Yea, the next meeting is our Christmas bash for good company, eats and maybe a bit o’ tech mixed in.
Christmas brunch (snacks and such!)
Elections of Planning Committee Members
Mini Demo #1 – Trudy will advise how to delete Facebook content and profiles
Mini Demo #2 – Steve will display his newest hardware . . a Samsung Chromebook Plus
Door Prizes and Member Goody Bags
Darktable Article on SoftPedia
Note: Darktable is an established opensource app and runs on all OS PC platforms: MS-Windows, MacOS and the Linux distro of your choice.
Interesting article regarding Intel’s internal “Management Engine” . . a full computer inside Intel CPU’s. Not a worry for most home PC users, but it’s best to be aware . .
Link to Intel ME article on HTG site
Very cool site . . . has all the music of Vince Guaraldi too. Great for all us Peanuts lovers.
Good News on the Browser front-lines . . . the Mozilla Foundation has officially released their completely re-written browser engine and user interface.
See Here: Firefox Home
Get more details at HTG: How to Geek Link
For our Ubuntu users . . . best to wait and get it when the official repo’s are populated . . (next day or two).
For power users, web developers, native app developers, Samsung is moving full ahead with offering phones that dual boot Ubuntu (and other distros) when plugged into a cradle & connected to keyboard/mouse.
Windows 10 already does this but for Command Line Interface (CLI – Terminal) only (no gui).
But, Samsung is doing it right – by boldly offering the complete Linux graphical desktop. Look for Google to be doing this next with their Nexus line (imho).
Continue reading “Samsung Moving Ahead with Phones Offering Ubuntu . .”
Meeting Agenda – Papillion Sump Library – Nov 11, 2017 @ 0915
- Tech News Recap and Group Discussion (Greg)
- e-Media (e-books and audio books) (Leo)
- Google Pictures and online photo sharing (Trudy)
- Future of OTC Club Discussion (All)
- Prize Drawing & Distribution (Dennis F. & Trudy)
After reading close to a dozen articles about this significant WiFi hack, I want to summarize the key few points that can protect you from being exploited:
- The attacks are difficult to implement as they require proximity to the WiFi network . . . so home users are safer than public wifi users.
- For your most sensitive sites (like Banks, etc.), enable two-factor authentication so if someone does implement the hack, they still will require having your phone or access to your email acct to see the two factor PIN.
- Of the 7 Major Operating Systems . . you’re protected if you’ve applied the patches for Apple OS’s (IoS, MacOS) – – Windows – – ChromeOS – – Linux – – BSD (Unix) BUT Android Users need to be careful as Android has a POOR track record for patches and updates compared to the aforementioned OS.s.
- A “GNU/Linux” based replacement for Android is tentatively scheduled for release in 2019 – – which “may” (doubtful) spur more pro-activity by current Android vendors Librem 5 Phone Link