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Sydney Harbour

Hello and Welcome,

More info on CCleaner threat:

Story from iTWire on CCleaner:

The Talos team had said in its second analysis that merely updating CCleaner to its latest version did not mitigate the threat.

It said that its new findings "support and reinforce our previous recommendation that those impacted by this supply chain attack should not simply remove the affected version of CCleaner or update to the latest version, but should restore from back-ups or reimage systems to ensure that they completely remove not only the backdoored version of CCleaner but also any other malware that may be resident on the system".

Sam Varghese, iTWire

PS: Only the 32bit version seemed to be the problem.

Roger Foulds

PPS: In theory, you don't have to worry if you have the 64-bit version.


SIG News:

See Attached one page PDF file (72KB) with the Digital Photography report from Friday 22nd Sep.

Roger Foulds

Meeting This Week:

Main Meeting - Tuesday 26th Sep - 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm


We have a fantastic presentation lined up for Tuesday 26 September!

Microsoft is our special guest, with Service Advisor Paul O'Malley from the Microsoft Store at Pitt St Mall our guest presenter.

Paul will be joined in the audience by Patrick Hines, Microsoft's Community Coordinator, with a great Windows 10 presentation planned.

The full details of what we'll see will be unveiled on the night, across both sessions (6.30pm to 7.00pm, then the 7.00pm break, then 7.15pm to 7.55pm), but what we know at this stage is that Paul's presentation will focus on:

  • Windows 10 and accessibility
  • Security
  • How to “tune up” a PC with Windows 10
  • As well as a sneak peek at the next big update coming to Windows 10 later this Spring with our ‘Fall Creators Update’.

We will have a compressed general business, news and Q&A session so as to give Paul maximum time to put on a great presentation.

We will have an external 500GB USB 3.0 Samsung SSD as the major raffle prize, one that works like an external hard drive, or a super-fast USB stick on a serious dose of steroids, rather than a drive which you install into your computer - and if we're even luckier, there might be a Microsoft prize of some kind as well.

Don't forget, we also have Microsoft coming in October to show us even more of its latest and greatest technologies, so the next two months are not to be missed!

See you on Tuesday night!



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Bob Backstrom
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