Interesting ebay scam – Stelfox1973 Argon & CO2 cylinders

So as you probably know by now know I take quite an interest in the actual techniques scammers use in their various endeavours. Systems like ebay and amazon go to quite some lengths to prevent scammers but I find it fascinating how some still manage to sneak through.

Today’s example is this seller Stelfox1973. For argument’s sake let’s call him Michael Fraser. Here’s his ebay profile:

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Adding a “thermostat” to the the crypto-radiator with the Microdia TEMPer USB temperature sensor

So just a little update re the crypto-radiator – I’ve since got the TEMPer USB thermal probe working on the machine and have set it to log temperatures.

There is however a slight issue in that the usb ports are on the back of the machine and that’s also where the warmed air comes out , so the heat from that does affect the reading from the TEMPer device somewhat, which means the temperature reading can’t really be relied upon to be entirely accurate.

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Crypto-Radiator – Saving money on heating by mining cryptocurrency (xmr/monero)

No really!…actually this is perhaps not quite as silly as it might sound.

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WPforce – wordpress pen-testing tool..

Just found this wordpress penetration-testing tool – looks pretty handy, especially since it seems to have some follow-up tools to do stuff once you’ve gained access. Another one for the testing arsenal!

How-to guide by DoxSec here: https://doxsec.wordpress.com/2017/04/13/wpforce-wordpress-attack-suite/

and a youtube vid demoing it too..

How to turn your Raspberry Pi and an old printer into a print server you can use from any device (including phones & tablets)

How handy would it be to have a shared network folder where you can drop a PDF to print and it just magically pops out of the printer a couple of mins later? Especially since you can print to PDF from pretty much any platform or device..including mobile phones and tablets. Pretty handy I think! Especially if you can do so with pretty much any old (or even ancient) printer rather than having to buy a funky new bluetooth/wireless one.

Here’s how to do just that…

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Interesting Amazon scam (still happening so beware!)

So I was looking to buy a piece of workshop equipment recently and happened across an interesting amazon scam. Something smelt fishy right away but it took me a while to figure out what the actual “con” was…so here’s how it works…

You’re looking for an item on amazon – in my case it was a piece of machinery which was around the £400 mark and is sold under various brand names in the UK. I was after one sold under a specific brand who I’d had good experiences with in the past, especially re support, spares etc.

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Nothing to see here, move along.