Author Archives: Toby Scott

Q&A with CIPCUG Session 258

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Tony Pizza   Will ransom ware attacks spread to cloud backups? If so, how can it be prevented?

Tony Pizza   Why don’t you like to hibernate your system? I do, and when power was out this morning, when it came back I was back to where I was. All browser tabs still open.

K Edward Lynch   What is “detonating”?

Craig Ladd   How you and the would feel about Google wanting to copy all published books from all over world?

News Item:   Facebook catches Iranian spies catfishing US military targets

News Item:   US govt offers $10 million reward for tips on nation-state hackers

News Item:   REvil: Ransomware gang websites disappear from internet

News Item:   Microsoft Defender for Identity now detects PrintNightmare attacks

News Item:   Microsoft’s own Linux: CBL-Mariner

News Item:   How the U.S. became the world’s new bitcoin mining hub

News Item:   Censorship circumvention tool helps 1.4 million Cubans get internet access

News Item:   China Taking Control of Zero-Day Exploits




Q&A with CIPCUG Session 257

K Edward Lynch   What do you do with PowerShell?

News Item:   Apple founder Steve Wozniak backs right-to-repair movement

Toby’s PowerShell

News Item:   Taiwan’s Foxconn discussing electric vehicle plant in Wisconsin

News Item:   The Movie Business Is Dead

News Item:   Amazon’s Crackdown on Chinese Sellers

News Item:   New York City’s New Biometrics Privacy Law

News Item:   Epic Games v. Apple: Fortnite maker wins appeal in Australia

News Item:   Biden signs new order cracking down on Big Tech

News Item:   Moderna starts human trials of an mRNA-based flu shot

News Item:   What Is an eSIM Card?

News Item:   India’s plan to end spam texts was a colossal failure

News Item:   Tech giants balk at Australian infrastructure bill




Q&A with CIPCUG Session 256

Curt Davison   I got an email from (supposedly) myself.  The sender’s name was:  Kim Hung <>.  I was wondering how someone could use my email address to send things out using my email account?

K Edward Lynch   Anybody know if this is legit?  “This content isn’t available right now.  When this happens, it’s usually beca

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use the owner only shared it with a small group of people, changed who can see it or it’s been deleted.”

News Item:   IBM’s 18-month company-wide email system migration has been a disaster

News Item:   Apple’s Spending on Google Cloud Storage On Track to Soar 50% This Year

News Item:   EU’s Vestager warns Apple against using privacy, security to limit competition

News Item:   Judge suspends Florida’s social media law for violating First Amendment

News Item:   130 nations agree to support U.S. proposal for global minimum tax on corporations

News Item:   Putin signs law forcing foreign social media giants to open Russian offices

News Item:   New UK internet law raises free speech concerns

News Item:   America world’s sole cyber superpower, ten years ahead of China, says Brit think tank


Q&A with CIPCUG Session 255

Tony Pizza   I ran the Win 11 app to see if any of my PCs will run it. All 3 failed, one because of ARM processor, others

Windows 11 logo

Windows 11 from Microsoft

lacking TPM. A friend who has a newer computer, I7 and lots of ram, also failed.

News Item:   Western Digital My Book Live users wake up to find their data deleted

News Item:   AWS has acquired encrypted messaging service Wickr

News Item:   Adventures in Contacting the Russian FSB

News Item:   Facebook Researchers Say They Can Detect Deepfakes And Where They Came From

News Item:   Google open-sources Fully Homomorphic Encryption (FHE) toolkit

News Item:   US seizes 33 Iranian state-run media sites accused of election disinformation

News Item:   Windows 11 available at Christmas


Q&A with CIPCUG Session 254

K Edward Lynch   Why does a blockchaim wallet need a domain?

Lisa Toth   How can I clean up lastpass.  it is a mess.  Often if I change a password it creates a new page instead of updating

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the one already in lastpass.

News Item:   Make way for Windows 11.  Windows 10 end-of-life is October 2025

News Item:   Google’s adtech business set to face formal EU probe by year-end

News Item:   Apple Pre-Installed Apps Would Be Banned Under Antitrust Package

News Item:   Police bust ransomware gang in Ukraine

News Item:   Phishing sites reached all-time high in January 2021

News Item:   The global chip shortage is creating a new problem: More fake components

News Item:   Nielsen Now Knows When You Are Streaming

News Item:   Oxford University Press to end centuries of tradition by closing its printing arm

News Item:   Software Is Eating the Carh

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