Cybersecurity – 2019 security trends and predictions

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Some EXCELLENT U-Tube videos links below

Security – Adobe Reader and Flash updates DEC-2018

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Adobe also has critical Reader and Flash updates this month & users should promptly get up-to-date (esp. as prompted by automated update notices) Adobe December 2018 Security Update Fixes Reader, Acrobat https://helpx.adobe.com/security/products/acrobat/apsb18-41.html Adobe has patched 87 vulnerabilities for Acrobat and Reader in its December Patch Tuesday update, including a slew of critical flaws that would […]

Cybersecurity – Threat Post predictions for 2019

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  2019: The Year Ahead in Cybersecurity What are the top cyber trends to watch out for in 2019? Here’s what we’re hearing.  2018 may have been filled with cybersecurity incidents, but the infosec community is gearing up for what the New Year will bring. From emerging cyber-threat attacks surfaces, new APT groups, and more […]

Smart TV – 2019 Samsung offers new Remote Access feature

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https://www.pcmag.com/news/365641/samsungs-2019-smart-tvs-include-remote-access Remote Access is Samsung’s way of referring to enhanced wireless connectivity. If you want to easily connect a keyboard, tablet, laptop, PC, or smartphone to your TV, a 2019 Samsung TV with Remote Access is for you. As we head into the new year, manufacturers are preparing to launch new gadgets to entice us […]

Google Chrome – Improved security for browser permissions DEC-2018

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https://www.howtogeek.com/fyi/how-to-control-a-chrome-extensions-permissions/ Google promised control of each Chrome extension’s permissions back in October, and that long-promised feature finally arrived near the end of December. Extensions no longer require “all your data on the websites you visit.”    You won’t see any sort of prompt when installing an extension. If that extension asks to “Read and change all […]

Security – Talos summarizes top attacks during 2018

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Talos Security summarizes top attacks during 2018 https://blog.talosintelligence.com/2018/12/year-in-malware-2018-most-prominent.html It was easy to see a wild year coming in cybersecurity. It started with a bang, with Olympic Destroyer targeting the Winter Olympics in February in an attempt to disrupt the opening ceremonies. Things only got crazier from there, with cryptocurrency miners popping up everywhere, and VPNFilter […]

IoT Devices – Best Practices for setup and security DEC-2018

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For new devices received over the holidays, below are some Best Practices for setup and security https://www.usatoday.com/story/tech/columnist/2018/12/28/new-tech-device-how-set-up-gadget-you-got-gift-like-pro/2432228002/ You got the shiny new gadget you’ve been wanting, now what?  If you set it up the right way, you might wonder how you ever lived without it. But set it up wrong and you could open yourself up […]

Cyberattack – Tribune Publishing recovers from remote newspaper print attacks

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http://www.chicagotribune.com/business/ct-biz-tribune-publishing-malware-20181230-story.html The Chicago Tribune and other Tribune Publishing newspapers on Sunday continued to experience issues associated with a malware attack, and some content likely will be missing from Monday’s papers, the Chicago-based company said.  Sunday print editions were delivered in its markets across the U.S. but did not contain classified ads and some paid death […]

Streaming media – How to cut cord for 2019

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USA Today shares key tips and advice in switching to streaming media services if desired for the coming year. https://www.usatoday.com/story/tech/talkingtech/2018/12/27/what-you-need-cutting-cord-tips/2389501002/ Perhaps your New Year’s resolution goes like this: Stop sending hundreds of dollars monthly to cable and satellite companies in 2019. Cut the cord and save. It makes sense, as there is so much entertainment […]

Security – US CERT best practices for new devices DEC-2018

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US CERT shares best practices for new devices that may have been received as holiday gifts.  Users should search vendor’s website.  Also, U-Tube often has some great FREE instructional videos on best ways to setup new devices on step-by-step basis) https://www.us-cert.gov/ncas/current-activity/2018/12/28/Securing-New-Devices During the holidays, internet-connected devices also known as Internet of Things (IoT) are often popular gifts—such […]


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