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Q&A with CIPCUG: Session 73

Lisa Toth   What is a mobi file. I downloaded an ebook I had purchased. It came to file explorer in 3 formats, IE, pdf and .mobi I

know what to do with the pdf I have a place for ebooks in pdf.  What do I do with IE and .mobi?  How would I use them?

Sue Nethercott   When going to my website, I get sometimes “401 – Unauthorized: Access is denied due to invalid credentials.” errors. For example, I get a 401 if I put in the www, but I don’t if I go without it.  What can I fix on my web site to avoid the errors?

Ray Escobedo   I have a new 64 bit Windows 7 computer. I need to transfer my Windows Live Mail emails and the program from my old 32 bit Windows 7 computer to the new computer. I can’t find a Live Mail or Windows Live Essentials program on Google that will download. At the very least, I need to move my emails to the new computer. Hope you can help.

Lisa Toth   I am seriously thinking about the LG K20 phone. Any comments?

Lisa Toth   Can you talk about twinui? An organization I am a member of sent me a file. When I clicked the download button I saw the arrow in the right of my screen indicating the file was downloading. When I went to my downloads folder, it was not there.  Actually it said it was opening it via twinui. When I could not find the twinui file, I tried to save it. Cannot find the file. What am I missing?

News Item:   Try the Vivaldi browser

News Item:  Google says hackers steal almost 250,000 web logins each week

Q&A with CIPCUG: Session 72

Roger Houston   Can I edit contacts in Outlook 2016 and have it sync across all my devices?  I recently installed Office 365 on both of my Win 10 PC’s. Each PC has two users, the same ones. Each user has a separate MS account. I need to sync/share a Contact list with my wife and then also see and share the Contacts on the laptop. Outlook 2016 is the master Contact handler, not Google or any email service. The same is true for the Calendar. These need to be synchronized, but maybe with different permissions. We do not have Microsoft type email and do not want it [unless absolutely necessary]; we both have individual Gmail imap email accounts that handle sharing email between devices.

Sue Nethercott   My web site host has suggested that if I don’t need Windows, I transfer my web site to Linux “as this will give you far more configurability over the server environment as well as a more stable website and a more verbose error message should anything go wrong”.  Is there any reason why I would need Windows?  What are the pros and cons?

Lisa Toth   Why is it that many times when I click on a link the link sends me to one page that redirects me to the site I wanted to go to?  I didn’t know this was happening until I installed ublock origin.

Lisa Toth   I have a vision problem. I wish there were a button on my browser somewhere, that I could click a couple of times to enlarge print on a page. It is a nuisance to have to do the control and + to accomplish this. Are there any add ons you know of?

Tony Pizza   I updated to Win 10 version 1709. I made a recovery usb, a system repair disk, and a disk image when I did the 1703 update. I will update the disk image. Is it necessary to update the recovery usb drive and the repair cd?

Tony Pizza   I did the 1709 update on a 2nd PC. Started Thursday evening. After 2 unsuccessful tries, I quit.  Friday morning I tried again. Checking on the progress was like watching paint dry, but after lengthy downloading, and preparing to install, and installing, about 3 hours, it was ready for a restart. After about another half hour of disk churning and warnings to not turn off the computer, I finally had 1709 installed. I hope to have my 3rd Win 10 updated before 1803 comes out.

News Item:  Microsoft quietly announces end of last free Windows 10 upgrade offer

Q&A with CIPCUG: Session 71

Kaspersky and the NSA

Jerry Schrum:   Does being on the “Dark Web” mean the New York Times is free to readers? and if yes, is it “legal” (whatever that means in today’s world)?

Lisa Toth:   Why is there occasionally a green letter in text on a web page?

Tony Pizza:   I was lax and opened this message from Skype, clicked on a “Notification” link, and got an ominous threat. With no further clicking, turned off power, then started up, ran a Defender scan, apparently the PC is OK. I neglected my own advice to always check where the link goes to.

Lisa Toth:   When I am on a page that I want to participate in and need a password, LastPass gives me the new pw and then asks me if I want to save the site. Other times it doesn’t and I have no idea what the pw was. I have to manually enter the site>  Why?

Lisa Toth:   Some of the sites I have saved in LastPass automatically log in and take me to the home page. Others I have to click at the user name then it is entered and then at the password to be logged in.

News Item:   Millennials Twice More Likely to Fall for Phishing Scams Compared to the Elderly

News Item:   Kaspersky Gives Its Side of the Story on How the NSA Lost Some Its Hacking Tools

Q&A with CIPCUG: Session 70

Windows 10 Fall Update

Lisa Toth:   Did the Tuesday update this month automatically download if I have auto updates setup?

Have there been any issues so far?

Lisa Toth:   What is a “shell”? like the microsoft power shell.

Lisa Toth:   Please pontificate on ‘Pocket’ in Firefox vs Pinterest.

Lisa Toth posted a website that is supposed to check if your email has been hacked.  Is it legitimate?

Lisa Toth posted on how to create the perfect password.

