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Q&A with CIPCUG Session 212

Jerry Crocker   My MS Surface i7 Book – has battery swell

Sue Nethercott   Twice in the past couple of weeks my deliveries have gone to a neighbour several doors away for no apparent reason, I was in with my door wide open.

News Item:  Dozens of websites and apps were down Sunday

News Item:  Tesla with Autopilot hits cop car—driver admits he was watching a movie

News Item:  Important indication that masks do work in preventing COVID-19

News Item:  US wants to seize cryptocurrency stolen by North Korean hackers

News Item:  AT&T reportedly trying to sell DirecTV after massive customer losses

News Item:  TikTok CEO quits as company reportedly plans sale to Microsoft, Walmart

News Item:  Apple won’t let Facebook tell users about 30-percent Apple tax on events

Q&A with CIPCUG Session 204

Lisa Toth:  Is there a way to sort rules in Outlook? Also what is the difference between rules and move?

Tony Pizza: Two questions related to Kim Kommando’s column:
1. She says for privacy and safety, you can use The Onion Router or Tor, for short, She says it’s hard to set up, but says there’s a (unnamed) browser that makes it easy to use. Is it worth it?
2. She recommends using Quad9 maintained by IBM and The Global Cyber Alliance as a DNS service. She says it instantly checks any site you wish to visit against IBM XForce’s threat intelligence database of more than 40 billion analyzed webpages and images. Is it better than the ones you have mentioned?

Bob G and Toby disagree on Ccleaner

News Item: Disinformation on COVID-19 produced by state-backed media outlets in Russia, China, Turkey and Iran is being shared more widely on social media than stories from more reliable news sources.

News Item: Malwarebytes AdwCleaner now removes malware from the command line

News Item: Stanford research provides a snapshot of a new working-from-home economy

News Item: Walmart is converting its parking lots into pop-up drive-in theaters for the summer

News Item: A Medical Device Maker Threatens iFixit Over Ventilator Repair Project

News Item: Windows 10 Previews DNS Over HTTPS

News Item: The Security Value of Inefficiency

News Item: Bank Card “Master Key” Stolen

 

Q&A with CIPCUG Session 192

John Weigle hosted a watch party

News Item:  French regulator says Google must pay news sites to send them traffic

News Item:  Large email extortion campaign underway

News Item:  Adobe releases Security Updates that Fix 69 Vulnerabilities

News Item:  Netgear Routers under Attack. Learn how to Protect Yourself!

News Item:  Please, just stop downloading apps from unofficial stores: Android users hit with ‘unkillable malware’

News Item:  Apple and Google detail bold and ambitious plan to track COVID-19 at scale

Q&A with CIPCUG Session 188

Lisa Toth    I have a Surface Pro 7.  Every time I boot up some of my settings have changed. For example, I am using a second display instead  the Surface screen.  I have told it in settings that display 2 should be the only one. I have saved the setting but every time I reboot or turn on the computer both displays are on.

Tony Pizza   Why do posts disappear on Facebook?

Lisa Toth   In Outlook, whenever I roll over a picture in an email, it shows me the link attached to the picture.  I don’t want to see this. I am sure it is a setting but I have not found it.

News Item:   Walmart, CVS, Target, and Walgreens have announced that they will be volunteering a portion of their parking lots to be set up as drive-through Coronavirus testing sites.

News Item:   Google Creating a Nationwide Coronavirus Information Site, What We Know

News Item:   COVID-19 Testing Center Hit By Cyberattack

News Item:   Europol Dismantles SIM Swap Criminal Groups That Stole Millions

News Item:   Office 365 ATP To Block Email Domains That Fail Authentication

News Item:   Google Chrome Gets ‘Default to Guest’ Mode for Stateless Browsing

News Item:   Firefox 74 Released: Security Fixes, Improvements, and Fixes

Q&A with CIPCUG Session 183

Fred Krueger   Recently my Android phone did a software update and I noticed that it had 387 apps and programs to update. What is all this?

