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    Introducing the Microsoft Secure blog

    July 31st, 2016 by

    Introducing the Microsoft Secure blog

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    Vulnerability Summary for the Week of July 18, 2016

    July 31st, 2016 by

    This is from Homeland Security. Worth subscribing to it. Vulnerability Summary for the Week of July 18, 2016

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    Windows 10: Free upgrade ends – Anniversary Update Begins

    July 30th, 2016 by

    ***IMPORTANT NOTE*** *********************************************** If you took advantage of the free upgrade in the past 30 days, you may not see the “Anniversary Update” right away. This is due to the fact that you have 30 days to regress back to W7 or W8.1. *********************************************** You’re probably already aware of the fact that Windows 10’s “Free” […]

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    LastPass Zero Day Bug … Don’t Panic!

    July 28th, 2016 by

    Same advice as on the cover of the “Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy”! Not really a “Zero Day” bug. Just a proof of concept. Be sure to apply the patch when they come up with it. LastPass password manager “zero-day” bug hits the news

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    Latest leap second plan poses a dilemma for conscientious sysadmins

    July 27th, 2016 by

    Bet you didn’t know that every year or so, an extra “leap second” is added to UTC time… Me neither…  🙂 Latest leap second plan poses a dilemma for conscientious sysadmins

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    Firefox will begin blocking Flash

    July 26th, 2016 by

    Good news on the “Flash must die” campaign. Firefox will begin blocking Flash on select sites starting next month and all together in 2017. Can’t come too soon for me and many others. Firefox sets kill-Flash schedule

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    “Toymaster” has released Security Mailer Volume16 #30

    July 25th, 2016 by

    “Apple updates everything; Cisco Security Advisories; Critical Java updates (patch now); Linux updates + notes on Ubuntu Forum hack; Microsoft Bulletin revisions; General Security entries including TOR changes and ASN1 C security vulnerability There is also a rundown of all 52 Flash Player vulnerabilities patched last week, the Microsoft Pro section is rather large, and […]

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    This Tinder scam promises to verify your account, but actually sells porn

    July 25th, 2016 by

    If Tinder appears to offer to verify your account….. don’t do it. This Tinder scam promises to verify your account, but actually sells porn

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    Some small steps in combating Ransomware

    July 24th, 2016 by

    Researchers release free decryption tools for PowerWare and Bart ransomware

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    Chrome updates Stable Release

    July 24th, 2016 by

    “The Chrome team is delighted to announce the promotion of Chrome 52 to the stable channel for Windows, Mac and Linux. Chrome 52.0.2743.82 contains a number of fixes and improvements — a list of changes is available in the log. Watch out for upcoming Chrome and Chromium blog posts about new features and big efforts […]

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