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Q&A with CIPCUG Session 171

Roger Houston   Laptop, Win10-1809, just started a light Blue Screen several days ago.  BLUE screen, with ongoing Activity Light. Seems to be trying to download / install. Been running for over 3 nights.

News Item:   Go Google free: We pick privacy-friendly alternatives to every Google service

News Item:   TrendMicro Employee Sold Customer Info to Tech Support Scammers

News Item:   Company accused of slapping ‘Made in America’ on Chinese gear, selling it to the US government

News Item:   Eavesdropping on SMS Messages inside Telco Networks

News Item:   Why 5G is a crucial technology for autonomous vehicles

Q&A with CIPCUG Session 170

Lisa Toth   I use Firefox for my web browser. I want to see the line at the top that includes ‘file’, ‘view’ etc.

Fred Krueger   Where can I find the Microsoft program or app that links your phone to a PC?

Lisa Toth   Microsoft introduced a new feature in email convert[ng incoming mail to a black background. I like that as I can see it better.  However, when I reply to an email sometimes I can see what I am typing (it is the white against black I am used to) and other times, my typing is a very light color. I have to strain to see it.  I tried using the button to that reverses back to the original background usually white.  The problem with that is, now my typing is white against white. I can’t see it at all.

In addition to that, I have no idea what the recipient sees.

News Item:   Google says goodbye to Flash, will stop indexing Flash content in search

News Item:   Chrome, Firefox to Hide Those Annoying Site Notification Prompts

News Item:   Malwarebytes 4.0 Released With New UI and Scanning Engine

News Item:   First Microsoft Edge Stable Release Candidate Now Available

News Item:   Mozilla fires back on DNS-over-https

Q&A with CIPCUG Session 169

Computer virus protection

Fred Krueger   Do password keepers work on all browsers or do you need to set it up on all browsers to work when you change browser?

Michael Megowan   Is javascript safe to be enabled in my browsers? If not, why not.

Lisa Toth   I Can’t open any TOE (newsletter)

Fred Krueger   You mentioned you were unhappy with PIA. What has gone wrong with PIA?

News Item:   X-37B Lands after 2 years

News Item:   American Cancer Society’s online store infected with credit card stealing malware

News Item:   NordVPN Breached

News Item:   Dark Web Site Taken Down without Breaking Encryption

News Item:   Google tightens Chrome cookie security

News Item:   Deepfakes threaten Democracy

Q&A with CIPCUG Session 168

Net Neutrality

Fred Krueger   What kind of home network do you recommend? I see there are a few out there such as ubiquity, or do you build your own?

Lisa Toth   My computer is in the office at one end of the house. My studio is at the other. I l want to put You tube on and listen to music. Is there an easy way to do this? Or a better way to listen to music I like?

K Edward Lynch   how serious is the risk of radiation in cell phones

News Item:   Alexa and Google Home abused to eavesdrop and phish passwords

News Item:   Air Force finally retires 8-inch floppies from missile launch control system

News Item:   Multifactor authentication issue hitting North American Azure, Office 365 users

News Item:   Privacy bill would give FTC actual authority, land lying executives in jail

News Item:   Washington State keeps enforcing net neutrality as it hails FCC court loss

News Item:   T-Mobile and Sprint get FCC approval to merge in 3-2 party-line vote

Q&A 1Session 167

Lisa Toth    Can I set up two contact lists in outlook? I think I can but I don’t have time right now to figure it out. Once they are set up how do they work?

Sandy Tsutsui-Trujillo   I don’t think I have proper protection on my iPhone. What do you recommend to protect it from malware, etc.

Andy Toth   I want to do a clean reinstall of windows 10.  I have my data on the local computer synced with OneDrive. If I logout of my Microsoft account that is associated with that storage (I am using Office365), I should be able to reinstall windows in that partition and as long as I install OneDrive in the same location I should be fine.

