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Re: Attempted EUMETCast system virus attack?

geojohnt@...
 

David,

Thanks for your comments and suggestion.

I've had a look in today's Metop B image folder and the specific .hpt files is missing 
but the 20-03-08 _0058_M01_38761.thumb file remains. 
I've scanned that and it says it's OK.

The suspect .hpt file remains in quarantine and to copy and/or get it out of quarantine 
it appears that I have to restore it.
Which I'm not really happy to do.
The fact that it says "Trojan.KillMBR.G" filled me with horror.

But, having said that, EUMETCast files are presumably scanned before being sent?
And are not sent over the Internet - in our case - so that stream must be secure.

It's just the fact that WiFi and the Internet are 'connected' 24/7, I wasn't sure if that was 
a factor.

Ernst raised an interesting point, does EUMETCast even need to go through virus software?

If it's safe to restore the file - presumably to the Metop-B image folder - then I could 'send it off.'

Regards,
John.

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John,


It's as Ernst says - a random string triggering a false alarm.  The .HPT 
files are binary, so they can contain almost any sequence, and just such a 
sequence has triggered the alarm.

To check, send the affected file (if you can recover it) to one or more 
online scanners such as:

  http://virusscan.jotti.org/
  http://www.virustotal.com/

You can do that with my programs too just to be sure.  These sites use 
multiple scanners, so you may find that just one scanner out of a dozen 
detects something.  You then decide who you believe or trust!

Cheers,
David
-- 
SatSignal Software - Quality software for you
Web: http://www.satsignal.eu
Email: david-taylor@...
Twitter: @gm8arv 


-----Original Message-----
From: David J Taylor via Groups.Io <david-taylor@...>
To: msg-1 <msg-1@groups.io>
Sent: Sun, 8 Mar 2020 14:27
Subject: Re: [MSG-1] Attempted EUMETCast system virus attack?

Dear All,

I run my system 24/7 and it has 'open' Broadband WiFi access all the time.
My anit-virus software stopped an attack early this morning and I surprised
to see it was to/in
'EUMETCast.'

How can/could this happen?

You will see from the attached image that the path was:

E:\MSG\Images EPS-global\AVHRR-B\2020\03\08\2020-03-08_0058_M01_38761.hpt

The Infected process:

[10768] E:\Tools\SatSignalMetopManager-B\MetopManager-B.exe

I find this rather worrying.
I don't use this computer for anything else except Windows updates and
SatSignal updates
and Keplar updates.

Regards,.
John Tellick.
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Re: Attempted EUMETCast system virus attack?

geojohnt@...
 

Ernst,

Thanks for your helpful comments.
and getting back quickly.

Regards,
John.

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-----Original Message-----
From: Ernst Lobsiger via Groups.Io <ernst.lobsiger@...>
To: MSG-1 <MSG-1@groups.io>
Sent: Sun, 8 Mar 2020 11:57
Subject: Re: [MSG-1] Attempted EUMETCast system virus attack?

John,


My guess is that this image accidentally contains a virus signature used by your scanner.
So this would just be a false alarm. Maybe you should not scan EUMETCast images at all.

Ernst

P.S. I'am on GUN/Linux, have no virus scanner at all and limited Windows knowledge too.

Re: Attempted EUMETCast system virus attack?

David J Taylor GM8ARV 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 🇪🇺
 

Dear All,

I run my system 24/7 and it has 'open' Broadband WiFi access all the time.
My anit-virus software stopped an attack early this morning and I surprised to see it was to/in
'EUMETCast.'

How can/could this happen?

You will see from the attached image that the path was:

E:\MSG\Images EPS-global\AVHRR-B\2020\03\08\2020-03-08_0058_M01_38761.hpt

The Infected process:

[10768] E:\Tools\SatSignalMetopManager-B\MetopManager-B.exe

I find this rather worrying.
I don't use this computer for anything else except Windows updates and SatSignal updates
and Keplar updates.

