Windows 10 – Sharing single PC among different home users

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This informative PC World article documents some best practices for sharing a single PC among different home users. The key approach is to assign each user their own account with controlled restrictions. http://www.pcworld.com/article/3048740/windows/windows-10-tips-how-to-share-a-single-pc-without-headaches.html Two or more people sharing one PC for work sounds like a recipe for disaster. Do you really want a family member […]

Ransomware – SAMSAM designed to attack Healthcare industry

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A new Ransomware agent called SAMSAM is designed to attack Healthcare industry computer networks. It encrypts each vulnerable PC it finds on the network and demands 1 or more BITCOINS per infected PC for the decryption key to save them. http://blog.talosintel.com/2016/03/samsam-ransomware.html Cisco Talos is currently observing a widespread campaign leveraging the Samas/Samsam/MSIL.B/C ransomware variant. Unlike […]

Security – Bruce Schneier privacy video

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This recent video shares a 15 minute interview of security pioneer by Bruce Schneier on the Integration of Privacy and Security https://threatpost.com/bruce-schneier-on-the-integration-of-privacy-and-security/116946/ Threatpost Editor in Chief Mike Mimoso talks to crypto pioneer and security expert Bruce Schneier of Resilient Systems about the early days of the RSA Conference, the integration of privacy and security, and […]

Hardware – Waterproof PC developed by Stealth corporation

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Stealth corporation has introduced an interesting technological design for highly specialized applications as documented below: http://www.eweek.com/blogs/first-read/stealth.com-launches-small-water-tight-pc.html Stealth.com, which specializes in industrial, rugged computers, is rolling out its latest waterproof, fanless computer designed for particularly harsh environments. The company’s WPC-725F is an Intel-powered water-tight system that comes in a small form factor that company officials said […]

Adobe – March 2016 Security patches address Zero-Day exploit

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The Adobe security updates for March 2016 should be installed prompted as documented below: http://www.eweek.com/blogs/security-watch/adobe-updates-flash-to-patch-zero-day-flaw.html https://helpx.adobe.com/security.html A delayed March update provides patches for 23 security vulnerabilities, including one for a zero-day flaw already being exploited by attackers.  Adobe pushed out a security update for its Flash Player on March 10, providing users with patches for […]

Apple – Mobile security firm helping FBI open encrypted iPhone

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Further updates on this major legal and privacy issue are shared below: http://www.reuters.com/article/us-apple-encryption-cellebrite-idUSKCN0WP17J Israel’s Cellebrite, a provider of mobile forensic software, is helping the U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation’s attempt to unlock an iPhone used by one of the San Bernardino, California shooters, the Yedioth Ahronoth newspaper reported on Wednesday.  If Cellebrite succeeds, then the FBI […]

Ransomware – Hospital in Kentucky impacted

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Attackers are demanding $1,675 (four bitcoins) from a Kentucky hospital to unlock some computers infected with Ransomware.  It was reported that primary patient systems were not impacted http://www.pcmag.com/news/343184/another-hospital-falls-victim-to-ransomware A hospital in Kentucky is the latest healthcare facility to be targeted in a ransomware attack, according to security analyst Brian Krebs. Methodist Hospital in Henderson, Ky. […]

Facebook – Automatic Detection of Imposter Accounts

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Facebook has implemented a new automatic detection process when someone attempts to impersonate another user with their name and photos by setting up a second imposter accounts.  The real user is alerted and they have the option to flag this a “fake account” so that Facebook’s security team can quickly delete it. http://www.pcmag.com/news/343185/facebook-now-automatically-detects-imposter-accounts http://mashable.com/2016/03/22/facebook-impersonation-alert/#gZN3JOrm9gqR A feature that […]

Apple iPhone SE – New device with smaller 4-inch screen

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The Apple iPhone SE implements the latest iPhone features in a smaller physical device framework http://www.pcmag.com/article/343075/apple-iphone-se-brings-6s-features-to-4-inch-device As expected, Apple unveiled a new 4-inch iPhone today, dubbed the iPhone SE. Pre-orders begin Thursday, March 24 and the iPhone SE arrives on March 31, starting at $399 for the 16GB model; a 64GB version will be $499. […]

Microsoft Security Updates – MARCH 2016

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Below are key resources documenting this recent monthly Microsoft Patch Tuesday release: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/security/bulletin/ms16-mar https://isc.sans.edu/mspatchdays.html?viewday=2016-03-08 http://blog.talosintel.com/2016/03/ms-tuesday.html Microsoft has released their monthly set of security bulletins designed to address security vulnerabilities within their products. This month’s release contains 13 bulletins addressing 44 vulnerabilities. Five bulletins are rated critical and address vulnerabilities in Edge, Graphic Fonts, Internet Explorer, […]


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