Data Breach – Coincheck largest crypto-currencies exchange for Japan impacted

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Authorities are investing a possible $500,000,000+ theft in crypto-currencies as reported below. Coincheck: World’s biggest ever digital currency ‘theft’ http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-42845505 One of Japan’s largest digital currency exchanges says it has lost some $534m (£380m) worth of virtual money in a hacking attack on its network  Coincheck suspended deposits and withdrawals for all crypto-currencies except Bitcoin […]

Windows 10 – Windows Update for Business (WUB)

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Microsoft Describes Windows Update for Business Limitations and Dual Scan Caveats https://redmondmag.com/articles/2018/01/25/microsoft-wub-and-dual-scan-caveats.aspx Microsoft this week described Windows Update for Business (WUB) and how it plays with System Center Configuration Manager (SCCM) when managing Windows 10 clients. WUB has been in Windows 10 since version 1511, but Microsoft hasn’t always been able to articulate exactly what […]

Windows 10 preview — Privacy Telemetry monitoring application

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Windows 10 is debuting in Redstone 17083, a new Privacy Telemetry Monitoring application that can be set to 4 levels of capture. https://redmondmag.com/articles/2018/01/24/windows-10-telemetry-info.aspx Microsoft is previewing an additional way to understand the kind of privacy-related information that gets transmitted in its latest Windows 10 test-build release. Windows 10 build 17083, said to be released on Wednesday […]

Windows 10 – New Redstone build 17083 features

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The latest Windows 10 Redstone build 17083 changes, that will be forthcoming are documented below: http://www.zdnet.com/article/microsofts-latest-windows-10-redstone-4-test-build-adds-telemetry-tool-removes-sets/ Microsoft’s latest Windows 10 Redstone 4 test build, Number 17083, adds some new features and takes away at least one, as well.  Microsoft confirmed with this test build, released on January 24, that its Sets windows-management tool won’t be […]

Microsoft SQL Operations Studio – JAN-2018 release

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The Microsoft SQL Operations Studio (MSOS) suite provides a cross-platform control center for relational data base management needs for DBAs and ADMINs. A new release further enhances these capabilities: https://redmondmag.com/articles/2018/01/22/second-update-to-sql-operations-studio.aspx https://blogs.technet.microsoft.com/dataplatforminsider/2018/01/17/the-january-release-of-sql-operations-studio-is-now-available/ The latest improvements to Microsoft’s SQL Operations Studio (MSOS) are now available, marking the data management tool’s second update since its public preview debut […]

Leadership – How to Bridge the Generation Gap 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 older leaders can bridge the generation gap to foster an improved spirit of teamwork in their diverse organizations. http://johnmaxwellcompany.com/blog/how-to-bridge-generation-gap-in-the-workplace 1.Invest in professional growth – Investing portions of your human capital training budget into interactive, onsite […]

Malware – Necurs top spam and ransomware botnet after 5 years

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Talos Security shares a research report on the Necurs botnet family, which has been in circulation for over 5 years http://blog.talosintelligence.com/2018/01/the-many-tentacles-of-necurs-botnet.html Over the past five years the Necurs botnet has established itself as the largest purveyor of spam worldwide. Necurs is responsible for emailing massive amounts of banking malware, ransomware, dating spam, pump-n-dump stock scams, […]

Java programming language – 2018 predictions

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An IBM research report shares continued popularity and predictions for the Java programming language in 2018: http://www.eweek.com/development/ibm-outlines-prospects-for-java-in-2018 There may be no more pervasive computer code anywhere in the world than Java, created by Dr. James Gosling and his team at Sun Microsystems in the early 1990s and released in 1995 as a core component of […]

Word Press – Steps in building your own website JAN-2018

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Word Press provides a robust environment for website development as shared in this informative PC Magazine article: https://www.pcmag.com/article/358019/how-to-get-started-with-wordpress WordPress is the free content management system (CMS) that powers everything from your favorite anime fan site to CNN’s online presence. In fact, WordPress.org, the website that houses the open-source software, states that WordPress powers 29 percent […]

Malware – 2018 Winter Olympics targeted attacks circulating

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McAfee Labs warns of targeted attacks circulating in-the-wild, using the theme of 2018 Winter Olympics https://securingtomorrow.mcafee.com/mcafee-labs/malicious-document-targets-pyeongchang-olympics/ McAfee Advanced Threat Research analysts have discovered a campaign targeting organizations involved with the Pyeongchang Olympics.  The campaign to target Pyeongchang Olympics began December 22, 2017 with the most recent activity appearing December 28. The attackers originally embedded an […]


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