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Q&A with CIPCUG Session 201

Andy Toth   I have migrated to a new computer and will be wiping the previous laptop hard drive and reinstalling win10 Home. OneDrive on previous computer is set up to keep copies of the OneDrive files on the hard drive. I login in with a local account on that computer.  The only option given to me on the new laptop was to login in with my Microsoft account.

I believe that in order to wipe the old laptop is to break the link with OneDrive. If I log out of my one drive account from the old laptop will I also be logged out on the new laptop? Is the Microsoft account login specific to a specific computer. logging out of one computer will keep me logged in on the other?

Fred Krueger   Using Firefox I have been trying to log into Amazon Prime and found out Firefox is blocking Amazon video? I can still use Firefox to order things on amazon but not watch video. Had to go to Edge and Prime video works there.

Fred Krueger   You can do almost anything from your phone. Why is there not an app that can marry your phone to your car so you can lock, unlock, start and stop the engine, disable the car, etc. the car would not operate without the phone. I think this would be a good idea with the uptick in vehicle thefts.

Andy Toth   I recently migrated to another laptop running windows home 1909. The major difference between the two computers are larger amount of RAM and an i7 processor. I went to partition the 500GB drive and discovered that there was only 305GB of space available. The previous computer with the same SW installed had almost 400GB free space. I am using the installed windows partition application. Any idea why so much more space is used on the hard drive?

News Item:  IBM Cloud global outage caused by “incorrect” BGP routing

News Item:  FBI warns of increased hacking risk if using mobile banking apps

News Item:  Apple and Google’s COVID-19 contact-tracing could be useful, but so far only 3 states have agreed — and none has started to use it.

News Item:  2020 June update bonks some printers

News Item:  Facebook announces the winner of its Deepfake Detection Challenge.  The winning submission spotted tampered video 82 percent of the time.

News Item:  Twitter deletes over 170,000 accounts tied to Chinese propaganda efforts

News Item:  Chinese Phishing Attacks against Trump and Biden Campaigns

News Item:  U.S. lawmakers ask Zoom to clarify China ties after it suspends accounts

News Item:  Patch your computer now






















Q&A with CIPCUG Session 200

Craig Ladd   LSEV – low speed electric vehicle, suppose to be the market of the future,$26 billion – computers involved

Fred Krueger   Does anyone have a good recommendation for a QR reader

Jerry Crocker   G-Mail has aliases

Sue Nethercott   You could talk about the conspiracy theory that the coronavirus pandemic is a cover for a plan to implant trackable microchips and that the Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates is behind it.

News Item:  Some computers are blocked from Windows 10 2004

News Item:  Contact-tracer spoofing is already happening – and it’s dangerously simple to do

News Item:  UK data watchdog claims coronavirus Test and Trace program flouts GDPR

News Item:  Google sued for $5 billion over alleged privacy violations

News Item:  Microsoft blocks Trend Micro from Windows 10, rootkit detector product pulled from site

News Item:  To test its security mid-pandemic, GitLab tried phishing its own work-from-home staff. 1 in 5 fell for it

News Item:  REvil ransomware creates eBay-like auction site for stolen data

News Item:  Self-driving cars could only prevent a third of U.S. crashes

Q&A with CIPCUG Session 199

Andy Toth   I’ve been investigating rooting my android phone.

Andy Toth   For an existing IMAP Outlook email setup on a computer, is it possible to change to a pop3?

Andy Toth   How to create the path and pst file? When you archive or auto archive does it get saved in the same pst file? How do you get the folder structure in your outlook email to transfer to the pst file? I will be setting up a new computer. what is the best way to export all email for input into a new installation of outlook?

