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Banned user, can I still follow his advice?


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#1 Senua89

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Posted 14 December 2017 - 12:08 PM

Hello, I have a quick question, today I read this discussion and I followed the advice of the first user who answered the discussion. Unfortunately only now I realized that that user was banned, now my question is : the procedure that he posted is still valid? Can I still follow it? I mean the site that he posted to check if the port 80 of your modem is accessible from the outside.

 



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Posted 15 December 2017 - 09:39 AM

People get banned for all sorts of reasons and all advice on Bleeping Computer is used at your own risk, as we cannot and do not formally vet each and every post though we will remove posts that are reported or that we identify as having genuinely dangerous advice.

 

I can see nothing in that post that warrants worry.

 

I personally prefer using Gibson Research's Shields Up page for checking the kinds of vulnerabilities discussed in that thread.


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#3 Senua89

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Posted 15 December 2017 - 04:10 PM

People get banned for all sorts of reasons and all advice on Bleeping Computer is used at your own risk, as we cannot and do not formally vet each and every post though we will remove posts that are reported or that we identify as having genuinely dangerous advice.

 

I can see nothing in that post that warrants worry.

 

I personally prefer using Gibson Research's Shields Up page for checking the kinds of vulnerabilities discussed in that thread.

I understand that you can not check every post, I just wanted to be sure that the advice was valid, however next time I will check if the user is banned before following an advice, thanks for the help.


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Posted 22 December 2017 - 07:25 PM

noknojon was a knowledgeable member. He was banned for reasons not related to that or similar topics where he was helping others.

Check his post count...he had 10,871 posts. If he were someone providing bad advice, he never would have reached that many postings without Moderators noticing.
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