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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

 

 

Q&A with CIPCUG Session 110

cryptocurrency

John Weigle   I have two external hard drives that work on my laptop but not my desktop. Both are USB drive. One is Stargate Backup Plus Sli 2 TB TO, and the other is a Toshiba. I bought the Stargate today. It worked on the laptop. I realized they’re plugged into a USB hub on the desktop.

News Item:  Shower Curtain Has Pockets For Electronics

News Item:   Thunderbird 60 released.

News Item:  Malwarebytes Browser Extension Blocks Malware, Scams, Ads, & Trackers

News Item:   Surface Go, First Look: Small, light, and the best cheap PC ever

News Item:   Traders Are Talking Up Cryptocurrencies, Then Dumping Them, Costing Others Millions

Q&A with CIPCUG Session 109

Charter Spectrum gets kicked out of NY

Fred Krueger   I was sent a music clip on messenger that opens in youtube. Now every time I click on youtube that same clip starts playing, It is annoying, How do I stop this clip from showing up?

K Edward Lynch   Beam: Stop Hackers and Data Collection.  The World’s Most Advanced Firewall and VPN Router.

Lisa Toth   New scam. I got a message from an acquaintance I haven’t spoken to in about 10 years.

Looks like her, pic includes a gourd. Not sure why she suddenly wants to get in touch but ok. I “hi” back. After a little small chit chat on messenger I get a message about publisher’s clearing house giving some kind of compensation to retirees and do I want to contact the agent?  I say “nah” “not sure who you are now.”  “She” responds with urgency that I need to act fast. Now I am certain it is not her so I selected the option to stop getting messages in this conversation.

K Edward Lynch   Two former computer executives created an amazing device that lets people replace their computer’s painfully slow operating system (e.g., Windows) with a brand new one!

News Item:   Fake Websites for Keepass, 7Zip, Audacity, Others Found Pushing Adware

News Item:   Spectrum just got kicked out of New York.

Q&A with CIPCUG Session 108

Amazon’s Alexa Echo

Lisa Toth   I see that Adobe has a document cloud. It looks like it has some nice features.  It appears to be free but I wonder for how long.   How do you keep track of all the cloud accounts and how do you know what’s in them.

Fred Krueger   have you heard of safeshare tv and web sites like it? it seems to be a subscription service.

Jerry Crocker   What are Alexa Skills, and how can I enable Alexa Skills?
(Here is a link for developing new skills for Alexa.  https://developer.amazon.com/alexa-skills-kit/learn

News Item:  Windows 10 Notepad is Getting Updated with Modern Features

News Item:  Ransomware technique uses your real passwords to trick you

News Item:  Microsoft takes aim at schools, consumers and businesses with Surface Go tablets, starting at $399

Q&A with CIPCUG Session 102

how VPN works

Fred Krueger   When I click on firefox to open I keep getting the message, do I want this browser and the app page opens asking me to set the default browser. What happened?

Lisa Toth   I’m thinking about getting another tablet as a companion to my Amazon Kindle Fire. I discovered that they use their own version of Android. I want to get one with Android that has not been modified.  So, looking for info on the small tablets. Maybe a Galaxy? Any other ideas?

Lisa Toth   Wile looking for apps for an Android tablet, I see there is a Firefox Focus: the privacy browser.  What is it?

News Item:   Google Search keeps asking if I’m human when I use VPN.

News Item:   Amazon Blocks Australian Shoppers From US Site Because of New Tax

News Item:   All the major wireless carriers in the US and Canada are selling every client’s real time location to anyone who wants to buy it. Want to burgle a house. Check to see where the owner(s) are first. Think your spouse is cheating? Track them in real time and look up where they are spending time. The opportunities for abuse from this are endless and dangerous.

Dr. Bunny

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