Windows 10 – Four DVD player product reviews NOV-2017

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This PC Magazine review shares four DVD player software products for Windows 10 (and some work with earlier versions of Windows as well) https://www.pcmag.com/news/355889/how-to-play-dvds-in-windows-10 Unfortunately, if you pop a DVD into your Windows 10 computer, you’ll run into some trouble because Windows 10 Media Player doesn’t support DVDs. Microsoft offers a Windows DVD Player app, […]

Windows – US-CERT advisory for WIN8 and WIN10 ASLR vulnerability

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A new CERT advisory has been issued for an ASLR vulnerability, in Windows 8 and 10.  There is an issue there ASLR may not randomize every application if system-wide mandatory ASLR is enabled via EMET or Windows Defender Exploit Guard http://www.kb.cert.org/vuls/id/817544 https://www.us-cert.gov/ncas/current-activity/2017/11/20/Windows-ASLR-Vulnerability The CERT Coordination Center (CERT/CC) has released information on a vulnerability in Windows Address Space […]

Windows 10 – Networking and security tips NOV-2017

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ZDNet’s senior author Ed Bott shares some key & valuable tips for Windows 10 networking and security as follows: http://www.zdnet.com/article/windows-10-networking-and-security-tips/ On Windows 10 PCs, connecting to a network is normally as simple as plugging in a network cable or entering a passphrase at a Wi-Fi prompt. The networking tips in this category cover administrative tasks, such as […]

Android 8.0 – Five new features of Oreo release

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PC World shares five new features for Android 8.0 Oreo that Google is piloting on their devices like Pixel https://www.pcworld.com/article/3235178/android/five-hidden-features-of-android-8-0-oreo-you-should-be-using.html Google is pushing Android 8.0 Oreo to Nexus and Pixel devices as device makers scramble to get their phones updated. Google’s devices will be the only ones running the new software, at least for a […]

Ransomware – New Magniber variants impacting South Korean users

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The new Magniber ransomeware family is targeting South Korea. However, it appears to only being targeting a Korean language version of Windows at this point. Still all new variants & further developments should be closely watched.  This appears to be a possible replacement for the Cerber family in the future. http://blog.trendmicro.com/trendlabs-security-intelligence/magnitude-exploit-kit-now-targeting-korea-with-magniber-ransomware/ A new ransomware is […]


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