CES 2021 – New Technology videos

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The 2021 virtual Consumer Electronic Show is “super bowl” for new technology & innovation for what is coming in the near future … Several u-tube videos share “best of” highlights from this trade show.

Mozilla Security – Firefox update January 2021

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Mozilla Releases Security Updates for Firefox, Firefox ESR, and Thunderbird | CISA Mozilla has released security updates to address vulnerabilities in Firefox, Firefox ESR, and Thunderbird. An attacker could exploit some of these vulnerabilities to take control of an affected system.  CISA encourages users and administrators to review Mozilla Security Advisories for Firefox 85, Firefox ESR 78.7, […]

Security – Phishing attacks top concern for remote workforce JAN-2021

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This Microsoft study documents that phishing attacks were #1 concern of most IT security professionals for new WFH virtual team approach for 2021 Phishing Tops Concerns in Microsoft Study of Remote Work — Redmondmag.com https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/worklab Potential phishing attacks were a top concern of most IT security professionals when organizations switched to remote-work conditions early last […]

Microsoft 365 – ADMIN integration of SharePoint and OneDrive

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A new centralized ADMIN facility is being developed that will integratie SharePoint and OneDrive into a single toolset later in 2021. Microsoft Uniting OneDrive and SharePoint Admin Portals Next Month — Redmondmag.com Bringing OneDrive settings into SharePoint admin center for streamlined, centralized control – Microsoft Tech Community As we continue to power innovative experiences across […]

Apple Security – January 2021 updates

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Apple Releases Security Updates | CISA Apple has released security updates to address vulnerabilities in multiple products. A remote attacker could exploit some of these vulnerabilities to take control of an affected system. CISA encourages users to review the Apple security pages for the following products and apply the necessary updates. Xcode 12.4 iCloud for […]

FTC – Scam impersonating FTC websites alert JAN-2021

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CISA & FTC share awareness of scammers attempting to trick users with fake websites & other tactics FTC Reports Scammers Impersonating FTC | CISA Scam “US Trading Commission” website is not the FTC | FTC Consumer Information The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has released information on scammers attempting to impersonate the FTC. The scammers operate […]

Project Management – 2021 Predictions

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The IIL blog shares an informative look at 2021 trends by by Dr. Harold Kerzner Project Management Predictions for 2021 Today, companies believe they are managing their business as a stream of projects, including both strategic and traditional projects. As such, there must exist a definition that satisfies all types of projects. The three components […]

EMAIL Security – Blocking rare file extension JNLP

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As SANS ISC shares, this is a valuable new addition to add to corporate & personal email filtering.  JNLP is a special very rare file type that should not be in normal email traffic. Another File Extension to Block in your MTA: .jnlp (sans.edu) When hunting, one thing that I like to learn is how […]

Security – CISA issues IOT based DNSMASQ vulnerability JAN-2021

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IOT device security can be improved by following guidance just issued by CISA CERT/CC and CISA Report Multiple Vulnerabilities in Dnsmasq | CISA VU#434904 – Dnsmasq is vulnerable to memory corruption and cache poisoning (cert.org) CISA and the CERT Coordination Center (CERT/CC) are aware of multiple vulnerabilities affecting Dnsmasq version 2.82 and prior. Dnsmasq is […]

Google CHROME – January 2021 security release

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Most users should auto-update transparently.  However ADMINs can hold back updates for stability on a delayed basis — and they may want to prioritize this release Google Releases Security Updates for Chrome | CISA Chrome Releases: Stable Channel Update for Desktop (googleblog.com) Google has released Chrome version 88.0.4324.96 for Windows, Mac, and Linux. This version […]


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