Regards,.
John Tellick.
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John,

It's as Ernst says - a random string triggering a false alarm. The .HPT files are binary, so they can contain almost any sequence, and just such a sequence has triggered the alarm.

To check, send the affected file (if you can recover it) to one or more online scanners such as:

http://virusscan.jotti.org/
http://www.virustotal.com/

You can do that with my programs too just to be sure. These sites use multiple scanners, so you may find that just one scanner out of a dozen detects something. You then decide who you believe or trust!

Cheers,
David
--
SatSignal Software - Quality software for you
Web: http://www.satsignal.eu
Email: david-taylor@...
Twitter: @gm8arv

Re: Attempted EUMETCast system virus attack?

Ernst Lobsiger
 

John,

My guess is that this image accidentally contains a virus signature used by your scanner.
So this would just be a false alarm. Maybe you should not scan EUMETCast images at all.

Ernst

P.S. I'am on GUN/Linux, have no virus scanner at all and limited Windows knowledge too.

Attempted EUMETCast system virus attack?

geojohnt@...
 

Dear All,

I run my system 24/7 and it has 'open' Broadband WiFi access all the time.
My anit-virus software stopped an attack early this morning and I surprised to see it was to/in 
'EUMETCast.'

How can/could this happen?

You will see from the attached image that the path was:

E:\MSG\Images EPS-global\AVHRR-B\2020\03\08\2020-03-08_0058_M01_38761.hpt

The Infected process:

[10768] E:\Tools\SatSignalMetopManager-B\MetopManager-B.exe

I find this rather worrying.
I don't use this computer for anything else except Windows updates and SatSignal updates 
and Keplar updates. 

Regards,.
John Tellick.

Re: RSS today.

David J Taylor GM8ARV 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 🇪🇺
 

Er,

I run EUMETCast 24/7 and my IR RSS animation today only started at 09:00.
The folder for RSS imaging had nothing from 00:00 to 09:00.
Animation was running all day yesterday - with, I think, yesterday's images.

Also I had a corrupted CH 9 image at 13:10 today.

Bit of a rainy day down here in SE England - but SNR OK.

Regards,
John Tellick.
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John,

You've got the low-down from Ian, BUT -

1. If you had been following @eumetsat_users (or @gm8arv - me) on Twitter you would have advance warning.

2. If you had been running my RSS Holiday software there would have been no break. Don't delay download and get it running now!

https://www.satsignal.eu/software/beta.htm

Cheers,
David
--
SatSignal Software - Quality software for you
Web: http://www.satsignal.eu
Email: david-taylor@...
Twitter: @gm8arv

Re: RSS today.

geojohnt@...
 

Ian,

Oh, that's interesting.
I must have been looking at an old animation for two days?

I really must look at the date more often.

No wonder I went out without my umbrella? Relaxed

Thanks,
John.

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John the reason was that MSG-3 RSS had stopped for its usual 2 days a 

month full imaging at 9.00 UTC Tuesday until 9.00 UTC today and had been 
replaced with MSG-2.

So from midnight to 9.00 am MSG-2 and then MSG-3 from 9.00 am.

Channel 9 image 13.10 appears ok here.


Regards

Ian.


-----Original Message-----
From: Ian Deans via Groups.Io <iandeans142@...>
To: MSG-1 <MSG-1@groups.io>
Sent: Thu, 5 Mar 2020 15:09
Subject: Re: [MSG-1] RSS today.



On 05/03/2020 14:51, geojohnt via Groups.Io wrote:
> Er,
>
> I run EUMETCast 24/7 and my IR RSS animation today only started at 09:00.
> The folder for RSS imaging had nothing from 00:00 to 09:00.
> Animation was running all day yesterday - with, I think, yesterday's images.
>
> Also I had a corrupted CH 9 image at 13:10 today.
>
> Bit of a rainy day down here in SE England - but SNR OK.
>
> Regards,
> John Tellick.
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Re: RSS today.

