Microsoft – Office 2010 suite reaches EOL

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Office 2010 recently reached EOL and users should be on Office 2013 or higher to replace existing suite.  The Office 365 family is also a popular option for business users so they continuously stay on latest product capabilites. https://redmondmag.com/articles/2020/10/14/support-ends-office-2010-office-for-mac-2016.aspx Microsoft on Monday noted the end of support for Office 2010 and Office 2016 for Mac, which […]

Phishing Attacks – Microsoft is most imitated firm Q3 2020

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Checkpoint security has released an interesting & comprehensive research study of Phishing Attempts attempted during the 3rd quarter. https://www.globenewswire.com/news-release/2020/10/19/2110233/0/en/Microsoft-is-Most-Imitated-Brand-for-Phishing-Attempts-in-Q3-2020.html In Q3, Microsoft was the most frequently targeted brand by cybercriminals. 19% of all brand phishing attempts related to the technology giant, as threat actors sought to capitalize on large numbers of employees still working remotely […]

Microsoft – Visual Studio and CODECs OOB security release October 2020

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On October 16th, Microsoft released “out-of-band” (OOB) security updates to address vulnerabilities affecting Windows Codecs Library and Visual Studio Code. https://redmondmag.com/articles/2020/10/19/microsoft-patches-window-codec.aspx https://us-cert.cisa.gov/ncas/current-activity/2020/10/16/microsoft-releases-security-updates-address-remote-code-execution Microsoft issued two “out-of-band” security updates late last week.  The two security bulletins were released outside Microsoft’s usual “update Tuesday” security patch-release cycle. Microsoft’s October security bundle had arrived on Oct. 13 (the […]


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