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    Cumulative update for Windows 10 Version 1607: August 23, 2016

    August 24th, 2016 by

    Here’s the latest “Cumulative Update” for W10. Cumulative update for Windows 10 Version 1607: August 23, 2016

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    Beware the ‘Windows Self-Healing Tool’ app

    August 23rd, 2016 by

    I’ve never trusted “automatic repair” utilities. You should know what any utility is doing and have the option of selecting the actions you want to have done. “Black Box” types of utilities are almost always doing something you don’t want done. the “windows Self-Healing Tool” is one of these. From Ed Bott’s research, it’s worse […]

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    Thinking about a Windows Phone? Think twice.

    August 23rd, 2016 by

    If you were considering buying a Windows smart phone, better think again or go for it now. Looks like it’s becoming a very small bit player (2.55 market share to 0.6% in one year!). Windows smartphone sales collapse

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    “Toymaster has released Security Mailer Volume 16 Number 34

    August 22nd, 2016 by

    Wow! Has the year flown by! Up to week 36 already!! Security Mailer V16#34 Part 1 Browser updates for Pale Moon and Firefox Cisco Advisories + Shadow Brokers Linux updates Microsoft Security Bulletin revisions PowerShell goes open source big changes coming to Windows Update and .NET Framework General Security entries The Cisco section is very […]

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    Poll on MS decision to combine updates starting in October

    August 20th, 2016 by

    As you may recall: http://blogs.msmvps.com/hankshelp/wp-admin/post.php?post=451&action=edit MS has decided to eliminate individual updates in favor of a combined “Rollup”. A lot of us feel that that’s a problem. IMNSHO, it’s really the techies and busines folks that are going to be impacted the most. Also, Consumers who encounter problems, We will not be able to uninstall […]

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    No more choosing what patches to apply to Windows 7 or 8.1

    August 19th, 2016 by

    No longer will you be able to select which updates or patches to apply to Windows 7 or 8.1. As with W10, W7 and W8.1 will, starting in October, only get “cumulative” updates. Honestly, for the average users, it’s not going to make a big difference. For techies, support and corporate users, though. it might […]

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    Shop at Eddie Bauer this year? Better check your credit cards!!

    August 19th, 2016 by

    Looks like Eddie Bauer is the latest victim of Point-of-Sale malware. If you used a credit or debit card this year there, you need to check and monitor your activity. Malware Infected All Eddie Bauer Stores in U.S., Canada

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    Ransomware can be *VERY* profitable

    August 18th, 2016 by

    If you ever wonder why these scum continue to pour out ransomware, wonder no longer!! Cerber ransomware earns $2.3mil with 0.3% response rate

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    Good news for Cerber Ransomware victims

    August 17th, 2016 by

    Looks like another ransomware program can be decrypted. Upload a file. They will decrypt it and then send you the key to use to get all your files back. Check Point releases working Decryptor for the Cerber Ransomware

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    Play Pokemon…Get Ransomware?

    August 17th, 2016 by

    I guess it was inevitable. Make some software popular and someone will figure out how to scam using it as cover. Pokémon Go ransomware creates Windows backdoor account, spreads to all other drives

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