Ian Deans
 

On 05/03/2020 14:51, geojohnt via Groups.Io wrote:
Er,
I run EUMETCast 24/7 and my IR RSS animation today only started at 09:00.
The folder for RSS imaging had nothing from 00:00 to 09:00.
Animation was running all day yesterday - with, I think, yesterday's images.
Also I had a corrupted CH 9 image at 13:10 today.
Bit of a rainy day down here in SE England - but SNR OK.
Regards,
John Tellick.
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John the reason was that MSG-3 RSS had stopped for its usual 2 days a month full imaging at 9.00 UTC Tuesday until 9.00 UTC today and had been replaced with MSG-2.

So from midnight to 9.00 am MSG-2 and then MSG-3 from 9.00 am.

Channel 9 image 13.10 appears ok here.

Regards
Ian.

RSS today.

geojohnt@...
 

Er, 

I run EUMETCast 24/7 and my IR RSS animation today only started at 09:00.
The folder for RSS imaging had nothing from 00:00 to 09:00.
Animation was running all day yesterday - with, I think, yesterday's images.

Also I had a corrupted CH 9 image at 13:10 today.

Bit of a rainy day down here in SE England - but SNR OK.

Regards,
John Tellick.




   

The EUMETCast channels used for the distribution of SAF data are changing

David J Taylor GM8ARV 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 🇪🇺
 

In case you missed the announcement

The EUMETCast channels used for the distribution of SAF data will change on 25 March. As part of a consolidation of EUMETCast channel usage, the channels used for the distribution of SAF products will change as follows:

https://www.eumetsat.int/website/home/News/DAT_4884710.html

Cheers,
David
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SatSignal Software - Quality software for you
Web: http://www.satsignal.eu
Email: david-taylor@...
Twitter: @gm8arv

Re: EUMETCastView image export

LaurentD
 

Yes Hugo to create animations.

I hope that this feature will be implemented in a future release :)

Thanks Thomas for you response also.

King regards,
Laurent

 

 

 

Re: EUMETCastView image export

Hugo
 

Hi,

This is not possible for the moment with EUMETCastView. I suppose you want to use such a feature for creating an animation ?

Grts,

Hugo

Re: EUMETCastView image export

Thomas Scheelen
 

Hello

has Eumetcastview actually any automatic features? 

I never saw something like that. 

Regards Thomas 

Am 4. März 2020 16:44:39 schrieb "LaurentD" <l.deblangy@...>:

Hi to the group,

I didn't find any function on EUMETCastView to export automatically every images created by the software.

I'm using version 1.4.7.

Can someone help me to confirm or not?  

Many thanks.
Laurent


EUMETCastView image export

LaurentD
 

Hi to the group,

I didn't find any function on EUMETCastView to export automatically every images created by the software.

I'm using version 1.4.7.

Can someone help me to confirm or not?  

Many thanks.
Laurent

Solar outage.

geojohnt@...
 

All,

The UK and Europe are going through their spring solar outage period and having commented on my own experiences, 
David raised an important point, which I hadn't considered.
The sun isn't a point source.

This is something to think about when observing solar outage times?
I wondered if any member knew the 'width' of the sun from our point of view.

Having Googled it, I see that it is 0.5 degrees which means it (limb from limb) takes 2 minutes to pass the 'point source' 
of Eutelsat 10A?
Or rather the satellite and Earth takes that time to 'move across' the sun's position.
And we have to allow, of course, for the beamwidth of our antenna as we know.

Regards,
John.



 

Re: Gibertini OP150S Satellite Dish

geojohnt@...
 

Peter,

OK, right, understood.

Mmmm, my 1 m EUMETCast dish is conveniently tucked right into the corner on the patio where it is so easy  to work on, but owing to my neighbours ever growing fir tree 'in front' of the dish, it is now right up against the kitchen wall.
I get a good TP 1 signal with it but keep wondering about moving it S a bit along the kitchen wall but 
a) the LNB arm would stick out into the middle of the patio and b) there is always "if it ain't broke, don't 
try to fix it".

