Microsoft OneDrive – New Personal Vault adds more security

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Microsoft has enhanced it’s popular “OneDrive” cloud storage facility, to add a new highly secure Personal Vault option as described below: https://www.pcmag.com/news/369236/microsoft-enhances-onedrive-with-a-personal-vault You’d hope that any cloud storage option was secure, but Microsoft is going an extra step to offer enhanced security for OneDrive by introducing a new protected area.   OneDrive is Microsoft cloud storage service allowing you […]

CISA – improved US-CERT website design June 2019

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The Dept. of Homeland Security has launched a revamped & improved US-CERT website.  For years this has been a helpful resource in tracking latest major threats & vulnerabilities.  In late 2018, there was a realignment of national cyber-security agencies as documented below to become Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) https://www.us-cert.gov/ On November 16, 2018, […]

Windows 10 – Resolving AUDIO interference issue on older laptop

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After upgrading to WIN10 or installing a new features update, sound issues may occur where DRIVERS on old & even out of support drivers need updating. RESEARCH APPROACH — For some issues, the solution many not even be related to device settings/drivers — but interference by something completely unrelated … that is most important reason […]

RAMBleed – New speculative execution side-channel attack

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Based on modern CPU designs, a new speculative execution side-channel attack has been discovered by security researchers.  While these vulnerabilities are very difficult to manipulate, they still need to fixed with improved security safeguards where possible.  https://redmondmag.com/articles/2019/06/14/rambleed-side-channel-dram-attacks.aspx https://rambleed.com/ Academic researchers this week published information about another side-channel attack method, called “RAMBleed,” that can expose information […]

Exchange Server 2019 – Disabling old protocols recommended

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With the recent CU2 update for Exchange Server 2019, Microsoft offers a new “hybrid modern authentication” to replace more suseptible older protocols which may be less secure https://redmondmag.com/articles/2019/06/21/microsoft-disabling-exchange-protocols.aspx The Exchange team, in a Friday announcement, explained how Exchange Server 2019 with Cumulative Update 2 (CU2) can help organizations rid themselves of old authentication protocols, which constitute […]


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