Friday, January 27, 2017

That's a Good Question!

We discuss:
  • What is the new Smart911 Senior Surfer project?
  • Was it really the Russians hacking the election?
  • How do you encrypt a file, folder or drive?

We show how to:

  • To encrypt files with Microsoft Office, LibreOffice and AEScrypt.
  • To encrypt groups of files or folders use 7-Zip or VeraCrypt.
  • To encrypt a flash drive use Microsoft's Bitlocker-to-go.

Instant Websites

Steve Worden (we know him from the Radio Newark WIZU ["Science Radio"] presentations) talked on:
  1. What websites do...and don't.
  2. The basics of blogs.
  3. Instant websites -- the good, the bad, and why they are right for you

Sunday, January 15, 2017

Keeping Secrets

Topics of the day:  Google warnings, true and false; MalwareBytes updates to v3; risk management; who knows what about you and what you can do about it; and securing your secrets with encryption.

New record: 114 slides!  You don't have to look at them all, there was padding because of all the screen captures to show the steps in demonstrated programs.  On any slide that shows it, click on the red rectangle in the lower right (it looks like a play button) to jump to the next point.  Or click through if you want to see the details!


  • How the DNC got hacked by a false Google email warning  <link>
  • Brian Krebs' 3 Rules for online security <link>
  • MalwareBytes updates to v3:  <link>
  • MalwareBytes is being more aggressive with PUPs  <link>
  • Electronic Frontier Foundation's Surveillance Self-Defense help  <link>
  • How unique are you? (i.e., your browser on the Internet)  <link>
  • All ISPs are now required to track you in the UK <link>
  • The TOR project for enhanced anonymity on the Internet (not security!)  <link>
  • GRC Haystacks - How good is your password?  <link>
  • Free single file encrypter: AES Crypt  <link>
  • Preferred third-party free Zip file utility, "7-Zip"  <link> (f/encrypted folders)
  • Best overall third-party folder and disk encrypter, "VeraCrypt" <link>
  • How to use Microsoft's BitLocker <link>
  • Epic Music on Youtube:  <link>
Phew!  What a way to start the year.