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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