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    Microsoft Operating Systems BlueKeep Vulnerability

    June 19th, 2019 by

    Microsoft Operating Systems BlueKeep Vulnerability

    Summary

    The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) is issuing this Activity Alert to provide information on a vulnerability, known as “BlueKeep,” that exists in the following Microsoft Windows Operating Systems (OSs), including both 32- and 64-bit versions, as well as all Service Pack versions:

    • Windows 2000
    • Windows Vista
    • Windows XP
    • Windows 7
    • Windows Server 2003
    • Windows Server 2003 R2
    • Windows Server 2008
    • Windows Server 2008 R2

    An attacker can exploit this vulnerability to take control of an affected system.

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    Microsoft Beefs Up Wi-Fi Protection

    May 27th, 2019 by

    https://threatpost.com/microsoft-wi-fi-protection/145053/

    “Microsoft has begun pushing out its May 2019 Windows 10 update, which will flag Wi-Fi networks that are using the outdated and insecure Wired Equivalent Privacy (WEP) and Temporal Key Integrity Protocol (TKIP) authentication mechanisms.”

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    Windows 10 “May 2019 Update” (1903) makes changes to Patching Process

    May 24th, 2019 by

    Systems administrators: You need to know about this Windows 10 1903 patching change

    PSA: New Update Product Categories for 1903 Release

    Apparently, the new categories must be selected in order for future 1902 update to be synced.

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    Windows 10 “May Update” has a few problems reported

    May 23rd, 2019 by

    SURPRISE (NOT!) Looks like some problems are surfacing about the “May 2019 Update” for Windows 10. Here are a couple of links that might alert you in advance and/or help you work around some of them.

    www.thewindowsclub.com/known-issues-with-windows-10-v1903-may-2019-update

    www.windowscentral.com/windows-10-may-2019-update-common-problems-and-fixes

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    20,000 Linksys routers leak historic records

    May 19th, 2019 by

    20,000 Linksys routers leak historic record of every device ever connected

    More than 20,000 Linksys wireless routers are regularly leaking full historic records of every device that has ever connected to them, including devices’ unique identifiers, names, and the operating systems they use. The data can be used by snoops or hackers in either targeted or opportunistic attacks.

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    Here’s how to turn off FaceTime

    January 29th, 2019 by

    How to turn off FaceTime on your iPhone, iPad, and Mac

    “Apple has temporarily turned off the Group FaceTime feature in iOS and macOS, which it says should address the bug. However, if you want to make absolutely sure, you can disable it entirely from your end. This will turn off both video and audio FaceTime calls, but it’s a safety precaution to take until this nasty bug is fixed.”

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    Nest camera broadcasts Missile Warning

    January 23rd, 2019 by

    One wonders what their password was… 🙂

    Fake ICBM missile warning over Nest system sends East Bay family into panic

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    Security Mailer Volume (2019 #3)

    January 20th, 2019 by

    Security Mailer Volume 2019 Number 3

    • Browser Pale Moon updated
    • Cisco Security Advisory
    • Oracle released Java updates
    • Linux updates
    • Microsoft update revisions
    • General Security review of last weeks vulnerabilities
    • New email data breach of immense proportions were made public

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    How to lock your Windows 10 PC remotely

    January 6th, 2019 by

    You all probably know this, but I thought it was well done…

    How to lock your Windows 10 PC remotely

    If you have lost your laptop or had it stolen while being logged in, you can use this guide to use your Microsoft account to find and lock it remotely.”

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    Patch Tuesday, December 2018 Edition

    December 12th, 2018 by

    Patch Tuesday, December 2018 Edition

    “Adobe and Microsoft each released updates today to tackle critical security weaknesses in their software. Microsoft’s December patch batch is relatively light, addressing more than three dozen vulnerabilities in Windows and related applications. Adobe has issued security fixes for its Acrobat and PDF Reader products, and has a patch for yet another zero-day flaw in Flash Player that is already being exploited in the wild.”

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