Q&A Presents: Maui Online! – Saturday, December 12th – Part 1

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Hostageware and Cryptowall What a revolting development! The bad guys are still working 24/7 to make everyone’s lives worse, and to that end there’s a NEW version of Cryptowall. What does it do? What makes it worse? We spend our first hour talking about this horrible piece of Hostageware so you can better prepare yourself in case the worst happens!

Passwords, passwords, passwords! Plus Amazon!

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First off, if you need help with making a password? Jonathan’s Patent Pending Password Algorithm™ is here to help! Take a phrase that you say a lot like “May The Force Be With You” or “The Quick Brown Fox Jumped Over The Lazy Dog.” Take the first letter off of each word, and only capitalize the first letter. So, Mtfbwy or Tqbfjotld. Add your favorite number at the end, then an exclamation point or something else. Mtfbwy1! or Tqbfjotld9!. Split it in half, and put in the initials for whatever you’re contacting in between. So, for Bank of Hawaii? You could use MtfBOHbwy1 or TqbfBOHjotld9. Using this formula, you’ll have the same password for every site you go to, but have a unique password for every site! Next, if you shop on Amazon, they have enabled a new security feature! Two-Factor Authentication means the bad guys need more than just your password to do bad stuff with your account! In addition to your password, Amazon will make use of your cell phone by either texting you a security code or letting you use an authenticator app. Want to set it up? PC World has an easy article on how to do it. http://www.pcworld.com/article/3006262/security/how-to-protect-your-amazon-account-with-two-factor-authentication.html

Charity Fraud links!

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Need to know a little self-defense against scammers posing as charities? Arm yourself with some knowledge kung-fu to keep the scammers at bay! For a great primer about charity scams, the FTC has a great page for everyone to read! http://www.consumer.ftc.gov/articles/0074-giving-charity Find out if the charity or fundraiser must be registered in your state by contacting the National Association of State Charity Officials. http://www.nasconet.org/ Check if the charity is trustworthy by contacting the Better Business Bureau’s (BBB) Wise Giving Alliance, Charity Navigator, Charity Watch, or GuideStar. http://www.bbb.org/charity http://www.charitynavigator.org/ http://charitywatch.org/ http://www.guidestar.org/ How to report a scam: https://www.ftccomplaintassistant.gov/

Q&A Presents: Maui Online! – Saturday, November 7th – Part 1

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The State of the ‘Net – Part 1 STATUS REPORT! Always loved it when Sci-Fi shows had the protagonist yell that while coming onto a starship bridge… But the status report we’ll be checking in on is the Internet’s.  There’s a lot of changes a-brewing, from the recent initial passage of CISA, the current status of Net Neutrality, the reemergence of data caps, as well as some big changes in municipal internet at large. So sometimes it’s good to take a step back, and get a feel for where the ‘net is going, and how that direction may affect you! Join Jonathan, Sam, and L.D. as we break down the news and subject into byte sized pieces!

Q&A Presents: Maui Online! – Saturday, November 7th – Part 2

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The State of the ‘Net – Part 2 STATUS REPORT! Always loved it when Sci-Fi shows had the protagonist yell that while coming onto a starship bridge… But the status report we’ll be checking in on is the Internet’s.  There’s a lot of changes a-brewing, from the recent initial passage of CISA, the current status of Net Neutrality, the reemergence of data caps, as well as some big changes in municipal internet at large. So sometimes it’s good to take a step back, and get a feel for where the ‘net is going, and how that direction may affect you! Join Jonathan, Sam, and L.D. as we break down the news and subject into byte sized pieces!

Learn more about CISA…

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https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2015/10/eff-disappointed-cisa-passes-senate http://www.infoworld.com/article/2999476/government/cisa-new-security-law-doesnt-help-security.html http://www.infoworld.com/article/2995960/government/cisa-congress-law.html#tk.ifw-infsb http://gizmodo.com/these-senators-voted-yes-on-cisa-but-theres-still-ti-1739169315 http://www.decidethefuture.org/ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bz24ZI6lOVU