CISA – Holiday Travel Best Practices for 2019

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https://www.us-cert.gov/ncas/current-activity/2019/11/22/securing-portable-electronic-devices-during-travel QUOTE:  Holiday travelers often use portable electronic devices (PEDs) because they offer a range of conveniences, for example, enabling the traveler to order gifts on-the-go, access to online banking, or download boarding passes. However, these devices are vulnerable to cyberattack or theft, resulting in exposure of personal information. With the holiday season approaching, the […]

Black Friday 2019 – Scam Prevention Videos

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Technical devices – best practices for airline travel

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PC Magazine has excellent article for traveling “high tech” during the holidays https://www.pcmag.com/feature/344814/don-t-be-that-person-obnoxious-travel-behavior-to-avoid Yes, people are terrible. And that’s before we get to what they do with their technology. But in the spirit of a sane experience, and not getting dragged off an aircraft by Homeland Security, here are some tech-related behaviors to avoid while […]

Chromebook – Research end-of-support for model before purchasing

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Google’s Chromebook may be on sale this weekend for various models.  As a best practice there is a need to research end-of-support for any bargain model before purchasing https://www.androidpolice.com/2019/11/25/buying-a-chromebook-on-black-friday-could-be-a-very-bad-idea-if-you-dont-do-your-research/ This Black Friday, there will be a lot of deals on Chromebooks. In fact, there already are a few early discounts from Google, HP, and others. Before you pull […]

Twitter – Privacy and Security resources

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Recently discovered Twitter has extensive & informative resources for privacy & security needs https://help.twitter.com/en/safety-and-security Security and hacked accounts Help with my compromised account Help with my hacked account About account security Privacy How to protect and unprotect your Tweets About public and protected Tweets How and when are my Tweets not seen by everyone? Tweet […]

Twitter – Warning for malicious mobile agents in 3rd party apps

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Just as Facebook recently shared — Twitter has issued awareness & warning of over-reach on privacy & security by 3rd party APPs https://mashable.com/article/twitter-facebook-oneaudience-mobiburn-breach-data/ https://help.twitter.com/en/sdk-issue Twitter and Facebook have confirmed millions of users may have had their personal information compromised by malicious software hidden in third-party apps. This includes names, genders, emails, usernames, and potentially people’s […]

DoH Browser Security – encrypted DSN over HTTPS example

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SANS ISC shares an early example of this new forthcoming protective standard https://isc.sans.edu/forums/diary/My+Little+DoH+Setup/25548/ “DoH“, this 3-letters acronym is a buzzword on the Internet in 2019! It has been implemented in Firefox, Microsoft announced that Windows will support it soon. They are pro & con about encrypting DNS requests in  HTTPS but it’s not the goal of […]

VMware – Critical Corporate Security Updates November 2019

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https://www.us-cert.gov/ncas/current-activity/2019/11/12/vmware-releases-security-updates VMware has released security updates to address vulnerabilities in ESXi, Workstation, and Fusion. An attacker could exploit some of these vulnerabilities to take control of an affected system.  For more details, please VMware Security Advisories VMSA-2019-0020 and VMSA-2019-0021 and apply the necessary updates.

Security – New Zealand releases annual 2019 report

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NCSC-NZ shares an informative annual evaluation of overall state of security for fiscal period below https://www.us-cert.gov/ncas/current-activity/2019/11/14/ncsc-nz-releases-annual-cyber-threat-report The New Zealand National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC-NZ) has released their annual report detailing cyber threats and incidents affecting New Zealand from July 2018 to June 2019. During this period, NCSC-NZ recorded an increase in the severity of cybersecurity […]

Windows 10 Performance Tips – November 2019

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Some excellent performance tips in following videos:


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