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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 https://www.driverguide.com/driver/detail.php…. 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 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

Q&A with CIPCUG Session 152

Michael Megowan   One drive isn’t updating on my Win 10 computer. What can I do?

Lisa Toth   About my LG phone. It keeps alerting me but when I open the screen i can’t see why it did that. Any idea how to figure out what the notification is about? No sign of a new text or missed call.

Michael Megowan   I am trying to remove Evernote from my win 10 computer and am told that I need administrator privileges. But I am the only account on the computer and I am an administrator. What can I do?

Lisa Toth   I have had so much trouble trying to set up my mail account on office 365 that I gave up and I am going to the Roundcube site to read my mail. I keep forgetting I am there and often close the site rather than closing an email.

News Item:   It’s the middle of the night. Do you know who your iPhone is talking to?

Android won’t even let Disconnect’s tracker-protection software

News Item:   Backdoor built into some Android phones

News Item:   Collections Firm Behind LabCorp, Quest Breaches Files for Bankruptcy

News Item:   Track This Demonstrates How Advertisers Track You On The Web

Q&A with CIPCUG Session 151

Craig Ladd   What is the difference between 5G & WiFi6 ?

Lisa Toth   I put a new 128gb micro SD in my LG tablet.  How do move my apps to it?

Tap Apps.

Select an app you want to move to the microSD card.

Tap Storage.

Tap Change if it’s there. If you don’t see the Change option, the app cannot be moved. …

Tap Move.

Navigate to settings on your phone. …

Tap Storage.

Select your SD card.

Craig Ladd   Can LastPass be copied to a flash drive for storage ?

Install LastPass for applications

Start it in Menu

Click on three dots to see Options

Account Options > Advanced > Export (to CSV file)

Lisa Toth   My LG phone keeps alerting me but when I open the screen i can’t see why it did that. Any idea how to figure out what the notification is about? No sign of a new text or missed call.

Open your device’s Settings app.

Tap Apps & notifications and then Notifications.

Under “Recently sent,” see apps that recently sent you notifications.

Michael Shalkey   For SAFE mode in Windows 10.

Open Search on Status bar (or hit Windows Logo Key + R)

Type msconfig and Open with OK

Select Boot tab

Check Safe Boot (ad add networking if needed)

Restart (Do NOT Shut Down)

News Item:   We are hacking Iran’s command and control for weapons and Iran is attacking our corporations

News Item:   Firefox users urged to update and patch zero-day hole exploited in the wild

News Item:   Samsung reminds rabble to scan smart TVs for viruses

News Item:   Ending Support for Internet Censorship Act

Q&A with CIPCUG Session 150

Target Same Day Delivery

Fred Krueger:   You know the screen picture that comes up when you start your computer.
I saw one I liked and hit a save on it. Can you help me find where it was saved to?

News Item:   AVG Password Protection Blocked Firefox’s Access to Saved Passwords.

News Item:   Both Google and Target were down twice this week.

News Item:   Target offering same day deliveries for $99 per year.

News Item:   Hackers behind dangerous oil and gas intrusions are probing US power grids.

News Item:   US agencies still using credit monitoring data to make sure you are who you say you are.

News Item:   Domino’s to start robot pizza deliveries in Houston this year.

News Item:   Former CIPCUG president Jim Brown passed away last week.

 

Dr. Bunny

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