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    Toymaster releases Security Mailer Volume 17 Number 52

    December 31st, 2017 by

    Number 52! Looks like it’s the end of 2017! Happy New Year to everyone!! Security Mailer V17 #52 Linux updates General Security reviews last weeks vulnerabilities

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    Windows 10: Update errors 0x8024xxxx detailed

    December 28th, 2017 by

    Ever get an error code on Windows 10 and can’t figure out what it means? Here’s a blog post by another MVP (Günter Born) that may help. Windows 10: Update errors 0x8024xxxx detailed

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    Yoymaster releases Security Mailer Volume 17 Number 51

    December 24th, 2017 by

    Security Mailer V17 #51 Mozilla updates Thunderbird Open Source – latest on Ruby Linux Updates Microsoft and VMware now working together General Security entries reviews last weeks vulnerabilities, cell phone tracking even with GPS turned off VMware security advisory.

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    Known issues in windows 10 Update KB4054517

    December 23rd, 2017 by

    December 12, 2017—KB4054517 (OS Build 16299.125) Known issues in this update Update installation may stop at 99% and may show elevated CPU or disk utilization if a device was reset using the Reset this PC functionality after installing KB4054022. Windows Update History reports that KB4054517 failed to install because of Error 0x80070643.

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    How Can I Become A Microsoft MVP?

    December 18th, 2017 by

    As a Microsoft MVP, I occasionally get asked how to become one. A fellow MVP, Kevin Kline, wrote an extremely detailed post on what is required. How Can I Become A Microsoft MVP?

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    Toymaster has released Security Mailer Volume 17 Number 50

    December 18th, 2017 by

    Security Mailer Volume 17 Number 50 Adobe updates Flash Player and AIR Apple continues security updates for everything Cisco security advisory; Linux updates Microsoft Tuesday security updates and advisories, security updates for Office General Security entries review vulnerabilities, HP fixes Synaptics touchpad issue for over 460 laptop models VM Ware Security Advisory

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    Intel Management Engine Vulnerability and Surface Devices

    December 16th, 2017 by

    There’s been a lot of discussion about the IME vulnerability. If you run the Intel app, it will tel you that the Surface devices are vulnerable. TGHis article Describes Microsoft’s analysis of the issue w.r.t Surface devices. (Spoiler alert: “exploits using this vulnerability are significantly reduced “) Intel Management Engine Vulnerability and Surface Devices

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    Toymaster has released Security Mailer Volume 17 Number 49

    December 10th, 2017 by

    Security Mailer V17 #49 Apple Updates (also High Sierra and iOS fixed again) Firefox and Firefox ESR updated Open Source – Samba Updates, Linux updates Microsoft Advisories, out-of-cycle emergency releases for Malware Protection Engine, Non-Security Office releases General Security entries include vulnerability review and new UDP based amplification attacks.  Also, Cisco IPS bulletin, SANS info.

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    Toymaster has released Security Mailer Volume 17 Number 48

    December 5th, 2017 by

    Security Mailer V17 #48 Apple plugs another big hole in High Sierra Browsers Pale Moon and Firefox updated Cisco Security Advisories Linux updates Microsoft creates their own VMware stack for Azure, Update revisions and releases General Security entries include Wireshark updates  

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