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    Handy compilation of patches for Windows

    July 24th, 2016 by

    Here’s a handy spreadsheet compiled by Susan Bradley. She updates it frequently. http://www.patchchart.com/  

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    July Updates for Surface Pro 4 and Surface Book

    July 24th, 2016 by

    The following updates will be listed as multiple updates when you check for updates in Windows, or when you view your Windows update history after installing the updates: Intel Corporation driver update for Intel(R) CSI2 Host Controller Microsoft driver update for Surface System Aggregator Firmware Microsoft driver update for Surface Touch Intel Corporation driver update […]

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    Apple Releases Multiple Security Updates

    July 24th, 2016 by

    This might be the last udate for iOS and WatchOS since iOS 10 (and progbaly the next WarchOS update) will be released very soon. Available updates include: iTunes 12.4.2 for Windows 7 and later Safari 9.1.2 for OS X Mavericks v10.9.5, OS X Yosemite v10.10.5, and OS X El Capitan v10.11.6 tvOS 9.2.1 for Apple […]

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    Own/Use SonicWALL? You probably should apply this patch!

    July 23rd, 2016 by

    Dell patches critical flaws in SonicWALL Global Management System

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    Feds shut down tech support scammers, freeze assets

    July 21st, 2016 by

    A small victory in the ongoing war against scammers. Feds shut down tech support scammers, freeze assets

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    Eat as Cici’s? Your credit card info may be compromised!

    July 20th, 2016 by

    Looks like CiCi’s Pizza has finally admitted that their Point-Of-Sale (POS) systems have been hacked at more than 130 locations. Some as early as 2015!! I’ve often counseled folks to assume that their personal and possibly financial data is already out there somewhere. You know that the reported instances of breeches is only the tip […]

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    Free laptop from Microsoft? Maybe!

    July 20th, 2016 by

    The word floating around is that MS will give you a free laptop if they are unable (at a Microsoft Store) to upgrade your W10 compatible computer to W10. I haven’t seen anything official from MS yet. If Microsoft can’t install Windows 10 on your PC, it’ll give you a new one

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    Healthcare providers being blackmailed to prevent sale of records

    July 20th, 2016 by

    A hacker who stole 10 Million records is threatening to sell healthcare records unless blackmail is paid. How a healthcare hacker is pressuring victims to pay up

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    How to build a new W7 install in a minimum amount of time

    July 18th, 2016 by

    If you’ve ever done a fresh/clean install of W7, you know that the hard part is installing the huge load of updates. It can take hours. There is a package called “Windows 7 Convenience Rollup” that can dramatically reduce the time. Problem is that it’s not available from Microsoft/Windows Update. You hav e to download […]

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    Toymaster has posted Security Mailer Volume 6 # 29

    July 18th, 2016 by

    Adobe critical updates for Reader & Flash Player; Cisco Advisories; Open Source – Drupal critical UpdatesLinux updates; Microsoft Tuesday security bulletins and patches Also, Sans has a number of good entries, and VM Ware users have some changes coming Part 2 – Microsoft fix for slow Windows 7 scans and updates – posted by request […]

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