Ransomware – Ryuk targeting organizations globally June 2019

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The Ryuk Ransomware is  targeting organizations globally with warnings by UK & USA cybersecurity government agencies, as outlined in the 9 page PDF: https://www.ncsc.gov.uk/news/ryuk-advisory https://www.us-cert.gov/ncas/current-activity/2019/06/28/ncsc-releases-advisory-ryuk-ransomware Ryuk was first seen in August 2018 and has been responsible for multiple attacks globally. Ryuk is a targeted ransomware where demands are set according to the victim’s perceived ability […]

Windows 10 – Cortana will become a Microsoft Store app in future

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In a future WIN10 “features” release, Cortana will become a separate new app rather than being integrated in the WIN10 O/S: https://www.pcmag.com/news/369301/cortana-is-now-a-microsoft-store-app Ever since Microsoft’s virtual assistant Cortana appeared for Windows 10 in 2015 it has been dependent on the operating system for updates. However, Cortana is set to become a completely separate service as […]

Chrome OS – v75 addresses multiple security vulnerabilities

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Google’s Chrome O/S is popular for tablets, notepads, and some laptops.  The newly released version 75 contains new features & addresses multiple security vulnerabilities: https://www.us-cert.gov/ncas/current-activity/2019/06/27/google-releases-security-updates-chrome-os https://chromereleases.googleblog.com/2019/06/stable-channel-update-for-chrome-os-m75.html The Stable channel has been updated to 75.0.3770.102 (Platform version: 12105.75.0) for most Chrome OS devices. This build contains a number of bug fixes and security updates. Systems will […]


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