SERVICE: Aria wifi sucks

Thursday, November 21, 2013

And you pay for it in the “resort fee”.

Setup is trivial but the response time varies greatly in the initial authentication. 

Can’t authenticate to their wifi from the Kindle.

Argh!

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SERVICE: A change to how money xfered

Monday, November 4, 2013

Dear Ferdinand:

We want to handle your money the way you want it handled. That’s why you’ll notice some changes the next time you send money.

 

Tracking Number (MTCN) required
for Receivers to pick up their money:

Already in most countries around the world, and starting November 5, 2013
in the U.S., receivers will be required to provide the Tracking Number
(MTCN) to pick up their money.

If your receiver is picking up the money at an Agent location that uses
a telephone transaction center, they will need to pick up the phone and provide their Tracking Number (MTCN) in order to receive a special PIN
from a Western Union customer service representative. The receiver will
then need to provide this PIN to the Agent location employee to pick up
their money.

What to do:

Senders: When you send money, ALWAYS contact your receiver to
provide them with the Tracking Number (MTCN).

Receivers: When money is sent to you, ALWAYS ensure that you
have the Tracking Number (MTCN) from your sender before going to
pick up your money.

 

We appreciate you choosing Western Union for your money transfer needs and look forward to continuing to help you move money for better.

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Interesting. Perhaps this to cut off those Nigerian Princes?

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SERVICE: Changes to protect your privacy!

Sunday, November 3, 2013

2013-Nov-03


We’ve made changes to your myuhc.com member website that help us further protect your privacy and security. They also make myuhc.com even more easy to use.

What to expect:

Login with higher security
We’ll ask you for new contact information. This improves site security if you forget your user ID or password or log in from a new computer that we don’t know. We have used the most current technology to make sure you are who you say you are.
Register quickly and easily with better privacy protection
We’ve made registration simpler and better, including new security questions to improve site privacy.
If you’ve already registered, you can visit the Account Settings section to change your security questions.
For more information, reference the flyer “New registration steps for myuhc.com.”

Visit myuhc.com today to update your contact information!

Tell us what you think of the enhanced security process by taking a brief survey.

Thank you for helping us keep your health care information safe.

You are receiving this email from UnitedHealthcare because you purchased a product/service from UnitedHealthcare and consented to receive important communications via email. To ensure that you continue to receive emails from us, add the email “from” address to your email address book or safe list.

Please do not reply to this email address, this mailbox is used for outbound email only. Do not include any personal health information as part of any email communication. We cannot guarantee the security of any communication transmitted via the Internet. If you have questions about your account, claims or benefits or would like additional information, please visit myuhc.com or call the toll-free number on the back of your health plan ID card.

To update your preferences for online Explanation of Benefits, Claim Letters or Health Statements to mail, please visit myuhc.com and click on Account settings.

Update your email address, change your member profile page or subscribe to other email publications.
Please note that by opting out of Legal/Regulatory emails, you will receive these notices via mail.

Your privacy is important to us. View our privacy policy.

This email was sent by: UnitedHealthcare, 9700 Health Care Lane, Minnetonka, MN 55343 USA
Insurance coverage provided by or through UnitedHealthcare Insurance Company or its affiliates. Administrative services provided by United HealthCare Services, Inc. or their affiliates.

© 2013 United HealthCare Services, Inc.

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Come on, guys, this is dumb. For one thing, two factor authentication is nice, but a giant pain. Why don’t I get a choice what risks I choose to take. Rather, you should spend your resources making a a better website, so that when I changed employers I didn’t have to create another User id because your systems couldn’t handle it. Or, perhaps, you might allow me to pick the longer passwords that are easily facilitated by LASTPASS. Some folks are further along the curve than you are. Oh, btw, the CHOMEBOOK and CHROME browser I use don’t remember cookies between restarts. So your new method ALWAYS makes it a “new computer”. But I don’t have worry about malware. I’d be amused if anyone responds to this. 

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Don’t you just love when they send from “unattended email” or “outbound only”?

Just call, hang on line, and we’ll maybe get around to you with a slew of dumb questions. 

And, oh by the way, we’re so big, you can just go somewhere else. (Like I have any choice about who my employer does business with!)

This is why “health”, “health care”, “health care insurance”, or something else should have NEVER been connected to employment.

Imagine if I changed jobs and lost my car insurance. My home insurance. My life insurance.

Crony capitalism at it best!

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SERVICE: CMT off the air

Sunday, October 6, 2013

I have a few guilty pleasures. 

One is I like Sunday morning country music while I catch up my paperwork.

Cox strikes again.

“Temporarily Off Air”!

Do I get a refund?

Argh!

It’s not worth calling or email.

The TV guide was off for 4 days.

No acknowledgment.

Argh!

No competition; so why should they care.

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SERVICE: TWITTER hacked; change passwords

Saturday, February 2, 2013

Dear Twitter User:

As a precautionary security measure, we have reset your Twitter account password. Check your inbox for a separate email from Twitter with instructions on how to reset your password. If you don’t see an email, you can go to this page in our Help Center to request a password reset. More information is below.

We recently detected an attack on our systems in which the attackers may have had access to limited user information – specifically, your username, email address and anencrypted/salted version of your password (not the actual letters and numbers in your password). Further information about the attack can be found in this blog post.

Since your password has been reset, your old password will not work when you try to log into Twitter. We strongly encourage you to take this opportunity to select a strong password – at least 10 (but more is better) characters and a mixture of upper and lowercase letters, numbers, and symbols – that you are not using for any other accounts or sites. Using the same password for multiple online accounts significantly increases your odds of being compromised.

For more information about making your Twitter and other Internet accounts more secure, read our Help Center documentation or the FTC’s guide on passwords.

This attack was not the work of amateurs, and we do not believe it was an isolated incident. The attackers were extremely sophisticated, and we believe other companies and organizations have also been recently similarly attacked. For that reason we felt that it was important to reset your password and publicize this attack while we still gather information. We are also helping government and federal law enforcement in their effort to find and prosecute these attackers to make the Internet safer for all users.

Twitter

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SERVICE: Has Google’s GMAIL broken

Monday, December 10, 2012

For the first time in a long time, I see GMAIL choking. Timeouts. The IPAD client barfing. Unable to sync and all sorts of strange errors.

Has Google jumped the shark?

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SERVICE: LASTPASS’ security check

Monday, December 3, 2012

https://lastpass.com/index.php?securitychallenge=1

The security check ignore how I use LASTPASS.

I keep my old passwords in LASTPASS as well as all non-critical new ones. (No one gets the passwords to my financial accounts. Those I have memorized. If I ever get alzs, I’m in trouble.) So what the security check calls dupes are either iteration of the same account. Not every url is a simple single entry point.

Additionally, there is a need to keep old passwords for restored systems,

Another topic, I have problem is those secondary authentication questions for lost passwords. I NEVER give the correct answers. In fact, I use last pass’ tool generate to create the answers. And they are unique by site. So my favorite book might be “4zm7#ut47″ on one site and “ut47#vj4a” on another. I use special notes for those. But it would be nice if last pass helped me with them.

so I don’t agree with my score.

fjohn

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