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Re: Just a thought

maggie cooper
 

I'm with Jim on this one, Facebook, and Google are right at the top of my list for places to avoid, along with twitter, Pin interest, linked-in and a surfeit of groups. Yahoo was out of order for not revealing what had happened but so were a lot of other sites.

Anyone that uses the same password for every site that requires a password, never changes that password, is in effect asking for a hacker to help themselves. The Yahoo hack happened 2 years ago, so apart from changing your passwords, avoid knee jerk reactions, and definitely avoid the biggest compiler of personal details, shopping habits, invasive Google. It knows more about you than your nearest and dearest,


The Internet is both a blessing and a curse, if used carefully it can be fantastic, opening ones eyes to new concepts, discoveries, friendships, used without a basic modicum of security it can cause the user real problems. If you want absolute security return to using snail mail, using your local bricks and mortar stores, ditch your plastic cards and employ a body guard.
Maggie Cooper UK.


Project Room

SewKitty <stevovaso@...>
 

Hi,
We finished my Project Room some time ago and wanted to share the finished project photos. It's located in Albums in the Photos section of our group, https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/janome12000/photos/albums

SewKitty


baby blankets to embroider

susies.stitches@...
 

I want to embroider a knit baby blanket with trim (not satin), but I haven't been able to find one.  I have no idea what to look for, so that doesn't help.  I bought one from a Martha Pullen dealer, but they don't seem to have them anymore.  I really don't want to make one, but if I have to, I need to know what kind of fabric to get, and what weight.  Hope someone can shed some light on this frustrating project to be.  Thanks!  Sue



Re: Just a thought

Deborah G
 

I don't have Facebook and am not interested in
getting one.  Still like the yahoo group.  Glad you do too, Jim.

On Tue, Sep 27, 2016 at 10:15 AM, newfilter@... [janome12000]
wrote:
 

I hope that I don't get blasted for this post, remember it's only a question. Jim have you ever considered starting a FaceBook group? I know you have been on Yahoo Groups for years but with the recent security breach this may no longer be the best option. I have seen some pretty great groups with over 10,000 members on FaceBook and it might just (after some initial pains) be easier for you to manage and get you off of this somewhat dated Yahoo Groups system. People who don't use FB have some fears about privacy but it truly is secure, you set your own options and it is VERY secure.


[Hoping not to be blasted for this answer...]

While FaceBook has not been hacked as much as other services, individual member accounts have been hacked a lot. Google "Facebook hacked" and see how many sites are devoted to this. While Online Sewing has a  Facebook page, I spend almost no time on my personal page. Every time I open it I am flooded with ads, masquerading as posts. There just isn't anything of value for me. Yahoo has ads too, because it's free. However they are unobtrusive and do not appear to share my information as voraciously as Google and Facebook.


While there has been a lot of fear and gnashing of teeth over the Yahoo hack, we need to remember that it happened TWO YEARS AGO! Many people who have had hacking problems could be due to that. Yahoo's sin was in not telling people about it. Dropbox also failed in this regard. Recently they emailed all their users with an innocuous email saying "If you haven't changed your password since 2012, you might want to do so." Well it turns out they were hacked in 2012, but didn't want anyone to know.


So how can you be safe? First, choose a good password. Birth dates, pet names, and anything that contains common words are easily cracked. If you want something that's easy to remember you should combine things like "bent-spoon-porkchop". (No, not my password, but harder to crack than many.) But the BIGGEST weakness is using the same password for everything. Once they have that they have the master key to everything. So if you use the same password for mamapajamknitting.com as you do for your bank, and mama gets hacked, well brace yourself.


I use a program called 1Password, which allows me to have very secure, complex passwords for every site. I only need to remember the one master password that unlocks the password vault on my various devices. It's not stored online, only in my dubious memory. The 1Password program automatically stores and enters the passwords for websites, so I don't have to. And they are stored in an encrypted vault, so even if my computer got hacked I wouldn't lose them.


So bottom line, there is no reason to fear logging in to Yahoo or posting to the list or reading the list or its emails. If you use the same password everywhere CHANGE IT RIGHT NOW! Otherwise keep in mind that hacking will never stop and just about everything can and will be hacked. Recently a leading security researcher had his website taken down by a massive attack. Now that there is a huge "Internet of Things" made up of web cameras, baby monitors, and other connected devices, the bad guys have a gigantic new playground. Most of those things have extremely weak security and simple or no passwords. They are trivial to hack and turn into robots that can be used for destructive purposes. Do you have a router? Did you change the password when you installed it? The default password for all routers can be easily found online and once they have that they can reprogram the router so they own it. It's too late to lock the barn - the horse was stolen, sold, and reduced to dog food long ago. To be completely safe you need to unplug from the Internet, never plug anything into your computer that connects by USB, and don't let anyone else use it. This isn't terribly practical.


