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Welcome to the Ottawa PC Users' Group (OPCUG). We are a not-for-profit organization located in Ottawa, Ontario. Our motto is Users Helping Users, a task we have undertaken for more than 35 years.

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We're moving

Next Meeting(s)

We have moved! As of September, we are at our new venue at the Riverside United Church near Mooney's Bay.

Wednesday, October 10, 2018
Topic: Mass Marketing Fraud and Cybercrime Awareness For Seniors
Speaker: Brock Godfrey, Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre, North Bay

This is a presentation developed by the RCMP and the Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre covering Mass Marketing Fraud, Identity Theft, Romance and other scams – and how to avoid them. Nearly 80 percent of mass marketing fraud is conducted by organized crime groups and is currently the second most common criminal activity funding terrorist activities.

Wednesday, November 14, 2018
Topic: #PasswordPhrasing, the Easy, Silly, Secure & Safe Technique for the People
Speaker: Lawrence Patterson; IT Manager / ISSO / ITIL & ordinary computer guy

#PasswordPhrasing, is all about making it easier for individuals to manage their passwords.  Lawrence will review the changing landscape of keeping our lives secure by evangelizing our individualism, showing how typing the same set of characters can be bring an inner smile as well as thoughtful techniques that’ll focus less on the complexity and more on how we each think.

Acknowledging that the password advice has varied significantly in last couple of years and expecting to change further in the coming months / years, Lawrence will explore the challenges and discuss why #PasswordPhrasing importance to all of us.  All the while making the connection between passwords and footwear.

Check our Meetings page for more details and updates.

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The October issue of the newsletter is now available.

PDFOttawa PC News, October 2018 (2.01 MB PDF)

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