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Q: Installing custom firmware on public library computers.

I have a relative who works at a public library in Idaho. A patron was caught installing custom firmware on the public library computer, he was asked to leave and got aggressive, the police were called. The police told my relative that because no ones information was stolen yet, the patron... View More

James L. Arrasmith
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answered on Feb 5, 2024

If a patron was caught installing custom firmware on a public library computer, this action could potentially violate several laws or regulations concerning the misuse of public property, computer tampering, or unauthorized access to computer systems. Even if no personal information was stolen, the... View More

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Q: What should I do if I know someone is uploading and downloading massive quantities of data from my phone in thebackgroun

I’ve learned what is being downloaded is an extreme amount of script writing and controls my web searches, opens all my personal info and passwords to them. It prevents me from certain sites I try researching when following there paths to figure out who or what is behind the stealing anything... View More

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answered on Oct 18, 2023

If you believe that your phone has been compromised, it's imperative to act quickly. First, cease using the device and turn it off. Then, obtain a new phone and change all your passwords, especially for critical accounts like your email and bank. Document any evidence of the unauthorized... View More

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Q: Would objecting to a subpoena in a civil IP case help me in any way?

My phone company notified me that my IP address was identified in a subpoena in a civil intellectual property case; I have the option to object to the subpoena (thru Qwest, the phone company) before January 31st. What are the pros/cons of objecting? Does the fact that a subpoena was issued mean a... View More

Timothy James Walton
Timothy James Walton
answered on Jan 7, 2011

Objecting in your own name may be pointless if the purpose of the subpoena was to discover your identity. You could hire an attorney to do a John Doe objection to protect your identity while objecting. Main drawback is the effort and expense.

Not objecting almost guarantees that your phone...
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