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2019-03-04 MUGOO iMeeting (1 week late!)
« on: January 29, 2019, 12:36:24 pm »
Greetings MUGOOists!

Our next iMeeting will be on Monday March 4th, 2019 (1 week late!) at 7:30 PM, Room 1B at Ben Franklin Place 101 Centrepointe Drive.  Guests are welcome for a nominal $5 fee.

MEETING AGENDA  ...

1 - New Toys, News, Views and Dues
     followed by ... Click, Click, Click            - with Neil Herber
2 - MacBook Repair                                   - hands-on with Liam Ward

BREAK ~ 10 minutes

3 - Apple Keychain primer                          - with LeRoy Lees
4 - (time permitting) - Podcasts-What do you like?     - 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 really hit the spot.
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Re: 2019-03-04 MUGOO iMeeting (1 week late!)
« Reply #1 on: March 04, 2019, 05:26:07 pm »
New Toys, News, Views and Dues followed by ... Click, Click, Click - with Neil Herber

1) Dues are still due! A mere $40 for hours of invaluable info.

2) New "toys"

https://www.apple.com/ca/shop/product/HKMY2VC/A/lg-ultrafine-4k-display?fnode=0fc25f5c7b9c3013cc0eb411b5e12c7ae44f2c98cf6b31674ccc96c15159108f802690be1e46cf0fc825c93a65e71c7c1b0b790219c1d6e76905554f579a1b0e0ab60b5f85c583b849bc384b131d6e491d1263d44f96aec9c168fecb0d6b3776

https://www.thegreatcourses.com/courses/adobe-photoshop-cc-the-complete-guide.html

https://www.luckymobile.ca

3) News, old news, scams, & opinions:

--- Hurrah for BMO! Now they require decent passwords. See https://mugoo.com/images/BMO-password.jpg

--- Apple Is Removing 'Do Not Track' From Safari. Why? Because it never worked. https://gizmodo.com/apple-is-removing-do-not-track-from-safari-1832400768

--- Facebook are still slimeballs. Facebook pays teens to install VPN that spies on them https://techcrunch.com/2019/01/29/facebook-project-atlas/ .   Facebook won?t let you opt out of its phone number ?look up? setting https://techcrunch.com/2019/03/03/facebook-phone-number-look-up/ . 'They don't care': Facebook factchecking in disarray as journalists push to cut ties https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2018/dec/13/they-dont-care-facebook-fact-checking-in-disarray-as-journalists-push-to-cut-ties

--- Bad Consumer Security Advice article by Bruce Schneier. https://www.schneier.com/blog/archives/2018/12/bad_consumer_se.html

--- When the only password holder dies (Canadian content!!) ... https://arstechnica.com/information-technology/2019/02/digital-exchange-loses-137-million-as-founder-takes-passwords-to-the-grave/ https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2019-02-06/mystery-surrounding-lost-150m-crypto-fortune-deepens-analysts-question-exchanges   https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2019-03-01/quadriga-has-6-cold-wallets-but-they-don-t-hold-any-crypto  (shuttered operations at the end of January, leaving 115,000 customers out-of-pocket for about C$260 million in cash and cryptocurrencies)

--- Phishing attack using Google Translate https://blogs.akamai.com/sitr/2019/02/phishing-attacks-against-facebook-google-via-google-translate.html (note the advice:  take your time and examining the message fully before taking any actions. Does the from address match what you're expecting? Does the message create a curious sense of urgency, fear, or authority, almost demanding you do something? If so, those are the messages to be suspicious of, and the ones most likely to result in compromised accounts.)

4) So, "click-click-click", a real time test of your spam spotting skills ...
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Re: 2019-03-04 MUGOO iMeeting (1 week late!)
« Reply #2 on: March 05, 2019, 04:51:55 pm »
Click-click-click extra notes ...

To detect/avoid/defang spammers/scammers try the following:

1) Turn off remote content in Apple Mail. Scammers use the remote content request to confirm you are reading their email. In Apple Mail, go to Mail>Preferences>Viewing and UNCHECK "Load remote content in messages". You should do the equivalent on any other device (phone, iPad, etc.) where you read your mail.

2) If you use your ISPs webmail client through a browser, see if it can be configured to not load remote content.

3) Don't panic if the email says "account suspended" or "confirm your details" or "respond within 24 hours". It is VERY common for scammers to try to panic you into action without thinking. Does the from address match what you're expecting? Does the message create a curious sense of urgency, fear, or authority, almost demanding you do something? Is the addressing curiously vague? (TO: recipients, Dear Customer)

4) FROM addresses can be faked with no effort. There is NO requirement for a FROM address to be valid. Do not trust the FROM. To see where the mail REALLY came from, select View>Message>AllHeaders and then look for the header that starts with "Return-Path:"

5) Watch out for deceptive domains. "R0YALBANK.COM" may look legitimate, but the second character is a zero, not an "oh". Also, Canada's Royal Bank uses the domain "rbcroyalbank.com".

6) When giving your email address to banks, your ISP, or others that you really need to deal with, use an alias. To set up aliases in iCloud see https://support.apple.com/kb/ph2622?locale=en_US . Your ISP may allow you to set up aliases. See https://connected.rogers.com/how-tos/posts/how-to-create-a-secondary-rogers-email-address-632220 and https://support.bell.ca/Internet/Email/What-are-the-features-of-my-Bell-Mail-account . If you use Gmail, you can create an infinite number of aliases by using the "plus" suffix. See https://gizmodo.com/how-to-use-the-infinite-number-of-email-addresses-gmail-1609458192

7) If you just need a "one time" email address to enter a contest or see some content that requires your email address, use a throwaway address. See https://www.throwawaymail.com/  or  https://temp-mail.org/en/  or  https://www.guerrillamail.com/

8) DO NOT click on links you think are malicious. If you really want to see what they contain, run a virtual machine (VM) inside your Mac such as https://www.virtualbox.org/wiki/Downloads and use a browser inside the VM. If the link trashes/infects the VM, you can simply throw it away. No harm done to your Mac.


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