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      Sorry for the inconvenience, but we had to update OL and there have been some serious changes made by IPB. The real bad news is that they had to merge User Names and Display Names. This meant that I had to choose between bad and bad. I opted to keep the log-on information the same, so you can get on OL like you always did, but now your User Name is displayed. If your User Name and Display Name were the same, you will not feel the change. If they were different, you are probably irritated right now. I will figure out how you can change this so you can revert to the Display Name you used before if you like, however this may entail a change in how you log-on. The good news is that OL is now searchable from the very beginning. This means all the old posts from the A-Team in Objectivism (and everybody else) will finally show up when you search for something. I will keep changing this announcement as we adapt to these new changes. It's a pain, I know, but after looking around the backend for a bit, I believe the benefits will far, far outweigh the current irritation. They changed things in a hamhanded way and I don't like that, but I can't do anything about it. Benefit-wise, they actually did a good job, so please bear with us. In addition to this change, many good things are coming over time. You are the reason OL exists and I am sorry you have to go through this. Think of it like birth pangs... (All right, all right, that's forcing it.  ) Michael
dennislmay

Banking Cyber Attack?

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The small town I work in has 4 banks - all 4 ATMs are out of service. One has been out for a week from software problems, one since Wednesday from software problems and two went out this morning - one with the same symptoms as the one that been out for a week. Even two failures in one town has never happened to me anywhere I have ever lived in my life. I started using ATMs regularly since 1983 in Omaha. All 4 are different independent banks and only two have the same vending company. The two with the same vendor quit a week apart.

Early this morning on Fox News on-line there was a big story about the danger of cyber attacks - now the story is gone.

Just weird.

Dennis

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Dennis:

Interesting.

The last two (2) may have been impacted by the "solar storm" from the other day.

Adam

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Dennis:

Interesting.

The last two (2) may have been impacted by the "solar storm" from the other day.

Adam

It could be a software problem with the local phone company or the banking vendor impacting 2-3 of 4 and one down by coincidence. If all 4 are all down from software it is quite the deal. I guess a satellite used by banking could explain part of it. There was an Internet issue locally that happened the same day as one of the banking ATM outages - same phone company so they may have a virus problem. The internet issue was something wiping passwords on routers.

Dennis

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I just talked to a local friend of mine and he said all of the ATM's in Kirksville, MO went out at the same time about a month ago.

That would be approximately 15-20 ATM's.

Dennis

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I just talked to a local friend of mine and he said all of the ATM's in Kirksville, MO went out at the same time about a month ago.

That would be approximately 15-20 ATM's.

Dennis

On that very same day none of the ATMs in Monroe Township NJ went out.

Ba'al Chatzaf

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