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Q&A with CIPCUG Session 62

Amazon buys Whole Foods

Lisa Toth:   I’m having problems replying to emails. Sometimes the receiver actually got the message but they get it multiple times and I get multiple “message returned” messages.  I am using Windows Live on my windows 10 laptop.

Rosalie Sherbrooke:   Is anyone else having a problem with LastPass today? It will not load in Chrome and when I got it to work in Edge and ‘launched’ one of my sites, it just took me there, without logging me in. Their icons, on the right of the login/password bars, were not there.

News Item:  Before you use an ATM machine, turn on bluetooth on your phone.  If you see a long computer name trying to connect, don’t use the machine.

News Item:   Why a dumb phone is a smart phone

News Item:  What is behind the Amazon / Whole Food merger and the Google / Walmart tie-up?

Q&A with CIPCUG Session 49

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 39

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Lisa Toth   My last pass app starting doing weird things and the only way to stop it was to unpin it from the firefox task bar. I went out to lastpass web page to see what I could do about this and the only thing I could find close to my problem told me to go to firefox extensions and uninstall then re install it. Well I was successful in uninstalling it but can’t seem to re-install it. I even downloaded it again but it just disappears into who knows where.  I did manage to get to my vault and I have that tab pinned to firefox but I’d like to get the full functionality back.

News Item  Starting this week, Microsoft will no longer provide security updates to Windows 7 & 8.1 computers that are installed on the latest hardware. If you are running a Kaby Lake (7th Generation) Intel processor or a late Skylake (6th Gen.) you will no longer receive updates.

Bill Wishon   I had a Win7 notepad that I updated to Win10. It fell behind on updates but finally installed the latest updates. Not too much later if failed to start and wanted me to repair or reinstall Win10.  It wouldn’t repair or reinstall so I finally just reinstalled Win7 and its updates. This is a backup computer so that was fine. I may try a Win10 upgrade again sometime but for now it is just an FYI.  Will MS remember that it was once updated to win10 and if not then what? Is there a contact number?

From the Facebook page  Stanford, Berkeley, Yale, MIT and Harvard make much of their curriculum available for free.  No course credit is given, but you can learn a ton.

News Item   ISP are pressuring the FCC that users browser and app usage isn’t private information, so they can sell it.  Privacy advocates are upset.

Question  What backup strategies will work with the latest Crypto-Viruses.

Q&A With CIPCUG, Session 22

Sandra Gelso  Why does LastPass sometimes ask me if I want it to save my password and sometimes it doesn’t?atoth6e05c_z

Lisa Toth   I need to create a recovery point on my new laptop. Where do I find that option? Also shouldn’t I be creating new recovery points regularly?

Lisa Toth   I’m thinking of setting up a Gramps account. I have some info in Ancestry.com and some at Family tree .com. I don’t have current accounts with either and I am not sure how to get the little bit of data I have collected over to Gramps.

Jerry Schrum   I changed my sign in for both Google & Yahoo to 2-step verification. Ever since, I have been unable to access my gmail or any other Google function via Firefox. Also, I am unable to access gmail or my Yahoo email account via Thunderbird.  I can access the Yahoo email via signing in to the Yahoo website. However, I rather prefer Firefox and Thunderbird (as mail client); is it possible to fix this issue, or are both programs simply incompatible with 2-step verification?

Lisa Toth  I have not added plug ins to my browser or any program. I am confused about how to decide what plug in to use, what they do, trusted places to get them.

Dc Peck   I would like to access my office computer from home. Both are Win7 Pro.

Jerry Crocker   When I open edge- How do I set the size of the window. I have a 27″ screen and don’t want edge to OPEN full screen or 1/4 screen…I never know what size will pop up

Lisa Toth  I want to get some card games and mahjong games for my new computer. Microsoft has a very lame selection. I liked the ones I had on my old computer but cannot find the disks and even if I could they probably don’t work now.   Is there a safe place to buy these types of games?

Sue Nethercott   Do these (wearable 3-D viewers) works for people who cannot see in stereo because they do not have two good eyes?

Craig Ladd  my friend Doug asks this: What is the back button for ?

Lisa Toth   Is Firefox the preferred browser? If there is another that is also good how do I get it? I’m not sure I want to use MS Edge.

Q&A with CIPCUG Session No.20 and Password Securities

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Bunny Vreeland  Passwords. You probably get password questions all the time. How many letters, numbers and signs do you need for security? How often should you change your password(s)? Tell us about how to store our passwords. You like LastPass, right? Why?

Sue Nethercott I have a form to fill in every day on my computer. Some of it is fairly repetitive, like “Monday”, Tuesday”, etc. It used to be that it would remember these things so that I would only need to type a letter or two and it would autofill the rest. Nowadays it will remember some but not others, so it is not a lot of use any more. There seems to be no rhyme or reason about what it will remember. It will remember new ones but not ones I have used every day for years. Switching to a new computer does not help, so it is not simply a cache on my machine becoming full. Any idea what is going on and how to fix it?

Lisa Toth  On my new laptop having multiple pages open in Firefox uses up a lot of my resources. Also, the battery runs down pretty quickly.  If I click on something, I have to wait for the laptop to “come alive” before whatever I have clicked on displays.

Tony Pizza  I sometimes use free wifi at places like McDonalds, just for things like reading news sites, nothing important. Today I was at a place with wifi, but the connection had WPS. I tried it and got connected, without entering or doing anything. Is this supposed to happen? I was using an Android cell phone.

Bunny Vreeland  What is the best/safest to keep your computer screen and computer keys clean? I have a friend who uses Handi-wipes for her entire computer. Is this safe?

John Weigle posted a link:  Another 40 million people bolt from Microsoft’s browsers as mass exodus continues

Andy Toth  I’ve had to go to EDGE. my IE11 was having all sorts of issues with forms on pages. I could not get into sites until I went to EDGE.

Bunny Vreeland  I recently heard that Adobe is working on a new piece of software that would act like a Photoshop for audio.  The standout feature is the ability to add words not originally found in the audio file. It can apparently generate new words using a speaker’s recorded voice. Is this legal?

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