Bobby Taylor   What’s the difference between Linux and Windows?

Lisa Toth   Since Tuesday I keep finding my mouse right handed. I always have my mice left handed.

John Weigle   Is there a way in the VLC media player to slow the speed down?  I think I could get more words at a time when I transcribe.

Andy Toth   I am trying to copy OneDrive to a flash drive.  I did not have adequate space on the removable drive to copy three folders but there was plenty of room to copy the one at a time plus many more files.

I’ve been mis-reading the error message. The software folder on OneDrive is 15 GB, free space on removable drive is 58 GB. I get the message that I need another 10 GB on OneDrive to transfer the data, but all my data on OneDrive is only 27 GB.

News Item:   Carrier sales of phone-location data is illegal, FCC plans punishment

News Item:   DOJ sues US telecom providers for connecting Indian robocall scammers

News Item:   Blizzard now claims full copyright for player-made “custom game” mods

News Item:   Amazon’s Ring app shares loads of your personal info, report finds

News Item:   Dear Ashley Madison user. I know everything about you. Pay up or else.

News Item:   Coronavirus Phishing Attacks Are Actively Targeting the US

News Item:   Russia Threatens Facebook, Twitter With Fines, Demands User Data

News Item:   FBI Warns of Rise in Social Security Scams Spoofing Its Phone Number

Q&A with CIPCUG Session 182

Discussion at Meeting:  Can you broadcast via Bluetooth to two different headsets?

Fred Krueger   I was playing around with connections and got into airplane mode and I cannot

get out of it. What to do?

Lisa Toth   I was wondering about using the Avast password manager as a backup.

Fred Krueger   Can you use 1 monitor and connect 2 computers? Maybe not practical, but I was wondering if it can be done.

Lisa Toth   In the wake of the LastPass Outage, I checked out PassWord Safe. Near the bottom of the page on the left are 3 links: mirror #1, 2, 3.

News Item:   UN report officially fingers Saudi royal as Bezos hacker

News Item:   10% of All Macs Have Shlayered Malware

News Item:   FBI Warns Job Applicants of Scams Using Spoofed Company Sites

News Item:   The Secretive Company That Might End Privacy as We Know It

News Item:   Section 230 Heating Up As A Campaign Issue

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Q&A with CIPCUG Session 178

Andy Toth  I copied merged all contacts into a .vcf file. After the update I was missing a number of contacts. I loaded the .vcf file and recovered most. The interesting thing is when I now add a new contact. It cannot be found in a contact search. There is a icon in the lower right corner of the search page says search other contacts. The contact is available and now I can use it but it can only be retrieved by searching ‘other contacts’. Where/What is ‘other contacts’? This happens after every phone update.

Andy Toth   I am trying to determine what software is used as the phone app on my Android phone. I have 68 apps installed, not by my doing. It was on this LG K20 phone out of the box. If my phone icon is not an installed app, what is it?

News Item:   Microsoft is giving up on Windows on the PC  and rolling out its Windows Virtual Desktop (WVD).

News Item:   Mozilla Adds Additional DNS-Over-HTTPS Provider to Firefox

News Item:   Microsoft Outlook for the Web to Support Sending Email As Alias

News Item:   How to Run Classic and Chromium Microsoft Edge Side-by-Side

Q&A with CIPCUG Session 175

Lisa Toth   A lot of my files are on both OD and my computer.  On which do I delete the files? If I delete on my computer do they delete on OD

Fred Krueger   Opened up chrome today and everything was in Russian? Why can I not get audio from my USB 2.0 port.

News Item:  FTC Warns of Ongoing Scam Spreading Scary Terrorism Allegations

News Item:  China fires denial-of-service toward Hong Kong

News Item:  Can state law be published behind a paywall?

News Item:  Microsoft Starts Forced Feature Updates on Windows 10 1809

News Item:  Microsoft Enhances Tracking Prevention in Microsoft Edge 79

News Item:  Over 30,500 Online Piracy Sites Shut Down in Global Operation

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

Dr. Bunny

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