If you want to find out if you have been hacked, or simply be alerted if you email shows up in a list of hacked emails, you can do so here:

https://breachalarm.com



Re: Just a thought

Linda <lindamrobertson7@...>
 

I second this suggestion 

Sent from my iPhone

On Sep 27, 2016, at 8:42 AM, newfilter@... [janome12000] <janome12000@...> wrote:

 

I hope that I don't get blasted for this post, remember it's only a question. Jim have you ever considered starting a FaceBook group? I know you have been on Yahoo Groups for years but with the recent security breach this may no longer be the best option. I have seen some pretty great groups with over 10,000 members on FaceBook and it might just (after some initial pains) be easier for you to manage and get you off of this somewhat dated Yahoo Groups system. People who don't use FB have some fears about privacy but it truly is secure, you set your own options and it is VERY secure.


[Hoping not to be blasted for this answer...]

While FaceBook has not been hacked as much as other services, individual member accounts have been hacked a lot. Google "Facebook hacked" and see how many sites are devoted to this. While Online Sewing has a  Facebook page, I spend almost no time on my personal page. Every time I open it I am flooded with ads, masquerading as posts. There just isn't anything of value for me. Yahoo has ads too, because it's free. However they are unobtrusive and do not appear to share my information as voraciously as Google and Facebook.


While there has been a lot of fear and gnashing of teeth over the Yahoo hack, we need to remember that it happened TWO YEARS AGO! Many people who have had hacking problems could be due to that. Yahoo's sin was in not telling people about it. Dropbox also failed in this regard. Recently they emailed all their users with an innocuous email saying "If you haven't changed your password since 2012, you might want to do so." Well it turns out they were hacked in 2012, but didn't want anyone to know.


So how can you be safe? First, choose a good password. Birth dates, pet names, and anything that contains common words are easily cracked. If you want something that's easy to remember you should combine things like "bent-spoon-porkchop". (No, not my password, but harder to crack than many.) But the BIGGEST weakness is using the same password for everything. Once they have that they have the master key to everything. So if you use the same password for mamapajamknitting.com as you do for your bank, and mama gets hacked, well brace yourself.


I use a program called 1Password, which allows me to have very secure, complex passwords for every site. I only need to remember the one master password that unlocks the password vault on my various devices. It's not stored online, only in my dubious memory. The 1Password program automatically stores and enters the passwords for websites, so I don't have to. And they are stored in an encrypted vault, so even if my computer got hacked I wouldn't lose them.


So bottom line, there is no reason to fear logging in to Yahoo or posting to the list or reading the list or its emails. If you use the same password everywhere CHANGE IT RIGHT NOW! Otherwise keep in mind that hacking will never stop and just about everything can and will be hacked. Recently a leading security researcher had his website taken down by a massive attack. Now that there is a huge "Internet of Things" made up of web cameras, baby monitors, and other connected devices, the bad guys have a gigantic new playground. Most of those things have extremely weak security and simple or no passwords. They are trivial to hack and turn into robots that can be used for destructive purposes. Do you have a router? Did you change the password when you installed it? The default password for all routers can be easily found online and once they have that they can reprogram the router so they own it. It's too late to lock the barn - the horse was stolen, sold, and reduced to dog food long ago. To be completely safe you need to unplug from the Internet, never plug anything into your computer that connects by USB, and don't let anyone else use it. This isn't terribly practical.


If you want to find out if you have been hacked, or simply be alerted if you email shows up in a list of hacked emails, you can do so here:

https://breachalarm.com



Just a thought

Deb Keldrauk
 

I hope that I don't get blasted for this post, remember it's only a question. Jim have you ever considered starting a FaceBook group? I know you have been on Yahoo Groups for years but with the recent security breach this may no longer be the best option. I have seen some pretty great groups with over 10,000 members on FaceBook and it might just (after some initial pains) be easier for you to manage and get you off of this somewhat dated Yahoo Groups system. People who don't use FB have some fears about privacy but it truly is secure, you set your own options and it is VERY secure.


[Hoping not to be blasted for this answer...]

While FaceBook has not been hacked as much as other services, individual member accounts have been hacked a lot. Google "Facebook hacked" and see how many sites are devoted to this. While Online Sewing has a  Facebook page, I spend almost no time on my personal page. Every time I open it I am flooded with ads, masquerading as posts. There just isn't anything of value for me. Yahoo has ads too, because it's free. However they are unobtrusive and do not appear to share my information as voraciously as Google and Facebook.


