Mobile Security – iPhone iOS 9 Exploit manipulates Siri to gain access

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A combination of manual techniques and manipulation of Siri service can unlock an iPhone by someone with access to physical device. http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2491912,00.asp http://lifehacker.com/ios-9-lock-screen-exploit-gives-evildoers-access-to-you-1732811435 RECOMMENDATION: Want to prevent it? Just turn off Siri on your lock screen. A clever iPhone user uncovered a new exploit in iOS 9 (and 9.0.1) that allows a person—presumably with a […]

Facebook – New Rich Text authoring capabilities

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Facebook is adding new rich text capability to notes and posting capabilities as shared below: http://www.techtimes.com/articles/88620/20150926/facebook-gives-notes-a-much-needed-facelift.htm Facebook has given a significant makeover to its long-ignored feature: Notes. Now, the feature allows users to add cover photos, put captions and format texts, among other things. Facebook discussed the most recent update on the feature through a […]

Windows 10 Enterprise – Corporate maintenance documentation

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An excellent resource on WIN10 security update options and other desktop management maintenance needs has been published on TechNet https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/mt598226%28v=vs.85%29.aspx In enterprise IT environments, the desire to provide users with the latest technologies needs to be balanced with the need for manageability and cost control. In the past, many enterprises managed their Windows deployments homogeneously […]

Firefox 41 – Security Improvements

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Firefox 41 is an important release as several security issues are resolved in Firefox version 41 https://isc.sans.edu/forums/diary/Mozilla+Foundation+Security+Advisory+2015112/20187/ Firefox has announced several vulnerabilities have been fixed in Firefox 41 and Firefox ESR 38. CVE-2015-4517: NetworkUtils.cpp in Mozilla Firefox before 41.0 and Firefox ESR 38.x before 38.3 might allow remote attackers to cause a denial of service CVE-2015-4521: […]

Leadership – Requires paddling upstream against the flow sometimes

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An excellent article from John Maxwell’s leadership blog: http://www.johnmaxwell.com/blog/to-grow-go-against-the-flow-together What direction is your boat moving at this point in 2015? And how many fellow travelers are you partnering with?  Partnership in growth is so important. This is especially true for leadership growth. When we surround ourselves with others on the same journey, and seek to […]

Firefox 41 – New built-In Instant Messaging capability

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Key features are noted in the PC Magazine evaluation of Firefox 41 http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2491867,00.asp The latest version of the browser, Firefox 41, made its debut this week with a new built-in instant messaging feature, letting you send and receive IMs when you’re in a Hello video call. At this point, the feature is only available on […]

Digital Camera Technology – Top 2015 models

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The following PC Magazine shares top digital camera and camcorder models for 2015: http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2491802,00.asp According to research firm InfoTrends, the human race will shoot one trillion photos in 2015. That number is astounding in and of itself, but perhaps equally incredible is that it represents a 50 percent increase over the number of photos created […]

Tablets – Apple iPad Pro compared with Microsoft Surface Pro 3

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The PC Magazine review compares the new Apple iPad Pro with Microsoft Surface Pro 3 http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2490941,00.asp The iPad Pro measures 12 by 8.68 by 0.27 inches (HWD) and weighs 1.57 pounds, which is bigger and heavier than the original iPad but still surprisingly thin, nearly matching the iPad Air 2’s 0.24-inch thickness. Microsoft’s Surface Pro 3 is a […]

EMAIL SPAM – Malicious Upatre/Dyre attack circulating

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The ISC and other security sites warn of spam with malicious ZIP attachments that are being  sent in major waves. ISC LINK – Uparte/Dyre malspam attacks http://myonlinesecurity.co.uk/invoice-or-credit-note-from-random-companies-fake-pdf-malware/ http://myonlinesecurity.co.uk/message-from-mp2541-fake-pdf-malware/ Any email filtering worth its cost should block numerous messages every day.  Most people are content to ignore these blocked messages; however, I’m always interested to see […]

Leadership – Requires both VISION and CULTURE

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John Maxwell’s blog articulates excellent advice for IT and business leaders http://www.johnmaxwell.com/blog/culture-vs-vision-is-it-really-either-or Culture seems to be the new emphasis for leaders these days. Five years ago if you would have brought up the subject, people would look at you blankly. Now, everyone recognizes its importance. Recently at a conference, I stated that I believe culture […]


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