The new card will remove the gender identification, your signature, and your Social Security Number changes to a Member Beneficiary Identifier. The details can be found at www.Medicare.gov/newcard
Starting in June, Nebraska will start receiving their new cards. Your new card is active as soon as you get it.
Please SHRED your old card!
This is from the Medicare blog
“Medicare has started sending new cards with new Medicare Numbers to people with Medicare. Your new Medicare card will include a new number unique to you, instead of your current Social Security-based number. This will help to protect you against fraud.
Starting this month, people who are enrolling in Medicare for the first time will be among the first in the country to get the new cards. If you have Medicare already, you’ll get your new card over the coming months. Medicare will mail cards on a rolling basis, sending a new card with a new number at no cost to everyone with Medicare over the next year. To update your official mailing address, visit your MySocialSecurity account, or call 1-800-772-1213.
If you want to know when new cards start mailing to your area, visit www.Medicare.gov/NewCard, and sign up to get email alerts from Medicare. We’ll send you an email when cards start mailing in your state, and we’ll also email you about other important Medicare topics. While the cards have a new look, your Medicare coverage and benefits will stay the same. “
Want to delay the install of the massive Spring 18 “Creators” update for MS-Windows? In this article Chris Hoffman explains how to delay it for a few weeks . . .
Chris Hoffman on Spring 18 “Creators” Update
Good video here explaining why some web sites are so “blanking” confusing and frustrating ( . . because they were designed to be that way).
Although this e-article was designed for distribution to business and other large orgs . . . the symptoms apply to all users of PC hardware. Both Intel and AMD have seen a direct hit on their trustworthiness.
Dark Reading article on Spectre/Meltdown collateral damage
Two new updated versions of the popular Linux Mint Mini’s are due out in June (just in time for Summer vacation!).
Prices are competitive – – from $295 to $395 for the higher end hardware. Note that 4 or 8 gigs of ram is plenty for Linux.
AMD’s newest Ryzen processors have four confirmed security flaws – which will require bios firmware updates. At the next club meeting, we will discuss if this affects our membership and what steps (if any) are needed.
HTG Article Link re 4 Ryzen Flaws
Just another “word to the wise” . . . be very cautious about unsolicited “surveys, questionnaires” etc. via web, email or even phone.
ZDnet recap of Facebook Failure . .
Furthermore, don’t allow site access via 3rd party sites . . (note the very last sentence of the article on how to access the Facebook page with your settings for 3rd party app access . . )
I love these kind of videos! Like looking into the future (if we don’t screw it up) . .