Under the Computer Hood Users Group (UCHUG) is a non profit technology and computer group. UCHUG membership consists of first-time tech users through tech consultants. This diverse audience allows users of all experience levels to feel comfortable with exchanging ideas and obtaining help for problem resolution.
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Under the Computer Hood Users Group (UCHUG)
Until stay at home orders for COVID-19 are lifted upcoming meetings start at 7 PM (Pacific Time) via Zoom online meetings. UCHUG members please watch your email for meeting invitations and ID numbers. If you are not a member and wish to attend, please send a request via email to info@uchug.org.  Please include your name and any user group you belong to.  Please make sure your Zoom name matches the name you send us in the request, as these will be matched to admit you into the meeting from the Zoom waiting room.  Please send email requests at least two hours before the meeting start time to insure a response.  Meetings may resume at Wesley Palms after restrictions are lifted.

March 3rd - Is Cyber Security Really Important?

Paying attention to Cyber Security is more important today than it has ever been.  COVID-19 has exposed many more vulnerabilities than in prior years.  More of us are now working from home, many children are learning from home, and many of us have added more IoT devices to make our lives easier.  These devices present their own dangers which need to be addressed.

This presentation points out the dangers and offers suggestions that will aid in keeping you secure.  Using the right programs and apps can help keep you safe and secure as well as reduce your privacy exposure.  Using free programs and apps whenever possible to accomplish this goal is an added bonus and this presentation includes information on many recommended free programs.  Join presenter Bob Gostischa as he guides you towards secure Cyber Security practices.

April 7th - TBD

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This month on the web pages
Just a few of the new March library files - breath new life into an old PC or MAC with CloudReady - the free Malwarebytes Browser Guard adds protection to any Chromium based browser - use Print Friendly & PDF to clean and format web pages for the perfect print experience.

We are gathering info and tips/tricks on the Windows OS and applications plus other how to fix articles.  To check out the info go to the Sites & Guides page and click on the Tips & Tricks or How To Fix buttons. The latest additions are:

•  How to Fix: Change Edge New Tab Page to Google

•  How to Fix: Force Screen Refresh Rate Windows 10


A link to an excellent information sheet from the KnowBe4 training company on helping you to identify Social Engineering email is located on the Sites & Guides page. Click on Social Engineering to open and download the information sheet.