PC3 Program for Thursday January 10th 2012

Our PC3 program for January will be: Your Wi-Fi Network Router May Be at Risk of Being Hacked – We’ll Show You How to Fix It. The program will be presented by Bill Barnes and the PC3 panel on networking security.
This vulnerability represents a relatively significant risk to small business and personal user networks. If and when this leads to a data breach for various information sensitive businesses, I think we will see a crisis develop.
Wi-Fi Routers sold by most manufacturers over the last several years may be vulnerable to attack by hackers using tools readily available on the internet. A recent article in the Windows Secrets Newsletter warns of this danger. The routers in question use the WPS instant network feature. At our next meeting we’ll show you how to determine if you are vulnerable, how to fix the problem and even how to hack your own network to be sure it’s secure.
Don’t miss this insightful presentation on a security lapse we all should be aware of.

Please join us. The Personal Computer Club of Charlotte [PC3] meets the second Thursday of each month (Next Meeting January 10th) at Pritchard Memorial Baptist Church, 1117 South Blvd, Charlotte, NC 28203. The meeting gets under way promptly at 7:00pm. We generally start with a Question and Answer (Q&A) session to help our members with those “Brick Wall” problems we all occasionally see. Following that we have a presentation on a topic of interest to PC or Smart Phone users and wrap up by 9:00pm. The meeting is free and open to the public.

In addition to our General Meeting at 7:00pm we get together for dinner at 5:45pm. We will hold our “Eating before the Meeting” at the church. Six or seven folks showed up at previous meetings, had supper and talked tech until it was time to start the General Meeting. The club will provide iced tea and cookies for desert. Anything else, pizza, burger, sandwich will have to be brought in by the participants. We suggest that everyone interested stop on their way to the meeting to buy themselves diner at the Sandwich Shop, Fuel Pizza, McDonalds, etc. and bring it with them to the church.

For directions or additional information visit our website at www.pc3.org.

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To speak to a person contact Jack LaPointe (jglapointe@gmail.com) at 704-489-0011.