Microsoft Exchange – NTLM vulnerability warning by US CERT

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US CERT has issued a warning for certain settings for Microsoft Exchange 2013 (and newer versions) as follows.  Some workarounds are noted until Microsoft fully addresses this new issue: https://kb.cert.org/vuls/id/465632/ Microsoft Exchange 2013 and newer fail to set signing and sealing flags on NTLM authentication traffic, which can allow a remote attacker to gain the […]

Mozilla Firefox – v65 new features and security fixes

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Mozilla Firefox v65 offers a few new features and important security fixes … so far no issues after updating to latest version https://www.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/65.0/whatsnew/ https://www.us-cert.gov/ncas/current-activity/2019/01/29/Mozilla-Releases-Security-Updates-Firefox Mozilla has released security updates to address vulnerabilities in Firefox and Firefox ESR. An attacker could exploit some of these vulnerabilities to take control of an affected system.  The National Cybersecurity and Communications […]

Samsung – patents new 1TB memory storage for smartphones

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Your smartphone may soon pack 1TB in storage thanks to Samsung’s new memory chip Samsung is best known for making smartphones but the company’s memory division — one of its most profitable units — just announced that it has begun mass-producing a 1TB flash storage chip for phones. There’s no word on when they’ll be […]

Microsoft Azure – New One-Time Passcode to preview B2B services

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Microsoft has implemented a preview feature to its Azure cloud B2B service as described below https://redmondmag.com/articles/2019/01/28/one-time-passcodes-azure-ad-b2b.aspx Microsoft added a preview feature to its Azure Active Directory Business to Business (B2B) service that makes it easier for business partners to gain access to an organization’s network resources.  The new “one-time passcodes” preview in the Azure AD […]

Apple – Microsoft’s Office 365 now available from Mac App Store

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Apple now offers Microsoft’s Office 365 from the Mac App Store. https://redmondmag.com/articles/2019/01/25/office-365-for-mac-in-apple-store.aspx This week, Microsoft and Apple noted the addition of the productivity suite in the Mac App Store. The suite previously was just available via direct Microsoft subscriptions. Office 365 for Mac comes with Excel, OneDrive, OneNote, PowerPoint and Word applications. It also includes […]

Phone Scam – Social Security numbers never get suspended

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A few friends and relatives have received recent calls on this popular scam, which FTC had documented a few months ago https://www.consumer.ftc.gov/blog/2018/09/your-social-security-number-isnt-suspended-ever A caller says that he’s from the government and your Social Security number (SSN) has been suspended. He sounds very professional. So you should do exactly what he says to fix things…right?  Wrong. […]

Security US-CERT ED2019-01 – Mitigate DNS Infrastructure Tampering

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US-CERT has issued Emergency Directive 19-01 for organizations to take steps to prevent DNS Infrastructure Tampering where an entire website can be taken over in malicious attacks https://cyber.dhs.gov/ed/19-01/ This page contains a web-friendly version of the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency’s Emergency Directive 19-01, “Mitigate DNS Infrastructure Tampering”. Additionally, see the Director’s blog post.   Using […]

Mobile World Congress 2019 – Feb 25-28th 2019

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PC Magazine shares an informative preview of the Mobile World Congress 2019.  It will be held in Barcelona, Spain Feb 25-28, 2019 https://www.pcmag.com/news/366097/what-to-expect-at-mwc-2019 Mobile World Congress 2019 is going to be huge. Absolutely huge. Here’s what we expect to see at the big mobile-phone trade show from LG, Samsung, Microsoft, and more. It’s going to be […]

Malware – FacexWorm Cryptocurrency attacks

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Trend Micro shares awareness for increased activities of the Facexworm which uses Facebook Messenger to spread https://blog.trendmicro.com/trendlabs-security-intelligence/facexworm-targets-cryptocurrency-trading-platforms-abuses-facebook-messenger-for-propagation/ Our Cyber Safety Solutions team identified a malicious Chrome extension we named FacexWorm, which uses a miscellany of techniques to target cryptocurrency trading platforms accessed on an affected browser and propagates via Facebook Messenger. A very small percentage of users […]

Microsoft – Teams Rooms product replaces Skype Room Systems

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A re-branded “Microsoft Teams Rooms” product will replace Skype Room Systems, to allow collaborative working meetings https://redmondmag.com/articles/2019/01/23/skype-room-systems-microsoft-teams-rooms.aspx Microsoft on Wednesday announced the rebranding of its Skype Room Systems product line of partner-built videoconferencing and meeting room devices, which are now called “Microsoft Teams Rooms.”   A list of “room systems” by Microsoft still currently shows products bearing […]


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