Speaker was Barry “Baz” Bardoe. Baz s[poke to 23 participants – 19 were members of Portland U3a.

“Baz” gave us a top level summary of Cyber Warfare; a concise talk and there was a Q & A Session. During this session “Baz” gave us some simple ideas that we can do to make ourselves better protected.

Scams are becoming more and more frequent each day.


Don’t open unfamiliar websites and messages.

Don’t reply to unknown phone calls – if they are genuine calls they will leave a message,

Change passwords frequently

Cover up the camera on your camera or laptop

Use a notebook for your passwords. Have a second notebook stored in a relatives home in case of burglary.

Not recommended to have passwords stored on your computer.

Computer Protection is recommended. Eg; Norton. See our local computer man Tony for assistance.

A big thank you to “Baz” for his informative talk. Thanks to all members who were present, it was encouraging to see so many interested members.

Lynne McNaughton………………………Program Co-Ordinator