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 […]

Facebook – How to report FAKE USER accounts in 2017

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Below are the latest guidelines that describe how to report an impersonation of a user account to Facebook security team.  Please be careful in accepting “FRIEND” or “CONTACT” requests as FAKE ACCOUNTS are used to gain trust & confidential information. These FAKE ACCOUNTS can gleam information even to create identity theft exposures.  A few PERSONAL […]

Encryption – Legacy SHA1 algorithm now completely UNSAFE

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While this early 1995 encryption protocol has replaced by improved standards in newer products, even in 2017 there are “pockets” of current use http://www.networkworld.com/article/3173787/security/stop-using-sha1-it-s-now-completely-unsafe.html Researchers have achieved the first practical SHA-1 collision, generating two PDF files with the same signature. Security researchers have achieved the first real-world collision attack against the SHA-1 hash function, producing […]

AMD – New 2017 Ryzen CPU chipset announced

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AMD has recently announced their new 2017 Ryzen CPU processor series   AMD Unveils Cheap, Powerful Flagship Ryzen CPUs http://www.pcmag.com/news/351883/amd-unveils-cheap-powerful-flagship-ryzen-cpus After four years of development and amidst the building speculation of gamers and PC enthusiasts, AMD today announced that its Ryzen CPUs are now available for pre-order and will ship on March 2  Like their chief […]

Microsoft Security Updates – FEBRUARY 2017 to be bundled with MARCH 2017 release

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During final QA testing apparently some issues was discovered that warranted further improvement prior to distribution to millions of users.  Microsoft will merged the FEBRUARY 2017 security updates into MARCH 2017 release, allowing time to resolve all issues. https://blogs.technet.microsoft.com/msrc/2017/02/14/february-2017-security-update-release/ Our top priority is to provide the best possible experience for customers in maintaining and protecting […]

Microsoft – Proposes Global Cybersecurity Accord for 2017

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Microsoft & other vendors have proposed improved cybersecurity initiatives on a collective basis during coming year. http://www.technewsworld.com/story/84311.html Microsoft has called on governments around the world to create a “digital Geneva Convention” as a way to normalize international cybersecurity rules and protect civilian use of the Internet.   President Brad Smith, who is also Microsoft’s chief legal […]


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