News Item:  Windows 10 2004 upgrade may be blocked due to old graphics drivers

News Item:  Microsoft Edge to save edits made to PDF files without saving a copy each time

News Item:  Zoom’s New, Stronger Encryption and Security Will Protect Paying Clients

News Item:  Waymo to bring self-driving minivans back

News Item:  Left and right criticize Section 230

News Item:  Comcast, Charter and ViacomCBS Join Forces to Make TV Commercials More Targeted

News Item:  Well-known web sites port scan their visitors

Q&A with CIPCUG Session 198

Lisa Toth   Is there a way to find out just what sites I’ve subscribed to over the years?

Several Questions:   How to speed up computer

News Item:  General Warning:  Attacks are up all over.

News Item:  Office 365 phishing uses Supreme Court theme and working CAPTCHA

News Item:  U.S. Secret Service: “Massive Fraud” Against State Unemployment Insurance Programs

News Item:  Automation will even put tech jobs in jeopardy

News Item:  Police see uptick in speeding, fatal crashes amid pandemic

News Item:  Microsoft Open-Sources GW-BASIC

News Item:  SpaceX is ‘go’ to launch NASA astronauts on Crew Dragon spaceship

News Item:  Microsoft’s PowerToys gets two new features on Windows 10

Q&A with CIPCUG Session 197

Lisa Toth   CIPCUG Treasurer (and husband) Andy Toth had knee replacement surgery this morning. I haven’t gotten to talk to him yet but the doc says all went well.

Fred Krueger   Will password keepers work when using Roku TV? I seem to be having a problem getting the channels I want. I am asked to go to my computer and enter a code, most of the time it works, but many times it does not work. I enter the code and get back to the TV and get a message that something is not correct.

Fred Krueger   I will be reading an article or in my bank statement and click on a link or reference and the window for the reference will be half off the screen and sometimes completely off the screen and I cannot move the page to see it, the screen is locked and I have to completely get out of the website to get my screen moving again.

News Item:  Zoom global outage preventing meetings, video, and audio

News Item:  What’s new in Windows Subsystem for Linux 2.0, coming soon

News Item:  Hacker selling 550 million stolen user records on hacking forum

News Item:  Zerodium announced that it’s no longer buying certain types of iOS exploits due to surplus

News Item:  Supercomputers Breached Across Europe To Mine Cryptocurrency

News Item:  A well-organized Nigerian crime ring is exploiting the COVID-19 crisis by committing large-scale fraud against multiple state unemployment insurance programs,

News Item:  More Balkanization of Internet

Q&A with CIPCUG Session 196

Rosalie Sherbrooke   Any comments/input from anyone in CIPCUG who has used Brave?

Lisa Toth   I want to make outlook the default mail used when I click on something to mail.  I tried to send a file from file explorer to myself and it opens Thunderbird. How can I change this?

Fred Krueger   How do I find out who runs a web page or who the webmaster is for a website, such as

K Edward Lynch   Why does task manager show multiple instances of a browser when it’s running? Brave has 27 at the moment. Firefox has 6

Lisa Toth   I asked recently how to move books I didn’t buy on Amazon to my new Kindle fire.

Tony Pizza   What is the YouTube url “”?

Andy Toth    3 Questions:

1.  I’ve installed win10 from an ISO on a wiped computer and now I am completing the setup process. It, pretty much, is forcing me to create a pin. I finished connecting to my local network by typing in the pass code via the keyboard.  Problem: The keyboard is not responding. I type but no characters (dots) appear in the ‘PIN’ text box with the cursor. What do I do?

2.  During the final setup process after installing win10 from an ISO, I was forced to sign in with a Microsoft (MS) account. While setting up the new computer I will still be using the old computer. What unforeseen problems will this cause me?

3.  I’ve been working from home for over a month. I login with my work computer and connect to the company network via a VPN application. I have had a problem keeping my home network interconnected. I had tech out who got it working. It’s no longer working. I discovered that my companies VPN program, allows me to work from home but changes my network connection to public and removes all shares on my network. Is there any software available that would allow me to protect my home network from this attack?