While there has been a lot of fear and gnashing of teeth over the Yahoo hack, we need to remember that it happened TWO YEARS AGO! Many people who have had hacking problems could be due to that. Yahoo's sin was in not telling people about it. Dropbox also failed in this regard. Recently they emailed all their users with an innocuous email saying "If you haven't changed your password since 2012, you might want to do so." Well it turns out they were hacked in 2012, but didn't want anyone to know.


So how can you be safe? First, choose a good password. Birth dates, pet names, and anything that contains common words are easily cracked. If you want something that's easy to remember you should combine things like "bent-spoon-porkchop". (No, not my password, but harder to crack than many.) But the BIGGEST weakness is using the same password for everything. Once they have that they have the master key to everything. So if you use the same password for mamapajamknitting.com as you do for your bank, and mama gets hacked, well brace yourself.


I use a program called 1Password, which allows me to have very secure, complex passwords for every site. I only need to remember the one master password that unlocks the password vault on my various devices. It's not stored online, only in my dubious memory. The 1Password program automatically stores and enters the passwords for websites, so I don't have to. And they are stored in an encrypted vault, so even if my computer got hacked I wouldn't lose them.


So bottom line, there is no reason to fear logging in to Yahoo or posting to the list or reading the list or its emails. If you use the same password everywhere CHANGE IT RIGHT NOW! Otherwise keep in mind that hacking will never stop and just about everything can and will be hacked. Recently a leading security researcher had his website taken down by a massive attack. Now that there is a huge "Internet of Things" made up of web cameras, baby monitors, and other connected devices, the bad guys have a gigantic new playground. Most of those things have extremely weak security and simple or no passwords. They are trivial to hack and turn into robots that can be used for destructive purposes. Do you have a router? Did you change the password when you installed it? The default password for all routers can be easily found online and once they have that they can reprogram the router so they own it. It's too late to lock the barn - the horse was stolen, sold, and reduced to dog food long ago. To be completely safe you need to unplug from the Internet, never plug anything into your computer that connects by USB, and don't let anyone else use it. This isn't terribly practical.


If you want to find out if you have been hacked, or simply be alerted if you email shows up in a list of hacked emails, you can do so here:

https://breachalarm.com



Re: Fabric Cutting Systems

Maryann Hindle
 

I have the go cutter.....and I love it....cutting strips has never been easier....or more accurate!
Yes the dies are pricy...but worth it if you like saving time....and having accurate cuts....
Running the dies is quite easy....even with several layers of fabric...I only use 4 layers....for accuracy....
Wouldn't trade it for anything!
Maryann


Re: Fabric Cutting Systems

blue_lak <no_reply@...>
 

I have a Big Shot that collects dust until I pull it out to use it for special shapes, like apple cores. The only time I used it for a large job with lots of small HSTs, the angle corner kept clogging with small fibers. It was not the easiest to clean around a very sharp edge. It does take up table space, turning the handle requires strength if cutting more than 1 layer of fabric at a time, and the dies can be pricey. IMVHO, it's great for curved shapes and appliques, and have them all come out precisely the same size. Many LQS have some Accucutting systems available for rent by the hour. You could get a general feel from that.
Jan in MD


Re: Fabric Cutting Systems

Shirley Allen
 

I would like to know more about Acuquilt & if it is something I could
use. I have the ELNA expressive 920 & wonder if it would work with that
or maybe I don't need it. Will welcome any comments. Thanks Shirley


Re: User security alert

Sue Raabe <susies.stitches@...>
 

That did it, Thanks!  I also enabled 2 step verification.  Sue


Re: User security alert

ceilsews <no_reply@...>
 

If you can't change your password, then, on the login page, put in your name or login but then click "forgot password".  They will send you and email that will have a link which will enable you to change your password.


Re: User security alert

Linda <lindamrobertson7@...>
 

I'm having trouble changing mine as well. 
:-(

Sent from my iPhone

On Sep 24, 2016, at 11:32 AM, Sue Raabe susies.stitches@... [janome12000] <janome12000@...> wrote:

 

I can't seem to find a way to change my password.  I must be set up to automatically sign in to my e-mail.  I never use it, but the Yahoo group messages are forwarded to a different e-mail address.  address.  When I started joining Yahoo groups, I assumed I needed a Yahoo e-mail address so I created one. I assume if I removed Yahoo from my computer it would mess up my group e-mails.  Obviously, I know next to nothing about this.  I have enough trouble dealing with a computer that constantly crashes.  I'll change if if I can find the page to do it.  When I click on Yahoo, it goes right to my e-mail.  Now what?  Sue

[This might be a good starting point...]
Change your password
  1. Go to the Yahoo Account Info page.
  2. (Mobile web browser only) tap the Menu icon .
  3. Click Account Security.
  4. Click Change password.
  5. Enter and confirm your new password.
  6. Click Continue. - A confirmation appears.
  7. Click Continue to finish.


