ZOOM Classic & Pandemic

Christy, Joe, and callers talk about backup, classic ZOOM, three parallel lines (or the “hamburger” icon), and ZOOM 2021, with a side trip to Amazon ratings. (Which we got wrong.)

 

  1. Ozzie with a different ZOOM issue…NOT dealing with an online meeting!
      
  2. Sue wants a document camera for ZOOM meetings.  

 Whoops. Turns out the number of reviews is no longer a good metric for trustworthiness. It fact the opposite! See CNBC report (11:50) & Fakespot at left. We’ll revisit. 


 

“Cranky Christy” 

“Always Wait for Backup” 

 

 

TECH BATTLE PLANS


Rootkit

Malware that slips into the computer before the operating system and hides from it.

N+1

What you Need to be online or run your business plus one more. 

Document Camera

Hi-Tech Overhead Projector for computer

Epoch Time Converter

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Cause of  Money

Christy, Joe, and callers search for an engine, format some photos, make many  emails 

 

  1. Joan searches through options in Microsoft Edge.
      
  2. Veronica struggles with HEIC photo formats with non-iPhone people
     
  3. Veronica is back with BCC emails

 

“I Hate Bing…I Don’t Know Why, I Just Do” – Joan

“As Always You Solved My Problem” – Joan

 

 

TECH BATTLE PLANS


2FA

Two Factor Authentication requires two ways of proving you are who you type you are. Not TFA. Thanks to Friend of the Show Anthony

OmniBox

Fancy name for the area in the web browser that user can enter web page addresses or search terms. (not “bar”)

Trusted Installer

An alias for Microsoft installed and controlled system applications.

Flash

A now retired way of making animated games, ads, and security holes!

HEIC / HEIF

Apple uses High Efficiency Image format for photos (instead of High Compatibility JPG)

Spearfish

Fraudulent email that is targeted to specific company or group of people to get information or funds

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100 Whats

Christy, Joe, and callers talk about carefully hooking up a new USB device, click confusions, strange savings accounts, and permissions for browser extensions. 

 

  1. Joan hooks up a sleepy monitor. 
     
  2. Michelle has an obstinate mouse that will only Pin to Start.
  3. Rachel calls…is it really her? 
  4. Vern returns for special permission

 

“One Word To Control Them All” – Christy

“NOtifications Is Almost Always a NO.” – Christy

 

 

TECH BATTLE PLANS


Windows+P

Key Combo that allows setting second screen to Extend or Duplicate

Eubank Rule

If a competent programmer cannot find a bug, the programmer is looking in the wrong place

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Brightly Lit Places on the Internet

Christy, Joe, and callers talk about legit text codes (2FA), USB condoms, Section 230, 

 

  1. Vern and whether or not to follow instructs from a text.
     
  2. Ron calls about email challenges with forwarding email Office 365

 

“The Tyranny of the Default” – Steve Gibson on Security Now! podcast

“For Rachel-It’s Speed Dial One” – Christy

“Double Double Check” – Christy 

“Joe is Not A Fan” – Christy

 

 

TECH BATTLE PLANS


Client / Server

Famously the web, where a user (client) seeks services or information from another computer (server)

Slide Load

Download apps to phones and computers from unofficial sources.

VPN

Virtual Private Network: encoding your communication when using the internet 

2FA

(not TFA) Requiring two factors (i.e. phone text & typed password) to authenticate to log in to a service.

PWMPC

People Who Make Poor Choices sometimes called evildoers.

Juice Jacking

Malware for USB charging station

Data Blocker

A USB “condom” that keeps data from your USB devices when charging.

 

 

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Answers That Don’t Matter

Christy, Joe, and callers talk about how not to email too quickly, Agent Google, RAID urgency, and ZOOM scheduling that doesn’t matter.

 

  1. Sherrie calls about scheduling email sending.
     
  2. Kathryn calls about a scammers that don’t answer their phone.
  3. Marianna has RAID warning. 
  4. Rachel wants to schedule a series of ZOOM meetings

 

“There is an answer; but it doesn’t matter” – Christy 

“Even Better NOT to call (the scammers).” – Christy

“That’s a right away thing not a four month thing” – Christy 

 

 

TECH BATTLE PLANS


Evil Maid

Blaming support staff with office access for security breaches.

Cross-Site Scripting

Malware jumping from one site to another site in another browser tab.

Whois

Service that tells who owns what domain 

Phish

Tricking users with public information to get private information

RAID

Mirroring is the beginning of using multiple drives to protect data and increase retrieval speed.

Ransomware

Software that encrypts data and then demands payment to restore the data

 

 

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I Had A Hat

Christy, Joe, and callers talk about how not to work all the time at home during these pandemic homebound times and how to find out why there is no sound in your All in One.

 

  1. Robert calls about living at work instead of working at home.
  2. Michelle calls in with audio issues. The many audio settings for volume on an All in One are reviewed.

 

“There’s Always A Mute” – Christy

“I Had A Hat” – Joe

 

 

TECH BATTLE PLANS


Side Loading

Getting an App that isn’t in the Google Play Store or Apple Store

Jailbreak

Defeating the built in security on an Apple (or other) phone.

APK

Android application package – a file containing an Android app.

Developer Mode

A built-in setting to jailbreak your Android phones

Cracked Apps

PWMPC* offer apps with security or payment or password requirements removed. 

*People Who Make Poor Choices

 

 

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