David DeGroff has died ..

DeGroff, David Carter Nov 14, 1925 – Oct 22, 2017 Age 91 years. Of Omaha. David served with the U.S. Army during World War II, worked at Lincoln National Life Ins for over 25 years and was a longtime member of St. Paul United Methodist Church. He cherished spending time with his family and friends, playing cards and caring for his four legged friends. Preceded in death by his first wife, Wilma DeGroff; granddaughter, Sarah Waszak; sister, Molly Willett. Survived by wife, Beverly; daughter, Marcia Waszak; grandchildren: Nick, Matt, Katie; many other relatives and friends. VISITATION:: Sunday, October 29, 2017, from 4-6pm, at Braman Mortuary (72 St. Chapel). CELEBRATION OF DAVID’S LIFE: Monday, October 30, 2017, at 10am, at St. Paul United Methodist Church, 5410 Corby St. Interment: Evergreen. Memorials to the church or Nebraska Humane Society. For more details, visit: www.bramanmortuary.com. BRAMAN MORTUARY 72nd St. Chapel 1702 N. 72nd St., Omaha, NE 68114 402-391-2171

Samsung to Bring Linux to Galaxy Phones

(Samsung was taken by Ubuntu’s idea of “Convergence”) . . devices driven by OS’s that will run in multiple modes (phone and when docked, full PC).

When combined with Dropbox or other 1st class cloud sync – this adds yet another tool for computing (especially for the gainfully employed).

OMG!Ubuntu Article on Samsung Phone 2 PC


Summary of Krack Hack . . . Who’s at Risk?

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