Windows 10 – Eleven recommend applications from Microsoft Store

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Information Week shares 11 apps for Windows 10.  Most are free and the other products may be purchased for low cost.  “Microsoft Calculator” and “VLC Player” and “I Heart Radio” are all excellent additions that I would recommend http://www.informationweek.com/software/operating-systems/11-windows-10-apps-for-your-upgraded-pc/d/d-id/1321895 Ever since it first unveiled Windows 10 earlier this year, Microsoft has emphasized the new Windows […]

Windows 10 – Current privacy and security concerns are easily addressed

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Windows 10 offers new designs and this informative article shares beneficial techniques to address early concerns that have surfaced with certain default settings. http://www.computerworld.com/article/2975004/microsoft-windows/4-overblown-windows-10-worries.html Not long after Windows 10 was released late last month, it received a different kind of publicity than Microsoft wanted — concerns about everything from its privacy practices to fears about […]

Microsoft Security — Critical Internet Explorer MS15-093 update

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A “patch now” and “out-of-band” IE update was released last week to help protect users from specially crafted malformed webpage attacks as described below: ISC link — Microsoft Security Bulletin MS15-093 – Critical Internet Explorer update https://technet.microsoft.com/library/security/MS15-093 https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/3087985 https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/3081444 https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/3088903 This security update resolves a vulnerability in Internet Explorer. The vulnerability could allow remote code […]

Application Security – Top Ten attack methods in 2015

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The following slide slow by eWeek provides excellent security awareness in defining popular security attack methods to avoid and setup protective defenses against:  http://www.eweek.com/security/slideshows/top-10-common-application-attacks-to-avoid.html Today, more and more application development processes are moving onto the Web. In fact, entire productivity suites, including Google Drive, email, storage, digital credit cards, photos and more are housed there. […]

Windows Security – Corporate Service Account protection

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The ISC shares some of the security risks associated with corporate service account and the need for best practices to protect resources so that these accounts can’t be used interactively to log in.  ISC link – Corporate Service Account protection Windows Service Accounts have been one of those enterprise “neccessary evils” – things that you […]

Adobe Security Updates – AUGUST 2015

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Adobe has a  large release as part of their monthly security update process.  They usually release on the same day as Microsoft’s “Patch Tuesday”.  Users should patch expediently, as prompted.  https://grahamcluley.com/2015/08/adobe-flash-patch-pronto/ https://helpx.adobe.com/security/products/flash-player/apsb15-19.html If you still have Adobe Flash installed on your computer, you should patch it pronto – regardless of whether you are running Windows, OS X or […]

Microsoft Security Updates – AUGUST 2015

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On Tuesday, Microsoft released a large number of security bulletins for newly discovered vulnerabilities.  All home & corporate users should promptly update their systems: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/security/bulletin/MS15-AUG https://isc.sans.edu/forums/diary/August+2015+Microsoft+Patch+Tuesday/20023/ Today we released security updates to provide protections against malicious attackers. As a best practice, we encourage customers to apply security updates as soon as they are released. More […]

Mozilla Firefox 40 – Third party add-ins now will require certification controls

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Firefox 40 is set to “WARN only” allowing some time for 3rd party vendors to come up to speed.  Still, this is a beneficial change based on past user experiences where malware infections can more easily occur without this needed control   Firefox Brings Fresh new Look to Windows 10 and Makes Add-ons Saferhttp://www.cnet.com/uk/news/firefox-tries-to-edge-out-microsoft-in-windows-10-browser-battle/https://blog.mozilla.org/blog/2015/08/11/firefox-brings-fresh-new-look-to-windows-10-and-makes-add-ons-safer/ Released on Tuesday, Firefox 40 is […]

Leadership – Ambition and Attitude are key attributes for success

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John Maxwell’s blogs are an awesome free resource for IT and business leaders. This weekly article explores key attributes of successful leaders. http://www.johnmaxwell.com/blog/whats-the-one-thing-all-successful-people-have-in-common What’s the one thing all successful people have in common?  Some would say it’s great ability or intelligence. But we all can probably think of someone who’s not particularly talented who’s doing […]

Windows 10 – Improved Privacy settings for travel or other needs

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This eWEEK slide show shares Windows 10 settings that can help improve privacy as needed based on how, when, and where users may need avoid risk (e.g., while traveling where greater exposures may be present) http://www.eweek.com/security/slideshows/how-to-lock-down-windows-10s-privacy-settings.html Windows 10 has been out for more than a week, and so far the industry’s reaction has been fairly […]


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