router, a Google Chromebook
> and a laptop, both were OFF at the time.
> The third device is the "skimmer-PC" which is on and connected 24/7 (of course!)
> This PC is only 8 months old, only used for the skimmer, the only websites it has
> been to are yahoo mail and RBN. The firewall is off, I think that was in the RBN
> install instructions, and it doesn't have any virus software since it doesn't get
> used to "surf" the net, the Chrome devices do that.
> Any advice? We don't use the internet much and don't want to burn up my 20GB Verizon
> data plan !!
> Thanks, Bill KO7SS
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