Saturday, February 15th, 1 PM 3rd Saturday
Osher Lifelong Learning Institute
4210 Roberts Road, Fairfax, VA 22032-1028
Fairfax Meeting Info, Maps
A Rational Approach
As we conduct more of our personal lives online, from email to shopping to even banking, it is so important to understand the best practices for staying safe online. Join us for an informative discussion lead by Pam Holland of TechMoxie on how to recognize phishing (fraudulent) emails, avoid computer viruses and scams, and the best practices for passwords. The presentation will include a review of actual fraudulent emails and scam “pop up” computer virus warnings. Through her work as a tech coach, Pam developed what she describes as a rational approach to online fraud risk after speaking and working with dozens of victims. Rather than focusing on all possible risks, she urges computer users to focus on factors that present the highest risk. With respect to protecting from online risk, Pam applies the 80/20 rule. In short, 80% of the risk comes from 20% of the possible causes. In other words, if we just address the top possible risks, we eliminate the most common ways people are victimized online.
TechMoxie is women-owned and operated by Pam Holland. After more than 20 years practicing law, Pam founded TechMoxie out of a love of technology and the passion for simplifying the complex. Having her own business has been a lifelong dream from age 8 when she started a door-to-door candle business selling what she made in the family kitchen. Pam loves helping people with their technology - there is nothing more satisfying than taking frustration out of someone’s life..
||This Learn in 30 presentation came about because, in the summer of 2019, John noticed his corporate iPhone 6s and its Lightning charging cable were not longer the best of buddies. One nudge of the phone or the cable, and the cable fell out of the charging socket on the phone. Attach the cable and then hold the phone upright, and the cable dropped out.
John will show you how to figure out of the phone or the cable is at fault. In John's case, it was the phone's socket for USB charging and USB data transfer. His first reaction was to have the phone replaced, but his company refused; in their opinion, the phone was not broken. The company told John he would be eligible for an upgrade in a year, six years after he was given the phone.
What other options are there to recharge the phone's battery? You will find out, and ultimately learn John's very inexpensive and low-tech solution.
John Krout is a former president of the Washington Area Computer User Group (WAC), one of two groups that merged to become the Potomac Area Technology and Computer Society (PATACS). He has been writing about personal computer uses since he joined WAC in the early 1980s. He is a frequent contributor to PATACS Posts, and occasionally provides presentations on tech issues at PATACS meetings. He lives in Arlington VA and is a writer for the Thales Group, a major maker of automated fingerprint identification hardware, supporting the use of that hardware in the computer system of a major federal government agency.
This Is Your Chance!
10 - 15 Minute Talks Welcome
Presented by YOU!!
Wednesday, Feb 26th, 7 PM
5711 S. 4th Street, Arlington, VA 22204
| Home | About Us | Contact | Membership | Org Docs | Site Map | Search Site |
| Arlington Meetings | Fairfax Meetings | Webinar SIG | Meeting Details |
| PATACS Discussion List |Windows10 References | Protection | Vendors | Useful Links |