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Q&A with CIPCUG Session 75

Google Tracking locations

Tony Pizza   After making a disk image, Win 10 wants to make a repair disk, which I did. It also made a recovery usb. Are both needed? If so, what for?

Lisa Toth   Since I became “past president” I’ve been inundated with spam sent to its email address. I took some time today to unsubscribe to as many as I could. At some point in the future I may set up folders for the email I care about but that is going to be a lot of folders.  Did APCUG sell my address?

John Weigle   I have a small external hard drive that I have used for backups, but it no longer shows up on my desktop when I plug it in. I tried plugging it into my laptop, and it shows up with a drive letter and shows the contents when I open it. Any ideas about what I can do to make it work on the desktop? If I remember right, I did try it in an alternate USB plug.

Lisa Toth   I can’t figure out how to make folders and rules in windows live. Does anyone know how? I have windows 10 on my toshiba laptop

Craig Ladd   puzzling: writing original post in FB not possible, FB app let’s me do that, blue tooth keyboard does, latest version FireFox does, but using Chrome does not.

News Item:  FBI Gave Heads-Up To Fraction Of Russian Hackers’ US Targets

News Item:  Google admits tracking users’ location even when setting disabled

Q&A with CIPCUG Session 74

Lisa Toth   Some time ago I asked what “snap” is.

Roger Houston   I have mixed results installing Win-10 v-1709. Laptop installed perfectly. Faster desktop will NOT install!!! It seems like it is just doing a normal Reboot/Restart. Three times I used the fix errors in Window install. I selected to fix minor ones that were found, however, I still got normal restarts and no v-1709. No warnings to not turn off system during update. No auto restarts either.

Lisa Toth   I’ve been inundated with spam. I took some time today to unsubscribe to as many as I could. At some point in the future I may set up folders for the email I care about but that is going to be a lot of folders.

News Item:  Dark Web Shops Are Leaking IPs Left and Right

News Item:  Co-ordinated groups of Twitter bots pushing pro-Russian propaganda have developed an odd but occasionally effective strategy – retweeting messages that the bot-makers disagree with and flooding their enemies with followers.

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

Dr. Bunny

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