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Q&A with CIPCUG Session 88

Amazon AWS servers logo

Lisa Toth:   I can’t figure out how to search One Note. I don’t see the process.

Lisa Toth:   I’m having an issue with LastPass. It won’t save changes or new accounts. It times out and has a message across the top.

News Item:   British infosec researcher Kevin Beaumont has warned that Amazon AWS S3 servers could be held to ransom due to lax security.

News Item:   Apple has moved encryption keys for mainland Chinese iCloud users to China

News Item:   Police can collect information from a car’s computer without any type of warrant.

Q&A with CIPCUG Session 83

the EU GDPR overhaul for 2018

News Item:   Intel asks customers to halt patching for chip bug, citing flaw         

News Item:   Hacker Might Have Stolen the Healthcare Data for Half of Norway’s Population

News Item:   The EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)

News Item:   APCUG’s 2018 Winter Virtual Technology Conference

Q&A with CIPCUG Session 82

Data Loss Prevention tips

We are on vacation this week, so we have pre-recorded this show.  As we can’t talk about current news, we have decided to talk about security — an always current topic.

  1. How can I secure my online accounts?
  2. 2-factor authentication
  3. Long passwords
  4. Use names rather than email addresses wherever possible
  5. Good security questions
  6. How do I keep track of passwords?
  7. Cloud:  LastPass or Roboforms
  8. Print out passwords and put in safe deposit box
  9. How should I backup my data?
  10. You need 3 copies of your data:  your computer, a local backup device and cloud
  11. If you delete the data off your computer but still want it safe, you need to add another device to the list
  12. Local backups are:
  13.           A second hard drive in a desktop computer that is dedicated for backup
  14.           A USB device you can plug into the computer

                          iii.          A NAS device

  1. Use the cloud that fits into your daily use.  If you are a Mac user, use the Apple iCloud; a Google Docs user, use Google Drive; a Microsoft Office user, use Microsoft OneDrive.  Alternatively, you can use a dedicated could backup service like Carbonite or Mozy.
  2. The local backup should be an image backup, while the cloud should be data only.

 And Final Comments

Q&A with CIPCUG Session 81

new WPA3 wireless

Lisa Toth   Several of my Last Pass sites don’t automatically sign in anymore. It seems to be the financial institutions. When I copy the info from Last Pass and paste it into the sign in dialog box, I can log in ok. Have you experienced this?

Lisa Toth   I just received this note: I cannot find out if it is real. Anyone get something like this?  “A password request was initiated on your behalf by our system at Marketing and Blah Blah.  Your password is: [jumbled text]”

News Item:   WPA3 standard announced.  Devices coming later this year

News Item:   Virtually all Processors Made in the Last Decade Might Have a Massive Security Flaw

Q&A Session 65

This July 21, 2012, photo shows Equifax Inc., offices in Atlanta. Credit monitoring company Equifax says a breach exposed social security numbers and other data from about 143 million Americans. The Atlanta-based company said Thursday, Sept. 7, 2017, that “criminals” exploited a U.S. website application to access files between mid-May and July of this year. (AP Photo/Mike Stewart)

Lisa Toth   I have found a site called unit converter. It has a wealth of conversion charts for all kinds of measurements.  I’d like to create a way to have quick access to this site.

Bill Hinds   Is there a way to get LastPass for an iPad for free? It looks like I have to buy the premium version for $24.

News Item:   Google deletes Android backups if you don’t use your phone for two months

News Item:   Apple announced 3 new phones, iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus and iPhone X

News Item:   The Equifax breech was possible because they didn’t install updates to Apache Struts web-application software. The whole thing was completely avoidable by proper maintenance.

Dr. Bunny

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