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post #361 of 363 Old 12-08-2014, 09:55 AM - Thread Starter
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Omaha Theater #5 was hacked last week

My first experience with anything like this. My wife and I were watching Love Actually (cannot believe that is Rick from The Walking Dead in there!)

Halfway through the movie the picture goes black. I told my wife that I probably messed something up when I was loading in the bluray but nope, someone had hacked in and was setting up their own administrator account, changing my passwords, etc.

I unplugged the HTPC from the network and spent yesterday trying to undo the damages, it turns out they have had access since Thursday night and who knows what they have done. I do know they got my visa# from browser history or something and had already put in a charge through that, the bank has removed it and shut down the card but what a pain.

All of this is my own stupid fault, I had enabled remote access and port forwarding thinking it would be handy to have HTPC access from my tablet while traveling. BAD IDEA...

The silver lining is that I'm going to pick up a new SSD, install fresh windows, reload everything and finally upgrade to the new XBMC, now named Kodi. Once that is done I'll clone the new build on top of the hacked SSD and will have a nice backup.

My perpetual home theater build - Omaha Theater #5
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post #362 of 363 Old 12-08-2014, 10:15 AM
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That's terrible.
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That sucks man. More reasons I can find these days to not have my house automated too much or have connectivity outside of the home
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