Author Topic: 2019-06-03 MUGOO iMeeting (1 week late! Again!!)  (Read 192 times)

AdminMan

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2019-06-03 MUGOO iMeeting (1 week late! Again!!)
« on: May 02, 2019, 01:39:38 PM »
Greetings MUGOO-Mates,

Our next iMeeting will be on Monday June 3, 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.  We have a ripe and ready agenda...


1 - News, Views, Scams, Existential Threats                   - 20 min - with Neil Herber

2 - Massaging Photographs Into Your Digital Mausoleum  - 30 min - with Marc Servant

     BREAK - extra chin-wag time                                    ~ 20 min
       
3 - Virtuous VPNing                                                       - 35 min - with Neil and Marc. Presentation attached below. Tunnelblick is free software for OpenVPN on macOS.
                                                                                                                                                                           https://tunnelblick.net/index.html

4 - Presidential iPhone Nuggets                                       - 15 min - with Wally Kuzmicz

   
And of course ... after-meeting blather across the parking lot at the Royal Oak Pub, featuring half-price wings and delightfully digestible desserts. WARNING: Do NOT allow El Presidente to tether to your phone during this munch-fest.
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Re: 2019-06-03 MUGOO iMeeting (1 week late! Again!!)
« Reply #1 on: June 03, 2019, 06:51:08 PM »
News, Views, Scams, Existential Threats - with Neil Herber

1) All this bad news is depressing, so how about a brighter start to the summer?

2) The items ...

--- Really?? Do we need this??
https://www.washingtonpost.com/technology/2019/05/06/alexa-has-been-eavesdropping-you-this-whole-time/
https://www.theverge.com/2019/4/25/18516004/amazon-warehouse-fulfillment-centers-productivity-firing-terminations
https://www.nbcnews.com/tech/security/millions-people-uploaded-photos-ever-app-then-company-used-them-n1003371
https://www.infosecurity-magazine.com/news/password-123456-used-by-23-million/
https://www.infosecurity-magazine.com/news/used-drives-sold-sensitive-data-1-1/
https://www.infosecurity-magazine.com/news/us-church-hit-in-18m-bec-scam-1/

--- The dots do matter: how to scam a Gmail user
https://jameshfisher.com/2018/04/07/the-dots-do-matter-how-to-scam-a-gmail-user/
just remember to never click on email links - and check your OWN email address

---Protecting Yourself from Identity Theft - Schneier on Security
https://www.schneier.com/blog/archives/2019/05/protecting_your_2.html
read the comments below the post too.
My favourite is: "I do what you've suggested. I generate answers to security questions the same way I generate my real passwords, and I store them in my password manager. If anyone ever questions whether or not my mother's maiden name was really "xC_Ld@9yEvgR?44*^9l~N" I just tell them that she was Norwegian."

--- Black-hole & neutron-star merger may have been spotted by LIGO & Virgo   
https://physicsworld.com/a/black-hole-neutron-star-merger-may-have-been-spotted-by-ligo-virgo/ 
https://www.ligo.caltech.edu/page/ligos-ifo
https://www.cbsnews.com/news/gravity-wave-detectors-spot-more-black-hole-mergers/

... the end

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Re: 2019-06-03 MUGOO iMeeting (1 week late! Again!!)
« Reply #2 on: June 04, 2019, 01:02:40 AM »
Someone, who shall remain nameless, complained that the LIGO/VIRGO news item above had no connection to Apple (and chose to ignore the "good news aspect"). However:
https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/gravitational-wave-events/id1441897107?mt=8

Hah!

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Re: 2019-06-03 MUGOO iMeeting (1 week late! Again!!)
« Reply #3 on: June 10, 2019, 05:09:51 PM »
Meeting Notes for 3 June, 2019:

1 - News, Views, Scams, Existential Threats with Neil Herber - See posted reply

2 - Massaging Photographs Into Your Digital Mausoleum with Marc Servant - See Attached Presentation
       
3 - Virtuous VPNing with Neil Herber - Presentation attached below. Tunnelblick is free software for OpenVPN on macOS ( https://tunnelblick.net/index.html ).

4 - Presidential iPhone Nuggets with Wally Kuzmicz - Links below.

https://www.idownloadblog.com/2019/01/14/15-useful-iphone-tips/
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f_g4tgO1HEs
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c2Koa__7jMM
Marc Servant