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    More information on the Meltdown and Spectre CPU Vulnerabilities

    January 16th, 2018 by

    Meltdown and Spectre CPU Vulnerabilities: What You Need to Know

    There’s a lot of panic and misinformation about these vulnerabilities. Hope this helps.

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    Toymaster releases Security Mailer Volume 18 Number 2

    January 14th, 2018 by

    Security Mailer V18 #2

    • Adobe updates Flash Player
    • Apple updates iOS macOS and Safari for ‘Spectre’ vulnerabilities
    • Linux updates
    • Microsoft Tuesday with patches, advisories, new information and guidelines, more on Meltdown/Spectre and yes your PC and Windows will be running slower
    • General security entries reviews last week vulnerabilities
    • WD NAS insecure not fixed and exploits are available
    • Intel AMT advice – must properly configure new devices to be secure

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    Need another reason to tread carefully with BitCoins?

    January 10th, 2018 by

    Website Glitch Let Me Overstock My Coinbase

     

     

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    Apple Releases Multiple Security Updates

    January 9th, 2018 by

    Apple Releases Multiple Security Updates

    • Apple has released security updates to address vulnerabilities in multiple products. An attacker could exploit these vulnerabilities to obtain access to sensitive information. NCCIC/US-CERT encourages users and administrators to review Apple security pages for the following products and apply the necessary updates:

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    Toymaster releases Security Mailer Volume 18 Number 1

    January 7th, 2018 by

    Security Mailer V18 #1

    • Apple vulnerability review (patch now)
    • covering browser updates for Firefox, pale Moon and Basilisk to mitigate latest CPU vulnerabilities
    • Cisco Security Advisories
    • Linux updates
    • Microsoft out of cycle patch releases for Meltdown and Spectre
    • General Security entries
    • VMware security advisories

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    Toymaster releases Security Mailer Volume 17 Number 52

    December 31st, 2017 by

    Number 52! Looks like it’s the end of 2017! Happy New Year to everyone!!

    Security Mailer V17 #52

    • Linux updates
    • General Security reviews last weeks vulnerabilities

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    Windows 10: Update errors 0x8024xxxx detailed

    December 28th, 2017 by

    Ever get an error code on Windows 10 and can’t figure out what it means? Here’s a blog post by another MVP (Günter Born) that may help.

    Windows 10: Update errors 0x8024xxxx detailed

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    Yoymaster releases Security Mailer Volume 17 Number 51

    December 24th, 2017 by

    Security Mailer V17 #51

    • Mozilla updates Thunderbird
    • Open Source – latest on Ruby
    • Linux Updates
    • Microsoft and VMware now working together
    • General Security entries reviews last weeks vulnerabilities, cell phone tracking even with GPS turned off
    • VMware security advisory.

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    Known issues in windows 10 Update KB4054517

    December 23rd, 2017 by

    December 12, 2017—KB4054517 (OS Build 16299.125)

    Known issues in this update

    • Update installation may stop at 99% and may show elevated CPU or disk utilization if a device was reset using the Reset this PC functionality after installing KB4054022.
    • Windows Update History reports that KB4054517 failed to install because of Error 0x80070643.

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    How Can I Become A Microsoft MVP?

    December 18th, 2017 by

    As a Microsoft MVP, I occasionally get asked how to become one. A fellow MVP, Kevin Kline, wrote an extremely detailed post on what is required.

    How Can I Become A Microsoft MVP?

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