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Risky - did you isolate the machine physically from the rest of your network?
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Posted by: LateForLunch

09/23/2023, 21:51:02

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I would be concerned about viruses etc. if I got a machine from an unknown source. That could be a good way to steal someone's information - plant a virus in the OS that triggers after say six months, then steal all of the data and put a ransom-ware hex on it.

Obviously you had no problems. I am suspicious by nature (a consequence of an unhappy childhood no doubt), so please forgive me if I have offended.

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