Inside this March. 2017 Issue
Upcoming Events 1
Words from the Director 2
Photos - Gary Domas & Janet Turner 3
Check Yourself - Herb Powers 4
Don't Fall for this New Gmail Phishing Scam 5
Staff/Awards/Birthdays/Anniversaries 6
Puzzle Time 7

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Upcoming Events

March 2017

Staff meeting is on the 7th Tuesday.
Keewayden Library 6PM

Regular Meeting is Saturday the 11th 9:00 Breakfast at the Pasco Red Lion, 10:00 Meeting

On the 12th set your clocks ahead

 

A full Calendar is on the website

For Sale and Want to Buy is also on
the Web Site

April 2017

Chapter M's Multi Chapter Meeting on April 1st at Branding Iron in Toppenish at 9am.

Regular Meeting is Saturday the 8th 9:00 Breakfast at the Pasco Red Lion, 10:00 Meeting

WA-N Brown Bag Auction on the 23rd

Progressive dinner for Chap. WA-L
the 28th 5:00 at Beth Messingers for appetizers.
Salad at Domas’
Main meal at Bellerive club house
Dessert at Dairy Queen off Gage

WA-P & X Flea Market the 29th

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“Director's Message....”
Mike and Janet Turner Chapter Director

Mike & Janet Turner

I am glad to see the snow melt and somewhat warmer weather. With the warm weather we all get a little itchy to get out our motorcycles. As a reminder remember to perform a T-CLOCK inspection before taking it out for the first ride of the year.  Taking just a few minutes to do this simple check could save you from an unexpected accident.

  • T — Tires & Wheels
  • C — Controls
  • L — Lights
  • O — Oil
  • C — Chassis
  • K — Kickstand

The second annual Chili feed was attended by 14 members. There were five chilies enter and the competition was tough. There was a tie for first place, it was a good thing that Little Jo was late because she cast the tie breaking vote that would crown Vicki Powers the 2017 Chili Champion and award her with the 2017 traveling trophy!  We had a lot of fun and all the chilies were all champion caliber. Thanks to all who participated to make this event a success.


If you haven't already please decide what entertainment your going to do for our rally this year.  We the people are the entertainment so lets make it fun by doing our part!


Remember Chapter M's Multi Chapter Meeting on April 1st at Branding Iron in Toppenish at 9am.


Look forward to seeing everyone at our chapter meeting this Saturday March 11th breakfast at 9 meeting at 10.

 
Have a great month!

Friends for Fun Safety, and Knowledge
Mike and Janet Turner

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Pixs
by Gary Domas & Janet Turner

Gary Domus

Chilli Feed

 

Vivky Powers the Winner



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Herb Powers GWRRA-WA-L

Check Yourself

Rider Educators Herb & Gaylene Powers
Gaylene Powers GWRRA-WA-L

In the MSF (Motorcycle Safety Foundation) for the BRC (Basic Rider Course) in the student handout is this picture layout


The idea behind this insert is for the student to perform a self evaluation, and base their assessment on experience and how much risk they are willing to take. The more you ride on the edge of your skills, the higher your risk.

For example:  Your riding in the mountains through the twisties  at 30-50% of your skill level, when something happens you probably have some skills in your reserve in order to recover safely  vs. riding at 70% or above, when something happens you may  be in over your head most quickly!

So how do we know where our 30-50 or even 70% is, when we (myself included) may overate our skill level? Let’s look at the scale above, again! Only this time let’s really rate ourselves.

A fellow rider that just read the beginning of this article contends “Riding in the red is good, and necessary form time to time”.  What they are contending is, if we never ride outside of our comfort level, we will never stretch our current riding skills in pursuit of being a better rider. Thus, how can we improve our riding skills? One safe way to challenge ourselves is to take one of the GWRRA rider courses, or an MSF rider course.

When you take a rider course, really challenge the course by stretching  into your limits. The exercises may be seem a bit intimidating and daunting, but try to go just beyond your comfort zone. Begin to master the slow speed tight U-turns, and anything less than U-turn… is nothing.

Or the taking the TRC  (and you should if you ride on 3 wheel’s) challenge that course. On exercise 11, don’t be shy. You own your bike, so now master it!

