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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.

Q&A with CIPCUG – Session 56

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beware online scams

Lisa Toth:   If I want to take something out of OneNote, how do I do that? I’d like to delete a couple of files and folders.

Lisa Toth:   Kim Komando News Item:  Don’t fill out that loan application! Your data could be at risk

News Item:  Is your credit card in a hacker’s database?  Fill out the form and find out

Sue Nethercott News Item:  Photobucket accused of blackmail after quietly requiring users to pay $400 a year to hotlink

Jerry Crocker  News Item:   Millions of Verizon customer records exposed in security lapse

Q&A with CIPCUG Session 47

map of places infected by wanacry worm


Lisa Toth
   duplicate files finder you mentioned in an answer to finding duplicate files. I went out to the site as my computer is loaded with such things. It doesn’t mention windows 10 at all. Are you using it on that platform?

Rosalie Sherbrooke  Can anyone recommend a program that will eliminate the duplicate photos/files on my computer?

John Weigle   The Intel Discovery Tool tells me:  “Based on the version of the ME, the system is Vulnerable” and refers me to two documents that are not terribly helpful to me. What should I do to get it fixed, or do I have to wait for Intel to come up with a solution for the motherboard and the chip?

Lisa Toth   I am considering the purchase of a Fitbit device. Some of the devices offer certain options that require bluetooth LE to work. How can I figure out if my laptop (Toshiba win 10 has this capability?

News Item:  Windows 10 Edge, IE: We’re now blocking sites signed with SHA-1 certs, says Microsoft

News Item:  WannaCry Cryptovirus (actually a worm) is dormant for now.  Why?  And will it be back?

Dr. Bunny

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