February 17, 2013


Today’s meeting of the GTPCC was held in Community Room of Howell Furniture, 6095 Folsom in Beaumont, Texas 

Attendance: 18 members and  5 guests.

   1 New Member: We welcome Rebecca Head

   Renewals: 4

Guest Speaker: Ira Wilsker

Speaker Presentation: Cyber Crime 

1:30 pm: Dr.Sams Q&A Session: Topics discussed:

              Opening saved documents

              Libre office



              Password managers

              Dual band routers

              USB WiFi adapters

              Turning off/on WiFi

              Hard drive recognition problems

              Note:  Google your questions

              Note:  Partition your hard drives

2:30 pm: Guest Speaker Ira Wilsker presentation on "Cyber Crime".


Our guest speaker, Ira Wilsker, continued the meeting with his presentation of Cyber Attacks.  He gave several examples of hacking by China and Russia into newspapers’ data and power grids’ controls to show the seriousness of cyber attacks on America.  He explained ways this can be done such as by spear phishing.  Ira also gave us tips and recommendations as to what we as individuals can do to prevent hacking:

         Do not open attachments until verified by the sender.

Security suites are a must in addition to antivirus programs.

Paid versions of these programs are better and inexpensive, especially if purchased online at sites such as ebay and cheapantivirus.com.

Outpost and Trend Micro Titanium maximum are highly recommended.

Key scramblers can be very effective.

Few threats are by viruses.  Most threats are by malware. 

4:10 pm Announcements and Staff Elections. No nominations, all voted to retain present staff members. 

4:25 pm: Drawing for Door prizes held by Treasurer: Winners were

Bobby Ford: Digital Camera Charger donated by GTPCC

Hannah Badeaux: Headphones/ mic iPhone donated by Computer Dimentions

Joe Mikesic: Trivia Game donated by Barnes and Noble

Conroy Hughes:  Good Housekeeping Cookbook donated by Barnes and Noble

Rebecca Head: 4 in X 6 in Picture Frame donated by Barnes and Noble

4:35 pm: Meeting adjourned. 

Submitted by,

Gwen Jones

GTPCC Secretary