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Car Crash Detection - Pixel

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  https://youtu.be/sU7JHg85yN0 Setting up Car Crash Detection on a Pixel Phone

Netiquette: Is it OK to share pictures of someone else's kids online?

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  https://youtu.be/Y_OstT4vunA Here’s a question a concerned parent asked Avast: “Dear Avast, I recently hosted a birthday party for my child. I want to post the photos on social media, but I'm not sure if it's OK to post pictures of my kid's friends online. What should I do?” Avast was happy to share the correct Netiquette that should be used any time you share someone else’s photo online. This is especially important when the photo is of a minor child. You can read the whole article on this topic by Emma McGowan on the Avast Blog:  https://bit.ly/3xQi8mO

Weekly Security News Roundup w/e 9-23-2022

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  https://youtu.be/aHF-Fxl19MU Security-related news thanks mostly to Avast Software. https://www.avast.com/en-us/index#pc I'm just a messenger. They do most of the challenging research. Links to the articles referenced in this video are part of the video show notes.

One Attacker - Two Victims

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  https://youtu.be/nMBoPFLX7E8 The Lapsus$ gang seems to be behind both Uber and Rockstar Games breaches. Both hacks show that social engineering works, and threat actors don't even go through too much trouble using automated attack tools. This video was inspired by an article in Cybernews:  https://bit.ly/3UtkOR0

Is free Wi-Fi safe?

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  https://youtu.be/W8ygs0hDtz8 You need to know this before you hook into that free Wi-Fi and get more than you bargained for. My thanks to Emma McGowan for her article which inspired this video. You’ll find her article at the link listed:  https://blog.avast.com/is-free-wi-fi-really-safe-avast Avast One Essential -  https://www.avast.com/en-us/index-t2#pc

Quick Windows Speed-up

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  https://youtu.be/Txj1v5IN3ew Making Windows boot faster.

Has Your Medical Device Been Hacked

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  https://youtu.be/5pIA_tKRJg0 Roughly a third of all connected devices have insecure defaults, such as no or weak password protection or poor software design, that make them ripe for exploits. My thanks to David Strom, (  https://blog.avast.com/author/david-strom  ) for his excellent article on this topic. You can read the whole article here: https://blog.avast.com/hacked-medical-devices

Weekly Security News Roundup WE 9-16-2022

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  https://youtu.be/JQqbHtVv68Q Security-related news thanks mostly to Avast Software. https://www.avast.com/en-us/index#pc I'm just a messenger. They do most of the challenging research. Links to the articles referenced in this video are part of the video show notes.

Using the New Stories Function in Screencast-O-Matic

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  https://youtu.be/wPnXAT039GA Screencast-O-Matic added a new feature called Stories to it's product. This shows you how I use this new feature while creating my Weekly Avast Security News Roundup video.  https://screencast-o-matic.com/

The Right-Click menu in Windows 11

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  https://youtu.be/7Uyj413Srho There's been a change in the way the Right Click Menu in windows 11 functions compared to its function in Windows 10 and prior. The Right Click Menu (Context Menu) in windows 11 be default opens a short or, abbreviated menu. This video helps you show the whole (full) menu.

TheCenterCam vs Stationary Webcam

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  https://youtu.be/TA8xDJ7ZuYQ A comparison between TheCenterCam and a stationary Webcam (Nexigo) Your opinions as to which one to use are appreciated. TheCenterCam -  https://thecentercam.com/ Nexigo Webcam -  https://bit.ly/3QQRKA0

What Is Phishing, and How Do You Avoid It

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  https://youtu.be/-DHOGngwyz0 Phishing attacks are more common than ever before, and they regularly lead to fraud, identity theft, and corporate data breaches. But what is phishing, and how can you avoid it? My thanks to  Andrew Heinzman  for his excellent article on this topic published in Reviewgeek, https://bit.ly/3xkFMHM  which inspired this video.

Avast News Companion

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  https://youtu.be/jefDwaGtpOY Don’t be fooled by fake news sources. Quickly check media source bias and factual reporting on supported sites. Available for the Avast Secure Browser and all other Chromium based Browsers. https://platform.avast.com/innovation/news-companion

9-12-2022 Tech for Seniors - Episode 129

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  Another interesting and  information filled show  covering topics Seniors need to know. We covered the following during today's show: Security news update, Where are we going with Foldable/flip phones?, Two New Power Toys - Text Extractor & Screen Ruler, an explanation on Repurposing old Gadgets, followed by the music outro. A 20 min. Q&A session covering questions on the topics listed ended the show.

What Is Email Spoofing

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  https://youtu.be/F5kMpVhQD5Y What Is Email Spoofing, and How Can You Protect Yourself?

Weekly Security News Roundup w e 9-9-2022

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  https://youtu.be/xUPMP4eXCK0 Security-related news thanks mostly to Avast Software. https://www.avast.com/en-us/index#pc I'm just a messenger. They do most of the challenging research. Links to the articles referenced in this video are part of the video show notes.

