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“Q&A with CIPCUG session 162”

John Weigle   For those of us who sometimes get distracted or forgetful, has anyone developed software that would tell me, for instance, that Microsoft is updating Windows 10 so U won’t shut the computer down by mistake? I try to remember to check every time I start to shut down, but sometimes… It would also be nice to know if my AV program is scanning or something is being downloaded. I’m sure there are some other things we might like to have warnings about.

News Item:   Microsoft Announces First PowerToys Preview Release for Windows 10

News Item:   Google is working on a solution to stop spammers from abusing Google Calendar

News Item:   Brave accuses Google of trampling Europe’s GDPR with stealthy netizen-stalking adverts

News Item:   NATO is now preparing to run a large-scale cyber exercise to test its infosec defences

News Item:   Industries destined for technological disruption.

News Item:   Feds divide massive joint probes into tech giants

News Item:   USB4 is here and will (mostly) unify USB and Thunderbolt

Q&A with CIPCUG session 161

Lisa Toth   I just finally got mail on outlook after not getting any since Tuesday. Have no idea how many emails I got but I know it is a couple hundred.  It’s Friday. Absolutely nothing was changed to make it stop or start.  I rebooted the computer a couple minutes ago and that’s when it started downloading. I had rebooted a couple times each day thinking that might help.

Fred Krueger   All of a sudden I cannot get internet connection to my TV. I have turned off the router and the TV box, played with the router settings where I had to log into everything on the computer to get it up again. The router indicates the wifi is up an running I put in the correct password and everything checks except internet connection. Any Ideas?  I have talked to Spectrum, and they passed me on to Samsung. The verdict is the problem is my router settings.
I am having a lot of difficulty with the Netgear genie.
It would help if I knew more about this router setting business.

News Item:   Microsoft Says Windows 10 1809 Users Can Dismiss 1903 Update

News Item:   Fake Windows Game Booster Spreads Password Stealing Malware

News Item:   Google Chrome is Losing the ‘Close Other Tabs’ Option

News Item:   Microsoft’s Your Phone Is Down, Users Getting Connection Errors

News Item:   French police have hijacked and neutralized a massive cryptocurrency mining botnet controlling close to a million infected computers

News Item:   Pwn2Own Tokyo competition includes Facebook hardware, TP-Link, Netgear, Apple Watch, iPhone XS, Samsung Galaxy and Huawei P30

 

Q&A with CIPCUG Session 160

Lisa Toth   I have found out that messages I did not move to a folder have disappeared from the inbox.  They don’t seem to be in the deleted folder nor are they in my computer trash bin. Where do they go?  I can’t find anything older than 8/16.

Fred Krueger   What was the name of the life lock alternative you mentioned, and I think you can change the sleep key to go into hibernate instead of sleep.

Lisa Toth   At the meeting you talked about not letting a computer go into sleep mode.  I walk away from my computer many times a day. So I guess I need to tell it in settings to never go to sleep and then shut it down or reboot it when I’m through for the day.

News Item:   Microsoft Warns of Windows 10 1703 End of Life for Enterprise

News Item:   IRS Warns Taxpayers of New Scam Campaign Distributing Malware

News Item:   Forced Password Resets Proliferate

News Item:   If Information Providers Can’t Use Data, They Have To Charge

Q&A with CIPCUG session 159

John Weigle   The company that provides washing machines at my condo complex has switched to a pay by app rather than with coins. The company wants me to add an app to my phone to send money to the washer company. I have some reservations about the security of this.

 

Tony Pizza   I’ve been given an old portable 3.5″ external disk drive enclosure. Although the computer makes a chime when it’s plugged in but explorer doesn’t recognize it. It has a driver disk for Win 2000, Win 98, Me and Vista. Any chance any of them would work with Win 10? I found a potential Win 10 driver at https://www.driverguide.com/driver/detail.php…. How safe is the site DriverGuide?

 

K Edward Lynch   How do we know if our phone is listening to us???? Any resource on the net or an app?

 

News Item:   Judge orders Georgia to switch to paper ballots for 2020 elections

 

News Item:   1.5% of Chrome users’ passwords are known to be compromised

 

News Item:   Attorney General William Barr Says The Risk Of Backdoor Is Exaggerated

 

News Item:   CapitalOne may not have been the suspected hacker’s only victim. Feds fear 30-plus organizations hit

 

News Item:   Wind Power Now Cheaper Than Natural Gas

 

Q&A with CIPCUG Session 158

Jerry Crocker   How to add a photo to a new desktop shortcut?  I know how to make the shortcut – Right click on desktop -New-> shortcut, but now want to add a photo to that new shortcut Icon

Craig Ladd   Read about TotalAV a little time ago, have any opinion about it ?

Sandy Tsutsui-Trujillo   What is your opinion of drones?

Craig Ladd   As we migrate to tablets, what medium is best for saving data?  I have some data to migrate from an XP desktop

News Item:   Android Apps With Over 100M Installs Contain a Clicker Trojan

News Item:   Russian Hackers In For A Rough Patch

News Item:   A Man Hid A Camera Under Desk, Where?

News Item:   FBI Warns of Romance Scams Turning Victims into Money Mules

News Item:   Wireless Companies Doing Next To Nothing To Protect Your Account

News Item:   GDPR is an identity thief’s dream ticket to Europeans’ data

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