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APCUG - an International Technology & Computer Association - APCUG's mission is to:
- Encourage, promote, and enable communications and the exchange of information among its member groups;
- Assist member groups in the fulfillment of their educational and charitable missions and other activities that support those missions;
- Promote the awareness of the value of user groups to the community and the technology industry; and
- Facilitate communication among member groups, the community and the technology industry.
Ask Leo - Leo Notenboom makes technology work for you. He answers thousands of questions.
AskBobRankin - An interesting tech article in your InBox every day.
City of Santa Clarita
ElderImpact - Their mission is to empower seniors against ageism by making handy the information they need to keep controlling their own lives. Their team works to incorporate market research with senior needs. ElderImpact wants technology to be accessible, social calendars to be bustling, and everyone to have access to the medical attention and other resources they need. They want younger generations to see that they can help dismantle ageism. ElderImpact doesn't want there to be any victims. They want to impact the elderly so that they can keep impacting the world.
Hazardous Waste Collection - Los Angeles County
History of Computers - From the 35,000 B.C. ‘tally stick’ to the Netbooks of today...lot's of interesting links.
How-to-Geek - Help, tutorials, tips and how-to guides for Windows and Linux.
How to Create a Website - An easy, step-by-step guide from a web developer.
Lefty.tech Computer Support - SCV Computer Club members and Judy's students have been very happy with Mark Thomas' service.
MakeUseOf - Your guide in modern tech. Learn how to make use of tech and gadgets around you and discover cool stuff on the Internet.
TechBoomers - Learn how to use popular Internet apps.
TechMoxie - Technology Made Simple: Smartphones, apps, passwords. Sign up for their Blog and receive their newsletters.
This Day in Technology - The history of technology in a daily blog.
West Ranch High School
West Ranch Hockey Club
User Group Relations – Gene & Linda Barlow give computer club members a 1/2 price discount for Acronis' True Image backup program and Acronis' Partitioning Utility Disk Director.
AARP Fraud Watch - Sign up for Watchdog Alerts in your InBox.
Avast Secure Browser - Another browser? Yes. Because you need one that’s been built with your best interests in mind. One that doesn’t follow you each time you search, click on a link, or buy something. One that brings all your privacy and security tools together in one familiar place. So after bringing you the world’s leading antivirus, our experts have now built you their dream browser — private, fast, and secure.
Brian Krebs - Brian Krebs is an American journalist and investigative reporter. He is best known for his coverage of profit-seeking cybercriminals. His interest grew after a computer worm locked him out of his own computer in 2001.
CCleaner - Optimize your PC, protect your privacy and make things faster.
Cyber Security Awareness Month - Each and every one of us needs to do our part to make sure that our online lives are kept safe and secure. That's what National Cyber Security Awareness Month—observed in October—is all about!
Data Privacy Day - National Cyber Security Alliance. DPD is held every year on January 28.
Data Privacy Day 2022 Videos
ElderImpact Fraud Prevention - New technology & communication, while opening the door for many positive avenues of progress, also makes us more susceptible as targets for scammers. These individuals reach out to as many people as possible under some guise until they find someone who falls for their tricks. The range of tricks being used by such scammers is always growing and evolving.
Federal Trade Commission - The latest in scams and more.
Fiscal Tiger - How to Identify and Avoid Scams Targeting Senior Citizens and the Elderly - Discusses several types of scams, how to avoid them, and has links to officials and governing bodies to leave complaints and reports. They also do a deep dive on some of the topics.
Hidden dangers of airtags and car trackers in 2022 - Car trackers have several beneficial uses, such as recording safe driving habits for better auto insurance rates. However, stalking cases have surged recently as victims are sharing stories of finding hidden and unwanted car trackers in or on their vehicles.
How Secure is My Password Tool - Password managers are perfect for those of us with dozens of passwords to remember if we want to stick by the rules of always using strong and complex passwords that are never re-used or written down. The availability of low-cost, high-performance computing devices and cloud processing solutions means that guessing simple word-based passwords takes seconds. Even for reasonably strong passwords, brute-force password attacks that took years can now be completed in a few hours
How to secure your digital life in 2021 - As digital records, accounts and passwords become more integrated into daily life, they come with a heightened risk of data breaches. Though fully protecting one’s personal information and digital accounts may seem unmanageable, there are steps consumers can take to protect their digital information, said Professor Maritza Johnson, who created the course “Usable Privacy and Security” for the UC Berkeley School of Information’s Master of Information and Cybersecurity (MICS).
