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Q&A With CIPCUG, Session 22

Sandra Gelso  Why does LastPass sometimes ask me if I want it to save my password and sometimes it doesn’t?atoth6e05c_z

Lisa Toth   I need to create a recovery point on my new laptop. Where do I find that option? Also shouldn’t I be creating new recovery points regularly?

Lisa Toth   I’m thinking of setting up a Gramps account. I have some info in Ancestry.com and some at Family tree .com. I don’t have current accounts with either and I am not sure how to get the little bit of data I have collected over to Gramps.

Jerry Schrum   I changed my sign in for both Google & Yahoo to 2-step verification. Ever since, I have been unable to access my gmail or any other Google function via Firefox. Also, I am unable to access gmail or my Yahoo email account via Thunderbird.  I can access the Yahoo email via signing in to the Yahoo website. However, I rather prefer Firefox and Thunderbird (as mail client); is it possible to fix this issue, or are both programs simply incompatible with 2-step verification?

Lisa Toth  I have not added plug ins to my browser or any program. I am confused about how to decide what plug in to use, what they do, trusted places to get them.

Dc Peck   I would like to access my office computer from home. Both are Win7 Pro.

Jerry Crocker   When I open edge- How do I set the size of the window. I have a 27″ screen and don’t want edge to OPEN full screen or 1/4 screen…I never know what size will pop up

Lisa Toth  I want to get some card games and mahjong games for my new computer. Microsoft has a very lame selection. I liked the ones I had on my old computer but cannot find the disks and even if I could they probably don’t work now.   Is there a safe place to buy these types of games?

Sue Nethercott   Do these (wearable 3-D viewers) works for people who cannot see in stereo because they do not have two good eyes?

Craig Ladd  my friend Doug asks this: What is the back button for ?

Lisa Toth   Is Firefox the preferred browser? If there is another that is also good how do I get it? I’m not sure I want to use MS Edge.

Q&A with CIPCUG, Session No. 21

Jes started with a simple question about Microsoft and when the dust settled,microsoft4it was a full on Podcast all its own (it doesn’t take much to wind Toby up).  Microsoft is transitioning from a software and hardware company into one selling cloud services.  No longer do they want to sell you Windows or Office.  They want you to subscribe to Office 365 and pay annually.  There are no margins on hardware.  Established hardware companies like Dell and HP aren’t making much.  As innovations in phones slows down, there will be less and less separating the high and low ends of the market.  Margins are thinning out there as well.  Where you can make money is selling server space to businesses, along with other services that add value in a way that smaller competitors cannot match.

Toby goes on to compare the cloud businesses of Microsoft, Amazon S3, Rackspace and Google.  Some interesting comparisons — and Jes hadn’t even heard of Rackspace.

Q&A with CIPCUG Session No.20 and Password Securities

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Bunny Vreeland  Passwords. You probably get password questions all the time. How many letters, numbers and signs do you need for security? How often should you change your password(s)? Tell us about how to store our passwords. You like LastPass, right? Why?

Sue Nethercott I have a form to fill in every day on my computer. Some of it is fairly repetitive, like “Monday”, Tuesday”, etc. It used to be that it would remember these things so that I would only need to type a letter or two and it would autofill the rest. Nowadays it will remember some but not others, so it is not a lot of use any more. There seems to be no rhyme or reason about what it will remember. It will remember new ones but not ones I have used every day for years. Switching to a new computer does not help, so it is not simply a cache on my machine becoming full. Any idea what is going on and how to fix it?

Lisa Toth  On my new laptop having multiple pages open in Firefox uses up a lot of my resources. Also, the battery runs down pretty quickly.  If I click on something, I have to wait for the laptop to “come alive” before whatever I have clicked on displays.

Tony Pizza  I sometimes use free wifi at places like McDonalds, just for things like reading news sites, nothing important. Today I was at a place with wifi, but the connection had WPS. I tried it and got connected, without entering or doing anything. Is this supposed to happen? I was using an Android cell phone.

Bunny Vreeland  What is the best/safest to keep your computer screen and computer keys clean? I have a friend who uses Handi-wipes for her entire computer. Is this safe?

John Weigle posted a link:  Another 40 million people bolt from Microsoft’s browsers as mass exodus continues

Andy Toth  I’ve had to go to EDGE. my IE11 was having all sorts of issues with forms on pages. I could not get into sites until I went to EDGE.

Bunny Vreeland  I recently heard that Adobe is working on a new piece of software that would act like a Photoshop for audio.  The standout feature is the ability to add words not originally found in the audio file. It can apparently generate new words using a speaker’s recorded voice. Is this legal?

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Q&A With CIPCUG, Session 19

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Orv Beach   New code injection method exposes all versions of Windows to cyberattack by AtomBombing tables underlying all versions of Windows.  There is no fix.

 

Bunny Vreeland   Weak passwords are at the heart of the rise in cyber theft, causing 76% of data breaches. To mitigate this risk, businesses are adopting password management solutions. This is a comprehensive password management evaluation guide with recommended security, implementation and productivity requirements.