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Don’t Fall for This New Gmail Phishing Scam

Posted by VIPRE Security News  On January 20, 2017 
By Bill Pitzer

Bill Pitzer

A new Gmail phishing scam is tricking even tech-savvy experts. Here’s what you need to know and how to avoid it.

Gmail users are being targeted by a sophisticated phishing scam that is even fooling experienced technical users. The scam, based on a fake email and rogue attachment, dupes users into giving their Google login details, allowing an attacker to compromise their Gmail accounts, sift through their folders, and pass the email onto people they know.

The email containing the rogue attachment typically comes from people in the recipient’s own address book. The attackers copy their style of writing, passing the fake email onto the victim’s contacts.

The fake email uses an image attachment that looks like a PDF file. When you click on the attachment, you are directed to a phishing page disguised as the Google sign-in page. Once you enter your details, your Gmail account becomes compromised.

Even more disturbing, the phishing page does not trigger Google’s HTTPS security warnings, which normally warn users if they land on an unsafe page.

The scam was discovered by Mark Maunder, CEO of Wordfence, the security service for WordPress. Maunder said that the scam was so convincing that it even fooled ‘experienced technical users.’

On his company’s blog, Maunder wrote that once attackers enter your account, they gain access to all your emails, and may download the whole lot.

The fun doesn’t stop there. By exploiting Gmail’s password reset mechanism, the attackers can then compromise a variety of other services you use, including different email accounts, SaaS services, and much more.

How to Protect Yourself Against the Scam

Maunder offers the following advice:

You have always been told: “Check the location bar in your browser to make sure you are on the correct website before signing in. That will avoid phishing attacks that steal your username and password.”

To protect yourself against this (attack), you need to change what you are checking in the location bar.

This phishing technique uses something called a ‘data URI’ to include a complete file in the browser location bar. When you glance up at the browser location bar and see ‘data:text/html…..’ that is actually a very long string of text. If you widen out the location bar it looks like this:


There is a lot of whitespace which I have removed. But on the far right you can see the beginning of what is a very large chunk of text. This is actually a file that opens in a new tab and creates a completely functional fake Gmail login page which sends your credentials to the attacker.

As you can see on the far left of the browser location bar, instead of ‘https’ you have ‘data:text/html,’ followed by the usual ‘https://accounts.google.com….’. If you aren’t paying close attention you will ignore the ‘data:text/html’ preamble and assume the URL is safe.

You are probably thinking you’re too smart to fall for this. It turns out that this attack has caught, or almost caught several technical users who have eithertweeted,blogged or commented about it.  

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Staff Awards

Chapter Director
director@gwrra-wa-l.org
Mike & Janet Turner (509) 845-1069

Assistant CD
assistantcd1@gwrra-wa-l.org
Tom & Santana Denny (509) 582-8779

Treasurer
treasurer@gwrra-wa-l.org
Jerry Denny (509) 308-1979

Secretary
secretary@gwrra-wa-l.org
Georgia Finley (509) 948-2065

Rider Educator
ridereducator@gwrra-wa-l.org
Herb & Gaylene Powers (509) 545-9341

Ride Coordinator
ridecoordinator@gwrra-wa-l.org
Tom Didway (509) 946-0878

Ambassadores
Spencer & Pat Royer (541) 276-0214

Membership Enhancement membership@gwrra-wa-l.org
Rob & Gail Lindsley (509) 531-6137

Chapter Stores
membership@gwrra-wa-l.org
Russ & Chris Akers (509) 378-2918

Historian
Georgia Finley (509) 948-2065

Sunshine Coordinator
Donna Whiteside (509) 943-9828

Phone Tree/Emails
Joyce LoParco (509) 531-9939

Couple of the Year
Terry and Vicki Powers

Individual of the Year
TBA

Newsletter Editor
pitzer@gwrra-wa-l.org
Bill Pitzer (509) 735-7181

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Winners

Good Guy: Diana Domas

Oops: Gary Domas

Show for the Dough: Sherry Shook (NP)

50-50: Terry Powers

Puzzle: Jerry Denny

Marble Game: Tom Denny, failed to pull red marble.  

Birthdays

2  Russell, Marcela (Mike)
10 Russell, Charles
15 Copland, William
17 Kasko, Suzanne
25 LoParco, Joyce

29 Burnside, Antoninette

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Anniversaries

2  Knapp, Tom & Debbi

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Puzzle

PUZZLE

Print Puzzle

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