Security – WIN7 RDP Bluekeep vulnerability latest developments

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Bringing Windows up-to-date with MAY 2019 patch Tuesday update will provide protection https://www.thezdi.com/blog/2019/5/27/cve-2019-0708-a-comprehensive-analysis-of-a-remote-desktop-services-vulnerability In the May 2019 patch cycle, Microsoft released a patch for a remote code execution bug in their Remote Desktop Services (RDS). A remote, unauthenticated attacker can exploit this vulnerability by sending crafted RDP messages to the target server. Successful exploitation can […]

Computex 2019 – Future Intel, AMD, and ARM CPU designs for 2020

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Computex 2019 is a key technology conference focusing on future computing. Future Intel, AMD, and ARM CPU designs & strategic directions were shared by each of these major hardware vendors. https://www.theverge.com/2019/5/29/18643905/intel-amd-arm-cpu-computex-2019-future-announcements This has been a good week to be a processor geek. In quick succession, we’ve seen ARM announce its 2020 CPU and GPU designs, […]

Apple WWDC 2019 – iOS 13 preview for June 3rd launch

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  With Google I/O in the rearview mirror, it’s time to turn our attention to the year’s next big developer conference: Apple’s WWDC. We’ll be shipping out to San Jose to show you exactly what Apple unveils during its keynote on June 3rd, but I’m getting ahead of myself — we already have a pretty […]

Computex 2019 – Future Laptops may not include built-in keyboards

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Computex 2019 is a key technology conference focusing on future computing.  While changes won’t occur overnight, there is some movement to eliminate built-in keyboards in favor of touch-screen (if use is occasional).  For those use keyboard often for data entry, there is a need to carry an external keyboard when traveling.  This is similar move […]

Smart Home technology – Latest trends MAY-2019

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Some of latest trends & features for smart homes are noted in this PC Magazine article https://www.pcmag.com/news/366718/building-a-smarter-home-heres-where-you-start Smart home technology is everywhere. From smart speakers in your living room to smart doorbells, lights, locks, kitchen appliances, and more, there are endless ways to make your home life more intelligent and as connected as you want […]

Data Breaches — 2019 Verizon Research Report

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The report provides analysis on data breach trends affecting a variety of sectors, including public administration, healthcare, and education. https://www.us-cert.gov/ncas/current-activity/2019/05/29/MS-ISAC-Highlights-Verizon-Data-Breach-Report-Release Cybersecurity Spotlight – Verizon Data Breach Report 2019 The Multi-State Information Sharing & Analysis Center (MS-ISAC) has released a Cybersecurity Spotlight on the 2019 Verizon Data Breach Report to raise awareness of data breach incidents […]

Business ISPs – Verizon FIOS rated as top pick for 2019

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PC Magazine rates top ISPs for business use in 2019 https://www.pcmag.com/news/368507/business-choice-awards-2019-internet-service-providers-isp Keeping a business afloat almost always includes keeping the internet connection running. There’s only one ISP the readers of PCMag would recommend for the job. When we survey our readers to rate their ISPs, we don’t only ask about the home broadband. Everyone’s got […]

Apple iPods – 1st new models since 2015 announced

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While smartphones offer music capabilities, most high-end iPhone models cost over $1,000.  However these new iPod models offer lower costs, plus provide a good fit with Apple’s new music services https://www.rollingstone.com/music/music-news/apple-newest-innovation-ipod-841080/ Remember the iPod? If not, Apple is here to jog your memory. The tech giant surprise-released a new iPod Touch on Tuesday — its first since 2015.The “new” […]

Intel – Ice Lake 10nm GEN10 CPU chips

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Intel’s new 10th generation CPU chips are code name “Ice Lake” and are the smallest yet at a 10-nanometer form factor. https://www.pcmag.com/news/368540/meet-intels-ice-lake-10nm-cpus These 10th-gen 10nm chips don’t offer a huge performance boost over Intel’s eighth-generation chips. But they do excel in certain areas, including AI-powered applications. They can also run Fortnite at 1080p without a […]

Best Practices – Memorial Day 2019 cybersecurity safety

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US CERT shares a series of informative articles for travelers during our Memorial Day 2019 holiday weekend: https://www.us-cert.gov/ncas/current-activity/2019/05/24/Tips-Cyber-Safe-Vacation Best security practices to keep their vacation cyber safe: Building a Digital Defense Against Vacation Rental Scams Make It a Scam-Free Vacation Travel Tips Holiday Traveling with Personal Internet-Enabled Devices Cybersecurity While Travelling


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