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Q&A with CIPCUG – Session 56

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beware online scams

Lisa Toth:   If I want to take something out of OneNote, how do I do that? I’d like to delete a couple of files and folders.

Lisa Toth:   Kim Komando News Item:  Don’t fill out that loan application! Your data could be at risk

News Item:  Is your credit card in a hacker’s database?  Fill out the form and find out

Sue Nethercott News Item:  Photobucket accused of blackmail after quietly requiring users to pay $400 a year to hotlink

Jerry Crocker  News Item:   Millions of Verizon customer records exposed in security lapse

Q&A with CIPCUG Session 47

map of places infected by wanacry worm


Lisa Toth
   duplicate files finder you mentioned in an answer to finding duplicate files. I went out to the site as my computer is loaded with such things. It doesn’t mention windows 10 at all. Are you using it on that platform?

Rosalie Sherbrooke  Can anyone recommend a program that will eliminate the duplicate photos/files on my computer?

John Weigle   The Intel Discovery Tool tells me:  “Based on the version of the ME, the system is Vulnerable” and refers me to two documents that are not terribly helpful to me. What should I do to get it fixed, or do I have to wait for Intel to come up with a solution for the motherboard and the chip?

Lisa Toth   I am considering the purchase of a Fitbit device. Some of the devices offer certain options that require bluetooth LE to work. How can I figure out if my laptop (Toshiba win 10 has this capability?

News Item:  Windows 10 Edge, IE: We’re now blocking sites signed with SHA-1 certs, says Microsoft

News Item:  WannaCry Cryptovirus (actually a worm) is dormant for now.  Why?  And will it be back?

Q&A with CIPCUG – Session 40

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fellow member

Lisa Toth   Sometimes I end up with more than one instance of a site in my LastPass vault. For example, I have 3 versions of one bank and two of another in my finance folder. What am I doing to make this happen?

Ray Escobedo   Should I delete everything from my download folder from time to time? (Windows 7)

Janet van Duinwyk   I recently brought a HP Office Jet Pro 8710 printer.  It has been printing and then while printing, it just quit..I have turned off router, computer, and printer and restarted but still not working–seems like it lost communication with my computer.

Lisa Toth  I checked my pop up status in Firefox and it is on. Yet I still get popups. I confess they are when I visit various sites to read an article. I believe the popups are associated with the site I visit. I thought that checking the popup option in Firefox would stop these.

News Item   What do we know about the threatened attack on iCloud accounts that is supposed to take place on April 7?

Q&A with CIPCUG – Beware the Blue Screen Hack

 

The Blue Screen Hack

The Blue Screen Hack

Before we do anything else… We have to applaud the craftsmanship that went into what is called:

“The Blue Screen Hack”

It looks like the blue screen you get when your computer just dies for no real reason, except, at the bottom there is a phone number.  No Error on the face of Microsoft’s software team, included a business card with their error messages, this is a scam, a bad and expensive one to fix too…  Whatever you do. DO NOT CALL.  Call Toby or Mike or Rick. Call them, not the number on the blue screen.  The contact info is at the bottom.

And now for the rest of the program 🙂

From several members:  Please explain the Blue Screen hack.. (see above, and hear about it on the podcast)

Lisa Toth:  I get script errors in Outlook when I try to read some email messages.

Andy Toth:  Is there a way to recover specific files from a Microsoft System Image without having to restore?  What version of Windows?  I’m running Win10 but want files from a Win7 backup.

Bunny Vreeland:  Please comment on the Apple $10,000 Gold Watch

Sue Nethercott: I have a twitter hash tag I check from time to time to see if there are any rare birds in my area at the moment but for a while now it hasn’t been showing me the latest tweets first. Knowing what birds were around last month is useless to me. I unchecked ‘Show me the best Tweets first’ when they introduced the change to the timeline.

For more information and questions and comments or to say hi, visit the following:

Our Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/cipcug/

For more information on Toby Scott, Please visit: www.vccomputers.com

The club meets every last Saturday of the month at:

Boys and Girls Club

1500 Temple Ave,

Camarillo, CA 93010

Phone: 805-289-3960

mailing address of the club is:

CIPCUG

P.O. Box 51354

Oxnard, CA 93031-1354

Q&A with CIPCUG Session 10

 

Toby Scott

PSA From Toby Scott

 If you have an iPhone, update it immediately.  According LookOut Blog, a security update company’s blog site, they announced
the dangers of “Trident” and the security holes iPhone had susceptible to it, please review here for more details and update your iPhone:

“August 25, 2016
3 things CISOs need to know about the Trident iOS vulnerabilities
By Mike Murray

Earlier today, Lookout and Citizen Lab published findings about a sophisticated, targeted, and persistent mobile attack on iOS using three zero-day vulnerabilities we call “Trident.” The attack allows an adversary to silently jailbreak an iOS device and stealthily spy on victims, collecting information from apps including Gmail, Facebook, Skype, WhatsApp, Calendar, FaceTime, Line, Mail.Ru, and others.

This discovery is further proof that mobile platforms are fertile ground for gathering sensitive information from target victims, and well-resourced threat actors are regularly exploiting that mobile environment.”

Read more: 3 things CISOs need to know about the Trident iOS vulnerabilities (https://blog.lookout.com/blog/2016/08/25/lookout-trident-pegasus-enterprise-discovery/)

LookOut Security Update Blog Site warns iPhone Users

 Jerry Crocker: What is the life-cycle of an SSD drive as compared to a spinning drive.

Sue Nethercott: What are the pros and cons of having two screens instead of one big one, and how do you set it up?

Dr. Bunny Vreeland: Is there a class or school in the Ventura area where you can learn to become a Webmaster?

Jerry Crocker: I find that cloud-based storage is a good thing for when out and about town or on a road trip– With a smart phone, I have access to my Dropbox.  Can you talk more about the wonders of cloud-based storage?

Dr. Bunny Vreeland: Are rebuilt computers a good way to buy a computer if you are on a budget?

Sue Nethercott: I’m familiar with getting DNS errors if a site is on the move, but that sorts itself out after a few hours. However, the last couple of weeks I’ve been getting intermittent DNS errors for example: “Server DNS address could not be found” for various sites. How do I found out whether or not the DNS system is having problems or if it is just a Chrome problem?

Dr. Bunny Vreeland: Could you talk more about Pandora’s new streaming service?

That ends today’s session, for more questions, please visit CIPCUG’s facebook site or Mercury Broadcasting’s Facebook site and we will harvest more questions for the next episode.  Also please feel free to contact Toby Scott or CIPCUG via the following:

https://www.facebook.com/mercurybroadcasting/

Our Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/cipcug/

For more information on Toby Scott, Please visit: www.vccomputers.com

The club meets every last Saturday of the month at:

Boys and Girls Club

1500 Temple Ave,

Camarillo, CA 93010

Phone: 805-289-3960

mailing address of the club is:

CIPCUG

P.O. Box 51354

Oxnard, CA 93031-1354

 

Dr. Bunny

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