But sooner or later .....

Regards,
John.

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-----Original Message-----
From: diogenes1 via Groups.Io <diogenes1@...>
To: Msg 1 <MSG-1@groups.io>
Sent: Sun, 1 Mar 2020 9:48
Subject: Re: [MSG-1] Gibertini OP150S Satellite Dish


John, I presently use a 1.2m dish for Eumetcast which in its current location works fine.However I had hopes of improving the signal level with the larger dish but its size limits me as to where it can be mounted and I cannot just remove the 1.2 and replace it with the 1.5. When you plan something you think you have all angles covered but it is only in the execution that what you have overlooked is revealed.
Regards, Peter

Feb 29, 2020, 14:57 by geojohnt@...:
Peter,

Just a thought.
Does this mean that you have been unable to receive EUMETCast from Eutelsat 10A?
Or, that you are giving up the hobby?

10A from your location should be about 28 - 29 degrees elevation - are the hills higher than that, or how close?

A 1.5 m dish requires (very) accurate alignment and up a pole isn't easy.

Regards,
John.



Re: Realtime co-lin outage map for your location.

geojohnt@...
 

David, 

Thanks again.

Ah, I hadn't thought about the sun not being a point source - actually it is rather large compared 
to the 'pin point' satellite it passes - and takes time from limb to limb to pass the satellite 
from our point of view.
I'm sure someone on the group will be able to say how long it takes for the sun, limb to limb, to 
pass the satellite.

And as you say, dish surface accuracy is another factor.

And I still (possibly) have the 'fir tree effect?'
Though the shadow of the western edge and bulk of fir tree - which is higher than the elevation of 
10A - is just, completely clear of my dish, 2 degrees before solar crossing of the dish. 

Today was my closest separation day - the sun was directly behind 10A, it appears, in a 
line running through the English Channel, according to the satellite-calculation map.
Yesterday it was through southern Scotland.

Oh, BTW, after my outage today my SNR went up 0.3 dB - from the usual and earlier level from 
around 11:38 to around 12:00.
This was also 'seen' by several stations on your EUMETCast reporting page graphs:
Huizen, Lodz, Naila, Wienerwald.

????

Regards,
John.


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John,

Physically it seems that the dish will give a narrower beam in azimuth than 
elevation, but I haven't checked that.

The predictions are given as angular separation, for a nominal -3 dB down 
from the dish pointing axis.  No consideration of actual signal level.  You 
will find some degradation before and after those times as the dish etc. 
isn't perfect, and the sun isn't a point source.


Cheers,
David
-- 
SatSignal Software - Quality software for you
Web: http://www.satsignal.eu
Email: david-taylor@...
Twitter: @gm8arv

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Re: EumetCast Software Problem

samu120497@...
 

David, thank you!!!

At the same time, I've solved two problem: first eToken because the usb was plugged-in bad. Second the SDD was set to sleep after 2 hours... Actually no other problem... Very thanks for your help.

Have a nice evening and a nice week. 

Best reguards
Samuele

Re: EumetCast Software Problem

David J Taylor GM8ARV 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 🇪🇺
 

Sorry David... In attachment I sent the log file of last day and this morning.
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Open the log file with e.g. Notepad and search for the word "start". You will see that the software restarted several times due to a failure to communicate with the eToken. Perhaps your eToken isn't connected properly, perhaps it's not perfectly seated in the USB socket, perhaps you have changed the socket from when it was installed. You can also search for errors with the string"ERR:".

Check the eToken.

Cheers,
David
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SatSignal Software - Quality software for you
Web: http://www.satsignal.eu
Email: david-taylor@...
Twitter: @gm8arv

Re: EumetCast Software Problem

samu120497@...
 

On Sun, Mar 1, 2020 at 02:50 AM, David J Taylor wrote:
When I said logs, I meant the TelliCast log files, not the Windows logs.

Anyway, for the moment, "If it works, leaveit!".

Cheers,
Sorry David... In attachment I sent the log file of last day and this morning.