Malware – Google Chrome extension Archive Poster may link to Coinhive crypto-jacking

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This security site shares recent dangers for the Google Chrome extension Archieve Poster.  It may link to Coinhive which will secretly mine crypto-currency with excessive algorithms clocking CPU chips to 100%.  This may result in over-heating the device, draining battery life, or using more electricity than normal Oh great, even Chrome extensions are mining cryptocurrency now […]

Leadership – Seven tactics for more authentic leadership in 2018

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The John Maxwell leadership training center shares an excellent article in looking ahead to challenges of 2018.  It focuses on how leaders should partner with their teams in real & meaningful ways. http://johnmaxwellcompany.com/blog/7-keys-to-authentic-leadership Many of your leaders may be making this same mistake with those they lead. Simply put, the “Do as I say, and […]

Leadership – Four focal points to improve Team Productivity in 2018

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The John Maxwell leadership training center shares an excellent article in looking ahead to challenges of 2018.  It focuses on how leaders should work to focus on team spirit & an improved gratitude for their human resources. http://johnmaxwellcompany.com/blog/how-to-increase-productivity 68% of your employees may not want to be there. According to Gallup, only 32% of employees […]

Security – 2017 was a record setting year for CVEs

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CVE = publicly documented Cybersecurity Vulnerability & Exposure As new technology surfaces such as IoT, hi-tech cars, smartphones, etc., brand new categories for patching and security are surfacing.  The ISC highlights a record year in 2017 of 14,860 published security holes.  2018 is forecast to be an equally challenging year as well.  https://isc.sans.edu/forums/diary/2017+The+Flood+of+CVEs/23173/ https://cve.mitre.org/about/faqs.html 2017 is almost […]

Microsoft Surface Book 2 – New Model Review DEC-2017

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Review for the latest Microsoft Surface Book 2 model is shared below: https://www.anandtech.com/show/12167/the-microsoft-surface-book-2-15-inch-review Microsoft has released the Surface Book 2 as a worthy successor to the original, with many improvements. With the launch of the Surface Laptop earlier this year, which targets the $1000 price point, Microsoft was free to ratchet the Surface Book 2 […]

Malware – Satori Internet of Things BOTNET

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The Satori Internet of Things (IoT) botnet uses Huawei Router Exploit CVE-2017-17215 and is reported to be circulating in the wild. http://www.eweek.com/security/huawei-router-exploit-code-used-in-iot-botnet-goes-public At the core of the Satori Internet of Things (IoT) botnet that was disrupted by internet service providers (ISPs) earlier this month, is a vulnerability in Huawei routers. Researchers at NewSky Security reported […]

Leadership – Ten performance management questions to assess corporate culture

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The John Maxwell leadership training center shares an excellent article featuring 10 key probing question to assess the mood and progress of employees as they develop in their skills and corporate contributions.   http://johnmaxwellcompany.com/blog/10-questions-for-performance-management   “How do you feel”? No one ever asked that question of employees in previous generations. But in the new year, mood […]

Windows 10 – Early beta testing for new OpenSSH support for Linux

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A recent Windows 10 insider release includes an open source Secure Shell (OpenSSH) preview, as Microsoft is working to improve Linux/UNIX connectivity. https://redmondmag.com/articles/2017/12/14/windows-10-openssh-preview.aspx Say Farewell to Putty as Microsoft adds an OpenSSH Client to Windows 10 A December Serve The Home article includes a demo on how to install this OpenSSH preview, which is part […]

Gartner – Major Server growth in 2017 due to cloud applications

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Gartner notes Worldwide Server Revenue Grew 16% in third quarter of 2017 due to increased demand for cloud applications & hosting needs https://redmondmag.com/articles/2017/12/27/gartner-cloud-driving-server-growth.aspx https://www.gartner.com/newsroom/id/3837163 In the third quarter of 2017, worldwide server revenue increased 16 percent year over year, while shipments grew 5.1 percent from the third quarter of 2016, according to Gartner, Inc.  “The […]

Security – ISC shares 3 key challenges for 2018

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SANS Internet Storm Center projects 3 key challenges for the year ahead: (1) staffing difficulties (2) How to best secure new products & advances in technology (3) increased cybercrime & ransomware attacks  https://isc.sans.edu/forums/diary/What+are+your+Security+Challenges+for+2018/23171/ We are almost at the end of another year. Last year I wrote a diary on Talent Shortage and from what I have seen, […]


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