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Hi :)
Ok, so this is off-topic but it's another security issue.  

It's fairly easy for nefarious people to set-up unsecured wiifi networks.  I've been caught out by 
this myself but was quite lucky because i was watching out for it and hadn't done any on-line 
banking through their connection.  

Typically you have a computer or device that connects to the internet without needing a cable so 
you see a list of connections all with a padlock symbol and 1 or 2 with no padlock.  Clicking on 
one of those gives you instant connection to the internet for free!!  WoooHoo!??  However 
everything you do on the internet gets logged by the kind or stupid person that gave you the free 
access.  They can fairly easily sniff through that to find passwords or login details of legitimate 
networks or even better grab your bank account details.  

They might try to make life even easier for themselves by giving you spurious Phishing pages to 
attempt to discover your date-of-birth, mother's maiden name, address (you are out of the house and 
roaming around right?) and answer to a typical security question such as "What was your first 
school" or "Who was you favourite character in a book or movie".  Hotel networks such as those used 
in cyber cafes, pubs, libraries, festivals, trains and other public places, might also ask some of 
those things but the only bit you really have to fill in is the password/number that they give you. 
 Anything else should be optional and most reputable places avoid asking anything more than they 
really need.  

Of course all the legitimate places (plus all those who really do accidentally leave their Wiifi 
hook-up wide open) all collect the same information too, as do your ISPs, but the difference is 
1.  usually they are not so interested in your personal stuff
2.  they have tons more information to sift through and are usually more worried about clearing out 
all the temp folders and logs rather than using them for nefarious purposes
3.  it's less impossible to trace back to them when/if something does go wrong.  Hotels tend to 
still be there in the morning.  

Apparently in Germany it is illegal to have a wireless network that is not secured and sniffer vans 
go out to try to catch people and fine them.  I think the sniffer vans find enough that they kinda 
pay for themselves.  Of course the other way around is also true = that nefarious characters can 
scrape a lot of information out of your computer just by going in through your unsecured wireless 
access point on your home router.  I just don't hear abut many people doing that yet but then they 
probably wouldn't brag about it much because it's too easy.  

So, hopefully people have changed their password from "password" and their pin numbers from 1234, 
1111, 2222 to something that is not quite so widely used but you still know that vast numbers of 
people do still keep using them so they continue to be the number 1 most unsafe things to use.  
Regards from 
Tom :)  

----- Forwarded Message -----
From: Ruth Ann <>
Sent: Tuesday, 1 October 2013, 3:24
Subject: Re: [libreoffice-users] Corrupt Installer Errors??

I had that same problem when I tried to install LO on both my new 
computer and on a new laptop.
I had also been having problems with my internet connection while trying 
to set up the new computer.

So, when the install did not work on either computer, I tried 
downloading the program with a different WiFi network, and this time I 
got different errors, but it would still not install on either computer.

So then I got the idea to download from a different web site, and this 
time it did work and it installed with no problems.
I still do not know if the problem was with my internet or with the 
download itself.

My new computers run Windows 8.

The original download (that gave errors during install) was the 
"official" site:

To find another site, I just googled "download Libre Office" and came up 
a number of sites.
I do not remember which one I used, but I think it was either:

Ruth Ann,
Cincinnati, OH, USA

On 9/30/2013 5:37 PM, contrazz wrote:
I've tried to install LibreOffice and the Help on two computers where I work.
The computers both complain that the main installer is not a valid installer
- and that the Help installer has a corrupt CAB file.  This seems fairly
unlikely to be true, but I'm checking to see whether there have been similar
problems reported by others.  If no one else is having trouble, I'll hassle
the IT department here ... I'm suspicious that it's getting hosed on this
end, somehow ...


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