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Q&A with CIPCUG Session 115

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K Edward Lynch:  What’s up with Tor browser??

Fred Krueger: I spent most of the day on the phone and computer dealing
with some insurance agents. some of the time I was waiting for call
backs and during those times
I received at least 4 calls from people
I did not believe were legitimate. They wanted to sell me some kind of
insurance. I do not believe that those calls were coincidence. We have
the Spectrum bundle here. I think there is something fishy at Spectrum.
A few telemarketers maybe but not all insurance sellers.

News Item: Businesses Can Now Pay to Extend Windows 7 Security Updates
Beyond 2020

News Item: Banking Trojans and Shady Apps Galore In Google Play

News Item:  Chrome 69 kills off www in URLs: Here’s why Google’s move
has made people angry

Q&A with CIPCUG Session 114

yahoo!

Fred Krueger   I find under devices that I have near 200 listed. Most of them are the name of my computer and or my router. What is going on here? Is it safe to get rid of this long list or just leave it alone?

Andy Toth   With OneDrive, I logged onto my Win10 computer as usual (local account). OneDrive account is setup to automatically log in. I copied one file to the documents folder on OneDrive. This is the only file on/in OneDrive. I edited the file on my local drive. The changes were not reflected in the file on OneDrive.

News Item:   Yahoo!, Bucking Industry, Scans Emails for Data to Sell Advertisers

News Item:   Important news about your Office 365 subscription

News Item:   Bitdefender Disables Anti-Exploit Monitoring in Chrome After Google Policy Change

News Item:   Nearly 1,200 US News Sites Still Not Available for EU Users After GDPR

Q&A with CIPCUG Session 113

Microsoft updates Sticky Notes

Andy Toth   I logged onto my Win10 computer local account. OneDrive account is setup to automatically log in. I copied one file to the documents folder on OneDrive. This is the only file on/in OneDrive. I edited the file on my local drive. The changes were not reflected in the file on OneDrive.

Fred Krueger   Looking at updating Brother MFC firmware I find under Devices and Printers that I have near 200 listed. Most of them are the name of my computer and or my router. What is going on here?

Lisa Toth   SCAM ALERT: Local residents receiving calls from 805-233-7560, supposedly the Ventura County Sheriff’s Office, but this is not a VCSO number

News Item:   Bitdefender Disables Anti-Exploit Monitoring in Chrome After Google Policy Change

News Item:   The World Bank has launched the first bond on a blockchain with the Commonwealth Bank of Australia.

News Item:   Microsoft to give Sticky Notes a major facelift as part of its tasks push

 

Q&A with CIPCUG Session 112

The new Petro currency

Andy Toth   Interesting email problem. whenever my wife sends a pdf attachment using WindowsLive from one account, it is received as a list of openable files and emails — but you can’t open them.  If the file is sent from a different account it comes through fine.  I am using Thunderbird and I have no problem sending her pdf attachments.  Both of us use the same email server. Why would a pdf attachment be corrupted from only one sender?

News Item:   Number of Third-Party Cookies on EU News Sites Dropped by 22% Post-GDPR

News Item:   Gmail now lets you send self-destructing ‘confidential mode’ emails from your phone

News Item:   Mozilla has wiped 23 extensions from its directory of Firefox browser add-ons

News Item:   Microsoft delivers promised end- to-end Skype encryption option

News Item:   Venezuela has just attempted to stabilize its currency, the bolivar, which was recently devalued by removing 5 digits from the new currency.  So, now they are linking it to a cryptocurrency they created earlier this year.

 

Q&A with CIPCUG Session 111

Crypto stocks

Bill Hinds   Is there a way to prevent Facebook from accessing bank accounts?

Fred Krueger   About printers, they have this self cleaning function, where does the material they clean up go too?  It must build up over several years time.

News Item:   Mozilla Firefox 61.0.2 released with automatic restore feature for Windows

News Item:   Cryptocurrencies lost $70 billion in value the past two weeks

News Item:   Fax Machines Are Everywhere, and Wildly Insecure

News Item:   New Wi-Fi attack cracks WPA2 passwords with ease

 

 

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