Krack WiFi Vulnerabilities

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 . .

Retrofitting 4″ florescent bulbs with LED

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.
Dennis E

F35 Design Specs Hacked . . due to . .

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

Computer Club Meeting Agenda (10/14/2017)

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)
  • CC Cleaner Hack (Trudy)
  • Super Stylus Device (John)
  • New Hardware Show & Tell (Dennis F.)
  • Prize Raffle (Trudy & Dennis F.)

Ubuntu’s “Artful Aardvark” (17.10) Available 10/19 . .

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 Hacked

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

Dennis E