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Alan Raul - October 1, 2017 Meeting Notes
« on: September 27, 2017, 07:43:14 PM »
Acronis True Image 2018 Update 1 – (September 27, 2017 List of Changes)
https://www.acronis.com/en-us/support/updates/changes.html?p=40697
 
Security Notification for CCleaner v5.33.6162 and CCleaner Cloud v1.07.3191 for 32-bit Windows users
http://www.piriform.com/news/blog/2017/9/18/security-notification-for-ccleaner-v5336162-and-ccleaner-cloud-v1073191-for-32-bit-windows-users

Temp File Cleaner - (TFC for short) is a Windows application designed to rid your PC of the temporary files that accumulate on your hard drive because other applications leave them behind.
https://addpcs.com/software/tfc/

BleachBit - you can free cache, delete cookies, clear Internet history, shred temporary files, delete logs, and discard junk you didn't know was there.
https://www.bleachbit.org/
 
Microsoft Pix - is an iOS only camera app that supposed to be testing various cloud systems for enhancing photos. All courtesy of Microsoft's Computational Photography Group. The difference to Office Lens is that Pix makes the changes automatically.
https://blogs.microsoft.com/ai/2017/09/14/microsoft-pix-september-2017-update/
https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/research/product/microsoftpix/

Windows 10 Help
https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/products/windows?os=windows-10
 
Windows 10 Creators Update Installed Now PC Fails to Boot
https://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/forum/windows_10-performance/windows-10-creators-update-installed-now-pc-fails/f4a1573e-c871-461a-befa-5448c45080a9

About iOS 11 Updates
https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT208067

iOS 11's new image format might pose problems for PC users
https://www.theverge.com/2017/9/19/16332192/apple-ios-11-heic-iphone-image-format

Apple has switched from the ancient JPEG (Joint Photographic Experts Group) format to the new HEIF (high-efficiency image format) in iOS 11. To capture it and hardware encode/decode HEIF, you'll need a recent device though — A10 Fusion-powered or later, which means iPhone 7 and iPad Pro (2nd Gen) at the least.

Here’s why HEIC files are great:
Around half the size of JPG for the same quality
Can store multiple photos in one file (ideal for Live Photos and bursts)
Supports transparency like GIF files
Can store image edits, such as cropping and rotating so you can undo them
Support 16-bit color vs JPG’s 8-bit

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/High_Efficiency_Image_File_Format
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/High_Efficiency_Video_Coding

Convert Heic Photos to JPEGs
http://heictojpg.com/

Privacy and Security Links

7 Ways to Block Computer Viruses
http://www.aarp.org/money/scams-fraud/info-2017/how-to-protect-against-computer-viruses.html

Credit Freeze FAQs
https://www.consumer.ftc.gov/articles/0497-credit-freeze-faqs

Extended Fraud Alerts and Credit Freezes
https://www.consumer.ftc.gov/articles/0279-extended-fraud-alerts-and-credit-freezes

Fraud alerts vs. credit freezes: FTC FAQs
https://www.ftc.gov/news-events/blogs/business-blog/2017/09/fraud-alerts-vs-credit-freezes-ftc-faqs

Fraud alert or credit freeze – which is right for you?
https://www.consumer.ftc.gov/blog/2017/09/fraud-alert-or-credit-freeze-which-right-you

Report identity theft and get a recovery plan
https://www.identitytheft.gov/

AnnualCreditReport.com
https://www.annualcreditreport.com/

Krebs on Security
https://krebsonsecurity.com/
 
Know How... 344 Equifix-It!
https://twit.tv/shows/know-how/episodes/344

As Equifax Amassed Ever More Data, Safety Was a Sales Pitch
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/09/23/business/equifax-data-breach.html

Equifax Isn’t Your Problem: Credit Protection Tips from an Identity Theft Victim
https://www.groovypost.com/unplugged/equifax-credit-protection-tips-identity-theft-victim/

Equifax Got Hacked: How to Stop Identity Thieves from Opening Accounts in Your Name
https://www.howtogeek.com/209396/how-to-prevent-identity-thieves-from-opening-accounts-in-your-name/
 
Equifax Aftermath: How to protect against identity theft
https://blog.malwarebytes.com/101/2017/09/equifax-aftermath-how-to-protect-against-identity-theft/

Equifax Will Offer Free Credit Locks for Life, New CEO Says
https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2017-09-27/equifax-will-offer-free-credit-freezes-for-life-new-ceo-says

In California anyone 65 years of age or older, placing a freeze is FREE.

Credit Freeze Information by State
https://www.transunion.com/credit-freeze/credit-freeze-information-by-state

How to "Freeze" Your Credit Files
https://www.oag.ca.gov/idtheft/facts/freeze-your-credit

How to “Freeze” Your Credit Files
From the California Attorney General
https://www.oag.ca.gov/idtheft/facts/freeze-your-credit
https://www.oag.ca.gov/sites/all/files/agweb/pdfs/idtheft/cis_10_credit_freeze_doj.pdf

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