Many Ways to Repurpose Your Old Gadgets

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  https://youtu.be/EgZRnvqZvDA Before you get rid of that old piece of Technology, let’s go over some cool things you can do with those dated laptops, tablets, cellphones, desktop cases, digital cameras, and more. My thanks to Eric Schoon ( https://www.reviewgeek.com/author/ericschoon/ ) for his excellent article on Reviewgeek ( https://www.thereviewgeek.com/ ). To read the whole article, just follow the link listed:  https://bit.ly/3U2u8v4

9-8-2022 New Mexico 44th Annual Conference on Aging

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  I'm honored to have been selected to be one of the presenters for this years Annual Conference on Aging (44) I hope next year this will again be a live event. I'll eventually update this post with statistics as to the number of attendees. This was a statewide event but you could only watch the presentations offered id you signed up prior to the event or if you watched it at one of the designated Viewing sites throughout the state. I did receive quite a few compliments during the showing of the event and, was able, via chat, to answer questions asked. https://nmaging.state.nm.us/news-events/conference-on-aging

Watch Out For Brushing Scams

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  https://youtu.be/FBJtnctdSuQ Millions of people across the US and other countries are surprised to receive packages they never ordered. In most cases, the source is a scam called “brushing.” Watch the video to learn more. Read the whole article by How-To Geek at:  https://bit.ly/3cSDGYy

DreamStudio Lite - A Demo

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  https://youtu.be/eMK9DUYkoGM Using AI to create an image using simple words to describe the image you want to render. No copywrite worries.  http://beta.dreamstudio.ai/

9-5-2022 Tech for Seniors - Episode 128

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  Another well attended  show  despite the fact that today is Labor Day. We covered the following topics,  Cyber security , What is Vishing, Google Wallet and Google Pay witch has a small footprint compared to Apple which has a 92% market share of those using a payment service. The website of the week was all about Selecting a Streaming Service using  Suppose.tv , that was followed by the music outro featuring Chapel Hart. We ended the show with an abbreviated Q&A session.

Small Town with Pickup Truck - Zoom Virtual Background

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  https://youtu.be/0d_Rk4MtNMI A nice Small Town  virtual background suitable for ZOOM, etc. thanks to DISH Scape. https://my.dish.com/perks/dishscapes

Small Town with Martian - Zoom Virtual Background

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  https://youtu.be/PtxKBpy9GFs A nice Small Town virtual background suitable for ZOOM, etc. thanks to DISH Scape.

Samsung Data Breach

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  https://youtu.be/Y5cAbeLB3ew Another breach. This time it's Samsung. The information revealed includes the following: name, contact and demographic information, date of birth, and product registration information.

Weekly Security News Roundup w/e 9-2-2022

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  https://youtu.be/qMLhqAnJGfs Security-related news thanks mostly to Avast Software. https://www.avast.com/en-us/index#pc I'm just a messenger. They do most of the challenging research. Links to the articles referenced in this video are part of the video show notes.

Caution: A Google Translate Desktop App Is Malware

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  https://youtu.be/gq_d48L7Nhw A popular Desktop App turns out to be Malware. It turns itself into a Cryptominer. If you find my videos helpful, please buy me a cup of coffee - https://ko-fi.com/bob3160

8-29-2022 Tech For Seniors - Episode 127

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  Today was another well received  show . We covered the following topics:  Cyber Security , Solar Energy for your Home - Episode 4, All about One Drive  - Part 2, that was followed by the music outro. We ended the show with a twenty min. Q&A session.

An Upcoming Event - 9/8/2022

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  https://nmaging.state.nm.us/news-events/conference-on-aging My contribution is scheduled for 9/8/2022 at 1:00 PM This is a worthwhile virtual conference for any Senior. It covers a wide variety of topics addressing today's Senior's needs. Some parts may be specific to NM but Senior needs are universal and so is sharing the information needed to enhance Senior's lives.

IRIUN - Webcam-WIFI

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  https://youtu.be/t9CIWQOz5Pw Old Phones make great webcams. IRIUN makes setting up a wireless webcam using your old phone(s) easy This works on Windows, Mac, Linux, (Ubuntu 20.04+)

Weekly Security News Roundup w/e 8-26-2022

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  https://youtu.be/iu3oAWfjBeU Security-related news thanks mostly to Avast Software. https://www.avast.com/en-us/index#pc I'm just a messenger. They do most of the challenging research. Links to the articles referenced in this video are part of the show notes. This was an especially bad week for breaches.

LastPass was just Breached

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  https://youtu.be/Q7VOXWeHDTY LastPass, one of the most used password managers, is sending out emails warning users that it suffered a breach. Read more at How-To Geek -  https://bit.ly/3CFYltg

Google Chrome - Activate Built-In Screenshot Tool

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  https://youtu.be/4MfASbLH62k A Chrome Browser built-in Screenshot tool. Currently available as an experimental option. This explains the tool and shows you how to activate it.

