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     Thursday, July 04 2004 @ 11:46 PM PDT
     Contributed by: Will
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    General News Josh Penix posted this meeting on the Kernel-Panic mailing list about security. A Computer Scientist (investigator) with the San Diego office of the FBI will do a presentation on security.

    (http://www.sdmug.org) is hosting Ted Lindsey, a Computer Scientist (investigator) with the San Diego office of the FBI, at their Wednesday, March 3rd meeting.

    Mr Lindsey will be talking about computer security. "The presentation will include Internet activity (or, how to be safer on the web), protecting your personal information and how to avoid identity theft (what to do if it happens to you), virus / Trojan horse / spyware, and more. After his presentation, Mr. Lindsey will answer questions from the audience.

    I thought this topic might be of interest to non-Mac folks. Details can be found at http://www.sdmug.org/events/default.php


    Well, I went to the meeting and thought it was ok. For beginners who knew little to nothing about security it was probably good for them. For experienced Linux, Unices and computer people it was very basic security concepts that one should already know. Mr Lindsey talked about current scams ongoing on, identity theft and wireless technology.

    He talked about if you're a victim or just want to report a scam go to http://ifccfbi.gov to report scams. If you're a victim of identity theft report to http://www.consumer.gov/idtheft/ or file a complaint: 800-FTC-HELP, report to local police (just to have a report), and notify all credit agencies. Then he talked about very basic wireless configuring of a linksys router, i.e., changing password, etc.

    IMHO, the only thing good for experience users would be the links I posted above.


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    Meeting Info  

    Monday, 7 June 2004
    6:30pm - 9:00pm

    It's Confirmed! MythTV is the topic at our next meeting. Jeff will show us setup, hardware, software and all we need to know to make our "TiVo on steroids."

    Let us know if you have any suggestions for future meetings.

    Meetings are held at Continuous Computing. You can get directions.

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