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11-29-2021 Tech for Seniors Episode 88

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  Another well attended feature packed show. We covered cyber security news, 2 factor authentication part 2, setting up a Plex Media Server, bone conduction headsets, and scams targeting holiday shoppers, followed by a music sequence that usually ends the official show. A twenty min. Q&A session always follows to conclude the episode.

Weekly Security News Roundup w/e 11-26-2021

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  https://youtu.be/qQ1WL-q_ALs Security-related news thanks mostly to Avast Software. I'm just a messenger. They usually do most of the challenging work and research. https://www.avast.com/en-us/index#pc

Secure Your Browser Against Online Threats And Phishing Scams

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  https://youtu.be/BoTwIWCD61k Some help in staying secure while browsing the internet. https://www.avast.com/en-us/avast-online-security Thanks to Grace Macej for putting this information together. https://blog.avast.com/author/grace-macej

Everything You Need To Know About Cookies

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  https://youtu.be/B3gh2l_SWY0 Just in time for the holidays, All About Cookies (Internet) Thanks to Joe Bosso for his excellent primer on this topic. https://blog.avast.com/author/joe-bosso

MS Edge - Super Duper Secure Mode

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  https://youtu.be/zl0ODKRC49I A more secure Edge Browser just by making a simple settings change. If you want to read some details take a look at: https://www.reviewgeek.com/104171/microsoft-edge-gets-a-super-duper-secure-mode-heres-how-to-enable-it/

7 Scams Targeting Holiday Shoppers

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  https://youtu.be/vroEAk7jCEs Steer clear of cyber-trouble this year with these seven scams to watch out for during the holidays. Thanks to Grace Macej for her excellent article on this topic. https://blog.avast.com/author/grace-macej

Windows 11 Empty folder creation mess Cleanup Simplified

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  Quote from: bob3160 on November 02, 2021, 08:56:55 AM Windows 11 Creating Many Empty Folders https://youtu.be/fqFgT6SzCbw This is something Microsoft needs to address. You'll find the empty folders here, C:\Windows\System32\config\systemprofile\AppData Let Ccleaner Clean Up this Reoccurring Mess Let Ccleaner clean these temp folders till Windows gets its house in order. Ccleaner  >  Options  >  Include  -  paste  the following for a default installation of Windows under  Drive or Folder : C:\Windows\System32\config\systemprofile\AppData\Local\tw*.tmp Next under  options   select "Include files, subfolders and the folder itself" Once that's done,  select OK Select yes  in the warning that comes up from Ccleaner. Next, Run Ccleaner. Here's the proof that it works. I knew there had to be an easier way than doing this manually every  few days. Thanks Ccleaner  You'll find Ccleaner here: https://www.ccleaner.com/ccleaner/builds

Patch My PC Updater

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  https://youtu.be/oXuu2FiU-tE An excellent free tool everyone should be using to keep their programs and Apps up-to-date. Get it from here:  https://patchmypc.com/home-updater

11/22/2021 Breaking Security NewsFlash

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  https://youtu.be/ecknxFAlrqs Another security breach. This time it's Go Daddy. See the full article at How-To Geek  https://www.howtogeek.com/770477/huge-godaddy-data-breach-exposes-over-a-million-accounts/

11-22-2021 Tech for Seniors - Episode 87

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  Another enjoyable Monday viewed by a great audience. We again covered a multitude of topics from Cyber Security to part 2 of the Streaming services update. There was an episode on the Wayback machine website. Google 2 factor authentication and a new feature in Chrome ver. 96. The finally was a music segment and the show ended with a Q&A session to covered various topics.

Cyber Shopping Tips for the Holiday Season

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  https://youtu.be/ZJFoZ6y4onE This will help keep you and your money secure while shopping for all those bargains during the coming holiday season. Thanks to Stephen Kho for his excellent article on this topic https://blog.avast.com/author/stephen-kho Here is the link to the avast 70% off sale.  https://www.avast.com/en-us/store#pc (only till Dec 6, 2021)

4 Ways To Protect Your Computer From Online Threats

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  https://youtu.be/Prjm4u-iplw Most digital devices are vulnerable to online threats these 4 tips will help keep you safer. Thanks to Daniel Hall for his excellent article on this topic: https://www.bbntimes.com/daniel-hall Make sure to check out his many other interesting articles.