Linux and WordPerfect/Word SIG
||May 06, 2009, 01:48:52 PM
The Board of Trustees have re-aligned the SIG schedule. The WordPerfect/Word SIG will meet on the first Wednesday of the month, and the new Linux SIG will meet the third Wednesday of the month. The second Wednesday of the month the Linux group will meet with the WNYLUG group at their facilities.
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 Acronis True Image free for Maxtor, Seagate users (From ozrom1e)
||July 20, 2007, 06:34:49 AM
Acronis True Image free for Maxtor, Seagate users
"Acronis can be obtained free if you have a Maxtor or Seagate hard drive.”
The important thing to note, however, is that both utilities are based on an OEM version of Acronis's well-regarded True Image backup application. According to the Inquirer's report, both free utilities support the creation of disk images, partitions, the cloning and formatting of disks, and more.
One of the best HDD utilities is free
Seagate provides Two free downloadable utilities at the following links:
I found this information in = Windows Secrets Newsletter • Issue 116 • 2007-07-19
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[Alerts - Virus, Spyware, Malware, etc.] Adobe Flash Warning !!!
||June 30, 2015, 08:40:05 AM
If you're using " Flash " in your browser (Chrome, Firefox, IE, etc.) please check for latest Adobe Flash Update ! It has now been discovered that Ransomware is being exploited via Adobe Flash. This vulnerability affects Adobe Flash Player for Windows, Macintosh and Linux operating systems.
Check your current Adobe Flash version here; http://www.adobe.com/software/flash/about/
Get the update at this link; https://helpx.adobe.com/security/products/flash-player/apsb15-14.html
Here are some important tips:
1. If you don't need Flash, don't install it at all. To find out if you actually need it, rather than assuming you need it, try living without it for a week or two. You may get a pleasant surprise.
2. If you need Flash only occasionally, use click-to-play. That's where your browser asks you every time whether you want to let a page use Flash. Or turn the Flash plugin off altogether except for the times you know you need it.
3. If you have Flash, don't lag behind on updates. Even automatic updates can take a while to turn up, becaue Adobe spreads the load randomly amongst its users. You can jump the queue by checking for updates manually.
4. If you're still running Windows XP, please don't. Vulnerabilities that are really difficult for crooks to exploit on Windows 7 and later - as good as impossible, in fact - can often be still turned into working attacks against Windows XP.
6. Don't skip making backups. If you don't have a good enough backup to recover from ransomware, you are at risk of any number of other potential data disasters, too. These include accidental deletion, a failed hard drive, and a lost or stolen laptop.
See detailed article here: https://nakedsecurity.sophos.com/2015/06/29/latest-flash-hole-already-exploited-ransomware/
Already have Ransomware? See my prior link for help; http://www.wnycomsoc.org/community/index.php/topic,1279.0.html
Security Now #514 podcast audio or video on the Adobe Flash Warning; https://twit.tv/shows/security-now/episodes/514?
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 Fastest Mobile Network?
||June 27, 2015, 06:08:18 PM
Who has the fastest mobile internet data network, along with the broadest U.S. coverage? PC Magazine evaluates 30 cities across America to help answer the question.
For the 2nd year in a row, their investigative test report finds on average, that Verizon takes top honors. AT&T was a close 2nd sharing top cities in performance honors at about 50/50 with Verizon. If you want a faster mobile internet connection in your city or region, it is broken down between regions North, South, East, West and combinations thereof.
What was not clear in this test, is who can best deliver Voice and Data simultaneously. This is growing in importance as we join online business conferences with voice, and watch more live streaming podcasts during events or meetings. I would like to have seen mobile data/voice performance as part of the tests. Not all phones can utilize Voice & Data together, as well as not all carriers can deliver it. Reference: http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2409716,00.asp
See the entire in-depth PC Mag Mobile Performance article here;
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 Windows 10 Official Release
||May 29, 2015, 08:31:51 AM
Microsoft will release it's Windows 10 operating system on July 29th, 2015. You should start seeing an upgrade icon in your screen's lower right "tray", which when clicked will then prompt you to reserve your free copy of Windows 10 when it released. The icon in the system tray looks like a little Windows icon that runs the reservation app, some have already asked how to remove the icon. To do this, you will need to uninstall the Windows Update KB3035583 and that should get rid of the icon, alternatively you can simply hide the icon too.
