Update 8/13/19:  Microsoft released patches for two new wormable Windows Remote Desktop flaws affecting all supported versions of Windows from Windows 7 through to Windows 10.  Read more →

“BlueKeep” is a serious vulnerability affecting Windows 7 and older versions of the Windows operating system. Although it has been referenced extensively on our Security Alerts and Updates page, starting on May 14, 2019, more visibility is warranted. Here is a link to the National Security Agency’s advisory:
NSA CYBERSECURITY ADVISORY (PDF)
New information as it becomes available:
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.



Pegah’s Family Restaurant
12122 W 87th Street
Lenexa, KS 66215
2nd block W of Quivira Rd, N side

MAP

Friday, August 23, 2019 at 11:30 am

August Demo:

“Malicious Software Tool”
What is it? What Does It Do?

&

Computer Device Trouble?
Bring your Questions

Visitors Always Welcome



 

Android SIG
Oak Park Library

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

MAP

Wednesday, August 28, 2019, 2:30 – 4 pm
Large Meeting Room

Bring yourself, your devices, your questions, and your friends for a friendly discussion of phones and tablets using the Android operating system. If you have any questions that I can prepare for, send them to me as soon as possible.
Hope to see you there,
Bob Bowser, sencomprez@gmail.com

Visitors Always Welcome



Password Security

GEEK FREE
By Joe Callison
7 August, 2019

A friend recently asked what I thought about signing into a site using your Google or Facebook account credentials rather than creating an account for that site. I have not chosen to do that myself because of concerns about the data that could be shared between the sites and what they might do with it. It got me thinking that maybe it would be good to do some research on this and other password security questions that frequently come up. Let’s look at four common questions:  Continue reading →



Printer Troubleshooting Tools

FOR~GO
(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 →

 



Volunteer

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,  sencomprez@gmail.com



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