They’re at it Again!

This is a very short post because I’ve said it all before…

If you get the following message in an email from Google, please click here and read the article I posted back in February. Nothing has changed!

Our recommendation remains the same….if you have a Gmail account and use either Windows Live Mail, MS Outlook or Thunderbird, DO NOT CHANGE THIS SETTING.

Sadly you can’t stop these unnecessary and irritating messages from Google. Just delete the email.

Newsletter – April 2018

New Course and Workshop Booking Number

The Committee has decided to provide the Enrolments Coordinator with a mobile phone that will become our primary phone number for booking all Classes and Workshops. This has been done for several reasons including freeing up the Coordinator’s personal phone for private use, ease of handover when the coordinator travels/is unavailable, a separate voicemail for SeniorNet messages and the ability to offer WhatsApp calls.

The new Course and Workshop booking number is 021 169 6256 and takes effect immediately. Please do not use Elaine’s private phone for any further SeniorNet calls – all our documentation (paper and website) has been updated with the new number. WhatsApp users can also call or message this phone directly. Continue reading

87 Million Problems

ZuckerbergThe latest admission from Facebook that up to 87million Facebook users may have had their information “improperly shared” with Cambridge Analytica is a sharp increase on the 50 million estimate that had previously been touted.

In Australia the Australian Privacy Commissioner has launched a formal investigation into the improper sharing of the data of Aussie Facebook users that could lead to a hefty fine and new regulations, if the Aussie commissioner decides it is just not cricket.

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Don’t be Fooled by Google!

This message is for everyone who is using Microsoft Outlook or Windows Live Mail
(or Thunderbird) together with their Gmail Account.

You have probably received a message from Google (no-reply@accounts.google.com) in recent days. If you have, this is important so please read on…

The message subject is Resolve One Security Issues Found on your Google Account Continue reading

Oh No, not again!

meltdown-spectre_620x350It is 1995 and the latest computers boast the latest computer chips or processors from the big manufacturers of such things like Intel, ARM, AMD and others.

Two decades later the millions of computers using these chips are now suddenly found to have a flaw, in fact two, named Meltdown and Spectre, rather ominous names.

What does it mean to me and you, only that some hacker has found a way to access the entire memory of a vulnerable computer, i.e. your password, log-ins and files cached by various applications you are using, and other sensitive data could be read by the hacker.

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