To lie or keep in hiding, as for some evil reason. To move or go in a mean, stealthy manner.
Tuesday November 2, 1999
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This is important information for all jr. skulkers who use a DSL line or cable modem, and interesting for everyone else. In our 10/20/99 issue, we discussed the Shields Up site which you can get to from the above link, then click on the box that says "Shields Up!". We are mentioning this again because the site has greatly improved since the last time. It now does a thorough check for an open Netbios port on your PC and if it finds one, it shows an amazing amount of information about your system that an outsider really shouldn't be able to see. It then gives detailed instructions on how to "raise your shields" to stop this type of intrusion.
When you get to the Shields Up page, press the button "Test My Shields!" and watch what it can find out.
The Nortel Meridian 9516 CW is a telephone and
digital answering machine and talking caller ID (including
call-waiting ID) all in one unit that looks like a regular business
phone. These two links give the details. If your web
browser is set up to read PDF files, the second link gives a lot more
information: These phones normally sell for about $200 to $250 and
usually say "Northern Telecom" on the case. Radio
Shack sells this identical phone as catalog number 43-5814 and these say
"Sprint" on the case instead. Radio Shack has now
discontinued them and if you can find one in a local store, the price
is only $79.95. We strongly suggest you call around to the
dealers in your area to see if you can find one and try it out.
If you don't like it, Radio Shack will take it back without any
These phones normally sell for about $200 to $250 and usually say "Northern Telecom" on the case. Radio Shack sells this identical phone as catalog number 43-5814 and these say "Sprint" on the case instead. Radio Shack has now discontinued them and if you can find one in a local store, the price is only $79.95. We strongly suggest you call around to the dealers in your area to see if you can find one and try it out. If you don't like it, Radio Shack will take it back without any hassle.
When you get to that page, notice the horizontal bar of links near the top and click on "Features", "Cordless Phone Hardware", Cordless Phone Software", etc. to get all the details. On the Software page, move your mouse over the screen shot to get more information. The phone and software have extra features not mentioned: using a microphone plugged into your sound card, you can record your own message to play over the PC speakers when each person in your phone directory calls in. If you use Outlook Express to read email and leave it running all the time, when you call in remotely to pick up voice messages, you can also have the software read your email messages to you! If the caller ID information for the caller includes their name, the voice synthesizer will recite the name instead of the number over the PC speakers.
This phone system was originally around $150. WebSkulker has not seen it in stores for a very long time and assumed it was discontinued and unavailable. We know find that it is available by mail order for only around $60; you can even buy it directly from the Microsoft site for only $79.95. For a list of mail order dealers, go to http://www.shopper.com and type "0093007834259" in the search box.
This site is so disgusting we won't even tell you
about it; just go look for yourself:
The Pope met with his Cardinals to discuss a proposal from Benjamin Netanyahu, the leader of Israel. "Your Holiness", said one of his Cardinals, Mr. Netanyahu wants to challenge you to a game of golf to show the friendship and ecumenical spirit shared by the Jewish and Catholic faiths."
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