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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…. 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

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 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


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