Senior Computer Users Group of Greater Kansas City
2019 Fall Membership Drive

SenCom is holding a Membership Drive this fall. We would like to encourage our present members to bring a friend or significant other to our public meetings (General Meeting, Lunch & Learn, Senior Techies SIG, Android SIG, iPhone/iPad SIG) in September, October, November, and December. During this period, we will offer a one-year membership for $25 or two-year membership for $50 to all new members (regularly $35/$60). In addition, if an existing member sponsors a new member, the existing member will receive a $20 Visa gift card.
A new member is one that has not been a member of SenCom at any time during the previous 12 months.

Benefits of SenCom Membership include:

  1.  Increasing your computer knowledge
  2.  Taking classes to explore new developments for computers, tablets, and phones
  3.  Having access to educational programs
  4.  Learning about the latest computer risks and how to protect your computer and other devices
  5.  Participating in social interaction at meetings and Special Interest Groups
  6.  Getting help with your specific computer problems, issues, or needs through Q&As at every meeting


iPad/iPhone SIG
Jo Co Central Resource Library
9875 West 87th Street
Overland Park, KS 66212
Conference Room 01


Friday, Sept. 20, 2019, 2:00 – 3:30 pm

This group hopes to grow your know-how about all things iPad/iPhone. This SIG is free and open to the public, so feel free to bring your friends. Come and see our new iPad Pro 10.5″

Ray Martinez convenes the iPad/iPhone SIG


Android SIG
Oak Park Library
9500 Bluejacket St
Overland Park, KS
Approx. one block W of Hwy 69 & 95th St.


Wednesday, Sept. 25, 2019, 2:30 – 4 pm
Large Meeting Room

Bring yourself, your devices, your questions, and your friends with questions (you can be your own “friend” with questions, I don’t care), and join us for another informative meeting. 
Hope to see you there,
Bob Bowser,

Visitors Always Welcome

Snip & Sketch App

By Joe Callison
18 September, 2019

If you use the Snipping Tool in Windows 10, you have probably seen the message from Microsoft about it moving and suggesting you try Snip & Sketch:

Continue reading →

Printer Troubleshooting Tools

(For Geeks Only)

By Joe Callison
14 July 2019

I frequently get requests for help from people having trouble printing. The most common problems I find are the following:

  • The wrong printer is selected in the printer settings. This is sometimes caused by using the default setting to “Let Windows manage my default printer”. I prefer to turn that setting off so I always select the default printer.
  • A failed attempt to print is still in the printer queue and needs to be cancelled.
  • The printer is offline. This is usually fixed by rebooting the router and/or printer for a network connected printer and either disconnecting and reconnecting the USB cable or rebooting the computer for a USB cable connected printer.  Continue reading →

Security Alert
 is a serious vulnerability affecting Windows 7 and older versions of the
Windows operating system. It has been referenced extensively on our Security Alerts and Updates page starting on May 14, 2019. Here is a link to the National Security Agency’s advisory:
NSA Cybersecurity Advisory (PDF)
•  Windows 10 reported vulnerable to similar threat on 8/13/19.
Latest related information:
9/06  Public BlueKeep exploit module released by MetaSploit.
8/21  Patch Lady – How to avoid using RDP in Windows.
8/20  Microsoft patches vulnerable Android Remote Desktop app.
8/20  Still no DejaBlue exploits generally available.
8/13  Microsoft fixes critical Windows 10 wormable Remote Desktop flaws.
8/08  Microsoft warns against BlueKeep, advises users to update systems.
8/01  The BlueKeep situation gets murkier.
7/25  US company selling weaponized BlueKeep exploit.
7/24  BlueKeep scanner discovered in cryptomining malware.
7/23  BlueKeep exploitation expected soon.
7/18  Still no sign of BlueKeep in the wild.
7/01  BlueKeep PoC demonstrates risk of remote desktop exploit.
6/21  BlueKeep warnings boost patching in enterprise networks.
6/17  U.S. Govt achieves BlueKeep remote code execution, issues alert.


SenCom is a Kansas not-for-profit corporation that is run by volunteers. There are several ways to help out, some of them require little or no technical expertise. If you would like to inquire about ways to volunteer, call or email our president:
Bob Bowser, (785) 608-4904,

SenCom gratefully acknowledges the
following organizations for their support:

Google Fiber

City of Shawnee,
Parks & Recreation Department

Johnson County Library:
Central Resource, Oak Park


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