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    Toymaster has released Security Newsletter Volume 17 Number 2

    January 15th, 2017 by

    Security Mailer V17#2 Adobe security updates for Flash Player, Acrobat and Reader Open Source – Security updates for Bind, Linux updates Microsoft Tuesday Security Bulletins, updates, advisories, news General Security entries

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    GoDaddy revokes nearly 9,000 SSL certificates issued without proper validation

    January 13th, 2017 by

    This just shows that having an SSL certificate is no guarantee that it’s safe. GoDaddy revokes nearly 9,000 SSL certificates issued without proper validation

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    Patch Tuesday 10Jan17

    January 12th, 2017 by

    Microsoft releases only 4 security bulletins, 2 critical, on first 2017 Patch Tuesday Adobe, Microsoft Push Critical Security Fixes Microsoft releases one of its smallest monthly security patch bundles

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    Command prompt going away? …..NOT!

    January 11th, 2017 by

    I was as upset as others when the word started spreading that the command prompt was going away in W10. It was being replaced by Powershell. I’m not a programmer and and have no desire to be one. Well, as usual it’s a germ of truth becoming the whole truth.  Whew!! Microsoft fires back on […]

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    Geek Squad reporting to FBI for cash

    January 10th, 2017 by

    Yet another reaon to avoid the Geek Squad. Now, they get paid by teh FBI to search your computer for compromising files. The FBI Is Apparently Paying Geek Squad Members To Dig Around In Computers For Evidence Of Criminal Activity

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    poofed Microsoft Security Office delivers malware

    January 9th, 2017 by

    Too many folks will fall for this. MS would *NEVER* send an email like tis. Spoofed Microsoft Security Office – Urgent Info Regarding Your Bank Assets delivers unknown malware

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    Prenotification Security Advisory for Adobe Acrobat and Reader

    January 8th, 2017 by

    Prenotification Security Advisory for Adobe Acrobat and Reader Summary Adobe is planning to release security updates for Adobe Acrobat and Reader for Windows and Macintosh on Tuesday, January 10, 2017. Users may monitor the latest information on the Adobe Product Security Incident Response Team (PSIRT) blog at https://blogs.adobe.com/psirt. (Note: This Security Advisory will be replaced […]

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    “Toymaster” has released Security Mailer Volume 17 Number 1

    January 8th, 2017 by

    Security Mailer V17#1 Linux updates Microsoft workaround for Excel 2013 update general security entries

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    Windows Exploits in 2016

    January 7th, 2017 by

    Very detailed report from ESET on Windows exploitation (and fixes) in 2016. Windows exploitation in 2016

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    HTTPS scanning in Kaspersky antivirus exposed users to MITM attacks

    January 5th, 2017 by

    This may not be a major exposure, but it shows how even the best AV software has flaws that can be exploited. HTTPS scanning in Kaspersky antivirus exposed users to MITM attacks

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