Internet – Cleaning up and improving safety MAY 2017

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An excellent initiative by a co-founder of Twitter to improve quality of web experience https://www.nytimes.com/2017/05/22/technology/daily-report-cleaning-up-the-internet.html The internet has been a powerful engine for spreading information. It has also spread online harassment and fake news and fed other toxic digital behavior.  How do those who helped foster the mechanisms for these digital cesspools feel? Evan Williams, […]

Computer Hardware – New Qualcomm Snapdragon CPU for Windows 10 PCs

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Highly innovative state of art WIN10 PCs will soon be available featuring 1st version of the Qualcomm Snapdragon CPU as shared below:    http://www.pcmag.com/news/353981/asus-hp-lenovo-to-make-snapdragon-windows-pcs Asus, HP, and Lenovo will soon begin offering Windows 10 PCs powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon mobile processors, the first products sold in more than a decade to run full Windows on non-Intel-compatible […]

Google GMAIL – Phishing mitigated by slight analytical delay on suspicious items

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A new Artificial Intelligence sub-system within Google’s email security system can identify some items that are outside of normal standards and these will be delayed & further analyzed to protect end users. This new security improvement has occurred due to recent attack on Google Docs as documented below. http://www.pcmag.com/news/353978/google-delaying-some-gmail-messages-to-quell-phishing Google already blocks 99.9 percent of […]

Home Security – Nest Cam IQ Wi-Fi camera recognizes friends

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The new Nest Cam IQ Wi-Fi camera is a lower cost innovation in home security.  With facial recognition software, it can recognize friends and zoom in on intruders. http://www.pcmag.com/news/353934/the-nest-cam-iq-knows-who-your-friends-are Nest is adding a new home security camera to its lineup: the Nest Cam IQ. With crisper image quality and IQ in its name, the new camera […]

Intel – High-end X299 CPU processor family announcement MAY 2017

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This informative technical article shares Intel’s new high-end desktop CPU announcements and pricing for highly advanced future needs.  Ars Technica article — Intel unveils X-series platform: Up to 18 cores and 36 threads, from $242 to $2,000 https://arstechnica.com/gadgets/2017/05/intels-new-high-end-desktop-platform-up-to-18-cores-36-threads-2000/ The Intel platform, consisting of the new X299 chipset and new X-series processors, will go all the […]

Windows 10 – Ten advanced hidden techniques MAY 2017

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PC Magazine recently published & updated tips and techniques that may not be well known in Windows 10 user community.  Some of which are even applicable for Windows 7 as well. Hidden Tricks Inside Windows 10 http://www.pcmag.com/feature/347136/hidden-tricks-inside-windows-10 Here we present a list of 10 cool tips that will help you get a little bit more […]

Android Security – Judy Adware agent impacts millions of users

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Google has discovered 41 apps infected by the Android “Judy” adware  agent.  It is an auto-click agent designed to falsely inflate online ad view counts. As described below it may be one of largest Android security attacks of all time http://blog.checkpoint.com/2017/05/25/judy-malware-possibly-largest-malware-campaign-found-google-play/ http://www.pcmag.com/news/353943/judy-malware-potentially-hits-up-to-36-5m-android-devices Check Point researchers discovered another widespread malware campaign on Google Play, Google’s official […]

Project Management — Future integration of Artificial Intelligence

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Dr. Harold Kerzner shares an insightful article on future of PM profession and the greater use of technology in modeling and optimization of resources, critical paths, and cost savings.  AI offers advantages of real time tune ups in the plan and as an expert assistant to the overall PM.  AI still cannot take over the […]

Network Security Tools – File2pcap and Cyberchef May 2017

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The SANS Internet Storm Center shares two newer Network Security Tools as highlighted below: File2pcap – A new tool for your toolkit! http://blog.talosintelligence.com/2017/05/file2pcap.html https://isc.sans.edu/forums/diary/File2pcap+A+new+tool+for+your+toolkit/22456/ Regarding file-based vulnerabilities, the original process used to involve starting a local webserver and using a browser to download the exploit file, while recording the transfer using Wireshark. File2pcap revolutionized this […]

Microsoft Security – MSRT patched OOB to prevent DDoS attacks MAY 2017

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Key links are shared below: https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/malicious-software-removal-tool-details.aspx Windows Malicious Software Removal Tool (MSRT) helps keep Windows computers free from prevalent malware. MSRT finds and removes threats and reverses the changes made by these threats. MSRT is generally released monthly as part of Windows Update or as a standalone tool available here for download.  – Reason for […]


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