If you do not see the Windows 10 upgrade icon yet, try running GWX.exe in C:\Windows\System32\GWX
Read more here: http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/windows-10-upgrade
WIN-10 FAQ: http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/windows-10-faq
What won't work with Windows 10 http://www.neowin.net/news/here-are-the-features-that-will-no-longer-work-when-you-upgrade-to-windows-10
Windows-10 Minimum System Requirements:
•Processor: 1 gigahertz (GHz) or faster processor or SoC
•RAM: 1 gigabyte (GB) for 32-bit or 2 GB for 64-bit
•Hard disk space: 16 GB for 32-bit OS 20 GB for 64-bit OS
•Graphics card: DirectX 9 or later with WDDM 1.0 driver
More Win-10 Launch Details;
WINDOWS 10 Upgrade Matrix Chart:
Windows 10 OEM "Pre-Orders" for those who don't already have Win 7/8, or just upgrading from older Windows versions, can start to "Pre-Order" at online vendors starting at $110 for Home Edition, and $150 for the Pro Edition.:
Pre-Order Win 10 OEM - Home: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16832416892
Pre-Order Win 10 OEM - Pro: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16832588491
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 Antivirus Deals / Rebates
||May 20, 2015, 08:16:36 AM
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FREEWARE SECURITY SOFTWARE Links:
Who has the best free security software http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2388652,00.asp
ESET Online Scanner & Removal Tool http://www.eset.com/us/download/utilities/
Kaspersky Removal Tool http://www.kaspersky.com/downloads/kaspersky-virus-removal-tool
Microsoft Malware Removal Tool http://www.microsoft.com/security/pc-security/malware-removal.aspx
PANDA Cloud Antivirus http://www.cloudantivirus.com/en/
CNET Review http://download.cnet.com/Panda-Cloud-Antivirus-Free-Edition/3000-2239_4-10914099.html
Free Anti-Virus Removal Tool from internet security experts at Sophos :
Free Home Network Firewall by Sophos; http://www.sophos.com/en-us/products/free-tools/sophos-utm-home-edition.aspx
Free Anti-Virus for MAC PCs http://www.sophos.com/en-us/products/free-tools/sophos-antivirus-for-mac-home-edition.aspx
Free Microsoft EMET - Enhanced Mitigation Experience Toolkit : http://www.wnycomsoc.org/community/index.php/topic,1243.0.html
Free Online Scans - Identify Malware, Viruses, and other system vulnerabilities
Note: Many free scan programs do not remove threats and only identifies them. Thus, use this free Kaspersky Removal Tool
Bitdefender Online Scanhttp://www.bitdefender.com/scanner/online/free.html
Cyscon Check & Secure System Security Test https://www.check-and-secure.com
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 $55 Lifetime Cloud Backup
||May 12, 2015, 11:20:27 AM
Here's a great deal via Neowin for "Dripbit" Lifetime online backup service (1-Terrabyte).
It's only $55 and if you join their free email newsletter, you get $5 off, making it only $50 for life !
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• Up to 5 Computer backup accounts
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• Use on the go w/ iOS, Android & Windows apps
• Windows • Mac • iOS • Android
• Lifetime of “Just Right” Plan (1TB, 5 PC/Macs)
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• File versioning: 30 versions
• Length of access: lifetime
• Restrictions: for 5 computers only
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Check Dripbit reviews here; https://www.facebook.com/dripbit
Order Info at this link; https://deals.neowin.net/sales/dripbit-just-right-online-backup-lifetime-subscription
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