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Q&A with CIPCUG Session 116

Update gets halted

Jerry Crocker:  email received stating:
“Your Dropbox account is closing unless you take action;

We noticed you haven’t used your Dropbox account in over a year.
All devices on your account have been signed out in preparation for account closure.
Want to keep your account?
Just sign into Dropbox before October 8 2018.
Sign in to keep your account”

News Item:   Voice Phishing Scams Proliferate and Are Sophisticated

News Item:   Computer and Phone Sales Flat In US

News Item:   The UK is practicing cyberattacks that could black out Moscow

News Item:   Google+ Shutting Down

News Item:   October 2018 Update:  Hits and misses

Data Lost

Disk Cleanup Includes Downloads Folder

Snip & Sketch

Text From Computer

To-Do List

News Item:   Microsoft halts rollout of Windows 10 October 2018 Update

Q&A with CIPCUG Session 112

The new Petro currency

Andy Toth   Interesting email problem. whenever my wife sends a pdf attachment using WindowsLive from one account, it is received as a list of openable files and emails — but you can’t open them.  If the file is sent from a different account it comes through fine.  I am using Thunderbird and I have no problem sending her pdf attachments.  Both of us use the same email server. Why would a pdf attachment be corrupted from only one sender?

News Item:   Number of Third-Party Cookies on EU News Sites Dropped by 22% Post-GDPR

News Item:   Gmail now lets you send self-destructing ‘confidential mode’ emails from your phone

News Item:   Mozilla has wiped 23 extensions from its directory of Firefox browser add-ons

News Item:   Microsoft delivers promised end- to-end Skype encryption option

News Item:   Venezuela has just attempted to stabilize its currency, the bolivar, which was recently devalued by removing 5 digits from the new currency.  So, now they are linking it to a cryptocurrency they created earlier this year.


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


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.

Dr. Bunny

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