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AdminMan

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2019-01-28 MUGOO iMeeting
« on: December 18, 2018, 05:10:57 pm »
Greetings MUGOOers!

Our next iMeeting will be on Monday Jan 28, 2019 at 7:30 PM, Room 1B at Ben Franklin Place 101 Centrepointe Drive.  Guests are welcome for a nominal $5 fee. 


MEETING AGENDA  ...

1 - Scams, News, Views and Annual Dues - with Neil Herber
2 - iBooks and Photo Books - with Wally Kuzmicz and Marc Servant
     
 BREAK ~ 10 minutes

3 - Protecting yourself and your Apple devices - a group discussion
     
For the hungry and thirsty we'll have an after-meeting chin-wag across the parking lot at the Royal Oak Pub.  Mondays are half-price wings night, and their desserts can truly hit the spot.
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Re: 2019-01-28 MUGOO iMeeting
« Reply #1 on: January 29, 2019, 01:29:19 pm »
Scams, News, Views and Annual Dues - with Neil Herber

No slides uploaded because they were just text. References below ...

1) MUGOO dues are due! A mere $40 for a full year of invaluable Apple info.
2) Special overseas MUGOO meeting with Ross Slade Dec 2, 2018 in Monte Castello di Vibio, Italy.
- https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Monte_Castello_di_Vibio
- http://rjslade.com/
3) Scammed by Aeroplan-club.com, a login harvesting attack
- website is now offline
- supposed tech contact in Toronto http://whois.domaintools.com/aeroplan-club.com
- as soon as you realize you've been scammed, change the compromised password
- if you foolishly reuse passwords on different sites, change the compromised password on ALL the sites where you used it
- to manage all of your unique passwords, use a password manager like:
-- 1Password https://1password.com/
-- Roboform everywhere https://www.roboform.com/everywhere
4) Bitcoin ransom scams
-- https://www.information-age.com/sextortion-scams-cyber-blackmail-bitcoin-ransom-emails-123477273/
-- https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2018/07/sextortion-scam-what-do-if-you-get-latest-phishing-spam-demanding-bitcoin
5) Hacker Digest https://2600.com/
-- available electronically or in dead-tree form (at Indigo in the Eaton's Centre, Toronto)
-- one article suggested that 4-random-word passwords are not very strong
-- add punctuation at "random" spots
-- truncate some of the words so they can't be found in a dictionary
-- or use a password generator and manager
-- make passwords at LEAST more than 14 characters long
-- most online password strength estimators are useless
-- excellent but somewhat techie talk by Daniel Lowe Wheeler at https://www.usenix.org/conference/usenixsecurity16/technical-sessions/presentation/wheeler

The End!

marcservant

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Re: 2019-01-28 MUGOO iMeeting
« Reply #2 on: February 08, 2019, 12:20:09 am »
MUGOO Meeting Notes for 28 January, 2019

1 - Scams, News, Views and Annual Dues - with Neil Herber

- See previous post in thread.

2 - iBooks and Photo Books - with Wally Kuzmicz and Marc Servant

Wally Kuzmicz reviewed Wally Cherwinski?s ibook  - Video to Go, an eBook on making movies.  This book demoed many of the ways that you can make ebooks more engaging using the epub format used in the books app and pages app from apple.

Photo books presentation by Marc Servant will be rescheduled for another meeting.

3 - Protecting yourself and your Apple devices - a group discussion
     
The final part of the meeting was a very vigorous discussion of ways to make you safer online.  Presented in 4 parts:

Part 1
- Making your DNS quarries anonymous by using Cloudflare  ( https://1.1.1.1 ) as your DNS provider both for the mac and as an iOS app for your iPhone or iPad. 

Part 2 - Using Ghostery and Ghostery lite on the Mac and Ghostery browser on iOS ( https://www.ghostery.com )to improve your browsing experience and give you a little anonymity and protection as you surf the web.

Part 3 -  Using a password manager.  This was just touched on.  A more in depth presentation will probably take place during another meeting.
- iPassword. ( https://1password.com )
- Lastpass.  ( https://www.lastpass.com )
- Roboform.  ( https://www.roboform.com )

Part 4 - Have you been pwned?  ( https://haveibeenpwned.com ).  Use this site to check if you have an account that has bee compromised in a data breach.
Marc Servant