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Sydney Harbour
WEEKLY NEWSLETTER 28 MAY - 2 JUNE 2018

Hello and Welcome,

Committee News:

  • All members - please take note of the instruction in your Renewal notice to include your NAME when you deposit your subs into the SPCUG Inc NAB account. If you should forget please immediately inform the Membership Officer/Treasurer including the date, amount and type of transaction to aid in identification.

  • All members - please inform the Membership Officer/Treasurer if you do not receive a receipt within a few days of making a deposit.

Unidentified deposits cause a great deal of extra work in attempting identification, and much confusion if a supposed identification is made in error.

With thanks

Josephine Wiseman
Membership Officer/Treasurer

Meeting This Week:

Penrith Group - Saturday Jun 2nd - 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

The meeting normally starts with a Q&A session around the table to enable members to share problems, advice and tips.

When this is concluded, the group may consider further topics of interest.

Meetings Next Week:

Friday Forum - Friday Jun 8th - 9:30 am - 12 noon
Communications - Friday Jun 8th - 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

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Tech Tip:

Experimental Chrome flags:

Published in HowToGeek by Justin Pot on May 24th, 2018.

One of the browser Chrome's experimental options (among several hundred) is the Password generation option.

Chrome can generate secure passwords for you, but you have to dig through some obscure settings and enable an experimental feature.

The feature creates strong passwords and saves them to your Google account via Google Smart Lock. Enabling this won't take long, either.

First make sure Chrome is logged in with a Google account. Next enter chrome://flags in your address bar and hit Enter. This will bring up a variety of hidden options. Search for “Password” and you should see the Password generation option.

Select “Enabled” then restart your browser. Now try to create an account, right-click the password field, and click “Generate Password”.

You'll see a popup offering a strong password, and the ability to save it to Google Smart Lock.

Note that this is an experimental feature. You should probably use a full featured password manager instead of relying on a potentially buggy Chrome feature, at least. If you'd rather stick to Google tools, however, this might work for you. Our thanks to Lawrence Abrams at Bleeping Computer for pointing this feature out to us.

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Bob Backstrom
~ Newsletter Editor ~

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