Re: User security alert

Sue Raabe <susies.stitches@...>
 

I can't seem to find a way to change my password.  I must be set up to automatically sign in to my e-mail.  I never use it, but the Yahoo group messages are forwarded to a different e-mail address.  address.  When I started joining Yahoo groups, I assumed I needed a Yahoo e-mail address so I created one. I assume if I removed Yahoo from my computer it would mess up my group e-mails.  Obviously, I know next to nothing about this.  I have enough trouble dealing with a computer that constantly crashes.  I'll change if if I can find the page to do it.  When I click on Yahoo, it goes right to my e-mail.  Now what?  Sue

[This might be a good starting point...]
Change your password
  1. Go to the Yahoo Account Info page.
  2. (Mobile web browser only) tap the Menu icon .
  3. Click Account Security.
  4. Click Change password.
  5. Enter and confirm your new password.
  6. Click Continue. - A confirmation appears.
  7. Click Continue to finish.


Fabric Cutting Systems

Meryl Margolies
 

Somehow I got started looking at the Accuquilt. I know it's not the only one on the market, and I don't even know if it's something I would be interested in. I know that as my arthritis gets worse, cutting my fabric gets harder. I would love some input, suggestions, critiques. I don't want to muddy up this group, so go ahead and send me your comments privately to machinequilter@comcast net or message me from Facebook where I'm simply Meryl Margolies.


Thanks. Love you guys 


Re: User security alert

Patrice Krant
 

Thank you, Jim. I just changed my Yahoo password again and added 2 factor authentication to my PayPal and Facebook accounts. Simple procedure and I feel safer. Thank you for looking out for us!


Re: User security alert

Jim Stutsman
 

Here's an update with more information on the breach and what to do:
Are you a Yahoo user? Do this right now

 




Re: User security alert

blue_lak <no_reply@...>
 

Didn't know that Verizon was going to buy Yahoo, but that may explain why Verizon is no longer providing email accounts to "new" customers (as of April this year). We were going to switch but were told that we'd need to use an outside email provider, e.g. Yahoo, Gmail, etc. We've stayed with Comcast.
Jan


Re: User security alert

Meryl Margolies
 

I just changed my password just to be sure, but I still can't post or reply through IE. I have to use Chrome to do anything but view postings.

Just checking that there's been nothing since this post which I received yesterday?

[The good, the bad, and the ugly]
It's good that you changed your password. Yahoo's performance has been bad, much slower than usual. That's likely due to half a billion people struggling to get on so they can change their password. It's also likely that they lost the information of ALL members. This happens just a few days before Verizon was supposed to buy Yahoo, and it's about as bad a breach as one can possibly have. To answer your question, yes we had no posts yesterday. That's most likely because everyone was afraid to do so before changing their password.


User security alert

Jim Stutsman
 

Last month there was a hack at Yahoo. They didn't say much at the time, including suggesting that users change their passwords. Today it has come out that the breach was much more serious:

Yahoo is expected to confirm massive data breach, impacting hundreds of millions of users

Obviously you should change your Yahoo password. However if you use that same password on multiple sites you should assume that it also needs to be changed on all those sites. As the article says, they are selling all the data they grabbed, which includes emails, passwords and whatever else Yahoo has. Given that there are 200 million accounts in the hands of bad guys, you may not be a target right away. Assume that you are and change your passwords. For those services that allow it, such as Apple, Amazon, and Google, you should consider 2 factor authentication. This site (sorry about the embedded ads) explains how it works:

Two-factor authentication: What you need to know (FAQ)

Now that most of us have mobile phones it's not a huge deal to have to enter in a code that gets texted to you, and that's a whole lot easier than trying to put your life back together after your identity is stolen or worse.


Re: Which needle is stronger?

cas <cas@...>
 

Thanks Anne,
That’s pretty much all I use in the 15000 is the Organ Topstitch needles, but I happened to have some Schmetz Denim and had been using them to attach piping to both sides of the quilt at once with my serger.  What a chore, but it went ok.  I figured if it’s strong enough for jeans and canvas it’s strong enough for my layers.   
 
Cas
 

Sent: Wednesday, September 21, 2016 1:05 PM
Subject: [janome12000] Re: Which needle is stronger?
 
 

Hi Cas

I thought about it and came to the same conclusion as you, but maybe not the same reasons.  I would use a denim (or jeans needle) because it is a needle that is recommended for stitching canvas (I've used it for boat canvas) though of course - it is a strenthen needle with a sharp point especially for stitching through such fabrics.  I use a top stitch needle for all sorts including just topstitching as a decorative effect on cotton - I even use a top stitch needle now for all my embroidery ( the large eye is great for metallic threads) - I think Superior Threads actually recommend it for quilting and embroidering.
 
Anne
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