News Item:   Disney+ Is Serious Challenge To Netflix, Hulu

News Item:   Windows 10 1909 is Getting “Ready for Release”, Named November 2019 Update

News Item:   Almost 50% of Company Network Traffic Comes From Bots, Report Says

News Item:   Games and Utility Apps in Play Store Hide Bank Credential Stealers and Spyware

Q&A with CIPCUG Session 166

Sue Nethercott   I’ve been getting the following at alternet.org…  400 Bad Request   Request Header Or Cookie Too Large So I followed the advice to “Delete cookies from a site” from https://support.google.com/chrome/answer/95647… – or tried to.

Lisa Toth   I have Office 365, a Toshiba laptop and Win 10.  Apparently I was getting my mail on an old version of outlook.  I had set it up the way I liked it. A day or two ago, something strange happened.

News Item:   Windows 10X: Microsoft’s New Windows OS for Dual-Screen PCs

News Item:   Microsoft Discovers Iranian Hacking Campaign Targeting U.S. Politics

News Item:   Windows 10 KB4524147 Update May Cause Boot and Printing Issues

News Item:   Facebook can be ordered to remove posts worldwide

News Item:   Dutch Govt Explains the Risks Behind DNS-Over-HTTPS Move

News Item:   Google Chrome to Gradually Start Blocking Mixed Content by Default

 

Q&A with CIPCUG Session 165

LoCast: Free local broadcasting

Fred Krueger:   I am looking at Bluetooth speakers and cannot seem to be
able to find a Bluetooth driver from Microsoft or Intel. Is it possible
my machine will not take a Bluetooth driver app?

News Item:   Locast fights TV networks in court to keep free TV service
alive

News Item:   Microsoft Enables Tracking Prevention by Default in New
Edge Beta

News Item:   Windows 10 1909 Coming Soon, Here Are the New Features

News Item:   Facebook and Google have ad trackers on your streaming TV

News Item:   Google takes hard line, refuses to pay French news sites
despite new law

News Item:   Mozilla assures UK minister that DNS-over-HTTPS won’t be
default in Firefox for Britons

Q&A with CIPCUG Session 164

Internet browsers

Fred Krueger   I have quit using Yahoo because when I click on an article to read it prints over the existing page and you cannot read anything.

Tony Pizza   Task manager shows Chrome having very high power usage, and lots of memory. Are there other browsers that use less resources?

Jerry Crocker   Thunderbird not sending BCC emails!  “An error occurred while sending mail. The mail server responded: 6.6.0 Error sending message for delivery.. Please check the message and try again.”

Fred Krueger   What are metered connections? And other connection properties?

News Item:   Beware of Google Alert Links Leading to Malware and Scams

News Item:   Malicious Android Apps Evade Google Play Protect via Remote Commands

News Item:   Beware of Google Alert Links Leading to Malware and Scams

News Item:   Malicious Android Apps Evade Google Play Protect via Remote Commands

News Item:   Stop Ransomware Is Ransomware

News Item:   Celebrity Instagram Accounts Being Hacked to Push Scams

News Item:   Police Arrest Two Researchers Who Were Hired To Test Security

Q&A with CIPCUG session 163

Lisa Toth I’ve started getting this message: The Server you are connected to is using a security certificate that cannot be verified.

Fred Krueger    Would you advise putting your tablet on your phone plan?

News Item: AT&T To Lose 1.1 Million DirecTV Subscribers

News Item: Law Enforcement Backdoor Demands
Carnegie Foundation And Princeton University

News Item: Verizon Plans 5g Home Internet In Every City Where It Deploys Mobile 5g

News Item: SpaceX Says It’s Starlink Broadband Service Will Deploy Satellite Broadband Across Us Faster Than Expected

News Item: Ex-Intel Staffers Claim Spying Cell Towers In Washington DC Are Israeli

News Item: Google Unveils DNS-Over-Https (DoH) Plan, Firefox Has A Different Plan

News Item: Microsoft Releases Servicing Stack Updates For All Windows 10 Versions

News Item: Google Chrome May Let Sites Block Your Screen From Powering Down

“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

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