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Q&A session 143

Fred Krueger:   I see on the news that direct TV has lost a lot of subscribers. Does direct tv leave the dishes on the houses and I

see a lot of houses with 2 and 3 dishes, I assume some of them may be for a connection to a different language satellite. Or is there some other reason for so many dishes? Also, I assume when people talk about cutting the cord all they are cutting is the cable tv connection, so if you disconnect from the cable provider the cable is still hooked to the tv, who’s server is the feed coming through?

 Sue Nethercott:   Addonchat seems to have disappeared overnight. Anyone heard anything?

Tony Pizza:    Systems with small disks won’t be able to install Windows 10 May 2019 update

News Item:   Windows 10 Insider Build 18885 Fixes USB Drive Letter Reassignments

News Item:   Windows 10 and Windows 7 Cumulative Updates Released With Fixes

News Item:   G7 Comes Out in Favor of Encryption Backdoor

News Item:   Anti-Vaxx And The Internet Going Separate Ways

News Item:   Stealing Ethereum by Guessing Weak Private Keys

News Item:   Cox Internet now charges $15 extra for faster access to online

Q&A with CIPCUG Session 142

Andy Toth: 1. My android phone updated again. It transferred all my contacts to the google contacts app from my LG contacts app. It also deleted How do I disable the google contact app? 

Andy Toth: 2. I got tired of clicking no and by accident I have my photos going to the google photo app. How do I have my photos go to a folder on the SD card. I cannot seem to find how to disable it. 

Andy Toth: A final note. When my phone updated, I also lost numerous photos that were copied from photos last year and then deleted. They all disappeared with this update. Back to my offline archives but how can I stop the deletion process. Google does not forget. Most malware and viruses are more benign than google.

News Item:   Millions using 123456 as password, security study finds

News Item:   Mozilla Firefox to Enable Hyperlink Ping Tracking By Default

News Item:   Sri Lanka blocks social media sites after deadly explosions

News Item:   Wipro Intruders Targeted Other Major IT Firms

Q&A with CIPCUG: Session 141

                 Samsung Fold

Michael Megowan   What are your thoughts on the new Norton 360 VPN?

Fred Krueger   where do I go in settings to keep my computer from restarting after a power outage

Bart Koslow   I just tried to open the downloaded April TOE on my computer and and the latest version of AVG deleted it as a virus.. Toby, please discuss this matter at our next meeting. I will bring it up.

Craig Ladd   I found Found I had the TOE on my computer. Updated AVG and and then ran Scans using AVG and Malwarebytes with no issues or problems.

News Item:   As Alexa’s secret human army is revealed, we ask: Who else has been listening in on you?

News Item:   Could the Samsung Galaxy Fold Be Worth It?

News Item:   Police Respond to 911 Burglary Call, Guns Drawn—Turns Out to Be a Roomba

News Item:   Microsoft says hackers were able to view Outlook.com emails

Q&A with CIPCUG Session 140

Fred Krueger   I bought a remote HDMI switch, but the IR pickup for the remote for the hdmi switch seems to only have a range of only 4 t0 5 feet.

 

K Edward Lynch   My mouse got jumpy and jerky a week ago… driver says it’s current and OK.  Mouse is wireless, laser which  looks clean, batteries are fresh.

 

Lisa Toth   Sometimes when I click on a link, it appears that the link didn’t work. Sometimes I’ve clicked 5 or 6 times on different parts of the link as I’ve discovered that some links have only a small area that is actually clickable.  Suddenly I notice that the internet icon in the system tray is blinking. When I click on that, there is a page for each time I clicked. I’ve had quite a few at times. LOL

 

News Item:   UK Wants to Hold Companies Liable for Harmful Online Behavior

 

News Item:   Dozens of Credit Card Info Skimming Scripts Infect Thousands of Sites

 

News Item:   Microsoft Released the Windows 10 May 2019 Update to Insiders.  Latest expected date for Windows Update 1903 is late May

 

News Item:   Sextortion Scams Now Using Password Protected Evidence Files

 

Q&A with CIPCUG session 139

5G wireless

John Weigle   I was using my laptop today and checked on security. I couldn’t find what used to be the usual spot to update the Windows 10 anti-virus program. Just to be sure I had something in the way of an A-V program, I installed Avast’s free version and had no problems. Is the old program dead or just well hidden?

K Edward Lynch   how do you stop Windows from rearranging icons on desktop???

News Item:   IoT Attacks Escalating with a 217.5% Increase in Volume

News Item:   Toyota Security Breach Exposes Personal Info of 3.1 Million Clients

News Item:   Office Depot and Tech Support Firm Will Pay $35 Million to Settle FTC Allegations That They Tricked Consumers into Buying Costly Computer Repair Services

News Item:   Windows 10 April 2019 Update Almost Ready

News Item:   Oracle Sends Warning Emails About Paid-for Critical Java 8 Update

News Item:   5G wireless technology is coming to Ventura County — not everyone is happy about it

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