Sony’s Camera Firmware Updater (computer software) may expose security risks

Petapixel.com
2/1/2018

To update the software for your hardware, like cameras or even DVD Players, etc – something called Firmware – companies either have you update the camera directly or provide software you download onto your computer and then connect that device to your computer for updating your device.   According to an aritlce on Petapixel.com this week – a security expert cautions folks with Sony cameras about the potential security risks that are inherent with the way Sony’s camera firmware updater might affect your computer.

A MIDI Controlled ring that allows musicians to provide music effects.

From CES 2018 (Consumer Electronics Show) held in Las Vegas there is always new and innovative technology on show.  One of these that caught my eye this week is called Enhancia.  It’s a ring you wear on your finger, that is connected to a hub that integrates with an electronic instrument, like an electronic keyboard.  The musician can move their hand with the ring on it to affect the musical notes they’re playing. See the video for a sample where you can see the keyboard player moves the ring to cause vibrato in the notes.  Pretty amazing stuff – the company announced they will launch a Kickstarter campaign this Spring with an estimated price of $250-$400 US.

Mind your body position while computing…

I didn't last week and paid the price big time!

Some six months ago I shared some thoughts about your body position while using a computer, in a video I called Easy Ergonomics.  Last week I was working many hours on a video for a family friend, one day with some 5 hours editing on my laptop computer.  Not necessarily a problem by itself but […]

Beware: Tech Support Scam via Telephone

The cure is worse than the (fake) problem

In today’s Tech Tip Chet Davis shares caution about acting on a telephone call that suggests you’ve been hacked. Usually, this is a fraudulent call that causes you to act in a way that provides personal info to a cyber thief.      

In today’s Tech Tip Chet Davis – Your Technology Tutor teaches you how to print a Word document without the annoying code fields – if you’re printing a document with web links and it says HYPERLINK on your page, Chet shows you how to turn that off!

In today’s Tech Tip Chet provides an understanding of Ransomware, malicious software that can be embedded on your computer and then eitehr locks up your comptuer or encrypts your data, with a demand for payment for releasing your computer or data. This is preventable – Chet outlines the steps to help avoid this tech disaster.
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In this video Chet shares what Malware is and how it ends up on a computer (so you can learn and practice how to avoid it getting on your computer/s).

In today’s Tech Tip Chet introduces a website that can help check your grammar and spelling more completely.  You can upload documents for a grammar/spelling check, and even use a web browser extension to write better blog posts, social media posts, and more. 

In today’s Tech Talk, Chet shares Easy Ergonomics – quick tips for ensuring your body position will provide comfort while computing.