I've been hacked PLEASE END THIS NOW


I appreciate all the suggestions I have received but this is an indication that the conversation has gone beyond the point where it has any relevance to Tektronix.

If you wish to continue your correspondence please take it off line.
Thank you,
Dennis Tillman W7pF

-----Original Message-----
From: [] On Behalf Of Jim Ford
Sent: Saturday, March 14, 2020 5:02 PM
Subject: Re: [TekScopes] I've been hacked

I have to disagree, at least here in the sanctuary state of California, Chuck. My wife just had her computer streamlined within the last week by the Geek Squad, and they had us sign no such waiver. I asked the tech if they were contracted by the FBI, and he said no, they are not.
Possibly in Kentucky, where Best Buy and/or Geek Squad is/are headquartered, he said.

Does this mean you shouldn't be careful about Big Brother? No, not at all, but our experience with Geek Squad was very routine.

Jim Ford

------ Original Message ------
From: "Chuck Harris" <cfharris@...>
Sent: 3/11/2020 12:09:22 PM
Subject: Re: [TekScopes] I've been hacked

Geek Squad "technicians" get paid by the FBI to take special training
courses on finding and identifying hidden pornography, and illegal
documents. They get paid a bounty for every suspicious thing they turn
in to the FBI.

That's unconstitutional, you say?

No, it isn't. They are a private entity, and you have to sign a waiver
that gives them permission to search for such stuff before they will
work on your computer.

Anything they find, they will send right out to the FBI for

Best not use Geek Squad for any computer that has been involved with
anything you wouldn't want to see in the Washington Post.

Also, a lot of the spam payloads turn your windows machine into child
pornography servers.

If Geek Squad finds that, you will get to spend a few weeks in jail.

Me personally, if Geek Squad was my only choice, I would remove and
destroy the drive, and put a new install of windows on a new drive, and
shrug my shoulders for being stupid enough to use Windows, and stupid
enough not to make off machine backups...

-Chuck Harris

Abc Xyz wrote:
I took my Infected Units over to Best Buy & let the Geek Squad
Remove the Virus's. They have Access to Tools we can't get. Plus,
they Installed their own Detection Software.

Dennis Tillman W7PF
TekScopes Moderator