The April meeting of SNUG, Seniors Networking Users Group, was called to order at 1:30 p.m. by Sherry Foecking, President.    

Thanks were expressed to Richard and Tiki Kirk for the set-up of the refreshment tables and to the following members who brought refreshments to this meeting: Mary Lou Raterman, Caye Wheeler, Michele Luft, Mary Walston, Cecelia Vance and Ray Garcia.

Three first-time attendees and guests were welcomed:  Anna Rioux, George Chao, and Bharat Pathakjee.

No members were reported on the sick list.

The Annual Member Meeting of the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute will be held on Friday May 9 at 9:30 a.m. until 11:30 a.m. at the Carrollwood Cultural Center, 4537 Lowell Road. At this time, members will be elected to the OLLI Board of Advisors and the 2014 Annual Report will be presented.

The next SNUG Meeting will be May 9 from 1:00p.m. to 3:00 p.m. at USF with election of officers. Our speaker will be Dave Palmer whose topic will be “Cyber Crime and Its Link to Malware”.

The OLLI Spring Term is up and running now.

A new Class on Cloud Computing was given by Jane Adams and will be presented again, once for Mac users and once for PC people. In addition, President Sherry and Frank Weitzman will have an OLLI workshop on April 23rd on the Android Tablets and Smartphones.

Today’s meeting topic was on “Tablet PC Buying Guide”. Jim Weiss gave a very informative slide presentation with comparison information on all the various models available, including sizes and prices.

Discussion and information was also given regarding the Chromebook.

Frank Weitzman stated that malicious code designed to steal data using a vulnerability in OpenSSL was called Heartbleed. Many websites like Gmail, Pinterest, and Yahoo! were vulnerable to this theft of data until last week.
While major sites have been fixed, experts advise you to change your passwords on sites that were vulnerable, and monitor your related accounts. A list of sites for which you should change your passwords is available on Google. Included is a test for whether a site is currently vulnerable at https://lastpass.com/heartbleed/ or http://tif.mcafee.com/heartbleedtest.

The meeting was adjourned at 2:50 PM.

Mary Lou Raterman

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