Facebook – CLEAR HISTORY facility January 2020

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Facebook has introduced a new “Clear History facility to reduce 3rd party ad tracking as described in this PC magazine article https://www.pcmag.com/news/facebooks-clear-history-tool-is-finally-here-for-everyone On Tuesday, the social network finally made its “Off Facebook Activity” tool available worldwide after previously introducing it only to Ireland, South Korea, and Spain. You can find it in the Facebook settings panel […]

Security – Windows 7 EOS AntiVirus considerations

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With Windows 7 at end of support, users who haven’t converted are usually best served by investing in new hardware. But if funds are tight, WIN7 permissions can be tightened, create non-ADMIN “limited” accounts, keep AV controls in place, and most importantly use BEST SAFETY PRACTICES.  Still all WIN7 users should budget & move to […]

Security – Coronavirus outbreak concerns January 2020

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The SANS ISC shares several important security concerns related to the Coronavirus outbreak https://isc.sans.edu/forums/diary/Network+Security+Perspective+on+Coronavirus+Preparedness/25750/ With the new Coronavirus outbreak starting to dominate the news, I want to go over some cybersecurity effects of a disease like this that you should prepare for. There are cybersecurity-related aspects of an emergency like this: (1) Fraud (2) Business […]

Apple – Security release January 2020

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https://www.us-cert.gov/ncas/current-activity/2020/01/28/apple-releases-multiple-security-updates Apple has released security updates to address vulnerabilities in multiple products. An attacker could exploit some of these vulnerabilities to take control of an affected system  Please review the Apple security pages for the following products and apply the necessary updates: tvOS 13.3.1 Safari 13.0.5 iOS 13.3.1 and iPadOS 13.3.1 macOS Catalina 10.15.3, Security […]

Data Privacy Day – January 28 2020

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https://www.us-cert.gov/ncas/current-activity/2020/01/28/data-privacy-day-vision-future January 28 is Data Privacy Day, an annual effort to empower individuals and organizations to respect privacy, safeguard data, and enable trust. This year, the National Cyber Security Alliance (NCSA) is bringing together experts on U.S. and international privacy for A Vision for the Future, an in-depth discussion on new privacy laws and regulations. The […]


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