 

Doris Chaison   My friend does not have a router or modem at home. Is he using data every time he uses his cell phone; and how can he get wifi?

 

Tony Pizza   Can I delete the KBxxxxxx update installation files? There are many and take lots of space.

 

Bunny Vreeland    Received email that said:  Dear Customer, Please note that the Apple process of updating customers’ data has not been checked lately therefore accounts will be suspended for clients who did not provide us with full information of the account. 

In order to make a new database for the company and maintain the safety of our customers. 

Please login to your Apple ID from the link below and update all the data within 48 hours

 

Bill Wishon  Chrome tab backup?  Based on the SSD use problem discussed at today’s meeting, I went into Chrome and looked for the backup time for the tabs.

 

Bill Wishon   Change Chrome User Data location.  I ran explorer as administrator and navigated to C:\Users\%userprofile%\AppData\Local\Application Data\Google\Chrome. Copied User Data folder. I had to type the full path into explorer to skip the access denied message.

  Then I created a directory at the target location (Drive F:\Google\Chrome) and copy the User Data folder there.

  Add the switch –user-data-dir=”F:\Google\Chrome\User Data”. Don’t forget to add quotes if you have any spaces.

 

Doris Chaison   How can i transfer my yahoo email to gmail without changing my email address.

Q&A With CIPCUG, Session 18

From Saturday’s meeting:  What do we know about the Denial ofweigle Service attack on Friday that took down Twitter, PayPal, Spotify, Amazon Web Services and other Internet providers for a short period of time?

 

Bill Wishon:   Why does router lose Wi-Fi password?   I have a Buffalo Nfinity High Power Air Station WHR-HP-G300N

 

Bill Wishon:  How to connect to strongest WiFi signal?  I have two routers in the house and want my phone or tablet to connect to the strongest signal when I move around the house

 

Michael Megowan:  At Saturday’s meeting we discussed the problem with Firefox and SSD drives.  How do I compute the length of time between saves?

 

Bill Wishon:  Based on the SSD use problem discussed at today’s meeting, I went into Chrome and looked for the backup time for the tabs.  Couldn’t find it, so  I did some research on how to relocate the Chrome data on Windows 7

 

Tony Pizza:  I asked last week about delaying the Anniversary Update, but your solution only works on Pro and Enterprise.  How can I delay the Anniversary Update with Windows 10 Home?

Q&A With CIPCUG, Session 17

Bill Hinds    How do I uninstall Wondershare and True Key completely? Botltoth1h say I can’t uninstall because they are running, but nothing is running except File Explorer (Windows 10).

Sue Nethercott  I’m using Chrome, and just recently when I right click a link to save a file, the window that pops up is full size, and will not let me shrink it, which is a nuisance if I want to copy something from the page I am looking at to use as a meaningful file name. How can I get it to behave again?

Andy Toth   I set up Yahoo phone authentication. I logged in and changed my password and logged out. I logged in again with my new password and set up the authentication and received a text message, entered the code and was logged in. I Logged out. The next time I logged in was from a reformatted/reinstalled device. The device was not recognized so I was asked if I wanted a text or phone message. I clicked text.  I’ve tried this a half dozen times or more and when I asked to resend I get it cannot be done at this time. I’ve been locked out of my account with no way to correct.

Bunny Vreeland   What is MiFi? How is it used?

Craig Ladd   Zoolz offers lifetime 1 TB of data storage for $39

K Edward Lynch if a wireless network connection is turned off, can a hacker bypass or activate the card to hack a computer?

Bunny Vreeland   Will you tell us about the latest with the Chrome 54 (youtube-flash-embed-rewriting-to-html5?)

Toby Scott  I posted a comment by computer columnist, Woody Leonhard, that it might be a good idea to postpone the Anniversary Update of Windows 10.

Q&A with CIPCUG: Session 16

We Had Several Comments on Samsung Galaxy Note 7 ojesonphonen the Facebook page:  Is it fixed?

Andy Toth  HomeGroup Hell: A new computer has been added to the household. I’ve attempted to connect the three computers to a Homegroup three times with the same effect three times. I got two computers interconnected. When I connected the third, one of the other two got the message ” homegroup unavailable”.

Sue Nethercott How can you tell if your computer is being used for a DDoS attack?

K Edward Lynch how do hackers find and access computers???

Andy Toth  Intel is pretty good at developing processors. However, their video adaptors (far from cards) are very functionally limited. Why don’t they give up while they are ahead?

Sue Nethercott Which is best – Raspberry Pi or Arduino or something else?

For more information:

Our Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/cipcug/

For more information on Toby Scott, Please visit: www.vccomputers.com

The club meets every last Saturday of the month at:

Boys and Girls Club

1500 Temple Ave,

Camarillo, CA 93010

Phone: 805-289-3960

mailing address of the club is:

CIPCUG

P.O. Box 51354

Oxnard, CA 93031-1354

Q&A with CIPCUG: Session 15

K Edward Lynch  Transfer of ICANN … good or bad???tobyhandup2

 

Jerry Crocker Is anyone else having issues with Mozilla thunderbird ?

