Facebook Privacy – Q2 2014 earnings conference commentary

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During second-quarter 2014 earnings conference CEO Mark Zuckerberg shares key considerations related to Facebook privacy http://allfacebook.com/2q-earnings-privacy_b133493 This is a really important question. I think this misunderstood about Facebook. One of the things that we focused on the most is creating private faces for people to share things and have interactions that they couldn’t have had […]

Facebook Security – Verified Page Scam July 2014

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Facebook security warnings were issued to avoid interacting with “Verified Page” scam which has been in circulation this month. http://allfacebook.com/verified-page-scam_b133080 QUOTE — WARNING: Do Not Turn Over Ownership Of Your Facebook Pages … Facebook page administrators, beware: While the social network does have verified pages, do not respond to notifications from a page called Verified […]

Sharepoint Security – Best Practices July 2014

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Excellent list of Sharepoint Best Practices published last week in TechNet http://blogs.technet.com/b/harmeetw/archive/2014/07/23/protecting-sharepoint.aspx QUOTE: The things we can control …. 1. Infrastructure – A solid infrastructure gets half the job done. Take  a look at couple of Extranet designs 2. Secure Login – The very first thing you want to implement is Secure Login. By default […]

Windows 9 – Adaptable UI optimized for the Device

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Some early strategies for next generation of Windows is shared by Microsoft’s CEO Satya Nadella in this article. http://www.informationweek.com/mobile/mobile-devices/nadellas-windows-9-and-device-plans-explained/a/d-id/1297502 QUOTE: Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella said during this week’s earnings call that the next version of Windows will “streamline” from three operating systems — Windows, Windows RT, and Windows Phone — “into a single, converged [OS] […]

WORDPRESS – Best practices in authoring posts

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These links provide best practices and advice on constructing blog posts in the Word Press environment WORDPRESS – Writing Posts & BEST PRACTICES http://codex.wordpress.org/Writing_Posts WORDPRESS – Primary Lessons Menu page http://codex.wordpress.org/WordPress_Lessons WORDPRESS – Introduction to Blogging http://codex.wordpress.org/Introduction_to_Blogging WORDPRESS – Design and Layout http://codex.wordpress.org/Blog_Design_and_Layout WORDPRESS – Advanced Topics http://codex.wordpress.org/Advanced_Topics WORDPRESS – How to create your own […]

AntiVirus – Windows XP product tests June 2014

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Windows XP users should actively plan migration to the latest version of Windows for improved security protection.  AV-Test institute shares test results for about 2 dozen products that still support this expired operating system http://securitywatch.pcmag.com/security-software/325620-xp-users-can-still-get-effective-antivirus-protection QUOTE:  As of April 2014, Microsoft officially ended support for Windows XP. Those still using XP won’t get any more […]

IT Project Management – John Maxwell’s 10-80-10 Delegation strategy

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John Maxwell shares project delegation tactics in his latest blog post. Within the 10-80-10 delegation framework, the leader is most active at start of project where they set vision, direction, and help define the blueprint for project success.  Then the project manager delegates detailed responsibilities to team to carry out the plan. Finally at the end, […]

Nigerian 419 Scams – More Sophisticated Attacks in 2014

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As shared below, 419 scams are improving as these social engineering experts improve on their technology techniques.  http://securitywatch.pcmag.com/malware/325712-nigerian-scammers-adopting-more-sophisticated-attacks http://connect.paloaltonetworks.com/adversary-report QUOTE: Nigerian criminals are infamous for running easily-spotted “419” phishing scams that bait individuals into giving up credit card details or other personal information. But over the past few years, these criminals have expanded their skills […]

Anti-Virus Products – JUNE 2014 test scores

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AV comparatives recently conducted their “real world” simulation tests for 20 AV products as noted below: http://www.av-comparatives.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/07/avc_prot_2014a_en.pdf QUOTE: The full report goes into great detail about the exact test methodology. Briefly, researchers install 20 or more antivirus products on identical PCs. Every day they gather the latest malicious URLs and test whether each product protected the system. […]

Leadership – IT Decision Making Best Practices

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Another excellent leadership article from John Maxwell, that has relevance for IT professionals http://www.johnmaxwell.com/blog/making-the-tough-call-when-everyones-eyes-are-on-you http://www.johnmaxwell.com/blog/ QUOTE: Entire countries come to a standstill during the World Cup soccer tournament. With such a small margin separating victory and defeat, the decisions made by referees play a significant role in determining the outcome of a match. Like soccer […]


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