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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.

 

Q&A with CIPCUG session 149

Lisa Toth   Was interested in computer arbitrage

Fred Krueger   I have subscribed to the VCStar and they take my money but I am unable to login to the website.

Lisa Toth  There has been some discussion about all this technology and social networking causing way decreased attention spans.

Lisa Toth   How can I get windows 10 to display everything in dark mode as much as possible.

News Item:   Nine Major VPNs Could Get Blocked by Russia in 30 Days

News Item:   For more than two hours on Thursday, one of China’s largest internet providers forced a huge chunk of European mobile traffic to be rerouted through its own servers.

News Item:   US to demand five years of your social media, email account info in visa application

News Item:   Failures of HTTPS Encryption

Q&A with CIPCUG Session 148

the evils of spyware

Sandy Tsutsui-Trujillo   I’m using winpe to make backup images. I have a solid state drive that keeps failing at 50%? Other than using a different application how can I make a full bit by bit backup.

News Item:   Death of iTunes?

News Item:   Ice Lake is nearly here

News Item:   New email phishing and malware attacks come disguised as nastygrams from a law firm.

News Item:   Canada Uses Civil Anti-Spam Law in Bid to Fine Malware Purveyors

News Item:   Germany mulls giving end-to-end chat app encryption das boot: Law requiring decrypted plain-text is in the works

News Item:   Rise in direct subscriptions rather than ad supported free content

News Item:   Google has moved to remove some of Chrome’s ad-blocking capabilities, while also announcing that feature’s removal won’t apply to Google’s paid G Suite Enterprise subscribers.

Q&A with CIPCUG Session 147

John Weigle   Microsoft Publisher 2016’s spellcheck is switching back and forth from English to Spanish and tells me that level (as in Gold Level) is not correct. I’ve set the default language to English several times, but it keeps bouncing back and forth. Any ideas on how to make it stay in English? I have enough trouble typing in one language without trying two.

Rosalie Sherbrooke   When I reopen a window from my taskbar, it opens sort of smallish in the upper left corner of the screen. So, I just drag the corner to where I want it.  I wondered if this is happening to others.

Kenneth H Smith   Yesterday, someone asked about cleaning out our browser history. Is it OK to use CCleaner, perhaps once a week? Is the free version ‘good-enough’?

News Item:   Microsoft kicks off the rollout of the Windows 10 May Update, version 1903

News Item:   Class-Action Lawsuit Accuses Apple of ‘Intentionally and Unlawfully’ Sharing iTunes Listening Data

News Item:   Microsoft is planning to publish previews of PowerToys utilities via GitHub this summer

Q&A with CIPCUG Session 146

Fred Krueger   Metered connections, how do they work and why am I asked to choose

News Item:   Gmail freaks out users by saying a ‘new device signed into’ their account

News Item:   Security companies remain reticent to apply the term malware too liberally because companies making dubious software have a history of suing.

News Item:   Account Hijacking Forum OGusers Hacked

News Item:   Walmart has revealed details for a new HQ

News Item:   Be wary of emails with links to Google Drive?

News Item:   Microsoft ready’s 1903

News Item:   Sophos tells users to roll back Microsoft’s Patch Tuesday run if they want their PC to boot

 

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