Blackhat Security Conference – Broadcom Wi-Fi Vulnerability JULY-2017

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This finding is shared from Blackhat Security Conference which was held this week https://www.androidheadlines.com/2017/07/remote-vulnerability-broadcom-wi-fi-chips-discovered.html Earlier this week at the Black Hat information security conference held in Las Vegas, a researcher revealed a vulnerability found within the Wi-Fi chipsets used by a wide variety of smartphones. The vulnerability was dubbed Broadpwn and it works by exploiting […]

Leadership – Agile Project Management is adaptive for changing needs

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In past training and support of Project Management methodologies (PMBOX, Prince, Agile, etc.) — Information Technology projects fit well with the Agile PMM as described in this recent IIL article:  http://blog.iil.com/why-project-managers-need-to-be-agile/ As companies look for a way to avoid the problems with a traditional project approach, they are finding that agile looks promising. So if […]

Malware – Zipped attachments containing ISO file extensions

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The SANS Internet Storm Center & Microsoft MVP Didier Stevens share an awareness of Zipped attachments containing ISO file extensions circulating in the wild.  As the ISO file extension is unusual and AV protection was initially spotty at Virus Total, users should exercise best practices in email safety — as ZIP files are often permitted […]

Microsoft Office Online – New cloud service offers free basic capabilities

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The new Microsoft Office Online service offers free basic capabilities for Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and OneNote.  This new service and all data reside in the cloud and works interactively with a web browser as described below: https://www.pcmag.com/news/354975/how-to-use-microsofts-free-office-online-software Do you want to use Microsoft Office without paying for it?   Try the free Office Online edition. As the […]

Google – Personalized NEWS application for iOS and Android

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Google has introduced a personalized streaming news feed service on iOS and Android that learns user preferences from interactices with the new service. https://www.theverge.com/2017/7/19/15994156/google-feed-personalized-news-stream-android-ios-app Google today is rolling out its take on the news feed, a personalized stream of articles, videos, and other content. The feed will appear in its flagship app for Android and […]

Apple iPhone 8 – Preview of 10th anniversary model JULY-2017

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While the Apple iPhone 8 is still in development for a release during Fall 2017 timeframe, the following shares a preview of the 10th anniversary model based on some of the announced or “leaked” features. Additional news will be forthcoming in the weeks ahead, as final designs firm up. http://bgr.com/2017/07/19/iphone-8-release-date-coming-photos-leak-ci/ Apple’s tenth-anniversary iPhone 8 will […]

Apple iOS – Parental Controls for iPhone and other devices

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This informative article from PC magazine shares how to set parental controls for the Apple iPhone and other iOS devices https://www.pcmag.com/article/354925/how-to-secure-your-kids-iphone Apple’s built-in parental controls aren’t as robust as some third-party apps, but there are plenty of tools to help you safeguard and snoop on young iOS fans. Parental controls are a real boon for […]

Windows Server 2016 – Preview test build 16237 release JULY-2017

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Microsoft has released preview test build 16237 for beta testing of new features that will be available later in the future. http://www.zdnet.com/article/microsoft-releases-first-windows-server-2016-insider-preview-test-build/ Microsoft is making available its first Insider preview of the  On July 13, 2017, Microsoft delivered its first Insider preview test build to Windows Server 2016 users.  Build 16237 offers an early preview […]

Windows 10 – Creators update 1703 blocked on early Intel Atom CPU models

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Microsoft is working on a special fix that will allow the Creators update (1703) to be installed on early INTEL Atom processors (aka “Clover Trail”) that were used about 3 years ago for tablet and other low-power entry level laptops.  The graphical changes in the latest update require some special graphical tuning changes so these […]

Windows 10 – File Explorer One Drive tuning options

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Tuning tips for the Windows 10 OneDrive availability settings in File Explorer, are shared in this ZDNET article http://www.zdnet.com/article/windows-10-tip-shut-down-onedrive-completely/ Windows 10 and OneDrive are sewn together tightly. So tightly, in fact, that OneDrive gets its own node in File Explorer, and the OneDrive sync client runs automatically at startup. You don’t have to use OneDrive’s […]


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