Hurricane Dorian – malware and scam warnings issued

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Some warnings are circulating for fraudulent scams, malicious websites, email attachments and other attacks that can be disguised & taken advantage of if Hurricane Dorian impacts are experienced.  Well established charities like Red Cross or Salvation Army are often safer for example than a special new charity just established.   https://www.wtsp.com/article/weather/tropics/charitable-scam-warning-tips-hurricane-tropical-storm/67-ec07ceff-2b15-4d5d-a254-4efbd9e1b6aa There are some important […]

Microsoft EDGE – new CHROME version review August 2019

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https://www.pcworld.com/article/3433926/hands-on-with-the-next-microsoft-edge-microsofts-revamped-chromium-based-browser.html Microsoft’s fusion of the Chromium browser and the traditional Microsoft Edge is worth trying out, though the current beta version is a bit heavier than the traditional Edge.  Last week, Microsoft announced a stable beta channel for what it’s calling the next version of Microsoft Edge. Microsoft’s Edge browser will now be designed around Chromium, the open-source […]

Microsoft Teams – Training courses August 2019

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https://www.eweek.com/enterprise-apps/how-to-create-a-microsoft-teams-structure A Microsoft Teams structure allows organizations to create containers for work. Those work containers can be as arbitrary as an organization allows.   Controlling the architecture of a Teams implementation falls to policy and practice rather than technology. Ahead of a Teams implementation, organizations should plan in parallel for how people will use Teams

Apple iPhone – Malicious website exploits August 2019

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Malicious websites are hosting special iPhone exploits designed to steal private data such as iMessages, photos and GPS location in real-time — just by visiting the website itself. https://www.foxnews.com/tech/iphone-hack-attack-monitoring-implants-iphones https://googleprojectzero.blogspot.com/2019/08/a-very-deep-dive-into-ios-exploit.html Ian Beer, of Google’s security research team Project Zero, said in a blog post on Thursday that hackers exploited iPhone vulnerabilities to surreptitiously place the implant on […]

Microsoft EXCEL – Advanced tips for DATE and TIME functions

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Some excellent advanced tips for EXCEL — as date & time analysis is frequent for both IT & business needs   Dates and Times in Excel  

CISA National Preparedness Month – September 2019

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CISA has designated September 2019 as National Preparedness Month.  NPM 2019 will promote disaster & emergency planning. This year’s theme is “Prepared, Not Scared.” https://www.us-cert.gov/ncas/current-activity/2019/08/28/september-national-preparedness-month-be-prepared-not-scared Learn more about National Preparedness Month at Ready.gov/September and see Ready.gov/Cybersecurity and the following CISA Tips Protecting Against Ransomware Preventing and Responding to Identity Theft Handling Destructive Malware Protecting Against Malicious Code


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