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Q&A with CIPCUG session 161

Lisa Toth   I just finally got mail on outlook after not getting any since Tuesday. Have no idea how many emails I got but I know it is a couple hundred.  It’s Friday. Absolutely nothing was changed to make it stop or start.  I rebooted the computer a couple minutes ago and that’s when it started downloading. I had rebooted a couple times each day thinking that might help.

Fred Krueger   All of a sudden I cannot get internet connection to my TV. I have turned off the router and the TV box, played with the router settings where I had to log into everything on the computer to get it up again. The router indicates the wifi is up an running I put in the correct password and everything checks except internet connection. Any Ideas?  I have talked to Spectrum, and they passed me on to Samsung. The verdict is the problem is my router settings.
I am having a lot of difficulty with the Netgear genie.
It would help if I knew more about this router setting business.

News Item:   Microsoft Says Windows 10 1809 Users Can Dismiss 1903 Update

News Item:   Fake Windows Game Booster Spreads Password Stealing Malware

News Item:   Google Chrome is Losing the ‘Close Other Tabs’ Option

News Item:   Microsoft’s Your Phone Is Down, Users Getting Connection Errors

News Item:   French police have hijacked and neutralized a massive cryptocurrency mining botnet controlling close to a million infected computers

News Item:   Pwn2Own Tokyo competition includes Facebook hardware, TP-Link, Netgear, Apple Watch, iPhone XS, Samsung Galaxy and Huawei P30

 

Q&A with CIPCUG Session 160

Lisa Toth   I have found out that messages I did not move to a folder have disappeared from the inbox.  They don’t seem to be in the deleted folder nor are they in my computer trash bin. Where do they go?  I can’t find anything older than 8/16.

Fred Krueger   What was the name of the life lock alternative you mentioned, and I think you can change the sleep key to go into hibernate instead of sleep.

Lisa Toth   At the meeting you talked about not letting a computer go into sleep mode.  I walk away from my computer many times a day. So I guess I need to tell it in settings to never go to sleep and then shut it down or reboot it when I’m through for the day.

News Item:   Microsoft Warns of Windows 10 1703 End of Life for Enterprise

News Item:   IRS Warns Taxpayers of New Scam Campaign Distributing Malware

News Item:   Forced Password Resets Proliferate

News Item:   If Information Providers Can’t Use Data, They Have To Charge

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

 

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