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[] Linux and WordPerfect/Word SIG by jackb 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) by MrDonK! 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.

 

Inquirer's report:

 

One of the best HDD utilities is free

http://www.theinquirer.net/default.aspx?article=39779

 

Seagate provides Two free downloadable utilities at the following links:

 

DiscWizard

 

http://www.seagate.com/ww/v/index.jsp?locale=en-US&name=DiscWizard&vgnextoid=d9fd4a3cdde5c010VgnVCM100000dd04090aRCRD

 

MaxBlast5

 

http://www.seagate.com/ww/v/index.jsp?locale=en-US&name=MaxBlast_5&vgnextoid=7add8b9c4a8ff010VgnVCM100000dd04090aRCRD

 
I found this information in = Windows Secrets Newsletter Issue 116 2007-07-19

     
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[] Netgear Security Patches by Mr.Victor October 03, 2017, 04:01:44 PM
Netgear recently issued 50 patches for its routers, switches, NAS devices, and wireless access points to resolve vulnerabilities ranging from remote code execution bugs to authentication bypass flaws.

http://www.teknabyte.com/cloud-services/netgear-fixes-50-vulnerabilities-in-routers-switches-nas-devices/

http://www.securityweek.com/netgear-patches-over-50-flaws-routers-switches-nas-devices


Download security patches here; https://www.netgear.com/support/download/default.aspx
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[] D-Link Router Threats by Mr.Victor September 11, 2017, 08:27:16 PM
It has recently been discovered that a certain D-Link Router has critical vulnerabilities which easily allow Hackers to hijack them and take control. The D-Link 850L has been the model identified which is susceptible to various hacking techniques. Please see the article below for more info:  

https://www.csoonline.com/article/3223827/security/researcher-publicly-discloses-10-zero-day-flaws-in-d-link-850l-routers.html

https://threatpost.com/popular-d-link-router-riddled-with-vulnerabilities/127907/?utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=Email&utm_campaign=tp%20daily%20digest

http://thehackernews.com/2017/09/d-link-router-hacking.html

http://www.securityweek.com/unpatched-d-link-router-vulnerabilities-disclosed?

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[Alerts - Virus, Spyware, Malware, etc.] Antivirus Removal by Mr.Victor August 22, 2017, 04:58:22 PM
Alerts - Virus, Spyware, Malware, etc. There are times when you want to switch Antivirus Programs, and often they can be somewhat difficult to uninstall.
Here's a great article to help you step through the process, and it includes web-links to most Antivirus program Uninstall utilities.


https://www.computerhope.com/issues/ch001402.htm


Get your best deals on Antivirus software here, which includes a link for Free Antivirus downloads;

http://www.wnycomsoc.org/community/index.php/topic,1310.0.html

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[] Patches for Older Windows by Mr.Victor June 25, 2017, 02:22:00 PM
Microsoft has recently released security patches for most of the currently unsupported versions of Windows. This was prompted by various NSA exploits that remained unaddressed. These patches must be downloaded manually, and installed to take effect. You'll need to lookup your specific Windows version. To find your specific version of Windows, go to START, then select RUN, type in " WINVER " and then "Enter".  Your current version should now be displayed in a separate pop-up window. Please read the Microsoft Security Advisory 4025685 first before you download these patches.

https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/security/4025685

Here is Microsoft's Patch Download link below:

https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/4025687/microsoft-security-advisory-4025685-guidance-for-older-platforms
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[] Ransomware Removal by Mr.Victor May 14, 2017, 02:00:12 PM
If you're a victim of Ransomware, here are links with methods of removing most types:

https://noransom.kaspersky.com/
https://www.bitdefender.com/solutions/anti-ransomware-tool.html
https://esupport.trendmicro.com/en-us/home/pages/technical-support/1105975.aspx
http://www.avg.com/gb-en/ransomware-decryption-tools#apocalypse
https://www.avast.com/c-ransomware
https://blog.malwarebytes.com/malwarebytes-news/2016/01/introducing-the-malwarebytes-anti-ransomware-beta/

What is Ransomware?  https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/security/portal/mmpc/shared/ransomware.aspx

To prevent future Ransomware on your PC, please follow these steps:

 1. Backup your computer immediately

You should have a backup of your data of an external hard drive. This will save you from significant stress, time and money in the event when your computer becomes infected.

2. Immediately update
your Windows with the recently released fix.

3. Do not in any case click suspicious links in emails and on websites. Ransomware can infect computers via phishing emails, malicious website advertisements or through the installation of unverified software. Avoid clicking them.

4. Use a firewall. Activate a DNS Firewall from within the VPN settings. Additionally, install a firewall software or turn it on it if you have one.

5. Make sure you keep your software updated. Update your VPN, your firewall and anti-virus software regularly. Developers usually launch patches that fix vulnerabilities and help to prevent leaks. [/color][/size]

See these links for articles on Ransomware:
http://www.pcworld.com/article/2084002/security/how-to-rescue-your-pc-from-ransomware.html

http://www.techworld.com/security/best-ransomware-removal-tools-how-clean-up-cryptolocker-cryptowall-extortion-malware-3626974/

https://us.norton.com/ransomware

https://www.verizonwireless.com/support/knowledge-base-180118/  (Android Phones)



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[] Whats my computer doing? by Mr.Victor March 13, 2017, 01:28:07 PM
How many times have you heard the hard drive being accessed or seen the indicator blinking and wondered "Whats my computer doing?".These days with all the malicious activities going on, we need to be more vigilant. There are a few programs you can use to see whats going on with your computer, and even keep a running log.  Here's an article that does a good job of describing 5 utility programs that will help;

https://www.raymond.cc/blog/find-out-what-program-is-secretly-accessing-your-hard-disk-drive/


See other great articles on the Raymond website !  https://www.raymond.cc/blog/

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