Leadership – Leaders can better prepare for 2018 through Reflective thinking

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John Maxwell shares an excellent article on how to value of reflective thinking in a lessons learned fashion for 2017. Reflecting back on both good & bad experiences can improve results in 2018 http://johnmaxwellcompany.com/blog/how-looking-back-leaders-prepare-for-the-future In today’s fast-paced and highly competitive corporate environment, it’s never been more important for your leaders to push pause and reflect […]

MacOS 10.13.1 – Root vulnerability critical security patch released

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Apple has just released an emergency patch to better lock down the “root” account where a preset password does not exist.  In certain settings, the “MacOS 10.13.1 Root vulnerability” allowed a missing password challenge to be fully worked around.  This bug is serious and Apple quickly responded with a “patch now” update   https://redmondmag.com/articles/2017/11/29/apple-issuing-macos-high-sierra-patch.aspx Apple is […]

Verizon 5G Wireless – 2018 implementation planned for Sacramento

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Widespread implementation of the high-speed 5G standard is still a few years ago. Verizon will start making commercial service available in a few regional areas in 2018 as standards like the new 5G radio specifications are finalized. Sacramento has been designated as one target city for this new high-speed wireless standard.   Verizon commercializing 5G fixed […]

Malware – Coinhive cryptocurrency miner steals visitors CPU power on infected websites

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The Coinhive cryptocurrency mining facility is being misused as a new hacking tool.  Cybercriminals can secretly imbed this on vulnerable websites with weak security controls & mine digital currencies for themselves. There is no notification to visitors that any mining is taking place. https://www.pcmag.com/news/357535/why-hackers-love-cryptocurrency-miner-coinhive A brilliant idea to monetize internet traffic appears to be running amok.  You may […]

Internet Security – Akamai study notes increased attacks in Q3 2017

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This 9 page slide show is excellent & chockfull of graphs and exhibits that illustrate current safety concerns in the Internet security vector Akamai Finds Web App Attacks Increased in Q3 2017 http://www.eweek.com/security/akamai-finds-web-app-attacks-increased-in-q3-2017

Windows 10 – New SETs tabular interface better organizes project history

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In a futures Windows 10 release, history stored will be in new SETs tabular interface, as decribed below https://www.pcworld.com/article/3238524/windows/windows-10-sets-timeline.html https://www.pcworld.com/article/3196130/windows/microsoft-builds-biggest-reveals-windows-10-fall-update-story-remix-cortana-hardware-and-more.html#slide4 Windows 10’s future look could be Sets, a tabbed app interface Microsoft will start testing.  Microsoft said Tuesday that it plans to overhaul Windows 10 with a browser-like, tabbed application dubbed “Sets”.  This is where […]

Leadership – How to build a corporate culture of leadership

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John Maxwell shares an excellent article on how to build a corporate culture of leadership http://johnmaxwellcompany.com/blog/what-does-leadership-culture-look-like Leadership is not a position, but a process. It doesn’t just happen, but is shaped. If companies want to build a culture of leadership and mutual respect across all layers, then they need to heavily invest in their people […]

Smartphone Security – Google adds Spying Eye detection capabilities

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Google is looking to possibly add detection capabilities for onlookers who may be looking over the users shoulder in future either to Pixel cameras as feature of an app they can add as needed https://www.pcmag.com/news/357630/google-researchers-add-spying-eyes-detection-to-a-smartphone If someone else is looking at your screen the front-facing camera will detect it and alert you.  We are all […]

MacOS 10.13.1 – Root vulnerability allows new ADMIN account without password

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Apple is in process of building an emergency patch to lock down the “root” account where a preset password does not exist.  In certain settings, the “MacOS 10.13.1 Root vulnerability” allows a missing password challenge to be fully worked around.  That allows user accounts to be reset, allowing full compromise of vulnerable systems.  This bug is serious and […]

HDMI 2.1 – 10K resolution future support

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The new HDMI 2.1 standard supports 4K video at 120Hz; 8K video at 60Hz; & even video at 10K resolution as described below: https://www.theverge.com/circuitbreaker/2017/11/28/16710568/hdmi-new-specification-10k-resolution-future-proof-standard The HDMI Forum, the governing organization that creates specifications for (you guessed it) HDMI cables, has officially released the next version of the HDMI standard: HDMI 2.1. The new standard was […]


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