Windows 10 v1809 – New screen capture built into the OS

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This new tool is now built directly into WIN10 that can provide great functionality in case more advanced imaging software like TechSmith’s Snag-it is not installed: https://www.zdnet.com/article/windows-10-tip-how-to-use-the-new-snip-sketch-app-for-smart-screenshots/ Windows 10 finally has a complete set of screen-capture tools. After installing version 1809, you’ll find a set of features that allow you to copy a rectangle, a […]

National Consumer Protection Week – March 3–9

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National Consumer Protection Week (NCPW) is March 3–9 as shared by US CERT https://www.us-cert.gov/ncas/current-activity/2019/02/27/National-Consumer-Protection-Week National Consumer Protection Week (NCPW) is March 3–9. This annual event encourages individuals and businesses to learn about their consumer rights and how to keep themselves secure. The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and its NCPW partners provide free resources to protect […]

Malware – WinRAR email exploit in-the-wild FEB-2019

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WinRAR users on older version of software are warned of a new email exploit actively circulating in-the-wild https://www.pcmag.com/news/366852/hackers-start-exploiting-serious-winrar-flaw-to-spread-malwa WinRAR users need to watch out. Hackers are starting to exploit a newly disclosed bug in the file-archiving tool to secretly install malware on Windows PCs.  Chinese security firm Qihoo 360 has uncovered several file archive samples that exploit […]

Google Clock 6.1 – adds Pandora and YouTube music capabilities

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https://www.engadget.com/2019/02/28/google-clock-alarm-youtube-music-pandora-play/ Last year Google made the business of getting out of bed in the morning an altogether more pleasant affair when it introduced Spotify integration to the Google Clock app. The feature let Android users set a song or playlist as an alarm, rather than the usual odious beeping, and it was so well received […]

Phishing – Targeted attacks on executives increase in 2019

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The SANS Internet Storm Center shares awareness article on how target attacks on executives may circumvent spoofed email controls.  These targeted attacks are on the increase in 2019 https://isc.sans.edu/forums/diary/Phishing+impersonations/24696/ Phishing is a constant cat and mouse game. Most organizations are now doing SPF, DMARC and other technologies to prevent spoofed emails from making it into […]

Leadership – One must do MORE than satisfy the customer

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While satisfaction of the customer is important, it is sometimes important to go beyond that so that they are wowed or delighted by exceptional service. Customer Satisfaction is a Myth! Of course, there are those who are willing to accept a “satisfactory” experience if the price is low enough. That’s why, despite all the whining […]

Malware – Symantec 2019 Threat Report

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In 2019, fake invoices & fake payment activities remain key email attack approaches in SPAM email as documented below.  https://www.pcmag.com/news/366837/invoice-in-your-email-office-file-attached-beware https://www.symantec.com/security-center/threat-report When you get an email with a subject that says “bill” or “email delivery failure,” is peppered with keywords such as “invoice” and “payment,” or has unsolicited Microsoft Office files (or worse, an unsolicited […]


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