Monthly Archives: February 2015

Special Notice about the Main Meeting on 24 February 2015

Alex Zaharov-Reutt has arranged a second presentation for the Main Meeting on Tuesday.

BitDefender’s Senior E-Threat Analyst, Bogdan Botezatu, will give a short presentation on a special new “box” coming from the company later this year which will protect every device in your house, including games consoles, baby monitors, Internet fridges, your personal devices and just about everything else.

Bogdan Botezatu, who comes from Romania, is in Sydney attending a conference this weekend.

The company will give us two copies of BitDefender Internet Security 2015 for the raffle!!

This presentation will take place before the one from ArmourCard.

John Mathews


Tuesday 24 February – AGM and MAIN Meeting – 5:30pm – 8:30pm

Alex Zaharov-Reutt

The topic for this month’s meeting is IDENTITY and MONEY THEFT – are you or your loved ones at risk? The answer is sadly, YES!

This is one PC User Group Main Meeting you don’t want to miss. Bring your friends, kids, neighbours – they need to know that it is easier than ever before for your credit card/debit card or other card (even Passport!) details to be skimmed.

In fact, criminals can now install an app onto their smartphones, which enables them to conduct the fraudulent activity. With technology moving at a rapid pace, in terms of payment and criminal technology, Armourcard Director, Tyler Harris, believes it’s vital that we take proactive measures to prevent losing our hard earned cash. Armourcard is a company dedicated to the prevention of electronic skimming.

Tyler Harris is our main meeting guest presenter, and he will:

– Provide us with a live demo of the new phone app that lets criminals steal your card’s credentials;

– Show us first-hand how Armourcard’s jamming technology enables users to prevent criminals from stealing your credentials;

– Tell us what other personal items that are at risk – such as ePassports; and

– Give us some insights into electronic fraud.

Armourcards won’t require an armoured guard of cash to pay for one either, at $49.99 each they’re an inexpensive investment in protecting your credit and debit cards – and while I’m still yet to get a final a-ok, I believe Armourcard will give two cards away for the raffle!

So… be sure to be at the main meeting to learn about this very real threat and how you can protect yourself, your cards, your identity and your money.

We’ll also have all the usual segments from Q&A to news, your views, interesting sites, cool gadgets that I have to show you and, of course, our once-a-year AGM.

See you on Tuesday night!



SPCUG Notice of Annual General Meeting 24 February 2015


Notice of Annual General Meeting

to be held on

24 February 2015

The formal notice and associated documents for this year’s Annual General Meeting of the Sydney PC User Group are attached to this message.

The meeting will be held at 6pm at the Sydney Mechanics’ School of Arts 280 Pitt Street, Sydney before the commencement of the this month’s Main Meeting.

A nomination form for those members who wish to join this year’s Committee is included in the documents.

John Mathews  – for the Committee of the Sydney PC User Group