News Item:  KRACK WPA2 vulnerability

News Item:  Windows 10 Fall Update (1709) is starting to roll out.

Q&A with CIPCUG: Session 69

Patch Tuesday for Windows

Kathy Van Slyke:   Is the Atlantic Discount Store a legitimate site? On the site they state that they are a Microsoft registered partner. I tried to check on what I thought was a legitimate site reviewing businesses and the reviews were high. But one never knows.

Kathy Van Slyke:  Is there anyone who is familiar with Libre Base or know of a good source to read about it. The things so far that I have seen on the internet are confusing. I am trying to convert an Access file to Libre base as the person who I wish to give it to does not have Access. I have read that you can move tables but not Queries, forms, and Reports. I also have read that you need to convert Tables over to an earlier form of Access but have not succeeded beyond that.

News Item:  Patch Tuesday a week ago

News Item:  Microsoft’s mystery update, Photos Add-On, arouses anger, suspicion among Windows 10 users

Q&A with CIPCUG Session 68

RIP windows XP

Lisa Toth   Is a way to make my task bar a bit bigger on my Asus.

Lisa Toth   I am wondering if in this day and age it is necessary to unplug from the charger if the battery is charged

Lisa Toth   I love the uBlock Origin in Firefox. Is there a version for email?

News Item:   AOL Instant Messenger is shutting down after 20 years

News Item:   Mozilla to End All Firefox Support for XP and Vista in June 2018

News Item:   Cyberstalking Suspect Arrested After VPN Providers Shared Logs With the FBI

Q&A with CIPCUG Session 67

more on equifax

Kathy Van Slyke   Does anyone know if scdkey.com is a legitimate site? Ads for them have appeared on various sites and some of their prices are low enough to be suspicious.

Lisa Toth   I have a Pinterest button, the last pass button and the ublock origin button in the upper right space next to the search cell in Firefox. Can’t remember what it is called. Can I put a one note button there too?

Lisa Toth   I no longer have the button on the task bar that has the three one note options for adding.  I haven’t been able to get things into One Note except by using the print function and choosing OneNote.

Message for Andy Toth, the latest Opera now imports Edge Favorites.

News Item:   Google warns that govt is demanding more of your private data than ever

News Item:   You published an article about the Equifax breach and what to do about it.  Where can users read it and what are the highlights?

Q&A with CIPCUG Session No.66

Janet van Duinwyk   Three weeks ago my HP 8710 printer was happily printing my reports and then it abruptly stopped.  I tried rebooting but that didn’t help.  2 days ago I turned on my computer and my printer started spitting out reports.  What happened and how do I fix it if it happens again?

Andy Toth   When my windows phone’s battery gets critically low, the phone beeps periodically. I turn the phone off but it turns itself on after a period of time to inform me the battery is critically low.

John Weigle   In Firefox, Chrome and Opera, clicking on a mailto link takes me to a Google search page rather than opening my email program (Thunderbird).  How do I select my default program for email?

Andy Toth   I downloaded and installed opera. I’ve been using edge browser. How do I get opera to install my edge favorites?

Lisa Toth   In Facebook, sometimes when a person shares something the post does not have a share button. Why is that?

Lisa Toth   When I sent something to OneNote I am offered options as to where to put it. However, once I click on a folder, I have to choose a page in the folder. Am I missing how to add a page to place the new info?

Lisa Toth   Sometimes The material I want to add to one note is several pages long. If I want to move those pages to another one note page can I select all of the pages I want to move?

News Item:  Open or create your personal my Social Security account

Q&A Session 65

This July 21, 2012, photo shows Equifax Inc., offices in Atlanta. Credit monitoring company Equifax says a breach exposed social security numbers and other data from about 143 million Americans. The Atlanta-based company said Thursday, Sept. 7, 2017, that “criminals” exploited a U.S. website application to access files between mid-May and July of this year. (AP Photo/Mike Stewart)

Lisa Toth   I have found a site called unit converter. It has a wealth of conversion charts for all kinds of measurements.  I’d like to create a way to have quick access to this site.

Bill Hinds   Is there a way to get LastPass for an iPad for free? It looks like I have to buy the premium version for $24.

News Item:   Google deletes Android backups if you don’t use your phone for two months

News Item:   Apple announced 3 new phones, iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus and iPhone X

News Item:   The Equifax breech was possible because they didn’t install updates to Apache Struts web-application software. The whole thing was completely avoidable by proper maintenance.

Q&A session 64

Jerry Crocker   The NextRadio app lets you experience live and local FM radio on your smartphone without logging into your

Amazon’s Alexa

data feed. Get a real-time view of what’s playing on-air, plus live FM feeds directly to your phone.

News Item:  Alexa, Cortana, Google, Siri user? Watch out for these inaudible command attacks

News Item:  Malware Author Uses Same Skype ID to Run IoT Botnet and Apply for Jobs

News Item:  U.S. House of Representatives passes new bipartisan self-driving car bill

 

News Item:  Equifax reveals hack that likely exposed data of 143 million customers

Dr. Bunny

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