 

Lisa Toth  My computer is full of extraneous stuff that I would like to get rid of. Duplicate files and pics. Stuff that has no meaning to me today. Is there an easy way to clean up my computer? I know I could go through file by file and delete stuff but I am wondering if there is a faster way.

 

Craig Ladd maybe you can use PC Decrapifier

 

Andy Toth  I updated my machine to the 1607 version of Win10. Afterwards my battery monitor and other acer supplied SWn and folders were deleted (no longer in programs or startup) and not viewable in the installed programs or all programs listing. When I attempted to find my previouisly installed battery program, I was directed to the App Store.

 

Craig Ladd  been trying to get “NOTES” back on timeline on Facebook, having no success

  

On the Facebook Page there has been a lively discussion of software.  Here are some of the programs listed in articles posted and Toby’s comments:

LibreOffice

Thunderbird / Lightning

VLC

For more information:

Our Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/cipcug/

For more information on Toby Scott, Please visit: www.vccomputers.com

The club meets every last Saturday of the month (3rd Saturday in November and December) at:

Boys and Girls Club

1500 Temple Ave,

Camarillo, CA 93010

Phone: 805-289-3960

mailing address of the club is:

CIPCUG

P.O. Box 51354

Oxnard, CA 93031-1354

Q&A with CIPCUG: Session 14

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Jerry Schrum:  Follow-up question re: today’s discussion about Yahoo. So if I changed my pw, disabled the “security questions,” & set up 2-step verification, but still use the same Yahoo email address to receive notices from Facebook, does that make me vulnerable to issues related to Yahoo hack?

Michael Megowan:  Why have all of my Win 7 desktop icons acquired overlays of the generic file icon? And how do I undo this?

Lisa Toth:  Sometimes when I open Windows Live mail, I find a series of messages 8 or so, which I previously deleted that still somewhat show up..

. The subject and sender is on the left as if the message exists. These are all messages that I had deleted in the last session.

Michael Megowan:  I am trying to connect my Win 7 computer to my wife’s iMac over the home network and can’t figure out how to set up the login credentials on the iMac. I can see the iMac in my Explorer just fine, but I can’t get past the login request from the Mac.

Jerry Crocker: My Samsung Galaxy Note 7 was exchanged to day 🙂 (Friday the 23rd)

K Edward Lynch: so how does a hacker access and “take control” of a computer on the internet??…

K Edward Lynch:  can a hacker access the webcam on a computer that has been disconnected from the network?

Tony Pizza: How secure is the Opera browser now that it is owned by Chinese?

For more information:

Our Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/cipcug/

For more information on Toby Scott, Please visit: www.vccomputers.com

The club meets every last Saturday of the month at:

Boys and Girls Club

1500 Temple Ave,

Camarillo, CA 93010

Phone: 805-289-3960

mailing address of the club is:

CIPCUG

P.O. Box 51354

Oxnard, CA 93031-1354

Q&A with CIPCUG: Round 13

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Jerry Crocker: A question about: file history; file history took over my drive and filled it up! When did this get turned on?

Sue Nethercott: What are the main causes of a computer becoming slower and slower over time? And is the software that is supposed to cure it any good?

Craig Ladd:  Will Android become dominant OS eventually?

Sue Nethercott: I tried changing the setting, and it made no difference – still 5 out of sequence tweets at the top. Which is odd, since articles like http://www.wired.co.uk/…/twitter-non-chronological… said it would – at least for your timeline. Maybe searches are different.

Sue Nethercott: Amazon has just launched a British version of Echo. Is it any good? What privacy concerns are there?

Sue Nethercott:  Millions’ of Volkswagen cars can be unlocked via hack.

Please see link for more information but they are having a devil of a time with this right now!

A New Wireless Hack Can Unlock 100 Million Volkswagens

 

Success Story!

Roger Houston:  Just after our August CIPCUG meeting and warnings about opening attachments or clicking on linkages, I reviewed an email sent to my spouse. She responded to some form of advertisement, maybe on Facebook, for FREE Moisturizer & Eye Serum. Just gave them her credit card # to pay S/H of $4.95. We quickly received a short email back to “Confirm Order” that included an Attachment named: Puchasing098712345323.tar.xz

I promptly scanned it with my Bitdefender Total Security product. This gave a popup: “Threats were found” Trojan.GenericKD.3476327. I isolated it, and will shortly shred it. I am super happy and lucky I decided to follow the club’s advice. The credit card immediately had two small charges instead of one. I promptly called the Visa company and had this card and number replaced! >> Follow good advice!

 

For more information:

Our Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/cipcug/

For more information on Toby Scott, Please visit: www.vccomputers.com

The club meets every last Saturday of the month at:

Boys and Girls Club

1500 Temple Ave,

Camarillo, CA 93010

Phone: 805-289-3960

mailing address of the club is:

CIPCUG

P.O. Box 51354

Oxnard, CA 93031-1354

Dr. Bunny

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