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Q&A with CIPCUG Session 181

News Item:   New trade deal staving off impending tech tariffs

News Item:   Breaking encryption under attack again in Florida shooter case

News Item:   Microsoft’s New Edge Browser Released

News Item:   NSA’s First Public Vulnerability Disclosure

News Item:   Microsoft Issues Mitigation for Actively Exploited IE Zero-Day

News Item:   Google Chrome Adds Protection for NSA’s Windows CryptoAPI Flaw

News Item:   FBI to Warn State Officials of Election Infrastructure Cyber Threats

News Item:   WeLeakInfo busted by multinational cop for data reselling


Q&A with CIPCUG Session 180

Lisa Toth   I have been using my new Microsoft Surface as a tablet and now and then a computer.  I noticed that sometimes in Outlook (office 365) the ribbon I used to see at the top with options like delete and reply etc. is sometimes on the right side of my incoming message and sometimes nonexistent.

News Item:   Windows 7 PC on January 15, 2020 Get Full-screen Warning

News Item:   Microsoft to add ‘Walkie Talkie’ voice calls, to Teams

News Item:   YouTube decides it’s easier to treat all watchers of kids’ content as kids

News Item:   Australia Bushfire Donors Affected by Credit Card Skimming Attack

News Item:   Google Chrome Will Support Windows 7 After End of Life

News Item:   Google Removed Over 1,700 Malware Infected Apps from Play Store

News Item:   Microsoft Phishing Scam Exploits Iran Cyberattack Scare

Q&A with CIPCUG Session 179

Sandy Tsutsui-Trujillo   How can I tell if I’m looking at legitimate product evaluations vs phonies

News Item:   Chrome to show error codes

News Item:   The Schism at the Heart of the Open-Source Movement

News Item:   Maze Ransomware Sued for Publishing Victim’s Stolen Data

News Item:   Microsoft Products Reaching End of Life in 2020

News Item:   U.S. Government Issues Warning About Possible Iranian Cyberattacks

News Item:   To replace gas taxes, Oregon and Utah ask EVs to pay for road use

News Item:   Your Phone can make calls from their PC

News Item:   Singapore tax on overseas digital services




















Q&A with CIPCUG Session 178

Andy Toth  I copied merged all contacts into a .vcf file. After the update I was missing a number of contacts. I loaded the .vcf file and recovered most. The interesting thing is when I now add a new contact. It cannot be found in a contact search. There is a icon in the lower right corner of the search page says search other contacts. The contact is available and now I can use it but it can only be retrieved by searching ‘other contacts’. Where/What is ‘other contacts’? This happens after every phone update.

Andy Toth   I am trying to determine what software is used as the phone app on my Android phone. I have 68 apps installed, not by my doing. It was on this LG K20 phone out of the box. If my phone icon is not an installed app, what is it?

News Item:   Microsoft is giving up on Windows on the PC  and rolling out its Windows Virtual Desktop (WVD).

News Item:   Mozilla Adds Additional DNS-Over-HTTPS Provider to Firefox

News Item:   Microsoft Outlook for the Web to Support Sending Email As Alias

News Item:   How to Run Classic and Chromium Microsoft Edge Side-by-Side

Q&A with CIPCUG Session 176

Lisa Toth   When Andy was trying to prepare my computer somehow he uninstalled Windows office 365.  When log into OneDrive, it says I need to associate a program with the file. I have no idea how to do this.

Fred Krueger   I have been trying to speed up my computer by cleaning out things I do not use or need. Do you have any suggestions for me and anyone that might also be interested?

Common Question:  Do you know about . . .?

Lisa Toth   Is there an app to compare what is in One Drive with what is on my Seagate backup?

News Item:  Microsoft Pushes Windows 10 Autopilot Update by Mistake

News Item:  Attackers Terrify Homeowners After Hacking Ring Devices

News Item:  Google Now Bans Some Linux Web Browsers From Their Services

News Item:   African IP Address Theft

News Item:  VISA Warns of Ongoing Cyber Attacks on Gas Pump Point-of sale Systems

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