Facebook Security – 7 Privacy Principles for 2018

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Facebook has just issued a list of 7 Privacy Principles to commemorate “Data Privacy” day on FEB 28th.  Giving You More Control of Your Privacy on Facebook Facebook’s Privacy Principles – Facebook was built to bring people closer together.  It’s important that you have choices when it comes to how your data is used. These […]

Mobile Phone Technology – Samsung Galaxy S9 early preview

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Some early previews of the new Samsung Galaxy S9 model are starting to circulate prior to the official announcement on Feb. 25th. Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9+ could feature Intelligent Scan, 3D stickers, and Tag shot camera mode We already know what the Samsung Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+ look like, their specs, and other […]

IRS – How to prevent TAX Fraud in 2018

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US CERT is sharing IRS theme of “Tax Identity Theft Awareness Week”.  One new tip for 2018 is that W2 forms now contain a new code that can be optionally used with electronic filers.  These 3 links below contain a # of beneficial tips to help prevent tax filers from fraud.  https://www.us-cert.gov/ncas/current-activity/2018/01/29/Tax-Identity-Theft-Awareness-Week NCCIC/US-CERT encourages consumers to […]

Leadership – Five steps to build trust in the workplace during 2018

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The John Maxwell leadership training center shares an excellent article in looking ahead to challenges of 2018.  This article offers 5 techniques for trust-building within the workplace http://johnmaxwellcompany.com/blog/how-to-build-trust-in-the-workplace The importance of trust between you and your leaders cannot be overstated. Leaders can cultivate a high-trust culture or create culture of distrust that increases tension, puts […]

Malware – Recent YouTube ads infected with Cryptocurrency Mining code

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As extensive computing power is required to harvest cryptocurrency using complex algorithms, a recent malware trend has been to link computers visiting a website into the process.  While most of the malware agents have likely been removed, users must remain careful at all times while online. https://www.androidheadlines.com/2018/01/cryptocurrency-mining-ads-sighted-on-youtube-report.html Video giant YouTube is the latest site to […]

Microsoft Security — OOB Windows Update to fix recent Intel Spectre issues

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A Microsoft Security out of band release for Windows Update has been just issued.  It is designed to fix recent Intel Spectre issues https://www.pcworld.com/article/3251825/security/microsofts-issues-another-emergency-windows-patch-to-pull-intels-buggy-spectre-fix.html   If you’ve noticed any unexpected reboots or PC instability as a result of the recent Spectre patches, there’s a solution: Microsoft has issued an emergency Windows patch that rolls back the recent Spectre […]


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