A Quick Tour and
Why You Should Be Using One
Due to the constant pressure from security breaches and the growing need for us to transact business online, the awareness of Password Manager products has changed from "What's a Password Manager?" to "Which Password Manager do you use?" However, even with that attention, there are still many questions to ask and answer regarding why you should be using one, and which one to use. In this session, we will take a quick tour through a short list of some popular password managers (individual products as well as browsers) to give you an idea of their relative strengths, and explain how best to navigate the changing world of authentication. We will also review some information about related tools that can help you in your daily practice: modern (2020) password standards, and two-factor authentication (2FA).
Ray Parker has been engaged on the front lines with computers for 40 years, including very large mainframes, rack-mounted distributed systems, personal computers, and now smartphones. Sheer curiosity drove all of that and keeps him interested in how to make these machines easier for people to use, while the industry takes two steps back for every single step forward. He has filled many roles: software developer, system and network administrator, pre-sales, support, workshop facilitator, and educator; and believes that information takes on greater value when shared with others.
This presentation is a follow-up to the June 2020 PATACS/OPCUG presentation on How to Configure Your Smart Phone to Avoid Robocalls. Your smart phone, just like your 1980s era landline answering machine, lets you record a greeting message; the phone system plays that message whenever an incoming call goes to voicemail. This presentation shows you how to create a custom smart phone greeting message including sound effects. Specifically, if your greeting message starts with the famous three tones known as the Special Information Tones (SIT), then robocaller systems will hear the tones, conclude that your number is Not In Service, and will not call your number again. You can also include your voice in the greeting message, to tell your friends that your number really is in service. This presentation also covers how to transfer a custom greeting message from your computer to your smart phone.
John Krout is a past president of WACUG, a predecessor organization of PATACS. A frequent meeting presenter, John also was the author of many of the articles on our Zoom reference page, and many PATACS Posts newsletter offerings..
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Wednesday June 24th, 7 PM
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