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Q&A with CIPCUG Session 157

internet privacy

Tony Pizza   The HTML editor I need to match / replace is AceHTML – version  5 Pro.

Lisa Toth   I’ve been thinking about “pay” internet. I’m thinking that like cable tv you’ll sign up for a “channel” and have access to a lineup of content. Like Google might offer all of it’s pages plus other Independent “pages”.

K Edward Lynch   Upgraded to Office 2019… how do i get back to 2010??? Excel won’t save a file and word does not have same functions anymore…

News Item:   A new family of ransomware, called filecoder, designed to attack Google’s Android mobile operating system utilizes SMS messaging to spread

News Item:   Chrome 76 Released With Blocked Flash, Incognito Detection Fix

News Item:   Beware of Emails Asking You to “Confirm Your Unsubscribe” Request

News Item:   FTC Tells Equifax Victims to Opt for Credit Monitoring Over $125

Q&A with CIPCUG Session 156

beware the ransomware

Fred Krueger   I am checking out creating a recovery disc and it seems windows 10 says to use a USB drive. OK, how large of a drive would I need, and would that be a complete copy of my C drive?

Lisa Toth   When I visit Nextdoor.com. I see a post I’m interested in I can not click on anything on the page, It takes forever to load anyway and I can’t get to the settings of the page to see if I need to change something.

Tony Pizza   At Saturday’s meeting, there was a question about vulnerability of other computers on a network with a vulnerable Win 7. But what if they are not on a home network but are only plugged in to the same router? Is that considered a network?

News Item:   Capital One says information of over 100 million individuals in U.S., Canada hacked

News Item:   UK High Court rejects human rights challenge to bulk snooping powers

News Item:   Microsoft-Owned GitHub Blocks Devs in US Sanctioned Countries

News Item:   Ransomware Attacks Prompt Louisiana to Declare State of Emergency

Q&A with CIPCUG Session 155

Lisa Toth   Two questions:  I am using Firefox as my browser.  I have win 10 and a Toshiba laptop.

Some sites that I want to visit and that I trust always get stopped by FF and I have to select allow.  I have tried to find a way to white list them but can’t find it.  Also, lately my browser has been slow.  Occasionally I get a message that a page is slowing FF down and do I want to wait or stop the page.

News Item:   YouTube has defended its video recommendation algorithms

News Item:   QuickBooks Cloud Hosting Firm iNSYNQ Hit In Ransomware Attack

News Item:   Fake Office 365 Site Pushes Trickbot Trojan as Browser Update

News Item:   Employers Are Mining the Data Their Workers Generate To Figure Out What They’re Up To, and With Whom

News Item:   Ransomware Attacks Grow Rampant, Paying Still Not a Good Option

News Item:   Facebook Backpedals From Its Original Ambitious Vision for Libra

 

Q&A with CIPCUG Session 154

the Surface 2

Roger Houston   For a couple of months I have been having a lot of trouble with Outlook email in my Office 365. I do not get many of my emails due to a sync problem. Mostly for my user account, but sometimes with my wife’s user. Both emails appear in my Outlook user and are gmail.com accounts.

John Weigle   I just got an ad for Total AV. I downloaded it but after reading some other comments, I have reservations. I thought it was part of Avast because of the AV use.

News Item:   Most 2020 Presidential Campaign Not Using Proper Email Security

News Item:   Amazon Accounts Targeted by 16Shop Phishing Kit

News Item:   Windows 10 v1903 Upgrade Blocked on Some Surface 2 Devices

News Item:   Unofficial Telegram App with 100K Installs Pushed Malicious Sites

News Item:   Over 17,000 Domains Infected with Code that Steals Card Data

 

Q&A with CIPCUG Session 153

Fred Krueger   Why can I burn to a cd-rw but am not able to burn to a dvd+r blank disc? How to I burn to the dvd+r disc?

Lisa Toth   Hubby is considering getting me a Surface and taking my Toshiba.  Where is the best place to buy one?

Fred Krueger   Why do I get the notification that content is not available in my location when I click on a short video in BBC sports?  Since I am using a VPN, will I need to change locations there?

News Item:   Gmail tracks everything you purchase and you STILL can’t delete it or opt out

News Item:   Firefox’s ad-free premium browser will cost $4.99 a month

News Item:   White House considers banning strong end-to-end cryptography.

News Item:   Latest update to Windows 10 has a bug that could break VPN services

News Item:   Reports of cyber attacks fall, according to a UK government survey: GDPR? Fewer nasties? More targeted attacks? We just don’t know

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