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Postby dia » Sat Feb 25, 2017 3:56 pm

NOTE: The Resource Center will close at 3:30 on Monday, February 27 so that our volunteers may attend the Volunteer Appreciation Party.

All Things Images Special Interest Group (SIG)
Tuesday, February 28, 4:00 PM - Led by Jolyn Bowler

Whatever you take your photos with (traditional camera, mobile phone or tablet) or if you need to edit and organize your images files or if you need to learn how to share your images with others, come with your questions & answers, problems and solutions to this Special Interest Group for our discussion on All Things Images. If you have a specific topic you'd like to discuss or any problems or questions you've run into, let Jolyn know. Please join Jolyn at the Resource Center for a discussion & please let Jolyn know you will attend. Send an email to jolyn.bowler@gmail.com

TWITTER Presentation Video

On Monday, February 20, Jolyn Bowler led a Twitter Presentation. The video version of her presentation What is Twitter & How do I use it? is available for viewing on YouTube: CLICK HERE.
CLICK HERE for the link to the Jolyn's HHICC Bulletin Board post for What is Twitter & How do I use it? if you would like a pdf version of the Slide Presentation, please contact Jolyn (jolyn.bowler@gmail.com)

Windows 10 – Basic Training
Monday, March 6 at 2 PM
Presenter: Norm Galloway


This will be a Windows 10 Introduction Class. It will cover everything you need to know to start using Windows 10. It assumes you have been successfully using Windows XP, 7, or 8. This is not intended to be a “hands on” training session but rather an introduction to the features of Windows 10 and a chance to ask some questions. You will be given online tutorials that you may use at home to reinforce the material that is shown in the class. Registration is required and the class size is limited to 60. Watch for your invitation.

This New Google Chrome Scam Is Scary-Easy To Fall For
By Andrea Gonzalez-Ramirez -Refinery29.com, February 21, 2017
Submitted by Jack Wilfore

Another day, another scary way to get hacked. Haven't we had enough?

The Next Web reports that hackers are targeting users of Google Chrome with a new scam that's incredibly easy to fall for. Those affected my see a pop-up prompting them to download and install a "missing font" file. But the file is actually malware.

What makes this scam particularly scary is that everything about the browser message — the type of "missing font," the dialog window, the Chrome logo, and even the "update" button's blue shade — looks legit.
CLICK HERE to learn how to stay safe.

See also Ransomware Attack Pushes Fake Font Update On Google Chrome Users
By Lee Mathews - forbes.com, February 22, 2017
Submitted by Ed Cliff

Heads up, Google Chrome users. There's a new social engineering attack has you in its sights. Its goal: to trick you into installing malicious software by convincing you that your Chrome installation is missing a vital component.

This isn't a new tactic by any means. Cybercriminals often use social engineering attacks to trick users into installing bogus updates for things like the Adobe Flash plug-in, Java, and video codecs. In this particular case, it's a font that you're supposed to believe you need to patch.

The attack spawns an alert when you visit a compromised web page. It claims that the "HoeflerText font was not found" in your Google Chrome instance and displays version numbers that make it appear as though Chrome is somehow out-of-date. Fall for the ruse, and a "font installer" begins to download. That file is actually a "dropper," and researchers have seen it delivering the highly-sophisticated Spora ransomware.
CLICK HERE for more



Every Monday morning and Wednesday and Thursday afternoons, a Mac member is at the Resource Center to answer your questions and help you through any issues.
You can also use the iMac computer, bring your laptop, or just come in to get information.
If you have any questions, contact Judi Shade at shade@hargray.com.

Assistance with Tablets

Resource Center volunteers are available to help members with their tablets:

iPad on Monday mornings (Judi Shade, Frank Sullivan and Ed Cliff); Wednesday mornings (Wes Taylor and Karen Kemp); Wednesday afternoon (Judi Shade, Ken Carlozzi, Xavier Pereira, and Linda Jackson); Thursday afternoons (Bob Gentzler and Melnee Kasper)
Android on Tuesday afternoons (Jolyn Bowler)
Kindle Fire and e-Readers on Monday mornings (Ed Cliff)
Microsoft Surface: Monday afternoons (Norm Galloway);Thursday mornings (Bob Rathke); Friday mornings (Emory Logan)

Please call the Resource Center (842-4475) to verify the volunteer you wish to consult is on duty that day.

Resource Center Substitutes!

Please consider adding your name to our Resource Center Substitute List. The Resource Center is open M-F, in two shifts, 10 AM-1 PM & 1-4 PM, with two volunteers per shift. You would be with a regular volunteer, helping members, and learning along the way. In addition, we will be instituting a training session so that you'll be able to hit the ground running. If you are interested, even if you only have one day of the week when you might be available, please contact Linda Jackson at volunteercoordinator@hhicc.org.
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