No Meeting Tonight

Our regularly scheduled meeting won’t be happening tonight. There a conference occurring this weekend that I’m involved with organizing and, as with any conference, there are a lot of last minute tasks that need to be done.

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August 22nd 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 thought that it would be fun to take a step back. Way back. I’m talking about 1,500 BC when the first known example of cryptography was made. This example was a tablet written in cuneiform,…

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July 24th 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.). Let’s say that you’ve been pulled over and Judge Dredd demands to see the contents of your phone, are you required to surrender your phone to him? What if you were arrested for participating in a…

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July 11th 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.). Do your walls have ears? Perhaps not, but your mobile phone does. Your voice assistant has ears as well. If your vehicle was manufactured in the last 15 years it may have ears as well. Even…

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June 27th 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 have a guest presenter, Nullcipher, who will be talking to us about Streisand. What is Streisand? It’s an easy to use VPN, Tor, and SOCKS Proxy. If you’re unfamiliar with what that sentence…

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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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