Windows 10 v1903 – Corporate Rollout settings for new UUP distribution framework

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  After companies pilot test & certify the new WIN10 features release, ADMINS will need make a few definitional changes prior to widespread deployment.  This sets up a new technical framework to support Microsoft’s new UUP distribution framework,  as shared below https://redmondmag.com/articles/2019/05/24/settings-changes-for-deploying-windows-10.aspx https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/Windows-IT-Pro-Blog/Updating-Windows-10-version-1903-using-Configuration-Manager-or/ba-p/639100 Windows 10 and Windows Server versions 1903 were released this week, but […]

Facebook – Removed 3 billion fake accounts in 6 months

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From OCT-2018 thru MAR-2019, Facebook is reporting an increase in FAKE accounts where impersonators attempt to gain contact with others for fraud, romance scams, or to gleam sensitive information from others https://www.apnews.com/d276ebdec5224398b9d70a6424bdee7b Facebook removed more than 3 billion fake accounts from October to March, twice as many as the previous six months, the company said […]

Malware – VPNFilter 2018 attack research report

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The VPNFilter attack in 2018 was a sophisticated malware threat as documented by Cisco Talos below.  Thankfully, it was shutdown by FBI before major impacts were experienced: https://blog.talosintelligence.com/2019/05/one-year-later-vpnfilter-catastrophe.html#more Cisco Talos first disclosed the existence of VPNFilter on May 23, 2018. The malware made headlines across the globe, as it was a sophisticated piece of malware […]

Privacy Awareness Week – MAY 2019

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https://www.us-cert.gov/ncas/current-activity/2019/05/22/Privacy-Awareness-Week The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has released an announcement promoting Privacy Awareness Week (PAW). PAW is an annual event fostering awareness of privacy issues and the importance of protecting personal information. This year’s theme, “Protecting Privacy is Everyone’s Responsibility,” focuses on promoting privacy awareness for consumers and businesses. Consider the following practices to protect […]

Security – Windows users need to PATCH NOW to prevent BLUEKEEP RDP exploits

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The “BLUEKEEP” RDP vulnerability fixed in the MAY 2019 Patch Tuesday update is one of most serious exposures in years. It can especially impact older WIN7 systems & WIN2008 servers where RDP is enabled. Microsoft has even built fixes for out-of-date XP and WIN2003 servers as well. The exploitability indexes gives very high potential of […]

Windows 10 v1903 – Some early installation and technical issues

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Yesterday, installation went well for the official WIN10 v1903 update. It took about 3 hours to download using “Update Assistant” and 1 hour to install Below are a few early known issues from May 21 release https://www.thewindowsclub.com/known-issues-with-windows-10-v1903-may-2019-update https://www.windowscentral.com/windows-10-may-2019-update-common-problems-and-fixes Windows 10 v1903 – May 21 2019 release

Windows 10 v1903 – May 21 2019 release

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Some early WIN10 v1903 resources are noted below as it was officially released May 21, 2019 https://www.windowscentral.com/how-get-windows-10-may-2019-update-your-pc-soon-possible https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/Windows-IT-Pro-Blog/What-s-new-for-IT-pros-in-Windows-10-version-1903/ba-p/622024 Assuming there aren’t any major last-minute bugs, Microsoft is expected to start rolling out the Windows 10 May 2019 Update (version 1903) on May 21, 2019. This is the seventh feature update available for compatible devices that […]

Security – US Cert advisory Memorial Day 2019

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As families travel & use hotel/public internet facilities, US CERT shares dangers of these holiday security exposures.  Always be cautious & think safety 1st while traveling https://www.us-cert.gov/ncas/current-activity/2019/05/20/Staying-Cyber-Safe-During-Memorial-Day As Memorial Day approaches, the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) reminds users to stay cyber safe. Users should be cautious of potential scams, such as unsolicited emails […]

Windows 10 v1903 – How to use Windows Sandbox for safety

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Both the Windows 10 Pro & Enterprise versions for the v1903 release will support virtualized sandboxes (running a vanilla version of WIN10 within WIN10 itself where malware cannot alter true settings.  The WIN10 v1903 release is targeted for the end of May. https://www.pcworld.com/article/3338084/how-to-use-windows-sandbox-microsoft.html Microsoft may be positioning its upcoming, easy-peasy Windows Sandbox within the Windows […]

Firefox – v67 Quantum release improves performance

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https://www.engadget.com/2019/05/21/firefox-update-browser-fast-speed-privacy/ https://www.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/new/ Firefox got speedy last year when its Quantum browser rolled out — now it’s set to get even faster. The latest release prioritizes its performance management “to-do” list with a set of features that’ll load pages up to 40-80 percent quicker. The browser will now suspend idle tabs, delay lesser-used scripts and skip […]


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