Windows 10 – Creators Update YouTube videos

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Recently, I helped some good friends remotely, by sharing best practices for Windows 10 installation, privacy, and security.  In researching YouTube, I discovered extensive resources with excellent screen by screen actual experiences, so that users are well guided.  If someone needs help with Windows 10 and a specific topic area, YouTube is excellent resource.  I’m personally watching […]

Facebook – implements Personal Fundraisers facility

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A new Facebook feature, called “Personal Fundraisers” allows users to set up fund-raising campaigns in six categories in a similar fashion as GoFundMe http://www.pcmag.com/news/352781/facebook-introduces-personal-fundraiser-feature The new Facebook feature, called “Personal Fundraisers,” is basically a replica of GoFundMe; it lets you set up a campaign to raise money for yourself or someone else in need, like a […]

Windows 10 – Creators Update version 1703 rollout available for early adopters on April 5 2017

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PC world offers an informative timeline for the Windows 10 Creators Update version 1703 rollout.  Using the WIN10 Update Assistant, users can manually request an early update starting on April 5 2017 http://www.pcworld.com/article/3186805/windows/windows-10-creators-update-rolls-ahead-with-early-access-and-date-for-phones.html Adding this new information, the Windows 10 rollout schedule currently looks like this: *** March 29: Microsoft confirms the current Insider build qualifies as […]

Computer Security – IBM 2016 research report highlights numerous weaknesses

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This study of 2016 developments from IBM affirm that a weak state of security and privacy exists for both home and corporate users http://www.networkworld.com/article/3185813/security/ibm-on-the-state-of-network-security-abysmal.html http://www-03.ibm.com/press/us/en/pressrelease/51946.wss IBM says cybercriminals are starting to grab unstructured data, spam has rebloomed 400% and ransomware has just gone crazy. The state of online security is dreadful. At least if you […]

Windows 10 – Creators Update version 1703 rollout to start April 11 2017

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The Windows 10 Creators Update will be a highly improved release offering many new beneficial features.  Version 1703 of Windows 10 is set to start on April 11, 2017. http://www.seattletimes.com/business/microsoft/microsoft-gets-creative-with-latest-windows-10-update/ http://www.zdnet.com/article/microsoft-confirms-windows-10-creators-update-rollout-to-begin-april-11/ Microsoft will begin rolling out to customers worldwide the Windows 10 Creators Update, also known as 1703 (as in March 2017), starting April 11. Windows 10 is […]

Web Security – IIS 6 vulnerability warning for outdated Windows 2003 servers

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While security support for Windows 2003 server & IIS 6 ended almost two years ago, there are implementations still running for the Intranet or corporately on Intranets (in legacy mode).  Administrators should move to newer operating systems and also look for mitigating controls right away for these new concerns.  https://www.us-cert.gov/ncas/current-activity/2017/03/30/Internet-Information-Services-IIS-60-Vulnerability US-CERT is aware of active exploitation […]

Privacy – Approval of CRA law allows ISPs to sell aggregate data

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User viewership patterns are highly desired by advertisers to help formulate strategies to improve online sales. The approval of CRA law allows ISPs to sell aggregate data in a similar manner to Google and other similar firms. Many privacy advocates see this as a step backwards.  It will be done without user knowledge or permission. […]


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