Microsoft Security Updates – SEPTEMBER 2014

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Critical Security updates to Microsoft Windows, Internet Explorer, Framework, and other products became available on Patch Tuesday.  Users should promptly update to enjoy best levels of protection. So far, no issues encountered in early use after installation.   https://isc.sans.edu/forums/diary/Microsoft+Patch+Tuesday+-+September+2014/18627 http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/security/bulletin/ms14-sep

Apple – iPhone6 and other announced products

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The iPhone6 and ApplePay were two of most significant product announcements from recent product update cycle: http://7online.com/technology/live-updates-apples-product-announcement/301057/ http://www.networkworld.com/article/2604369/smartphones/apple-introduces-iphone-6-and-iphone-6-plus.html Quote: At its big fall event at in Cupertino on Tuesday, Apple unveiled two new iPhones: the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus. As expected, both new models sport much larger screens than previous versions. The standard […]

Data Breach – Home Depot security compromise confirmed

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Forensic investigations have confirmed security controls at Home Depot were compromised (stock price has fallen by 4% since reports surfaced). Article also reflects additional data breaches were reported in recent days, by grocery chain Supervalu, UPS Stores Inc. and Dairy Queen. http://www.computerworld.com/article/2604360/home-depot-confirms-breach.html QUOTE:  After nearly a week of investigation, Home Depot on Monday confirmed that […]

Facebook Privacy – Warnings for publishing photos of children

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Warnings related to protecting family privacy are noted in links below: http://www.washingtonpost.com/news/the-intersect/wp/2014/08/25/why-you-might-not-want-to-post-your-childs-back-to-school-photos-to-facebook/ Slate article link http://facecrooks.com/Internet-Safety-Privacy/Should-You-Post-Photos-Your-Children-Online.html/ QUOTE: Aug. 25 marks the first day of school in districts across the country, which means — for parent-friending Facebook and Twitter users among us — the first day in a month-long torrent of back-to-school photos.  This is all […]

Facebook – Auto-Play Videos may cause users to exceed data plan

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For Facebook users, link at bottom shares how to disable Auto-Play feature to help better conserve bandwidth http://facecrooks.com/Internet-Safety-Privacy/Study-Facebook-Auto-Play-Videos-Could-Be-Costing-You.html/ http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-2741805/Keep-maxing-mobile-data-limit-Facebook-s-autoplay-videos-blame-higher-phone-bills-website-claims.html QUOTE: If you’ve noticed your mobile bill steadily climb the more you use Facebook on your phone, you’re not alone. According to the website MoneySavingExpert.com, Facebook’s auto-play function for videos could be causing users to burn […]

Facebook – New Privacy Checkup Tool

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An animated blue cartoon dinosaur helps guide users in improving their basic settings for Privacy http://securitywatch.pcmag.com/privacy/327117-facebook-privacy-checkup-helps-users-tweak-sharing-options QUOTE:  Facebook is rolling out Privacy Checkup, a new tool to help users review and adjust their privacy settings. A dialog box will appear on the site and ask to “to quickly review a few of your privacy settings to make […]

Server Hardware – New Intel Xeon E5-2600 CPU

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Interesting advancements in corporate hardware technologies are noted in link below http://www.networkworld.com/article/2604202/beefier-servers-pack-more-storage-ddr4-memory.html QUOTE: Servers with Intel’s new Xeon E5-2600 v3 server chips, code-named Grantley, were announced by Hewlett-Packard, Dell, Lenovo and IBM Monday. The servers were announced on the same day Intel debuted the chips, which are based on the Haswell microarchitecture. Intel has cranked […]


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