Brokers want to track me....

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  1. My-Ke

    My-Ke Light Load Member

    Watching truckers talk about hacking and technology.. It's more annoying, than it is funny..
     
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  3. Tb0n3

    Tb0n3 Road Train Member

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    That would be a trunk, not truck. No matter what your IP is you're bound to get several tries a day of known easy exploits. Just bot net hunters. The ones you don't see are wlthe ones you worry about. Just check the access logs on any server with an ssh port open and you'll see. Even my private server in my basement with no SEO and a robots.txt saying no spiders it gets port probed all the time.
     
  4. speedyk

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    If you want to find out if you've been compromised... Have I Been Pwned: Check if your email has been compromised in a data breach
    Worth checking periodically. You don't need the whole email, just the part before @.

    I was thinking this morning that what I'd do --if I found it worthwhile-- is buy one of these. I can then offer them access to the tracking page. This is used by people in backcountry and blue-water (ocean) situations so would be accurate and up-to-date, it's survival-level stuff.

    At the end of the run I just turn it off and no one has my address book or anything else off my phone. If they want to see where I go on my next tracked run, let them.

    Some time ago I worked on a hiring project for a major transportation company. Before the first session I get an email, with a 1000-plus page pdf attached, hundreds of people's info, including SS#'s, credit refs, everything they would supply to apply for a job. Sent via open email, the law be ######.

    They told me to forward it to the nearest Kinko's to have it printed out. So now the Kinko's server would have a copy, and the guy running the printer can make one if they want, as can anyone who works at Kinkos nationwide.

    I couldn't stop the idiocy before it got to me, but I bought a laser printer and did the printing myself to try to protect those applicants. And the paper went in the wood stove after the sessions.

    Just an example of how backward and ignorant most large companies are, and how little they "value your privacy" or "take your privacy seriously".

    They used Taleo, FWIW, doubt it would have mattered. But feel free to make fun, just because your umber hasn't come up yet.
     
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  5. DSK333

    DSK333 Road Train Member

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    That's a pretty ignorant way to think. We're all supposed to be a bunch stupid hillbillies, right? Quite insulting to some of us who happen to be college educated as well. Plenty of drivers here worked and/or are/were educated in different fields long before they were drivers.
     
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  6. My-Ke

    My-Ke Light Load Member

    Haha.. you could have taken what I said in any number of ways, but you chose to be insulted..? Why?
     
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  7. My-Ke

    My-Ke Light Load Member

    That was rhetorical.. please don't answer why..
     
  8. Dave_in_AZ

    Dave_in_AZ Road Train Member

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    I think Landstar has just a tad more information exchanging hands than an insurance company.
    Pretty sure it's 30%.
    I know for a fact, it is the largest part of the budget.
     
  9. Dave_in_AZ

    Dave_in_AZ Road Train Member

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    Quit going to high risk places. Or maybe get yourself some friends in strange places.
     
  10. MACK E-6

    MACK E-6 Moderator Staff Member

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    I suppose those of us who never ponied up the kings’ ransoms for college have no right to any sort of expectation of privacy either. :rolleyes:
     
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  11. Dave_in_AZ

    Dave_in_AZ Road Train Member

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    Why don't one of these elite hackers invent the dummy / programmable e log????

    They could own their own island.

    Oh that's right, they just want to know what you look at on twitter. So much more worthwhile.
     
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