Twitter – 2017 improvements may include an edit button

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The capability to edit posts and more restrictive controls on fake news are possible improvements for Twitter in 2017 http://www.freep.com/story/tech/2016/12/29/twitter-ceo-we-need-edit-button/95972118/ Could Twitter be finally adding an edit button? In new tweets from CEO Jack Dorsey, the answer may actually be yes.  After asking users for what they would want to see Twitter add or improve […]

Facebook – No longer free HOAX version DEC 2016

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While most users know to avoid these hoaxes, users should always get secondary verification at other sites.  Well crafted HTML and inexperience can trick users into taking wrong action on hoaxes or malware traps.  Facecrooks security shares awareness of latest variant circulating. http://facecrooks.com/Scam-Watch/Facebook-Free-Always-Will-Be.html/ This common hoax that gets circulated over and over again claims that […]

US CERT – GRIZZLY-STEPPE national security research project

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CERT & DHS released the GRIZZLEY STEEPE report to document some aspects of forensics findings for recent political & domestic hacking incidents https://www.us-cert.gov/security-publications/GRIZZLY-STEPPE-Russian-Malicious-Cyber-Activity https://www.us-cert.gov/sites/default/files/publications/JAR_16-20296A_GRIZZLY%20STEPPE-2016-1229.pdf On October 7, 2016, the Department Of Homeland Security (DHS) and the Office of the Director of National Intelligence (DNI) issued a joint statement on election security compromises. DHS has released a […]

Microsoft Security Updates – DECEMBER 2016

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Below are key resources documenting this recent monthly Microsoft Patch Tuesday release: https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/security/ms16-dec.aspx https://isc.sans.edu/mspatchdays.html http://blog.talosintel.com/2016/12/ms-tuesday.html The final patch Tuesday of 2016 has arrived. Today, Microsoft has released their monthly set of security bulletins designed to address security vulnerabilities within their products. This month’s release contains 12 bulletins addressing 48 vulnerabilities. Six bulletins are rated critical […]

Amazon — Patents Future Technology for Floating Drone Warehouse

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This future technology would be revolutionary where there is a good fit. Shippers still must evaluate liability costs for human injury or property damage from the new world of drones. Security must be preserved at all points as well in designing these new delivery systems. http://www.pcmag.com/news/350670/amazon-patents-a-floating-drone-warehouse A dirigible-shaped mothership, possibly similar to the one pictured […]

Windows 10 – DELAY UPDATES option for home users in future

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While it is always beneficial to update software as soon as possible, sometimes there is a need to update drivers or other software first when issues are discovered.  Microsoft is implementing in next major “Windows 10 features release” the capability to DELAY UPDATES for home users in future.  This enhancement is currently being tested as shared below: […]

Atomic Clock – LEAP SECOND adjustment planned on DEC 31 2016

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Tomorrow, a ‘leap second’ will be added to our universal clocks and this change will re-sync computers accordingly from the master time site on Internet that Network Time Protocol routines use. https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/capital-weather-gang/wp/2016/12/28/on-dec-31-an-extra-leap-second-will-be-added-to-our-universal-clocks-because-waves/ The year 2016 will last a little longer. You’ll need to wait a second!  As massive as our planet is, the Earth still […]


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