Showing posts from January, 2022

1-31-2022 Tech for Seniores - Episode 97

Another excepting, informative and well attended  show . Today we covered  cyber security, the denise of the Chevy Bolt, an interview conducted with a rep. from Logitech at the  Future of Education Conference last week, a file explorer tip on copy or paste, using digital cameras as a webcam, and reasons why you shouldn't hide your SSID. A musical segment ended the show and was followed by a twenty minute Q&A session. 

1-29-2022 Security News Flash - Another Crypto Platform Hacked, $80 Million Stolen

Image A decentralized finance platform called Qubit was attacked, and its users lost around $80 million in cryptocurrency. Detail at How-To Geek:

Stop Hiding Your Wi-Fi Network

Image If you keep your Wi-Fi router’s SSID hidden, it might make you feel safer, but it doesn’t help with security. For more details read the whole article on this topic at How-To Geek:

Making a Recording on your Chromebook

Image Using my Chromebook to make a video recording. You'll find an excellent written tutorial at How-To Geek

Social media scammers stole at least $770 million in 2021

Image Scams originating on social media have 'soared,' according to a new report from the FTC.  For full details, see the article on engadget.

Weekly Security News Roundup w/e 1-28-2022

Image Security-related news thanks mostly to Avast Software. I'm just a messenger. They do most of the challenging work and research.

Having Fun with YouTube

Image Having some fun by using the Speed Control function in YouTube.

Google is testing a new replacement for third-party cookies

Image Topics API, is Google's hope to replace FLoC which is dead. You can read the full article by Cherlynn Low at engadget.

1-24-2022 Tech for Seniors - Episode 96

  For me, this show was different from the past 95 episodes. The collage of images were sent to me from one of the other staff members. My portions in this episode were pre taped since the show must go on, I was undergoing cataract surgery. My bandages will come off later this morning. Till then I get to experience what many folks that only have the use of one eye go through every day. I give then credit, it isn't easy. We covered the following topics during the show, Cyber security, podcasting with google, windows 11 taskbar explained, website of the week (still tasty), looking better on Zoom and our musical segment was In the still of the night. I can't wait for next weeks episode when for me, things should be back to normal.

Wi-Fi 7 Is Already Coming - Here’s What We Know

Image WiFi 7 is all about speed. Thanks to reviewgeek for their excellent article on this topic.

8 Cybersecurity Tips to Stay Protected in 2022

Image Here are some general rules to follow to stay safe in 2022. Thanks to How-To Geek for their excellent article on this topic.

Weekly Security News Roundup w/e 1-21-2022

Image Security-related news thanks mostly to Avast Software. I'm just a messenger. They do most of the challenging work and research.

Hidden Fishing Game in Google Chrome Browser

Image Having some fun with a hidden game in Google's Chrome Browser.

1-18-2022 Security News Flash - Apple's Safari leaking your browsing data

Image A new Safari bug has been discovered in iOS, iPadOS, and Mac. Read the full story at:

1-17-2022 Bellaggio Computer and Technology Club, FL

  This evening I remotely visited the members of this club in FL. Needless to say, I would much rather have been there in person. The presentation was well received and followed by a Q&A session. The biggest discussion was in regards to crypto mining and the fact that it was something available in Norton. The club is well aware of the upcoming merger and hopes that it will never show up in Avast.

Beware of a new and dangerous RDP exploit

Image This has affected all versions of Windows for the past 10 years – for both desktop and servers. Be sure to read David Strom’s full article on this very important topic. Just follow the link below.

1-17-2022 Tech for Seniors - Episode 95

  Another great start to the workweek. Today was the big debate for or against "Backing up your Hard Drive" The vote was fairly evenly split 51% for and 49% against. Both sides had some good arguments and, considering that most of our work is now cloud based, the need for a backup isn't as severe any more as it was in the past.

Malicious QR codes found in Austin

Image QR codes started popping up everywhere. Be cautious how you use them. Thanks to Emma McGowan for her excellent article on this topic.

Weekly Security News Roundup w/e 1-14-2022

Image Security-related news thanks mostly to Avast Software. I'm just a messenger. They do most of the challenging work and research.

Watch Out for Wordle Scams

Image The popular word-guessing game has inspired ad-filled copycats and other scams on iPhone and Android.

1-11-2022 Buttonwood Bay Bytes Computer Club, FL

  Today I returned to a club I last visited in 2020. Today's presentation was done remotely and took a bit longer to complete because their internet had some glitches. When their internet froze, so did my presentation and it resumed once they reconnected. The presentation was well received. Everyone learned something and had some laughs. We had some questions after the presentation regarding using  Avast as a replacement for Windows Defender and, a question about using Avast on a Mac. They were both happy to learn that Avast offers excellent protection on both operating systems.

1-10-2022 Tech for Seniors - Episode 94

  We covered cyber security, update on the 5G C band airport controversy, Covid and your smart watch, Plex server avd ripping DVD's, music by the King Elvis ended the show. There were quite a few questions in the Q&A session.

Caution - Malware-Filled USB Sticks

Image The hacking groupe FIN7, has gone to great lengths to make their parcels appear innocuous.

1-7-2022 Deerfield Beach Computer Club, FL

  The members of  this club  were the first to see  my new presentation for 2022  Cyber-safety in the digital age . The presentation was well received and we had some interesting questions following the presentation.

Weekly Security News Roundup w/e 1-7-2022

Image Security-related news thanks mostly to Avast Software. I'm just a messenger. They do most of the challenging work and research.

Matrimonial Advice

Image A look at the lighter side of marriage.

Limiting Data Shared with Microsoft

Image Here's an easy way to limit the amount data shared with Microsoft.

Some Windows 11 Shortcut Keys Worth Remembering


1-3-2022 Tech for Seniors - Episode 93

  Another well attended show. We covered a lot of topics. I did a recap of the 2021 security news events, we also covered sharing a Youtube video, 5G fixed wireless, this person doesn't exist, and ended it with a musical segment. If you look closely at the image, you'll see  two of the attendees dancing .

Checking if System Restore is enabled in Windows 11

Image Start the new year on the right foot. This can help get you out of a jam but only if it's turned on.

Jan. 2022 Zoom Scape

Image A nice Alaskan virtual background suitable for ZOOM, etc. thanks to DISH Scape.