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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

Q&A with CIPCUG Session 131

trustworthy e exchanges

Fred Krueger   Still waiting for windows version 1809 on the wife’s computer. It keeps updating version 1803.

Sue Nethercott   Facebook Moves to Block Ad Transparency Tools — Including Ours

Fred Krueger   Can I use a firestick on a non-smart TV? Have connection with spectrum but not the cable box that you have to rent. And that reminds me that the US government was supposed to make it possible for people to buy the cable boxes and not be having to pay the cable companies for access to content. What happened to that one?

News Item:   Microsoft 365 Suffers Massive Two Day Outage, Outlook and Exchange Down

News Item:   YouTube to Stop Recommending Conspiracy Theory Videos

News Item:   A cryptocurrency exchange in Canada has lost control of at least $137 million of its customers’ assets following the sudden death of its founder, who was the only person known to have access to the offline wallet that stored the digital coins.

News Item:   A cryptocurrency exchange in Canada has lost control of at least $137 million of its customers’ assets following the sudden death of its founder, who was the only person known to have access to the offline wallet that stored the digital coins.

Q&A with CIPCUG Session 130

5G is rolling out but for VIP

Tony Pizza   A friend said he keeps getting a message to update Supremo when he boots up. It appears that Supremo allows remote control of a computer, apparently for maintenance. He’s had the computer a while ago at VC Computer. Is Supremo something from VC Computers?

Lisa Toth   GodMod: What Is It

Jerry Crocker   Had asked about 5G, in Podcast 129

News Item:   Windows 10 to grab 7GB of your storage so big updates don’t fail

News Item:   Sextortion Spammers

News Item:   GDPR Behind 42K Data Breach Notifications, 255 Investigations

Q&A with CIPCUG Session 129

Samsung folding phone demo

Fred Krueger   Would it be possible to have a cell phone without having to have it hooked to a provider. And how would you get a usable number for that phone?

Jerry Crocker   5G hype? Any good?

John Norbutas   Sometimes when I’m on the internet at a web page and I click on a link, I go directly there. Other times, I get a new tab opened. And occasionally, I get another browser page loaded. I like two browser pages open because I can split screen them. Is there a way that I can control which happens?

Jerry Crocker   Samsung foldable demo-phone? What is it?

News Item:   John Weigle:   Inept government officials do it again.

News Item:   https://haveibeenpwned.com/Passwords

News Item:   Dutch Surgeon Wins Landmark ‘Right To Be Forgotten’ Case

News Item:   Free VPN Risk Index: Android Apps

News Item:   Amazon, Apple, Others Hit with GDPR Complaints, €18.8B Maximum Penalties

News Item:   Google hit with $50m GDPR fine over ads

Q&A with CIPCUG Session 128

Windows 7 Share gets patched

Andy Toth   If the drive my OneDrive folder is in crashes, are the files in the cloud left intact?

Lisa Toth   You told me about the cntrl-scroll button to enlarge things. This works pretty well except when I want to make things the normal size again sometimes the pictures get smaller and the print becomes minuscule!

John Weigle   I have Publisher 2013 and Publisher from Office 365. I have a file that can be opened by only one of them.

Andy Toth   I’ve moved from Thunderbird to Outlook 365. Thunderbird EML files are not readily importable to Outlook (eml vs. pst formats).

News Item:   US Carriers Promise Again to Stop Selling Customer Location Data

News Item:   Microsoft Releases Update to Fix Windows 7 Share Issues

News Item:   Mozilla to Disable Flash Plugin by Default in Firefox 69

News Item:   Firefox 65 to Show Certificates Used in Man-in-the-Middle SSL Attacks

News Item:   U.S. Government Shutdown Leaves Its Sites with Expired TLS Certificates

Q&A with CIPCUG Session 127

New Amazon Key delivers to garage

Fred Krueger   How do I import contacts to Vivaldi e-mail, I am having some difficulty.

Andy Toth   I’ve installed Office 365 on four win10 Home computers. Files I move to the OneDrive quick access or OneDrive folder now exist in the others and are synced automatically.  Except for the quick access, no OneDrive folder in the local folder system was created. If I copy a file to OneDrive folder quick access I have to right click the file on the local drive and select keep local and sync. If I unlink this PC, the OneDrive the quick access folder is removed and I have to reinstall to get it back.

News Item:   Microsoft Pulls Office 2010 January 2019 Updates After Excel Blunder.

News Item:   AT&T, Dish, Comcast all raising cable TV rates to counter cord-cutting.

News Item:   Amazon will soon offer to deliver packages to your garage so they don’t get stolen.

Q&A with CIPCUG Session 126

OneDrive

Roger Houston   Both of my Win 10 PC’s are locked from me. Seems that they are in an endless loop. Been over 3 hours. Could this be the win 1809 update? How long does it take? I am tempted to force a reboot, but will wait a couple more hours.

Andy Toth   Lisa and I both enter into Quicken. Currently we use/share the folder on her drive and I save backup to my OneDrive which she has access. Quicken has the option of opening a file. The issue is it does not recognize the OneDrive drive. Is there some way to get quicken to list this drive in its folder listing? I am using Quicken 2013 home and office.

Lisa Toth   How can I get rid of the little boxes that pop up on the left side of my FaceBook page telling me someone has posted something.

Lisa Toth   I need an explanation about RSS feeds and the like. I don’t know what happens after I select to receive something that way. How do I access the content I want etc.

Sandy Tsutsui-Trujillo   What do you recommend to replace winzip

News Item:   Beware of American Express Emails With Attached Phishing Form

News Item:   California utilities panel cancels planned ‘text tax’ vote after FCC rules that texting is an ‘information service’

Q&A with CIPCUG Session 125

Sextortion: Don’t fall for it.

Craig Ladd:   Clean Master for android – posts say use this app for optimizing storage – miscellaneous data works great, does it?

Roger Houston:   I thought LastPass was a Microsoft product. Now it seems to be from: LogMein.

News Item:   The Pew Research Center has found that more adults get their news from social media than newspapers.

News Item:   Pressing F7 in the Command Prompt Lists Previously Entered Commands

News Item:   Sextortion Emails now Leading to Ransomware and Info-Stealing Trojans

News Item:   How apps pay for free apps

Q&A Session 124

 John Weigle   I’m having problems using Save or Save As with the latest Word update. Either I forgot to save my stamp column for The Star this week or completely lost where the heck it went when I did save it.

John Weigle   If I try to save a Thunderbird email or email attachment on the My Documents folder (it’s on my E: drive, not the C: drive), I end up saving things to a folder on the desktop and then moving them to where I wanted to put them in the first place.

Steve Costello   How to get Samsung Galaxy S9 to stop random alarms

Craig Ladd   Talk about net neutrality.

Roger Houston   How to stop a GS-9 from reading out loud any texts, maybe emails.

Sandy Tsutsui-Trujillo   Someone asked how to stop their phone from automatically reporting the places they go.

Dr. Bunny

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