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Q&A with CIPCUG Session 52

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From ZDnet article on Firefox

Lisa Toth:  Recently updated my Microsoft account to reflect a new email address. When that seemed to be working, I deleted the old address. When I come directly here (to Microsoft) my new address. When I am trying to sign in to OneDrive it shows my old address and I can’t sign in. I’ve asked for a new pw and set it up but it never works.  I went to my info and tried to add the old email back in. Problem is, it says that address is in use and I can’t use it.

News Item:  If you are a Windows user with a gMail account, you might want to take a look at the new Kiwi app.

Kiwi for Gmail Blog site

Jerry Crocker: shared a link.  Google Drive will soon back up your entire computer

John Weigle: posted a News Item:  Microsoft releases new Windows XP and Vista security patches

News Item:  If you use Flash, do a manual update pronto. Flash is the #1 vector for viruses. There are 9 fixes in the latest.

News Item:  Firefox 54 is out: “Faster but no memory hog like Chrome”

Firefox vs Chrome on ZDnet

Q&A with CIPCUG – Session 51

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Benefits of Office 365

 John Weigle:   My desktop and laptop have accepted the updates to the latest Windows 10. Now all I have to do is figure out which, if any, of the new features I’ll use. Suggestions???

John Weigle:   One thing about the updates. There were several reboots. I’m guessing that some things must be fully installed before the next thing in line can start. Is my guess anywhere close to being correct?

Lisa Toth:   When the term “start menu” is used, is that the tiles in windows 8 and 10?

If that is true, then am I slowing things down by adding new tiles to the group?

 Lisa Toth:   Phantom pages that try to load when I am in the email program and when I am on web pages.

How can I determine if there is a problem with a program in the start menu?

Jerry Crocker:  News Item:   Linux malware enslaves Raspberry Pi to mine cryptocurrency

Two News Items:
Amazon kills off its $60 unlimited annual cloud storage deal

Microsoft Docs.com –  We are retiring Docs.com on December 15, 2017, and all content will be deleted.

FAQ and instructions on Microsoft’s Docs.com recent announcement

Microsoft Office 365 deals as an alternative to exiting docs.com

Q&A with CIPCUG Session 49

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Roger Houston   Not sure about the usefulness of

Last Pass Authenticator. CrockMaskIs it helpful? How?

News Item:  A photo of a person’s eye taken at a medium distance is more than enough to trick a Samsung Galaxy S8 smartphone login iris scanner, according to researchers from the Chaos Computer Club (CCC).

News Item:  Google now knows when its users go to the store and buy stuff

News Item:  Leaked!  Facebook rules that allow death threats, pictures of animal torture and videos of self-harm

News Item:  WannaCry update.

Follow on Question:  In light of Heathrow airport being shut down because computers can’t route luggage to the proper airplane, how likely is it that some virus, worm or just poor planning could shut down major portions of civilization?

Pictured:  Jerry Crocker, our photographer extraordinaire (in his disguise)

Q&A With CIPCUG, Session 46

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Lisa Toth   I sent a question about “snap” What the heck is it?

Sue Nethercott   Given that companies are wont to end services without warning, like AOL AIM chat outside the US, how can I download all my emails from gmail in a useful format?

Sue Nethercott   People have been having problems finding decent chat software since problems arose with java. Is IRC any good?

Lisa Toth   What is Tor browser, and is it safe?

K Edward Lynch   What’s the name of the Form software that has been recommended at CIPCUG?

K Edward Lynch    Chrome book or Surface???

Lisa Toth   I need a refresher course on basic computer skills. I was once a power user. I taught other people how to use and set up their computer. Now I feel like a dunce. what can I do?

News Item:  Hundreds of privacy-invading apps are using ultrasonic sounds to track you

Q&A with CIPCUG: Session 45

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NSA Seal

Lisa Toth:   Andy and I have Microsoft phones with AT&T. They came with an email program on

them. An AT&T product I surmise. We seem to be unable to delete mail except for one at a time.  This is very annoying as I get 60 or 70 emails a day.

News Item:  Google and Facebook have confirmed that they fell victim to an alleged $100m scam.

News Item:    A FuturePets.com database with critical information on over 100,000 customers was left exposed for six months.  The unprotected data included:

  • Customer names
  • Shipping addresses
  • Credit and debit card details – This included 16-digit numbers, expiration dates and cardholder names
  • Email addresses
  • Phone numbers
  • Plain-text passwords

News Item:  N.S.A. Halts Collection of Americans’ Emails About Foreign Targets

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