What's Vishing and How Can I Protect Myself?

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  https://youtu.be/_zPFvHHl4tE Find out all about Vishing and how to protect yourself to avoid becoming a victim. This video also explains some of the other terms in the Phishing category. My thanks to Grace Macej for her excellent article on this topic. You'll find it here:  https://blog.avast.com/stay-protected-vishing-scams

Plex Data Breach

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  https://youtu.be/I0UJNZ-7gjg Plex Data Breach. Change your password ASAP. It's also advisable to set up 2FA if you haven't already done so

Using AI to create a Video About Avoiding Six Internet Scams

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  https://youtu.be/DyeC-qucwCo I used the free version of a service available at  https://www.steve.ai/ The material came from a blog post from Avast, https://blog.avast.com/majority-americans-targeted-scammers I put these two items together to create this video using AI.

Twitter Accused of Cybersecurity Mismanagement

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  https://youtu.be/kxHFLLAD9ws Ex-security chief accuses Twitter of cybersecurity mismanagement. Peiter “Mudge” Zatko has accused his former employer of cybersecurity negligence in an explosive whistleblower complaint.

Find the First Android App You Ever Installed.

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  https://youtu.be/c5hyNSedaE4 Finding the first app ever installed on your Android device.

8-22-2022 Tech for Seniors - Episode 126

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Well attended and information packed show. We covered the following topics:  Cyber Security , "Shift Enter Keys" to the rescue, Microsoft One Drive Introduction ( Part One), Setting up emergency info on your Android Phone, The music outro followed by a Q&A session on the topics covered.

Security News Flash - Apple Zero-Day Exploit

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  https://youtu.be/PLl55Dixr0A A serious Apple Zero-Day exploit vulnerability that needs your immediate attention. Patch your devices NOW.

Image Background Removal - depix.ai (part 2)

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  https://youtu.be/bspn8nnuCbY Quickly remove the background of any image in seconds flat. This video removes unwanted background, Drags the selected remainder into the composition window, adds a background,  positions the dragged image into place, adjusts the positioned image and then saved  the composite picture.  https://app.depix.ai/ You can find part 1 of this video here:  https://youtu.be/m65hTrlOcac

Weekly Security News Roundup w/e 8-19-2022

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  https://youtu.be/p2p1-1WUmj0 Security-related news thanks mostly to Avast Software. https://www.avast.com/en-us/index#pc I'm just a messenger. They do most of the challenging research. Links to the articles referenced in this video are part of the show notes.

Windows 11 File Explorer and The Middle Mouse Button

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https://youtu.be/y_C-IYxc0mw I showed you the value of using the middle mouse button in your browser. https://youtu.be/ol0Atr2ozTs In this video we'll explore the use of the middle mouse button feature when using File Explorer in Windows 11 v22H2. (Hopefully being release by the end of September)

Shift+Enter Keys to the Rescue

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  https://youtu.be/-bvPkGmXjjU Using the Shift+Enter key combination is a neat trick and this shows you why you should be using it. Works on Facebook, Twitter, Discord, Slack and probably many other sites.

Six Common Internet Scams and How To Avoid Them

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https://youtu.be/MOH_TD5_yQo To help ensure that you (and your mom, sister, friends, and boss) don’t become the victim of an online scammer, here are six common types of internet scams and how to avoid them. My thanks to Emma McGowan for her excellent article on this topic, https://blog.avast.com/majority-americans-targeted-scammers

8-15-2022 Tech for Seniors - Episode 125

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  Another well attended and information packed  show . We covered the following items, Cyber Security News, Image background removal tutorial, Home entertainment Part 2, All about the Immersive Reader in MS Edge, turning of audio in the Chrome browser, Music Outro all about Olivia Newton John. We ended with a 20 min. Q&A session covering a variety of topics.

The Middle Mouse Button

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  https://youtu.be/ol0Atr2ozTs Using the Middle mouse button for some additional functions in your browser.

How Does a VPN Securely Encrypt Your Connection

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  https://youtu.be/aft64eu56RY This explains how a VPN works. The different protocols used and the different types of encryptions used to keep your data secure and your location hidden. I personally use and can highly recommend Avast’s SecureLine VPN https://www.avast.com/en-us/secureline-vpn#pc My thanks to Fergus O'Sullivan from How-To Geek for his very informative article on this topic. You'll find it here:  https://bit.ly/3bRK8i4

Weekly Security News Roundup w/e 8-12-2022

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  https://youtu.be/FvinQskruUk Security-related news thanks mostly to Avast Software. https://www.avast.com/en-us/index#pc I'm just a messenger. They do most of the challenging research. Links to the articles referenced in this video are part of the show notes.