Windows 10 – Windows Reset tool removes trial software on new PCs

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When purchasing a PC from a retail store, it may come preloaded with several free trial evaluation products that work for 90 days for example.  These can impact performance and get in the way of active applications.  Techniques to eliminate this trial products are noted in the attached article.  The Windows 10 refresh tool is […]

Leadership – STAY Interviews can help retain employees

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The John Maxwell leadership training center shares an excellent article in how interviewing current team members might be helpful in gathering feedback to improve employee retention. The “STAY” interview is for existing employees to gather input, just as one would from a job interview of potential candidates.  This new technique is described in following article: […]

Ransomware – GandCrab emerges as top new 2018 threat

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The new GandCrab ransomware family started to appear in January 2018.  It is quickly being spread through malicious spam campaigns, exploit kits, and other techniques. This ransomware agent encrypts user files holding them hostage until a DASH cryptocurrency of about $1200 is paid to decrypt all files. https://isc.sans.edu/forums/diary/GandCrab+Ransomware+Now+Coming+From+Malspam/23321/ GandCrab ransomware was first reported on Friday […]

Japan CERT – 49 security forensics and vulnerability assessment tools

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Japan Computer Emergency Response Team Coordination Center (JPCERT/CC) shares excellent information on how to trace possible attacks using log file investigation tools http://www.jpcert.or.jp/english/pub/sr/ir_research.html http://www.jpcert.or.jp/english/ir/report.html For such use of tools, the Japan Computer Emergency Response Team Coordination Center (JPCERT/CC) extracted tools used by many attackers by investigating recently confirmed cases of targeted attacks. Then, a research was […]

Microsoft Security – Blue Hat videos offered by Israel marketing center

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YouTube offers excellent FREE video training course on numerous topics, including this extensive library of security views from Microsoft’s Israel marketing center. https://www.youtube.com/user/microsoftrndIsrael/videos What’s it like to work at Microsoft in Israel? Watch this short video to see what we do, and get a glimpse into life at both our R&D center and at the […]


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