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Q&A with CIPCUG Session 169

Computer virus protection

Fred Krueger   Do password keepers work on all browsers or do you need to set it up on all browsers to work when you change browser?

Michael Megowan   Is javascript safe to be enabled in my browsers? If not, why not.

Lisa Toth   I Can’t open any TOE (newsletter)

Fred Krueger   You mentioned you were unhappy with PIA. What has gone wrong with PIA?

News Item:   X-37B Lands after 2 years

News Item:   American Cancer Society’s online store infected with credit card stealing malware

News Item:   NordVPN Breached

News Item:   Dark Web Site Taken Down without Breaking Encryption

News Item:   Google tightens Chrome cookie security

News Item:   Deepfakes threaten Democracy

Q&A with CIPCUG Session 168

Net Neutrality

Fred Krueger   What kind of home network do you recommend? I see there are a few out there such as ubiquity, or do you build your own?

Lisa Toth   My computer is in the office at one end of the house. My studio is at the other. I l want to put You tube on and listen to music. Is there an easy way to do this? Or a better way to listen to music I like?

K Edward Lynch   how serious is the risk of radiation in cell phones

News Item:   Alexa and Google Home abused to eavesdrop and phish passwords

News Item:   Air Force finally retires 8-inch floppies from missile launch control system

News Item:   Multifactor authentication issue hitting North American Azure, Office 365 users

News Item:   Privacy bill would give FTC actual authority, land lying executives in jail

News Item:   Washington State keeps enforcing net neutrality as it hails FCC court loss

News Item:   T-Mobile and Sprint get FCC approval to merge in 3-2 party-line vote

Q&A with CIPCUG Session 142

Andy Toth: 1. My android phone updated again. It transferred all my contacts to the google contacts app from my LG contacts app. It also deleted How do I disable the google contact app? 

Andy Toth: 2. I got tired of clicking no and by accident I have my photos going to the google photo app. How do I have my photos go to a folder on the SD card. I cannot seem to find how to disable it. 

Andy Toth: A final note. When my phone updated, I also lost numerous photos that were copied from photos last year and then deleted. They all disappeared with this update. Back to my offline archives but how can I stop the deletion process. Google does not forget. Most malware and viruses are more benign than google.

News Item:   Millions using 123456 as password, security study finds

News Item:   Mozilla Firefox to Enable Hyperlink Ping Tracking By Default

News Item:   Sri Lanka blocks social media sites after deadly explosions

News Item:   Wipro Intruders Targeted Other Major IT Firms

Q&A with CIPCUG session 139

5G wireless

John Weigle   I was using my laptop today and checked on security. I couldn’t find what used to be the usual spot to update the Windows 10 anti-virus program. Just to be sure I had something in the way of an A-V program, I installed Avast’s free version and had no problems. Is the old program dead or just well hidden?

K Edward Lynch   how do you stop Windows from rearranging icons on desktop???

News Item:   IoT Attacks Escalating with a 217.5% Increase in Volume

News Item:   Toyota Security Breach Exposes Personal Info of 3.1 Million Clients

News Item:   Office Depot and Tech Support Firm Will Pay $35 Million to Settle FTC Allegations That They Tricked Consumers into Buying Costly Computer Repair Services

News Item:   Windows 10 April 2019 Update Almost Ready

News Item:   Oracle Sends Warning Emails About Paid-for Critical Java 8 Update

News Item:   5G wireless technology is coming to Ventura County — not everyone is happy about it

Q&A with CIPCUG Session 137

News Item:   If You Can Do Without An App, Do So

News Item:   Have At Least One Junk Email Account You Can Burn

News Item:   Create Accounts at All Three Credit Verification Sites

News Item:   Bipartisan Bill Proposed That’s Designed To Offer Legislative Oversight For Commercial Applications Of Facial Recognition Technology.

News Item:   Your Cell Phone Tracks You — And The Data Is Available Online

News Item:   What We Learned From The New Zealand Shooting

News Item:   What You Should Do About DNS And VPN

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