Facebook Security – FBI publishes dangers associated with Romance Scams

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The FBI has an issued an informative awareness document on the growing dangers of Romance Scams as follows: https://www.fbi.gov/news/stories/romance-scams “I’m very active on Facebook,” said the woman, who agreed to share her story in the hopes that others might avoid becoming victims. “I thought it was safe.” After she friended Charlie—without verifying his bogus claim […]

Security – Google publishes two zero-day Microsoft vulnerabilities

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As Google products must be compatible with Microsoft and other vendor software, the Google security research teams give a 90 day period for vendors to patch and will automatically publish details once the deadline is reached.  While this policy forces vendor to update in the next release, there is some risk in publishing vulnerable code […]

EMAIL Security – Google Docs download phishing attack FEB-2017

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This new email phishing attack has been successful as it pretends to be an email attachment download.  Using realistic looking Outlook login screen, the bad guys capture just enough information to steal credentials.  When email ID/password is discovered, attackers quickly use them to spread more spam based phishing attacks to compromise even more user email […]

Smartphones – 2017 Mobile World Congress links

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The MWC 2017 conference in Barcelona features some of latest developments from major smartphone manufacturers http://www.mirror.co.uk/tech/mobile-world-congress-2017-biggest-9925547 http://www.mirror.co.uk/all-about/mobile-world-congress https://www.mobileworldcongress.com/ The MWC trade show in Barcelona is the second biggest of the year, following the Consumer Electronics Show in January. All the major smartphone manufacturers including Samsung, HTC, Microsoft, Xioami and LG use the show to debut […]

Windows 10 – Samsung Galaxy notebook business evaluation

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This review by CIO magazine shares some of advantages in use of Windows 10 verses the Chromebook, Apple tablets, or Android tablet.  The evaluation is primarily focused on business usages for mobile or remote workers.  http://www.cio.com/article/3175050/tablets/first-impressions-of-samsungs-galaxy-book-with-windows-10.html Samsung has announced its latest Windows 10 hybrid — the Galaxy Book. It’s follows the same design as its predecessor, […]

Software – Top rated 2017 FREE Windows applications from PC Magazine

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This is a valuable in-depth guide sharing PC Magaine’s top choices for free software.  A total of 178 products are highlighted in the link below: http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2487049,00.asp Windows doesn’t get the attention it used to in today’s mobile world. But we have not fully abandoned the desktop. The real work (and a lot of the play) […]

Microsoft – Windows Server 2016 in-depth guide by Network World

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An in-depth guide for the new Windows Server 2016 environment is a free available resource for registered users of Network world. http://www.networkworld.com/article/3173353/windows/review-deep-dive-into-windows-server-2016.html Windows Server 2016 was officially released in September, but we waited until all of the bits were at production level before taking a deep dive into Microsoft’s flagship server operating system. What we […]


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