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    Archive for April, 2019

    Beware of free Windows “Cleaners”

    April 28th, 2019 by

    Fake Windows PC Cleaner Drops AZORult Info-Stealing Trojan Yet another reason to avoid so-called “Cleaners” for Windows. First off, I don’t trust things that will “automatically” make changes to my PC without my knowing exactly what they are doing. Yet these programs keep showing up, even advertised on-line as well as on TV.  “Researchers have […]

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    Security Mailer (2019 # 17)

    April 28th, 2019 by

    Security Mailer Volume 19 Number 17 Linux updates Microsoft Security Bulletins revise General Security reviews last week Oracle releases out-of-band patch for 0-day in WebLogic Server

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    WIndows 10 “May 2019” Update will have problems with USB devices

    April 25th, 2019 by

    Microsoft Confirms Windows 10 May Update Won’t Work If You Have USB Drives Connected “Welcome to the Hotel California”!!  “This PC can’t be upgraded to Windows 10” error on a computer that has a USB device or SD card attached “Inappropriate drive reassignment can occur on Windows 10-based computers that have an external USB device […]

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    Security Mailer (2019 # 16)

    April 21st, 2019 by

    Security Mailer Volume 19 Number 16 Many Cisco Security Advisories Linux updates Microsoft unpatched 0-day for Internet Explorer Oracle Patch Tuesday General Security review of last week Wireshark updates

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    Windows 7 Service Pack 1Windows Server 2008 R2 Service Pack 1 Problems after installing KB4493448 (Security-only update)?

    April 15th, 2019 by

    KB4493448 (Security-only update) – Known issues in this update This “Security Only” update is known to cause with Sophos and Avira. If you installed it and experience the problems listed, you should uninstall the update. Microsoft has temporarily blocked devices from receiving this update if either is installed

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    Microsoft reveals hackers accessed some Outlook.com accounts for months

    April 14th, 2019 by

    Microsoft reveals hackers accessed some Outlook.com accounts for months “Microsoft has started notifying some Outlook.com users that a hacker was able to access accounts for months earlier this year. The software giant discovered that a support agent’s credentials were compromised for its web mail service, allowing unauthorized access to some accounts between January 1st and […]

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    Security Mailer (2019 #15)

    April 14th, 2019 by

    Security Mailer Volume 2019 Number 15 Adobe updates everything Cisco Security Advisories Linux Updates Microsoft Patch Tuesday Security Releases Warning for Sophos AV users Vulnerabilities under active attack General Security review of last week, new phishing attacks can make 2FA useless

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    Patch Tuesday – April 2019

    April 10th, 2019 by

    Patch Tuesday Lowdown, April 2019 Edition Interesting….. I noted that “Check for Updates” first generated about a dozen hardware updates that were dated 2018. After completed, it then loaded the expected 1809 and other “patch Tuesday” type updates. I also noted that the 1809 update only required one reboot. In the past, it would start […]

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    Security Mailer (2019 # 13)

    April 6th, 2019 by

    Security Mailer Volume 2019 Number 13 Apple Security Updates Browser Pale Moon update Cisco Security Advisories Linux updates General Security reviews last weeks vulnerabilities Added a quick reference cheat sheet of shortcuts to the Windows 10 resources folder

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    Security Mailer (2019 # 12)

    April 6th, 2019 by

    Sorry for the delay, folks. Unfortunately (for you), an 11-day Caribbean cruise beats out posting, especially with limited internet… 🙂 Security Mailer Volume 2019 Number 12 Mozilla updates Firefox and Firefox ESR twice this week Thunderbird Cisco Security Advisories Linux Updates Microsoft Security Updates revised General Security review of last week Securely erase dataPuTTY update […]

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