Security Best Practices – Find and Reduce LOCAL ADMIN accounts

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Techniques are shared to find & reign-in LOCAL ADMIN accounts in this informative ISC article: https://isc.sans.edu/forums/diary/Finding+Local+Administrators+on+a+Domain+Member+Stations/24876/ Local Admin used to be a common thing, back in the early XP days when Windows Security was new.  It was common back then to see everyone’s AD account have local admin on their own machine, so that they […]

Security Best Practices – Find and Reduce DOMAIN ADMIN accounts

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Techniques are shared to find & reign-in DOMAIN ADMIN accounts in this informative ISC article: https://isc.sans.edu/forums/diary/Where+have+all+the+Domain+Admins+gone+Rooting+out+Unwanted+Domain+Administrators/24874/ Ever been in an internal security assessment or penetration test, and need to list all domain admins? First of all, why would you need to do that?  All to often, you’ll find that way too many people have domain […]

Malware – Cryptocurrency Mining Attacks decrease after Coinhive shutdown

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https://www.pcmag.com/news/368032/cryptocurrency-mining-based-attacks-hitting-browsers-decreas Cryptocurrency Mining Attacks Hitting Browsers Show Big Drop — The recent shut down of Coinhive has caused Malwarebytes to see far fewer attempts to mine cryptocurrencies over people’s internet browsing sessions. “We went from tens of millions of blocks to an estimated two million per day,’ said a company researcher.  The chances of your […]

Portal Power Charging Units – 2019 review of top travel kits

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A review of some of best portable power strips and surge protectors with USB charging https://www.engadget.com/2019/04/26/the-best-portable-power-strips-and-surge-protectors-with-usb-cha/ After researching dozens of models and extensively testing the eight best-specified and -designed, we think the best power strip for travel in North America is sold under two different brands, as either the Accell Home or Away Surge Protector […]

Windows 10 – v1903 makes password rotation controls optional

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While corporations can continue to set password rotation controls Windows 10 v1903 — that option is being changed in group security policies to no longer be the “default” as shared below. https://www.forbes.com/sites/daveywinder/2019/04/27/microsoft-confirms-change-to-windows-10-passwords-that-nobody-saw-coming/ It would appear that, with the arrival of the Windows 10 May update, Microsoft is finally no longer going to be amongst that […]

Apple Air Pods 2.0 – new 2019 version evaluated

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The 2nd generation of Apple Air Pods are reviewed in detail as follows https://www.techradar.com/news/apple-airpods-2019-vs-beats-powerbeats-the-battle-of-apples-true-wireless-earbuds Until we’ve reviewed both models fully, we can’t speak to whether the Powerbeats Pro or the AirPods (2019)come out on top in terms of sound, but we can safely assume connectivity and pairing times are near-enough identical, as both models use […]

SecurityTracker site offers comprehensive portal

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The TOPICs page offers a offers comprehensive portal of many resources to track current vulnerabilities in security https://securitytracker.com/topics/topics.html https://securitytracker.com/archives/summary/9000.html

Malware – Oracle Weblogic zero day exploit APR-2019

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Corporate ADMINs should monitor Oracle Weblogic security releases as applicable to quickly apply needed security fixes as noted below https://isc.sans.edu/forums/diary/Unpatched+Vulnerability+Alert+WebLogic+Zero+Day/24880/ The news today is full of a new deserialization vulnerability in Oracle WebLogic.  This affects all current versions of the product (the POC is against 10.3, but 12.x versions are also affected).  The vulnerability affects […]


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