Microsoft – Ransomware alert issued for Hospitals April 2020

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https://www.pcmag.com/news/amid-pandemic-microsoft-alerts-dozens-of-hospitals-vulnerable-to-ransomware Microsoft is trying to protect their hospitals from ransomware attacks.  On Wednesday, Microsoft said it warned “several dozens of hospitals” about software vulnerabilities in the online systems they use. The company is concerned hackers could end up exploiting the same flaws to deliver ransomware to hospital computers.  “To help these hospitals, many already inundated […]

Microsoft – All future 2020 conferences and events will be ONLINE

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https://redmondmag.com/articles/2020/04/01/microsoft-2020-events-online-only.aspx Microsoft is changing its event approach “for the remainder of 2020” to use “digital-first experiences” in response to the COVID-19 situation. The statement implies that events scheduled for this year, such as the Microsoft Business Applications Summit (May 6), Microsoft Build (May 19), Microsoft Inspire (July 19) and Microsoft Ignite (Sept. 21), all will be accessible online only.

Microsoft Edge and IE11 – Legacy support to end for TLS 1.0 and 1.1

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Microsoft is extending some of the targeted “end of support” deadlines due to impact of the pandemic.  TLS 1.0 first emerged around 1999 & two decades later these protocols are rated as non-secure & unsafe verses more current network protocols.  While originally targeted for phase out in 1st half of 2020, an extension for the […]

Google Chrome v80 – security release April 2020

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https://www.us-cert.gov/ncas/current-activity/2020/04/01/google-releases-security-updates-chrome Google has released Chrome version 80.0.3987.162 for Windows, Mac, and Linux. This version addresses vulnerabilities that an attacker could exploit to take control of an affected system.   CISA encourages users and administrators to review the Chrome Release and apply the necessary updates.


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