Facebook – Fake Accounts research OCT-2017

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This valuable article shares awareness that 1.5% of all accounts are noted as problematic.  While Facebook has improved controls to prevent create fake accounts.  These are out there & often are used for friend requests where the person is actually unknown.  There is danger in getting hacked or for social engineering schemes by those using […]

Leadership – Teamwork creates more synergy than working alone

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John Maxwell shares an excellent article on the “power of teams” http://johnmaxwellcompany.com/blog/how-to-lead-a-team-create-better-leaders The Power of Teams — Your leaders need teams. The truth is that teamwork is at the heart of great achievement. The Law of Significance says that one is too small a number to achieve greatness.  The beauty of teams is that when […]

Malware – Powershell manipulated as powerful scripting tool OCT-2017

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The SANS Internet Storm Center shares an excellent awareness of how Powershell which provides low-level API interaction with O/S can be manipulated when permission is given by users in one-click or other attack methods https://isc.sans.edu/forums/diary/Some+Powershell+Malicious+Code/22988/ Powershell is a great language that can interact at a low-level with Microsoft Windows. While hunting, I found a nice […]

Microsoft Skype – New 2017 version launched

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A new version of Microsoft Skype is available for WIN7, WIN8, and early versions of WIN10. An update is being prepared for the newer Creators WIN10 version in near future. The new Skype shuns Windows 10, arrives on older Windows and Mac first https://www.skype.com/en/features/ The new Skype is here. Microsoft is today bringing the modern Skype […]

Windows 10 – Build 17025 Redstone 4 early preview for Spring 2018

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WIN10 17025 has been released for early beta and insider testing as documented below http://www.eweek.com/enterprise-apps/windows-10-to-gain-more-settings-in-post-fall-creators-update-build The next version of Windows 10 is already taking shape and some early adopters can get a peek at what Microsoft has in store today.  Now that that Windows 10 Fall Creators Update is making its way to users—although not […]

Cybersecurity – AIG to include insurance protection in 2018

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Annually Businesses lose billions of dollars due to malware risks.  AIG plans to include insurance protection in 2018 to better protect their customer base as described below   http://www.reuters.com/article/us-aig-cyber/aig-to-update-casualty-insurance-to-include-cyber-coverage-idUSKBN1CV2XE American International Group said it will begin revising all commercial policies to include cyber coverage in January, a move that will boost rates but make it clearer […]

Adobe Flash – Emergency fix for CVE-2017-11292 being exploited in wild

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Please carefully update Adobe Flash as prompted, ensuring the update comes directly from vendor.  More information can be found below https://redmondmag.com/articles/2017/10/17/hackers-actively-exploiting-latest-adobe-flash-hole.aspx https://helpx.adobe.com/security/products/flash-player/apsb17-32.html Security firm Kaspersky Lab researchers first discovered the zero-day flaw, designated CVE-2017-11292, and observed it being used to attack enterprises and government organizations. As of Monday, researchers have found that targets have included […]

Hardware – AMD Ryzen CPU with Vega graphics offer mobile advantages

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The new AMD Ryzen microprocessor with the Vega graphics, provide mobile advantages in areas of power, battery consumption, and price/performance. https://arstechnica.com/gadgets/2017/10/amds-ryzen-cpu-with-vega-graphics-threatens-to-blow-kaby-lake-out-the-water/ AMD announced today its first two processors to combine its new Zen CPU architecture with its Vega graphics. The new chips, aimed at lightweight mobile systems, go head to head with Intel’s U-series processors, […]

Windows 10 – Fall Creators Update version 1709 release on OCT 17th

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Below are links related to the newest version 1709 for Windows 10.  Also YouTube offers excellent training & overview resources by searching on “Windows 10 Fall Creators Update”. https://redmondmag.com/articles/2017/10/17/how-to-get-the-windows-10-fall-creators-update.aspx How to get the Windows 10 Fall Creators Update Microsoft today released the Windows 10 fall creators update, which is broadly available.  This Windows 10 fall creators update […]

Ransomware Worm – Bad Rabbit uses NSA EternalRomance exploit patched by Microsoft in March 2017

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Based on further research, the new Bad Rabbit Ransomware Worm uses NSA EternalRomance exploit patched by Microsoft in March 2017 https://arstechnica.com/information-technology/2017/10/bad-rabbit-used-nsa-eternalromance-exploit-to-spread-researchers-say/ Despite early reports that there was no use of National Security Agency-developed exploits in this week’s crypto-ransomware outbreak, research released by Cisco Talos suggests that the ransomware worm known as “Bad Rabbit” did in […]


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