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Q&A with CIPCUG: Session 73

Lisa Toth   What is a mobi file. I downloaded an ebook I had purchased. It came to file explorer in 3 formats, IE, pdf and .mobi I

know what to do with the pdf I have a place for ebooks in pdf.  What do I do with IE and .mobi?  How would I use them?

Sue Nethercott   When going to my website, I get sometimes “401 – Unauthorized: Access is denied due to invalid credentials.” errors. For example, I get a 401 if I put in the www, but I don’t if I go without it.  What can I fix on my web site to avoid the errors?

Ray Escobedo   I have a new 64 bit Windows 7 computer. I need to transfer my Windows Live Mail emails and the program from my old 32 bit Windows 7 computer to the new computer. I can’t find a Live Mail or Windows Live Essentials program on Google that will download. At the very least, I need to move my emails to the new computer. Hope you can help.

Lisa Toth   I am seriously thinking about the LG K20 phone. Any comments?

Lisa Toth   Can you talk about twinui? An organization I am a member of sent me a file. When I clicked the download button I saw the arrow in the right of my screen indicating the file was downloading. When I went to my downloads folder, it was not there.  Actually it said it was opening it via twinui. When I could not find the twinui file, I tried to save it. Cannot find the file. What am I missing?

News Item:   Try the Vivaldi browser

News Item:  Google says hackers steal almost 250,000 web logins each week

Q&A with CIPCUG session 59

Swedish Technology Concept - Flag of Sweden in Binary Code - 3D Illustration

Swedish Technology Concept – Flag of Sweden in Binary Code – 3D Illustration

Lisa Toth:   Another question: Also a couple of weeks ago. I mentioned the updates my 2 in 1 needs and that I had deleted 4 I did not think I needed.  Is there a way to find out what they were and get the updates back?

Lisa Toth:   I have files I have downloaded and am not able to open them without right clicking on the file name in my download folder.  Most of the time when I download something it is not a program or app.

News Item:   International police had infiltrated the dark web Hansa network before they shut it down. Now Dutch police are reusing the same login credentials elsewhere to confiscate assets. How does a criminal hacker use same username and password elsewhere? We try to tell users not to do this, but one would assume the hackers would know better.

News Item:   20,000 account records stolen from health insurance provider Anthem

News Item:   Sweden managed to upload all their transportation data  to the cloud, without password protection and without encryption. You can get names, photos, addresses, phone numbers for every member of the military, even secret units. You can get the same information on anyone under investigation for crimes, anyone on witness protection, anyone with a car — virtually everything about nearly everyone in Sweden is an open book

Q&A with CIPCUG No.50

 

imagesJohn Weigle   Windows started installing Creators Update, which took a while, then rebooted, did some more and finally ended with a message that it had found a problem with the computer. So it rebooted, reinstalled the old version and didn’t seem to leave any message about what failed. As I’m writing this, I got a new message that it’s ready to install the latest updates. Failed second time, too.

Tony Pizza   I just started the Creator upgrade on my 3rd computer. It needed some updates to 1607, which took repeated tries because I kept getting an error with KB4019472. I tried a restart, failed, tried a shut down and reboot, also set the power off settings for screen and sleep to never. It succeeded after that, probably a coincidence.

Lisa Toth   Sometimes a ghost page starts to appear on my screen then disappears. I’m wondering if it is my pop-up blocker blocking an ad. This just started happening a week or so ago.

Michael Megowan   I am having a problem with Firefox sometimes locking up my computer when I go to open a new tab. Even CTRL-ATL-DEL won’t get me out. I have to do a power switch reboot.  This problem started a couple of months ago.  I have tried to do a clean reinstall of Firefox, but the problem persists.  I am running Windows 7. The computer is a Core-i5 with 16Gb of RAM.  Chrome blue screens, but not on opening tabs.

Lisa Toth   I am noticing a new phenomenon when scrolling down through pics I get by email. I get vertical lines beside the pictures. Sometimes they eventually disappear.

Tony Pizza posted a news item:  Kim Kommando recommends “Microsoft Baseline Security Analyzer. This free tool examines your Windows and Office settings for any potential problems, especially contamination”.  Anyone used it?

Lisa Toth posted a news item:  The No. 2 computer maker, HP, accidentally shipped an unknown number of laptops with a keylogger vulnerability built right into it.

Sue Nethercott posted a news item:  Hackers break into centralized password manager OneLogin

Q&A with CIPCUG: Session 45

NSA Seal

Lisa Toth:   Andy and I have Microsoft phones with AT&T. They came with an email program on

them. An AT&T product I surmise. We seem to be unable to delete mail except for one at a time.  This is very annoying as I get 60 or 70 emails a day.

News Item:  Google and Facebook have confirmed that they fell victim to an alleged $100m scam.

News Item:    A FuturePets.com database with critical information on over 100,000 customers was left exposed for six months.  The unprotected data included:

  • Customer names
  • Shipping addresses
  • Credit and debit card details – This included 16-digit numbers, expiration dates and cardholder names
  • Email addresses
  • Phone numbers
  • Plain-text passwords

News Item:  N.S.A. Halts Collection of Americans’ Emails About Foreign Targets

Q&A with CIPCUG Session 41

Lisa Toth  My Medicare gap insurance has offered a series of classes to reduce the chances of diabetes. Since my doctor said I am close to being pre diabetic, I decided to sign up. They use go to meeting, and provided a link. I clicked on the link and followed the instructions. I cannot find the app on my computer!

Tony Pizza   When I opened Chrome browser on my phone, I got a popup that said my Android phone was 28% corrupted by four viruses, probably from visiting adult sites, and that if I continued to use the phone it would be damaged. A convenient “click here” to fix was provided. I used the phone’s go-back, and a screen from “Google” appeared, also with a “fix”.  I shut the phone off, googled “four Virus android” with my computer, and found a fairly widespread malware. It was gone next time I used the phone.

John Weigle   The FCC issued a warning on saying “yes” if a phone caller asks, “Can you hear me?”

Lisa Toth   I am considering Amazon Prime.  What do you think about amazon prime?

News Item:  Windows Vista reaches end of life on April 11.

News Item:  A group of hackers called the “Turkish Crime Family” claims to have gained access to hundreds of millions of iCloud and Apple email accounts. They are giving Apple until April 7 to pay $700,000 or they say they will wipe every victims’ gadget remotely and reset their iCloud accounts.

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