News Item:  France is using AI to check whether people are wearing masks

News Item:  47% said they wanted to work more from home after COVID-19

Q&A with CIPCUG Session 195

Fred Krueger   Add blocker has gotten more aggressive and is messing up entire web page. Toby is correct, everyone will have to start paying for what they want to access on the web. What does Cipsug charge for mail service?

Lisa Toth   I keep getting posts of videos and links on messenger that look like they are coming from someone I know. Not the same person every time.   I am reluctant to follow the links or click on the videos.

Fred Krueger   I have been seeing a promotion for the Android super box, looks real good but

HAS A PRICE TAG OF $299. Does anyone have any knowledge of this item?

Lisa Toth   I have a very hard time with headphones, do to TMJ. The earpiece sitting around my ear makes the joint hurt. Even very soft ear covering sets hurt eventually.   I have tried ear buds but not expensive ones.

News Item:  Dogs in trials to sniff out coronavirus

News Item:  Open-source ventilator that can be built with $400 in readily available parts

News Item:  OpenAI’s Jukebox AI produces words and  music in any style from scratch

News Item:  COVID-19 Contact Tracing Apps Are Useless

News Item:  Australian contact-tracing app leaks important info

News Item:  UK snubs Apple-Google coronavirus app rolls their own

News Item:  Bank Phone Scam Out

News Item:  Digital scale maker finds its customers are maintaining weight during lockdown

Q&A with CIPCUG Session 193

Tony Pizza  Your opinion on Brave? Sounds good

Lisa Toth  Found on Kim Komando’s site. Could be a good deed but I worry.

Lisa Toth   So why would I want to delay installing the win 10 2004?

Lisa Toth   If I leave for awhile it always asks me for my PW. Is there a setting that would change this? Or is it because I told it not to go to sleep.

News Item:  Gmail blocked 18M COVID-19-themed phishing emails in a week

News Item:  Sheltering in place had one positive $1 billion side-effect for California

News Item:  ICANN delays .org sale again after scathing letter from California AG

News Item:  Facebook to warn users who ‘liked’ coronavirus hoaxes

News Item:  Buyer beware—that 2TB-6TB “NAS” drive you’ve been eyeing might be SMR

News Item:  Australia to force technology giants Facebook and Google to pay for news content

Q&A with CIPCUG Session 191

Lisa Toth   I have a new kindle. It doesn’t have usb ports. It does have a micro sd card. I would like to load a couple of PDF

eBooks to it that I did not get from amazon.  These books are currently on my Surface.  In the same vein, I have CD’s I’d like to play on my Surface but it does not have ports for CD or DVD.  Can I get an external player to plug into my hub? If so what do you recommend?

Fred Krueger    I have found that I need a separate login and password for 5g and 2g. Why is that?

Fred Krueger   I get a lot of advertising e-mails from a site called Flip sweet. I scrolled down to bottom of the page and see it is from a site in Bucharest, Romania. Do by any chance know anything about this site.

Harry Altman   I turn on my laptop and Microsoft Teams pop up. How do I delete Microsoft Teams pop up?

Tony Pizza   I used Zoom for a meeting. After the meeting, in my email I had one with an attached mp4 video (from a trusted source). When I opened with TWINUI, had sound, no video. Tried another mp4, same thing. Tried Windows Media Player, same thing. Opened Zoom, turned off video, closed Zoom, no change. Did a restart and all was well. Just a glitch, or is it to be expected? Have others seen this?

Fred Krueger   How do I keep my e-mail page from going to the bottom of the list when I delete 8 or 10 e-mails at once?

News Item:  Microsoft Edge is becoming a good browser

News Item:  WI-Fi 6E becomes official — the FCC will vote on rules this month

News Item:  IRS Warns of Surge in Economic Stimulus Payment Scams

News Item:  How to Use Windows 10 to Stay Focused While Working From Home

News Item:  Google knows if everyone is actually staying home or not

News Item:  DOJ Says Zoom-Bombing is Illegal, Could Lead to Jail Time

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