Leadership – Three common obstacles to personal growth

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John Maxwell reflects on the need to think beyond current limitations and common constraints which often create barriers for successful achievement. http://www.johnmaxwell.com/blog/negative-beliefs-the-obstacles-on-your-path-to-growth To make it up the growth slope, we need to figure out the best route and make steady progress on the way up. That often means removing obstacles that are in our way. […]

IoT Malware – New Mirai botnet impacts one million German users

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A new variant of the IoT based Mirai botnet has surfaced creating a major distributed denial of service (DDoS) attack in Germany as documented below  https://www.symantec.com/connect/blogs/mirai-new-wave-iot-botnet-attacks-hits-germany A new wave of attacks involving the Mirai botnet has crippled internet access for nearly a million home users in Germany. The latest attacks used a new version of […]

Solar Technology – India completes World’s Largest Plant NOV 2016

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This amazing technological feat was completed in 8 months http://thenextweb.com/insider/2016/11/30/india-solar-power-plant-huge/ Following eight months of construction, India has finished building its new solar power farm in Kamuthi which will replace California’s Topaz Farm as the world’s biggest solar plant. The massive facility packs 648 megawatts, which should suffice to power over 150,000 homes, and consists of […]

Leadership – Personal Growth requires daily small steps forward

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As John Maxwell reflects, we should all strive for continuous improvement with a theme of personal improvement each day. Small improvements each day will add up over time and result in positive changes in both character and contributions. http://www.johnmaxwell.com/blog/the-most-important-reason-to-pursue-growth There are several great reasons to pursue growth. It can help us achieve our career goals. […]

Apple – Tips to recover iPhone storage when full

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This Business Insider slideshow shares techniques & strategies to quickly recover iPhone storage when the internal storage drive is full http://www.businessinsider.com/how-to-clear-iphone-storage-and-get-more-space-2016-11 We’ve all been there: you try to download an app or take a photo, and your iPhone says you don’t have enough storage.  It’s a super frustrating situation that can render your phone practically unusable. […]

Android Malware – Gooligan infects over 1 million devices

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Over 1 million users on older Android versions 4 and 5 are exposed to a new malware agent that allows access to Google applications http://www.businessinsider.com/how-to-check-if-your-google-account-is-infected-with-malware-2016-11 Anyone running an older version of the Android operating system, be warned: Malware is infecting 13,000 Android devices every day, putting at risk the private details of more than 1 […]

Leadership – Best practices when confrontation is needed

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John Maxwell offers great advice for leaders and managers, who must sometimes correct problems or issues with members of the team.  It is always best to do so privately and encourage professionals at the end, when these corrections are sometimes needed. http://www.johnmaxwell.com/blog/the-ten-commandments-of-confrontation I bet you’ve heard this before: In any organization, people are the most valuable […]

Congress — Consumer Review Fairness Act of 2016

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Congress has passed the “Consumer Review Fairness Act of 2016” preserving freedom of speech when negative reviews are posted online. http://www.pcmag.com/news/349960/congress-passes-bill-protecting-consumer-reviews A bill protecting US customers’ right to post negative online reviews is awaiting the President’s signature.  The Senate this week unanimously passed legislation that will outlaw the use of “gag clauses” by businesses trying […]

Windows 10 Professional – Feature and Security update deferral settings

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While corporate settings will govern many WIN10 PRO and Enterprise devices, home users using WIN 10 professional have an option to delay feature updates for a period of time allowing complex feature releases to better achieve stability as fixes are performed based on early issues. http://www.pcworld.com/article/3145473/windows/how-to-defer-windows-10-updates.html Forced updates in Windows 10 have their appeal. For […]

Malware – ImageGate embeds malicious code in graphics files

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Checkpoint security describes an innovative attack where ImageGate embeds malicious code in graphics files.  Users should exit their browser session if an unusual file unexpectedly starts to download after clicking on an image. http://blog.checkpoint.com/2016/11/24/imagegate-check-point-uncovers-new-method-distributing-malware-images/ Check Point researchers identified a new attack vector, named ImageGate, which embeds malware in image and graphic files. Furthermore, the researchers […]


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