Security – Monitors emit high-pitch sounds that can reveal data

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Computer security researchers have discovered that computer screens emit sounds that may reveal information being processed as shared in links below: http://www.eweek.com/security/researchers-discover-computer-screens-emit-sounds-that-reveal-data NEWS ANALYSIS: Using a computer version of synesthesia, researchers demonstrate a new vulnerability present in most flat-panel monitors that can reveal contents to a remote party. Audio Screen Data Capture — For some […]

Apple – September 12th product preview for FALL 2018

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Apple Insider offers a highly in-depth preview & photos of known expected items for Apple’s major product Fall 2018 launch.  More complete announcements are planned for September 12, 2018 by Apple: https://appleinsider.com/articles/18/08/30/beyond-the-iphone-what-to-expect-from-apples-sept-12-gather-round-special-event AppleInsider will be bringing you all of the facts and testing the rumors up to the September 12 date itself. Then of course on the day you’ll be able […]

Malware – Crypto Mining attacks actively circulating AUG-2018

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The SANS ISC shares that Crypto Mining attacks are popular & continue to circulate in-the-wild.  They are designed to steal CPU cycles in order to harvest cypro-currencies based on mining algorigthms.  When visiting a site where CPU fan starts to run excessively & PC slows down it may one which is infected with adware, trackers, malware and […]

Mozilla Firefox 63 – Web tracking will be blocked by default

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Firefox 63 will provide a beneficial privacy feature that blocks web trackers by default https://venturebeat.com/2018/08/30/mozilla-announces-firefox-will-block-trackers-by-default/ Mozilla today announced that Firefox will soon block web trackers by default. In conjunction, Firefox will also let users control what information they share with sites. Web trackers are used mainly for targeted advertising and broad user data collection. Mozilla […]

Microsoft Office 365 – Consumer version improvements AUG-2018

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Microsoft has recently announced Office 365 improvements for it’s consumer version offerings  Microsoft Improves Consumer Versions of Office 365 First up, Microsoft is raising the number of device install limits to be unlimited. Previously, Office 365 Personal subscribers could install Office on 1 PC or Mac and 1 tablet. And Office 365 Home subscribers could install Office […]

Microsoft Surface Go – WIN 10S early review AUG-2018

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The new Microsoft Surface Go model with WIN 10S is reviewed in this informal evaluation, focusing mainly on usability. https://www.zdnet.com/article/review-surface-go-running-windows-10-home-in-s-mode/ Microsoft began shipping the newest and least expensive member of its Surface family, the Surface Go, on August 2. I didn’t receive a review unit from Microsoft; the official word was there just weren’t enough of […]

Windows 2016 Server – Disaster Recovery Features

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Petri labs shares an EXCELLENT overview of Windows Server 2016’s Disaster Recovery Features Understanding Windows Server 2016’s Disaster Recovery Features A solid understanding of the Disaster Recovery (DR) options that your systems have can help you build a reliable DR plan for your organization. Most businesses are using some version of Windows Server as core […]

Google Assistant – New Bilingual capabilities AUG-2018

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The latest version of Google Assistant now has new bilingual capabilities built into product as described below https://www.theverge.com/2018/8/30/17798096/the-google-assistant-can-understand-two-languages-at-once Google Assistant can now understand two languages at once.  It’s bilingual without changing settings.  Essentially, if you ask Assistant a question, it will automatically recognize what language you’re speaking and respond in kind. It’s a step toward […]

Microsoft – Windows Task Scheduler 0-day vulnerability US-CERT-906424

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While the “attack scope” is narrow & it is difficult to create exploits — this POC represents a different vector for future Windows patching needs: https://www.kb.cert.org/vuls/id/906424 https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/exploit-published-for-unpatched-flaw-in-windows-task-scheduler/ US-CERT VU#906424 — Microsoft Windows task scheduler contains a local privilege escalation vulnerability in the ALPC interfaceOverview Microsoft Windows task scheduler contains a local privilege escalation vulnerability in the Advanced Local […]

Digital Camera – Phase One achieves 150MP capability

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The “Phase One” digital camera is top-of-the-line & very expensive at $50,000.  Still, it offers top capabilities for professional photographers including up to 150 megapixel capabilities. https://www.pcmag.com/news/363367/phase-one-shatters-the-100mp-barrier Phase One cameras are the highest of the high end, used to capture runway models draped in the latest haute couture and create the finest of fine art landscape […]


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