Data Breach – JP Morgan intrusion details emerging

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More details emerge on JP Morgan banking breach earlier this year: http://bits.blogs.nytimes.com/2014/12/23/daily-report-simple-flaw-allowed-jp-morgan-computer-breach/   The computer breach at JPMorgan Chase this summer — the largest intrusion of an American bank to date — might have been thwarted if the bank had installed a simple security fix to an overlooked server in its vast network, said people […]

Ransomware – NEW OphionLocker family emerges

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The new OphionLocker ransomware malware agent is described in following links: http://trojan7malware.blogspot.co.uk/2014/12/ophionlocker-new-ransomware-on-scene.html https://www.f-secure.com/weblog/archives/00002777.html   Last August, we wrote about a series of ransomware that included  SynoLocker and CryptoWall. In our Cryptowall post, we briefly mentioned the more advanced family of ransomware, CTB-Locker, which uses elliptic curve cryptography for file encryption and Tor for communication with the […]

Wireless Technology – Projections for 2015

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Some projections for 2015 are noted in following article: http://www.bidnessetc.com/31708-what-to-expect-from-the-wireless-industry-in-2015/ QUOTE:  2014 was a tumultuous year for wireless carriers. The telecom sector has underperformed the overall market due to failed merger attempts, intensifying price wars, and expensive spectrum auctions, The telecom ETF, iShares Dow Jones US Telecom has risen 0.34% year-to-date (YTD), compared to the […]

Windows 10 – New Spartan web browser project may be in process

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Microsoft may be working on a major update in it’s browser technology as part of the Windows 10 initiative.  Further developments are likely to emerge in future. http://www.zdnet.com/article/microsoft-is-building-a-new-browser-as-part-of-its-windows-10-push/   There’s been talk for a while that Microsoft was going to make some big changes to Internet Explorer in the Windows 10 time frame, making IE “Spartan” […]

CyberSecurity – Gaming Networks offline Christmas

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Cyberattacks were launched during holiday season as documented in article below: http://bits.blogs.nytimes.com/2014/12/26/sony-and-microsoft-game-console-networks-disrupted/   The computer networks for Microsoft’s Xbox and Sony’s PlayStation 4 video game consoles were off line for most of Christmas Day, possibly because of an attack by a group of hackers with a history of targeting video games. The hackers who call […]

Leadership – Travel High Road effective for difficult people

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Another excellent leadership article: http://www.johnmaxwell.com/blog/want-a-better-holiday-follow-my-dads-advice   There’s lots of great advice out there about handling relational conflict over the holidays – from setting healthy boundaries to sharing feelings kindly but honestly. And it’s all valuable advice. Today, I’d like to share with you one behavior that my dad modeled in my family growing up, and […]


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