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Q&A with CIPCUG Session 123

The unavoidable

Fred Krueger   I use Netgear routers and a Netgear extender to get Amazon Prime and other channels to my TV. I have an older router laying around that I discovered.  Would that router work better than an extender? It is a Netgear d3000.

Bob G:   I did mention that the only way to keep an Amazon Echo  secure was to not plug it in and not connect it to wifi. 🙂 Don’t feel bad, I didn’t listen to my advice either.

News Item:   The People of Ohio Can Now Pay Their Taxes in Bitcoin

News Item:   According to Adobe Analytics, shoppers are expected to spend $7.8 billion on Cyber Monday,

News Item:   Half of all Phishing Sites Now Have the Padlock

News Item:   Chrome and Firefox Developers Aim to Remove Support for FTP

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.

Q&A with CIPCUG Session 97

Update is ready

Lisa Toth   I’m still waffling about office 365 and amazon prime. Are free shipping, movies and tv shows reason enough?

As for 365, what do you get?

Lisa Toth   I bought a Kindle Fire. Shouldda gotten one a little bit bigger but I can surf the web, play the games I want to, watch YouTube and Ted talks and more. It’s not a computer, however.

News Item:   Ski Lift in Austria Left Control Panel Open on the Internet

News Item:   Microsoft’s Windows 10 April 2018 Update arrived yesterday

News Item:   Whois is dead as Europe tells ICANN they must comply with security terms by May 25

Q&A with CIPCUG Session 88

Amazon AWS servers logo

Lisa Toth:   I can’t figure out how to search One Note. I don’t see the process.

Lisa Toth:   I’m having an issue with LastPass. It won’t save changes or new accounts. It times out and has a message across the top.

News Item:   British infosec researcher Kevin Beaumont has warned that Amazon AWS S3 servers could be held to ransom due to lax security.

News Item:   Apple has moved encryption keys for mainland Chinese iCloud users to China

News Item:   Police can collect information from a car’s computer without any type of warrant.

Q&A with CIPCUG Session 83

the EU GDPR overhaul for 2018

News Item:   Intel asks customers to halt patching for chip bug, citing flaw         

News Item:   Hacker Might Have Stolen the Healthcare Data for Half of Norway’s Population

News Item:   The EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)

News Item:   APCUG’s 2018 Winter Virtual Technology Conference

Dr. Bunny

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