Windows 10 – How to Uninstall Windows 7 or 8 from Dual Boot PC

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https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/148810-how-remove-uninstall-windows-7-8-10-dual-boot-pc.html If you have more than one operating system installed on your PC, you will see a Choose an operation system (Windows Boot Manager) screen at startup with the name (description) of each installed OS (boot loader entry) listed on the boot options menu. This tutorial will show you how to remove and uninstall Windows […]

New Federal REAL-ID for airline flights starting OCTOBER 2020

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https://www.dhs.gov/real-id Starting October 1, 2020, the Federal Real ID Act will be enforced and travelers who choose to use a state-issued driver’s license as a source of identification for Transportation Security Administration (TSA) airport checkpoints will need to ensure they are compliant with Real ID. Important Information for Domestic Air Travelers – The Federal Real […]

Windows 10 – New modern fluent product icons released for testing

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For future versions of Windows 10, new modern fluent icons are being beta tested by insiders & are likely to appear later in 2020 https://mspoweruser.com/microsofts-modern-icons-begins-to-show-up-in-windows-10/ https://mspoweruser.com/microsoft-may-have-leaked-a-new-windows-logo/ In an effort to completely revamp its product icons, back in December, Microsoft announced it’d start redesigning over 100 Windows product icons. The company has since then been working […]

Malware – Citrix ADC exploits January 2020

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Corporate ADMINs should be vigilant for new attacks for any Citrix based applications hosted, using previously shared workarounds & preliminary patching by Microsoft. This is one of most serious vulnerabilities for Citrix in years https://isc.sans.edu/forums/diary/Citrix+ADC+Exploits+Update/25724/ https://kb.cert.org/vuls/id/619785/ https://support.citrix.com/article/CTX267027 I am summarizing the current state of attacks exploiting the Citrix ADC vulnerability (CVE-2019-19781). During this time, we […]

Windows 7 – FAQ for end of support on January 14 2020

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Microsoft has an informative FAQ with numerous links for Windows 7 as support ended January 14, 2020 https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/4057281/windows-7-support-ended-on-january-14-2020 Microsoft made a commitment to provide 10 years of product support for Windows 7 when it was released on October 22, 2009. This 10-year period has now ended, and Microsoft has discontinued Windows 7 support so that […]

Security – Citrix Gateway Vulnerability January 2020

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Microsoft has published temporary workarounds for a serious Citrix gateway vulnerability that has recently surfaced.  A security patch is being formulated & should be available soon. https://www.us-cert.gov/ncas/current-activity/2020/01/08/citrix-application-delivery-controller-and-citrix-gateway https://www.thezdi.com/blog/2020/1/14/the-january-2020-security-update-review We don’t normally discuss Citrix patches on this blog, but a recent bug (CVE-2019-19781) has been described as “one of the most dangerous bugs disclosed in recent […]

Microsoft Security Updates – JANUARY 2020

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Below are key resources documenting this recent monthly Microsoft Patch Tuesday release https://isc.sans.edu/forums/diary/Microsoft+Patch+Tuesday+for+January+2020/25710/ https://blog.talosintelligence.com/2020/01/microsoft-patch-tuesday-jan-2020.html https://www.thezdi.com/blog/2020/1/14/the-january-2020-security-update-review https://patchtuesdaydashboard.com/ https://portal.msrc.microsoft.com/en-us/security-guidance/summary This month’s security update is particularly important for its disclosure of two vulnerabilities related to a core cryptographic component in all versions of Windows. CVE-2020-0601 could allow an attacker to use cryptography to sign a malicious executable, making […]

Consumer Electronics Show 2020 – Highlights

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CES 2020 highlights & best product summaries from u-tube

Wireless 5G networks – Latest developments January 2020

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A highly informative status report on 5G technology by PC Magazine – as we start the next decade ahead 🙂 https://www.pcmag.com/article/345387/what-is-5g What Is 5G? — All of the US carriers have now launched some form of 5G cellular network. But what exactly is 5G, and how fast is it compared with 4G? Here are the […]

CCPA – California Consumer Privacy Act effective now in 2020

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https://isc.sans.edu/forums/diary/CCPA+Quick+Overview/25668/ The CCPA – California Consumer Privacy Act was passed in June 2018 and went into effect January 01, 2020. Some report that the Attorney General office will begin enforcement on July 01, 2020. The law itself does not cite any enforcement date. Some companies have released statements they are adopting this for all customers, […]


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