Security Tango™

The Security Tango is my name for the dance you have to do every time you want to assure yourself that your computer is free of viruses, spyware, keystroke loggers, backdoors, trojans, and other forms of malware (click the Definitions button in the menu to see what all those things mean). It’s something you need […]

How to hide “All Mail” from IMAP

I would like to hide “All Mail” from my IMAP clients. Since all e-mails show in there I get “two copies” in my “unread mail” filters in my client. Mail.app for example will see both copies and therefore I will have to delete the mail twice. The same is also very annoying when using my […]



Google event key announcements

Today is the one-year anniversary of the original Google Pixel and Pixel XL. And what better way to celebrate Google’s first smartphones than with some great follow-ups? Google brought us quite a few goodies today, chief among them the Pixel 2 and Pixel XL. Source: Google event key announcements: Pixel 2, Google Home Mini & […]

Trick Automated Phone Bots into Never Calling You Again

Automated phone bots keep interrupting your dinner with their pre-recorded marketing messages? Play the U.S. Special Information Tone signal for “vacant circuit” when you pick up the phone. Our brother site Consumerist says a reader who kept getting automated debt collection calls added the tone to the beginning of his voicemail greeting: Source: Trick Automated […]

Jazz90.1 to Accept Radios for Alzheimer’s Patients

Jazz90.1 and local Miss America Organization contestant Diana Marie Russo are teaming up to provide free radios to local residents diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease. The program – Rochester’s Gift of Music – will donate these radios to patients, providing immediate therapeutic relief and enhanced quality of life. Research has shown that Alzheimer’s patients can remember […]

Mac tips for Windows switchers

Learn how to perform some common tasks on your new Mac. Source: Mac tips for Windows switchers – Apple Support

October 14, 2017

Sound Bytes: Your Computer User Group of the Air! 2017-10-14 Patrick – Batavia, NY – portable battery chargers – Andy – Greece, NY – Jazz-O-Matic – radio collection – Bruce – Macedon, NY – internet connection – won’t connect – desktop won’t connect – laptop & tablet both work Rich – Irondequoit, NY – renewed! […]

October 7, 2017

Sound Bytes: Your Computer User Group of the Air! 2017-10-07 Andy – Greece, NY – Pixel Buds | Thunderbird doing POP – what is compression? Tony – Webster, NY – VPN services – ASUS router has VPN built in

September 30, 2017

Sound Bytes: Your Computer User Group of the Air! 2017-09-30 Linda – Greece, NY – iOS11 – totally changed her phone – do it or not? Andy – Greece, NY – printing to local printer – OS can add local printer through in-house network Ed – Ithaca, NY – TDSSKiller – Anne – Irondequoit, NY […]

Major macOS (incl. High Sierra) Keychain password extraction vulnerability to be addressed by Apple in update

A macOS vulnerability discovered by security researcher Patrick Wardle allows any app – signed or unsigned – to extract plain text passwords from Keychain. Wardle demonstrated the exploit with a proof of concept app, seen in the video below. Source: Major macOS (incl. High Sierra) Keychain password extraction vulnerability to be addressed by Apple in […]

September 23, 2017

Sound Bytes: Your Computer User Group of the Air! 2017-09-23 Andy – Greece, NY – equifax Dave – Canadaigua, NY – can put credit freeze Mark – Greece, NY – re: CCleaner – Webroot warned him on 64 bit! | Lenovo laptop – couldn’t connect to wireless – crashed to Bluescreen – needed driver update […]

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