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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

Q&A with CIPCUG Session 138

Facebook safe

Lisa Toth   I want to migrate from windows live mail to the latest ms mail in Office 365.  I have seen a note somewhere that Outlook and Mail are the some program. However, mail, “where my contacts moved to w/out my permission. looks entirely different from Outlook 365. Can I merge them or move my contacts from ‘Mail’ to ‘Outlook 365?

Fred Krueger   What can you report about credit Karma?  I think, they get their info from the three major ones

Lisa Toth   What is your current feelings about the tablets available now? Tablets are almost computers now but I have trouble with the ones I have.  Some things are just easier on my laptop.  What is your current feelings about the tablets available now?

Fred Krueger   I hooked up an amazon cube and had to use a hdmi switch. The problem is the IR remote will not work more than 3 to 4 feet away from the pickup. 

Norbert Bob Gostischa    Facebook has never been “safe”

News Item:   Change your Facebook password

News Item:   AI Is Now Being Used For Taxes

News Item:   Court documents reveal the breadth of technical information federal investigators were permitted to collect on President Donald Trump’s former attorney Michael Cohen

Q&A with CIPCUG Session 137

News Item:   If You Can Do Without An App, Do So

News Item:   Have At Least One Junk Email Account You Can Burn

News Item:   Create Accounts at All Three Credit Verification Sites

News Item:   Bipartisan Bill Proposed That’s Designed To Offer Legislative Oversight For Commercial Applications Of Facial Recognition Technology.

News Item:   Your Cell Phone Tracks You — And The Data Is Available Online

News Item:   What We Learned From The New Zealand Shooting

News Item:   What You Should Do About DNS And VPN

Q&A with CIPCUG Session 136

EU and the world wide web

Fred Krueger   Most houses have coaxial cable inside and maybe fiber optic coming to the outside connection point, so if digital is associated with fiber optic and coax is associated with analog, what are you getting at the TV or cable box?

Fred Krueger   I went to use Opera because Firefox does not support flash and I kept getting these pop-ups in I think was Spanish. What is happening here? I gave up and went to Edge.

Lisa Toth   Just got an email from PayPal saying my account had been logged into from a different IP address. So I read it. The grammar was bad, the spelling atrocious and more.

Fred Krueger   Curious, is it done very often that video for commercials is altered like photo shopping to create a different image? I would think this would involve doing each frame of a video.

News Item:   Google warns users to immediately update Chrome browser after critical bug discovered

News Item:   MyEquifax.com Bypasses Credit Freeze PIN

News Item:   IT guy at US govt fraud watchdog stole 16 computers from… US govt fraud watchdog

News Item:   Cookie walls that demand a website visitor agrees to their internet browsing being tracked violate GDPR

News Item:   EU wants tech independence from the US, as does China

Q&A with CIPCUG Session 135

LPs are back

Fred Krueger   I have run across mention of apps for creating and organizing files in OneDrive, Do you know of any that you might recommend? I have problems find stuff on my computer let alone in cloud apps.

Craig Ladd   Talk about USB 3.2

Fred Krueger   Have you used an app called ODrive? It is supposed to consolidate several cloud storage apps.

News Item:   University of California Boycotts Publishing Giant Elsevier Over Journal Costs and Open Access

News Item:   Workplace Theft Is On the Rise

News Item:   A foreign power with possible unbridled access to Europe’s data is causing alarm in the region.

News Item:   More People Bought Physical CDs and Vinyl Than Songs on iTunes Last Year

Q&A with CIPCUG Session 134

Apple Inc

Lisa Toth  I am trying to merge the old OneNote with the new.  Pages I know had content in the old version have no content now.

News Item:   Email Provider VFEmail Suffers ‘Catastrophic’ Hack

News Item:   Tax Returns Exposed in TurboTax Credential Stuffing Attacks

News Item:   Apple Expected To Move Mac Line To Custom ARM-Based Chips

News Item:   FCC Says Gutting ISP Oversight Was Great For Broadband

News Item:   Verizon asks the FCC to let it lock new smartphones for 60 days

Q&A with CIPCUG Session 133

SIM swapping a new crime

Tony Pizza:  Some HDMI cables are just cable and connectors. Others have some larger bulge near one end. Are they some kind of filter or amplifier?

Fred Krueger:  I am wondering what is going on with PIA the vpn? There was an update a few days ago and since then I have had to download the program every time i restart my computer. Today was slightly different, I had to find it to start it. Apparently it is not quite automatic as it was before. Any info on what is going on?

Lisa Toth:  Pages I know had content in the old version of Facebook have no content now.  How can I retrieve my old pages, and how do I find my new content.  I have checked the “recent notes” column that seems to have just about every thing I’ve put in the notes books but not my actual recent adds.

News Item:   Weird Phishing Campaign Uses Links With Almost 1,000 Characters

News Item:   Microsoft Releases the February 2019 Updates for Office

News Item:   Collection of 127 Million Stolen Accounts Up for Sale on the Dark Web

News Item:   Google Fixing Chrome API to Prevent Incognito Mode Detection

News Item:   Windows 7 Users: You Need SHA-2 Support or No Windows Updates After July 2019

News Item:   More Alleged SIM Swappers Face Justice

Q&A with CIPCUG Session 132

Don’t use Internet Explorer

Fred Krueger   Do you think the people that had money in the bitcoin locker managed by the guy that died, who had the only access to the account, recently will ever recover their money?

Lisa Toth   I am having trouble with OneNote 2016. It looks a lot different than the old one. However, I don’t know where stuff goes when I send it to OneNote. I used to use my print function to send pdfs to specific notebooks but I no longer get an option for choosing a notebook plus when I go to OneNote I can’t find the pdf.

Fred Krueger   Why do you think someone in Congress wants to investigate all foreign based VPN’s

Fred Krueger   Last week I mentioned that the wife’s computer was not updating. Today I saw an article in Zdnet that Microsoft had the problem solved, so I checked her computer an lo and behold, there it was windows version 1809. It downloaded and installed, no problem. Then I did the updates for 1809. looking good

Bill Hinds   How can I fix pdf attachments so they are printable or so I can copy portions of the text?

News Item:   Facebook Messenger users: You now have 10 minutes to unsend a message

News Item:   Microsoft Now Allows Skype Users to Blur the Background on Video Calls

News Item:   Microsoft cybersecurity expert: Please, stop using Internet Explorer as a web browser

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