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Q&A With CIPCUG, Session 58

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Sandra Gelso:   If I use Boingo overseas is it more secure than an airport lounge or hotel wifi?

John Weigle:   CoffeCup’s HTML editor wouldn’t let me open itself or reinstall it because, my administrator had blocked the program.  I just checked and found out that right clicking on the shortcut and selecting run as administrator worked.

Sue Nethercott:  If somebody is having trouble reaching several sites, but not all, and others elsewhere are not having the same problem, what’s the best site for checking if there are any temporary bottlenecks in an area?

John Weigle News Item:  Scammers are calling people and saying the IRS has a refund for them but needs their full name, Social Security number and other details so it can send you the check.

Toby Scott News Item:   Some interesting things coming in the Windows 10 Fall update.

News Item:   Microsoft commits to eliminating Flash support in Windows by 2020

Q&A with CIPCUG Session 55

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John Weigle:   Why does Thunderbird no longer remember my password for outgoing Gmail? It works fine with my AOL, CIPCUG and the online Level 4 Outlook mail. The Gmail messages to me are downloaded with no problem.

News Item:  Ransomware Attacks Continue in Ukraine with Mysterious WannaCry Clone.

News Item:    Google Is Testing A “Panic Button” in Android So Users Can Close Malicious Apps.

News Item:  The EU is working legislation to insure the “right to repair” in an effort to avoid planned obsolescence.

Q&A With CIPCUG, Session 54

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John Weigle   Anyone have any ideas why Thunderbird no longer remembers my password for outgoing Gmail? It works fine with my AOL, CIPCUG and the online Outlook mail that Level 4, which took over the VCNET accounts, switched to. The Gmail messages to me are downloaded with no problem.

Lisa Toth   Whenever I sign into my ASUS 2 in one, Chromium automatically starts. I can’t figure out how to stop this.

Michael Megowan   If I get hit with a wanna-cry virus, does it encrypt my cloud storage as well as my local storage?

News Item:   It appears that NotPetya cryptovirus is not ransomware at all. It is a destructive attack in disguise. If you get it, you aren’t getting your data back, no matter what.

News Item:   Senate Gets Ready to Ban Kaspersky Products as FBI Interviews Company’s US Employees

John Weigle News Item:   Kim Komando’s computer minute today discussed the possible effects of Amazon’s growth and the Whole Foods acquisition. Is it driving stores out of business and putting itself in a position where it will be able to control the economy?

Q&A with CIPCUG; Session 53

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John Weigle:  I’m looking for a simple way to create mailing lists so I can make labels.

Craig Ladd:   Can you explain where Kiwi for Gmail will take us in future, bypassing browser

Tony Pizza:   In the Settings, Update and Security, there is a selection for Windows Insider Program. Should we become Insiders?

Craig Ladd:   There is a computer clinic next month, need more sign ups, bring friends & family !

Sue Nethercott News Item:  Google said Friday it would stop scanning the contents of Gmail users’ inboxes for ad targeting, moving to end a practice that has fueled privacy concerns since the free email service was launched.

John Weigle News Item:  Say Goodbye to the Roboform Toolbar in Firefox.

Sue Nethercott News Item:  Snapchat launches Snap Map feature which lets you see exactly where other people are in real-time.

Jerry Crocker News Item:  Microsoft says no known ransomware runs on Windows 10 S.

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

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