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Q&A with CIPCUG Session 172

Fred Krueger   Do you have more on the DNS over HTTPS change coming

News Item:   Phishing Scam Warns That Your Password Will be Changed

News Item:   Thousands of hacked Disney+ accounts are already for sale on hacking forums

News Item:   Officials warn about the dangers of using public USB charging stations

News Item:   US border inspectors need ‘reasonable suspicion’ of a crime before searching your phone, laptop

News Item:   Ads blocker from Google Play actually displays ads

News Item:   Google Planning on offering checking accounts next year

Q&A with CIPCUG Session 171

Roger Houston   Laptop, Win10-1809, just started a light Blue Screen several days ago.  BLUE screen, with ongoing Activity Light. Seems to be trying to download / install. Been running for over 3 nights.

News Item:   Go Google free: We pick privacy-friendly alternatives to every Google service

News Item:   TrendMicro Employee Sold Customer Info to Tech Support Scammers

News Item:   Company accused of slapping ‘Made in America’ on Chinese gear, selling it to the US government

News Item:   Eavesdropping on SMS Messages inside Telco Networks

News Item:   Why 5G is a crucial technology for autonomous vehicles

Q&A with CIPCUG Session 170

Lisa Toth   I use Firefox for my web browser. I want to see the line at the top that includes ‘file’, ‘view’ etc.

Fred Krueger   Where can I find the Microsoft program or app that links your phone to a PC?

Lisa Toth   Microsoft introduced a new feature in email convert[ng incoming mail to a black background. I like that as I can see it better.  However, when I reply to an email sometimes I can see what I am typing (it is the white against black I am used to) and other times, my typing is a very light color. I have to strain to see it.  I tried using the button to that reverses back to the original background usually white.  The problem with that is, now my typing is white against white. I can’t see it at all.

In addition to that, I have no idea what the recipient sees.

News Item:   Google says goodbye to Flash, will stop indexing Flash content in search

News Item:   Chrome, Firefox to Hide Those Annoying Site Notification Prompts

News Item:   Malwarebytes 4.0 Released With New UI and Scanning Engine

News Item:   First Microsoft Edge Stable Release Candidate Now Available

News Item:   Mozilla fires back on DNS-over-https

Q&A with CIPCUG Session 169

Computer virus protection

Fred Krueger   Do password keepers work on all browsers or do you need to set it up on all browsers to work when you change browser?

Michael Megowan   Is javascript safe to be enabled in my browsers? If not, why not.

Lisa Toth   I Can’t open any TOE (newsletter)

Fred Krueger   You mentioned you were unhappy with PIA. What has gone wrong with PIA?

News Item:   X-37B Lands after 2 years

News Item:   American Cancer Society’s online store infected with credit card stealing malware

News Item:   NordVPN Breached

News Item:   Dark Web Site Taken Down without Breaking Encryption

News Item:   Google tightens Chrome cookie security

News Item:   Deepfakes threaten Democracy

Q&A with CIPCUG Session 168

Net Neutrality

Fred Krueger   What kind of home network do you recommend? I see there are a few out there such as ubiquity, or do you build your own?

Lisa Toth   My computer is in the office at one end of the house. My studio is at the other. I l want to put You tube on and listen to music. Is there an easy way to do this? Or a better way to listen to music I like?

K Edward Lynch   how serious is the risk of radiation in cell phones

News Item:   Alexa and Google Home abused to eavesdrop and phish passwords

News Item:   Air Force finally retires 8-inch floppies from missile launch control system

News Item:   Multifactor authentication issue hitting North American Azure, Office 365 users

News Item:   Privacy bill would give FTC actual authority, land lying executives in jail

News Item:   Washington State keeps enforcing net neutrality as it hails FCC court loss

News Item:   T-Mobile and Sprint get FCC approval to merge in 3-2 party-line vote

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