Google Gmail – new 2018 version improves features and security

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The new 2018 version of Google Gmail improves features and security as shared in this detailed review by PC Magazine https://www.pcmag.com/news/360579/google-is-giving-gmail-a-makeover The Gmail interface is comfortably familiar. Unless you’ve started using the more simplified, predictive Inbox app, Google’s ubiquitous email client has stayed more or less the same for quite a while.  Today, however, Google […]

Apple – April 2018 Safari macOS and iOS security update

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Apple has released security updates for Safari macOS and iOS as shared by SANS ISC https://isc.sans.edu/forums/diary/Apple+Patches+iOS+Safari+and+MacOS/23587/ Apple today released updated for Safari, macOS and iOS. The patches fix 4 different vulnerabilities. The most severe of the vulnerabilities affect WebKit. These vulnerablities could be exploited to execute arbitrary code if a user visits a malicous site.  […]

Facebook – New Community Standards approach for 2018

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Facebook has improved its policies & communications on deleted posts & even provides a facility for users to provide feedback/questions/re-consideration as warranted in further review https://www.pcmag.com/news/360624/why-did-facebook-remove-your-post-this-doc-might-help Publishing Our Internal Enforcement Guidelines and Expanding Our Appeals Process Ever wonder how Facebook decides what—and who—to remove from its platform?  Wonder no more because the social network just […]

Microsoft – New GDPR preparations for 05/25/2018

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Microsoft is actively preparing for new GDPR requirements that begin on 05/25/2018 https://redmondmag.com/articles/2018/04/20/microsoft-enhances-gdpr-compliance-tools.aspx Microsoft this week announced tooling enhancements to help organizations using Azure and Office 365 services meet the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) requirements. The GDPR is a data privacy law that stipulates how the data of EU residents should be handled by […]

Security – Cybersecurity Tech Accord has 34 founding major companies

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Cybersecurity Tech Accord (CTA) has 34 founding major companies, including Microsoft, Facebook, Cisco, Dell, etc. — plus several major security firms. The CTA has 4 worthwhile security goals as ennumerated below & hope they are successful: https://redmondmag.com/articles/2018/04/17/microsoft-joins-cybersecurity-tech-accord.aspx https://blogs.microsoft.com/on-the-issues/2018/04/17/34-companies-stand-up-for-cybersecurity-with-a-tech-accord/ The Cybersecurity Tech Accord was announced today, with 34 tech companies pledging to follow four commitments with […]

Internet Explorer – New 0-Day uses malformed Office webpage exploit

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A new Internet Explorer 0-Day attack uses a malformed Office webpage exploit to crash the IE engine.  It is being reported by SANS ISC as Chinese security firm provides very early reports on this new threat circulating in-the-wild.  https://isc.sans.edu/forums/diary/New+IE+0day+in+the+wild/23581/ Qihoo 360 Technology, a Chinese internet security company, published a report for a new Internet Explorer […]

Malware – Stealth Ransomware attack uses 2 layers of passwords

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The SANS ISC warns of a highly stealth spam attack where 2 layers of passwords better hide the embedded & highly stealth ransomware agent. While this new threat is not well detected by AV products yet, other best practices such as not opening unusual attachments can keep users safe. https://isc.sans.edu/forums/diary/Malspam+pushing+ransomware+using+two+layers+of+password+protection+to+avoid+detection/23573/ Last month, I wrote a […]

Security – Login-With-Facebook credentials to other sites is risky

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An informative Princeton study documents, that logging into non-FB websites with FB credentials, exposes users to increased data tracking https://www.pcmag.com/news/360540/log-in-with-facebook-feature-lets-web-trackers-scoop-data No boundaries for Facebook data: third-party trackers abuse Facebook Login Marketing firms may have abused a Facebook Login feature to secretly track users over the internet, according to new research. The problem involves the “Login […]

Google Chrome – Version 66 New Security features

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The following provides an excellent overview & links related to Google Chrome v66 release https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/google/google-chrome-66-released-today-focuses-on-security/ https://blog.chromium.org/2018/03/chrome-66-beta-css-typed-object-model.html https://chromereleases.googleblog.com/2018/04/stable-channel-update-for-desktop.html Google has moved Chrome 66 to the stable channel and starting earlier today has begun updating users to the browser’s new major version — Chrome 66.0.3359.117.  While today’s release contains a bunch of fixes and a broad spectrum […]

IRS – Filing deadline extends to midnight April 18th

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This was an excellent & fair response to peak demand issues from yesterday https://www.cnbc.com/2018/04/17/treasury-secretary-mnuchin-says-online-tax-filers-will-get-extension-after-irs-payment-website-outage.html IRS gives taxpayers one more day to file after payment site crashes 1. The IRS will give last-minute filers additional time to file and pay their tax returns after the web page for paying their tax bills using their bank accounts crashed […]


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