June 13th Meeting at Rudolphs Bar-B-Que

It’s time again for our bimonthly meeting. We’ll be meeting at Rudolphs Bar-B-Que again starting at 18:30 (6:30 p.m.). We’ve mentioned several secure communication apps but the one we most commonly recommend is Signal. Signal is great because it offers effective end-to-end encryption for text messages, voice calls, and video calls in an easy to…

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May 30th Meeting at Rudolphs Bar-B-Que

It’s time again for our bimonthly meeting. We’ll be meeting at Rudolphs Bar-B-Que again starting at 18:30 (6:30 p.m.). I apologize for the late notice but long holidays have a habit of messing up schedules, especially when you aren’t in front of your computer at all. Most of our recent meetings have discussed software security….

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May 16th Meeting at Rudolphs Bar-B-Que

It’s time again for our bimonthly meeting. We’ll be meeting at Rudolphs Bar-B-Que again starting at 18:30 (6:30 p.m.). Last week a perfect storm of security failures resulted in one of the largest ransomware attacks in history. WannaCry is a ransomware program that encrypts the files on a computer and demands an extortion fee of…

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Twitter Finally Offers App-Based Two-Factor Authentication

Enabling two-factor authentication is one of the best ways to improve the security of your online accounts. Most websites that offer two-factor authentication have opted to use either the Time-based One-time Password Algorithm (TOTP) or HMAC-based One-time Password Algorithm (HOTP), which are used in conjunction with an application such as Authy or Google Authenticator to…

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April 18th Meeting at Rudolphs Bar-B-Que

It’s time again for our bimonthly meeting. We’ll be meeting at Rudolphs Bar-B-Que again starting at 18:30 (6:30 p.m.). This week we’re going back to the basics. We’re going to be discussing the very simple things that everybody can do to improve their overall computer security such as normally running as a nonadministrative user, installing…

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April 4th Meeting at Rudolphs Bar-B-Que

It’s time again for our bimonthly meeting. We’ll be meeting at Rudolphs Bar-B-Que again starting at 18:30 (6:30 p.m.). A lot of people have expressed unhappiness with the removal regulations preventing Internet Service Providers (ISP) from selling customer information. While this change appears frightening, it’s a problem that has already been addressed thanks previous concerns…

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March 21st Meeting at Rudolphs Bar-B-Que

It’s time again for our bimonthly meeting. We’ll be meeting at Rudolphs Bar-B-Que again starting at 18:30 (6:30 p.m.). You’ve encrypted your hard drive, your e-mails, and text communications so your data is safe, right? Maybe not. Resident malware can sit on a system, wait for you to decrypt the data, and exfiltrate it. Whether…

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March 7th Meeting at Rudolphs Bar-B-Que

It’s time again for our biweekly meeting. We’ll be meeting at Rudolphs Bar-B-Que again starting at 18:30 (6:30 p.m.). Windows XP. MacOS 10.5. Android 4. These operating systems are ancient by today’s standards but there are a lot of people still using them. When you ask why users usually say, “It works for me.” But…

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February 21st Meeting at Rudolphs Bar-B-Que

It’s time again for our biweekly meeting. We’ll be meeting at Rudolphs Bar-B-Que again starting at 18:30 (6:30 p.m.). On January 24th we discussed browser fingerprinting. For those who missed that meeting, browser fingerprinting is the act of using information your browser provides to websites in an attempt to build a unique profile on you….

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