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The Telecom Digest for Sun, 25 Feb 2018
Volume 37 : Issue 46 : "text" format

Table of contents
Weak growth prospects in the future For CenturyLink, Inc. Bill Horne
Re: Facebook Shows Why SMS Isn't Ideal for Two-Factor AuthenticationArnie Goetchius
Threat from AT&T to pull my plugrichterb
T-Mobile Announces $200 Rebate Offer for iPhones and BOGO Deal for Apple Watch Series 3Monty Solomon
---------------------------------------------------------------------- Message-ID: <20180225042500.GA5581@telecom.csail.mit.edu> Date: Sat, 24 Feb 2018 23:25:00 -0500 From: Bill Horne <bill@horneQRM.net> Subject: Weak growth prospects in the future For CenturyLink, Inc. CenturyLink, Inc. stock price traded Upswing along with the volume 13.67 million shares in last session. Shares are clocking price at $17.98 with change of 0.45%. The company's 3-months average volume stands at 14.78 million. When we divide the last trade volume by the 3-month average volume, we found out a relative volume of 0.92. Current trade price levels places CTL's stock about -34.88% away from the 52-week high and closed 36.62% away from the 52-week low. The total dollar value of all 1.08 billion outstanding shares is 19.42 billion. Volatility shows sense of how far the stock will fall if the market takes a dive and how high stock will rise if the bull starts to climb. A stock with a beta more than 1 means high volatile and less than 1 means low volatile. The beta factor is 0.70. CenturyLink, Inc. is analyzed based on price earnings (P/E) ratio. The price-to-earnings ratio (P/E) is a valuation method used to compare a company's current share price to its per-share earnings. P/E tells indicates current situation and future performance about the company. Investors analyze price earnings ratio (P/E) ratio that helps how much they should pay for a stock based on its current earnings. Price-to-earnings ratio (P/E) looks at the relationship between a company's stock price and its earnings. The P/E ratio gives investors an idea of what the market is willing to pay for the company's earnings. The ratio is determined by dividing a company's current share price by its earnings per share. A dropping P/E is an indication that the company is out of favor with investors. https://www.streetobserver.com/2018/02/23/weak-growth-prospects-in-the-future-for-centurylink-inc-ctl/ -- Bill Horne (Remove QRM from my email address to write to me directly) ------------------------------ Message-ID: <p6rn97$d4n$1@dont-email.me> Date: Sat, 24 Feb 2018 07:53:57 -0500 From: Arnie Goetchius <arnie.goetchius@invalid.domain> Subject: Re: Facebook Shows Why SMS Isn't Ideal for Two-Factor Authentication Monty Solomon wrote: > Facebook Shows Why SMS Isn't Ideal for Two-Factor Authentication > > by Josh Centers > > If you follow recommended security practices, you use two-factor > authentication on every online service that allows it. For those who > aren't familiar with two-factor authentication, it makes it so a > username and password is no longer sufficient to log into your account > - you must also provide a six-digit time-based one-time > password that is either sent to your phone via SMS text message or > generated by an app. > > (Then there's Apple's two-factor authentication for Apple ID-protected > logins, which relies on Apple-proprietary communication channels and > devices and thus breaks the usual conventions, see "Apple > Implements Two-Factor Authentication for Apple IDs," 21 March > 2013.) > > http://tidbits.com/article/17802 If you have a prepaid phones such as Tracfone, AT&T Prepaid and possibly others, they will not accept a six digit short text SMS IF, IF, IF the account is located in a European country. For example, I have a bank account in a European country. If I try to login to that account using either a Tracfone or an AT&T Prepaid, the bank sends the 6 digit code but it is never received by my phones. I personally talked to tech support of both services and they confirmed that they do not provide SMS short text for International services. (Mexico and Canada may be exceptions) ------------------------------ Message-ID: <c4c396301f1581c8166acb287779fd6b@9500years.com> Date: Thu, 22 Feb 2018 19:47:33 +0000 From: richterb@remove-this.9500years.com Subject: Threat from AT&T to pull my plug > Message-ID: <p6id1s$jj$1@news.albasani.net> > Date: Wed, 21 Feb 2018 00:04:12 +0000 (UTC) > From: bob prohaska <bp@www.zefox.net> > Subject: Threat from AT&T to pull my plug > > [Moderator snip] > > ***** Moderator's Note ***** > Bob, I'm very curious about your DNS entries: here's the output of a > PTR query that I just made. > moderator@telecom:~$ dig -t PTR -x > > ; <<>> > DiG 9.9.5-3ubuntu0.17-Ubuntu <<>> -t PTR -x > ;; global options: +cmd > ;; Got answer: > ;; ->>HEADER<<- opcode: QUERY, status: NOERROR, id: 3229 > ;; flags: qr rd ra; QUERY: 1, ANSWER: 2, AUTHORITY: 4, ADDITIONAL: 1 > > ;; OPT PSEUDOSECTION: > ; EDNS: version: 0, flags:; udp:4096 > ;; QUESTION SECTION: > ; IN PTR > > ;; ANSWER SECTION: > 7187 IN CNAME > > 3600 IN PTR www.zefox.net. My first ever response to the mailing list. I've been a lurker for a long, long time. Notice there are 5 numbers between the . [That means it's] classless CIDR See RFC2317. ***** Moderator's Note ***** Welcome to the monkey house! Bill Horne Moderator ------------------------------ Message-ID: <BCA2616A-4D80-43AD-BC87-BC0A3A8E5E37@roscom.com> Date: Sat, 24 Feb 2018 18:52:57 -0500 From: Monty Solomon <monty@roscom.com> Subject: T-Mobile Announces $200 Rebate Offer for iPhones and BOGO Deal for Apple Watch Series 3 T-Mobile today announced a new iPhone offer for customers thinking about purchasing one of Apple's latest smartphones. Following a BOGO deal from January, T-Mobile is now offering customers the chance to get a $200 rebate when purchasing the iPhone X, 8, 8 Plus, 7, or 7 Plus on a 24-month Equipment Installment Plan, received in the form of a prepaid MasterCard card. That's in addition to the value of an eligible smartphone that users can trade in to T-Mobile. https://www.macrumors.com/2018/02/21/t-mobile-rebate-iphone-bogo-watch/ ------------------------------ ********************************************* End of telecom Digest Sun, 25 Feb 2018

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