International Fraud Awareness Week - Join the global effort to minimize the impact of fraud by promoting anti-fraud awareness and education - November 13-19.
Malwarebytes - Works with your anti-virus program. Detects and eliminates malware your antivirus will miss. Employs industry-leading technology to completely remove malicious code. Removes tool kits and repairs the files they damage. Finds and removes PUPs (Potentially Unwanted Programs).
National Computer Security Day - National Computer Security Day demands our attention every November 30 because cyber security affects everything from where we bank and how we spend our money to who we elect to public office. We certainly don’t want a replay of MyDoom, the worst email virus in history, which caused $38.5 billion in damage, so let’s get educated on staying safe online!
National Internet Day - October 29 celebrates what many consider the most important invention in human history. It’s hard to fathom a world without the Internet. The Internet provides instant access to information. Search engines make this information easy to attain. Besides gaining knowledge, internet users have an endless supply of entertainment. The internet makes it possible to do banking and shopping from the comfort of your own home. The internet is also a great way to make donations and raise funds. Thanks to the internet, many people can work remotely from anywhere in the world. What would we do without the internet?
Online Safety for Seniors - A Comprehensive Guide to Keeping Seniors Safe Online
OptOut - Steve Gibson's Internet Spyware Detection and Removal
Password Manager - 81% of hacking-related breaches involve compromised and weak passwords. They are committed to providing accurate and up-to-date information backed by expert insights, so that you can keep your personal and private information safe. Reviews -- Best Password Managers – Comparisons – Resources.
Reviews - Reviews for the Connected Home. Home Security, TV & Streaming, Internet, Mobile.
Safer Internet Day - An international education and awareness-raising effort spanning more than 100 countries.
Scambusters - Internet Scams, Identity Theft, and Urban Legends: Are You at Risk?
Security and Prevention Measures for Mobile and Smartphones - Knowing how to use and navigate a smartphone, tablet, or similar device is a near necessity. However, while these devices can be helpful, our reliance on them can also be our Achilles’ heel. For the sake of convenience, we use them to both store and access a bounty of sensitive information, ranging from social media accounts to banking details. Therefore, while our devices and their management capabilities can be a great boon, they also can be a liability in terms of security.
Senior Citizen Internet Security Resources - Senior citizens represent the section of society that has seen the introduction of home computers and the internet in their adult years. Most working-age adults have grown up with computers as just another device around the home. Senior citizens have had to adjust their behavior to accommodate the changes they have brought to their lifestyle. It's now estimated that around 70% of senior citizens in the US use the internet.
ShieldsUp - Check your ports to make sure the bad guys can't get in. Green is good.
Security and your Smartphone - Many people think cybersecurity doesn't apply to phones, but this it outdated logic. When phones were first introduced, few hackers spent time targeting them. There simply weren't enough devices for it to be profitable, but now that everyone has a phone, hackers have upped their game.
Senior Scams: The Complete Guide - Every year, about 7 million adults 65 and older fall victim to senior scams, according to data from Comparitech. The best way to avoid losing money or confidential information to a scammer is by learning to recognize the different types of fraud and when you may be the target.
Snopes.com - Urban Legends and More
Stay Safe Online - Stop.Think.Connect. The global online safety education and awareness campaign to help all digital citizens stay safer and more secure online.
The Ultimate Privacy Guide - The growing realization that individual privacy is being invaded, ignored, and otherwise abused, as well as the risk posed by public Wi-Fi networks, is leading many to find out how to improve online privacy.
The Ultimate Guide to Internet Safety - Internet threats in 2022, the threats you face, hacks, ID theft, and more.
What is a VPN (Beginner's Guide) - The Internet can be a scary place if you don't protect yourself from cyber threats. Using a VPN is a viable solution to protect your personal data. However, understanding the ins and outs can be complex.
World Backup Day - Don't be a Fool; back up on March 31.
World Password Day - Identity theft is one of the world’s fastest growing crimes, but adding strong authentication to your password can prevent it. Whether you’re protecting your bank account, your email, or your social media, put the brakes on ID theft by layering up!
Best Buy's Keep Your Kids Safe Online
Some of the security links on the web page below were used by a student to complete her online guide for her technology class. Her mom was so happy to hear she chose this topic as it is such a big problem today. "During her research, she came across this page - it was so helpful for her presentation - thanks so much!" from Ava's mom.... Ava suggested we add this page under the Security section.
Social Media Safety and Digital Citizenship guide. One of the volunteers at a public school library in Wyoming showed this website to the library staff and they loved. It covers information on Social Media Safety, Cyberbullying, Identity Theft and a lot more.
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