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    Archive for November, 2016

    Patch Tuesday 08Nov16

    November 11th, 2016 by

    Reminder: this  month W7 and W8.1 get “rollup” updates. No more choosing or declining specific updates. Nov 2016 Patch Tuesday: Microsoft released 14 security updates, 6 rated critical Patch Tuesday, 2016 U.S. Election Edition Microsoft patches 68 vulnerabilities, two actively exploited ones Microsoft fixes Windows flaw that Google divulged

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    “New” Chrome bug being exploited

    November 10th, 2016 by

    a 2 year old flaw in the Chrome bowser is now being exploited by tech support scammers. Basically, though, if people realize that Microsoft will never, ever, pop p a message to call support. Tech support scammers bite Chrome users with forgotten 2014 bug

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    Adobe updates Flash Player and Connect

    November 9th, 2016 by

    Adobe fixes flaws in Flash Player and Adobe Connect “Users should upgrade to Flash Player 23.0.0.207 for Windows and Mac and to Flash Player 11.2.202.644 for Linux. The Flash Player builds bundled with Google Chrome, Microsoft Edge and Internet Explorer 11 will be upgraded automatically through those browsers’ update mechanisms.” Adobe Security Bulletin

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    Apple just removed hundreds of fake shopping apps from the App Store

    November 9th, 2016 by

    Apparently these apps were masquarading as shopping appps like Zappos and Nrdstrom. Apple just removed hundreds of fake shopping apps from the App Store

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    If you use Skype, you should probab,y change your password

    November 9th, 2016 by

    Apparently a number of older Skype accounts were accessed by trial and error. Mostly due to poor passwords. While it wasn’t a penetration, Skype is recommending changing passwords, especially if you are using the sams password on other accounts. You should already be changing passwords on a regular basis. Skype response “With control of a […]

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    Bad Malware advice …from the police!

    November 8th, 2016 by

    Apparently the Ontario Provincial Police are a bit (a whole lot, actually) out of touch with malware. The advice they offer is not only bad, it’s frankly dangerous. After all, if you can’t trust the police, who can you trust? The danger of email attachments

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    “Toymaster has released “Security Mailer” Volume 16 Number 45

    November 7th, 2016 by

    “Security Mailer” V16 #45 Cisco Security Advisories; Apache Tomcat updates Linux Updates new un-patched Windows 0-day vulnerability general security entries, also a new and very large and very good PDF addition to Windows 10 resources – ‘Windows 10 Tutorials’

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    Former MVP? You csn “Reconnect” now!

    November 6th, 2016 by

    MS has a new process for Former Microsoft MVPs to participate in discussions. Microsoft’s MVP Reconnect Program for Former MVPs “The program is open to all former MVPs, regardless of technical expertise or award category, with a minimum of 1 full MVP Award year. Members must be in good standing, meaning that they must have […]

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    ‘Web Of Trust’ Browser Extension Cannot Be Trusted

    November 6th, 2016 by

    Apparently, this “Web of Trust” extension is not only collecting data on us, it is selling it. Also, it’s apparently easy to link it to specificindividuals. If you are using this extension, I’d disable and delete it ASAP! ‘Web Of Trust’ Browser Extension Cannot Be Trusted

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    Apple iOS 10.1.1 Is Now Available: What Is Included In The Update?

    November 4th, 2016 by

    This seems a small, targeted update. Usual advice applies. I’d wait a bit unless you are affected by the problem it is fixing. Apple iOS 10.1.1 Is Now Available: What Is Included In The Update?

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