In case you haven’t yet read about the “Krack” wifi security issues – below is a link that explains the whole situation.
But you should know that patches have been issued by most major software and router companies (MS, Apple, Ubuntu, Netgear, etc.) . . . BUT, patches are no good if not installed.
So, check your systems (routers, AP’s, laptops, desktops of ALL OS’s to apply the patch if not already done).
Wired Article re Krack Hack . .
I went thru trying to replace my florescent bulbs with some replacement Led bulbs.
After blowing up one fixture that was supposed to take them and going to Menards and buying another fixture only to get home and a tag fell out saying it wouldn’t take LED bulb.
Back to menards…they said the boxes should definitely be marked on outside. So in the end I got a new fixture that had the leds included.
Due to a scenario that could affect every member of our computer club . . . a weak default user id and password on a network router. IF that’s combined with a faulty security setup for your wireless network . . it leaves your data “wide-open” . . .
Link to article re F35 Hack, Aussie Air Force
Kaspersky software has been banned from all DOD and US Govt. entitities.
Here’s yet another reason why Kaspersky should be removed from any systems you control:
Link to Twitter Post re Kaspersky
Agenda for OTC Meeting on October 14th, 2017 @ 0915 . .
Note: the meeting will be at the “DoSpace” instead of Sump Library (yes . . . more construction and usual late notice).
- Tech Update & examples of how to freeze your credit files (Greg)
- Super Stylus Device (John)
- New Hardware Show & Tell (Dennis F.)
- Prize Raffle (Trudy & Dennis F.)
The latest version of Ubuntu, named “Artful Aardvark” goes golden on Thursday October 19, 2017. LOT’s of changes for this 9 month supported release . . . see the link below for details.
BTW: the next “Long-Term Support (LTS)” release is slated for April 2018. As an LTS . . it will have a 5 Year support life cycle.
Link to “It’s FOSS” article re Artful Aardvark . .
CCleaner was hacked I can’t get a good url to post but if you google Ccleaner hack it will bring up a story or two about the hack. The hack effects 32bit version and updates around sept 12-15 .
If you got a version that was updated lately its good to check.
I have an old version and I don’t do updates on that one.
Maybe someone could clean this url up so its a hot link. (done – Greg)
Link to CC Cleaner Hack (Tom’s Hardware)
Link to”The Verge” Tech about CrapCleaner Hack
Paul Krupa brought this to my attention and wanted to let everyone know. He died quietly in his sleep in Colorado Springs.
Here is his obit.
Herb’s Obit Link
May he rest in peace.