FTC – Cryptocurrency scam and fraud awareness

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Cryptocurrency scams and fraudulent attacks are circulating & FTC shares awareness during April 2021 What To Know About Cryptocurrency and Scams | FTC Consumer Information Confused about cryptocurrencies, like bitcoin and Ethereum? You’re not alone. Before you use or invest in cryptocurrency, know what makes it different from cash and other payment methods, and how […]

Security – CODECOV Basher uploader script alert April 2021

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A supply chain infection is where a hacker/cracker breaks into a vendor & places malicious code in their software utilities — that other organizations use as utilities or software packages.  Just like the SolarWinds Orion infection in early 2021, CODECOV’s basher script was infected as discovered this month & this vendor is working diligently to […]

Windows 10 – 21H1 features update will be called May 2021 Update

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Next Version of Windows 10 Officially Dubbed ‘May 2021 Update’ | PCMag Introducing the next feature update to Windows 10, version 21H1 | Windows Experience Blog The next major feature update for Microsoft’s OS now has a name: The Windows 10 May 2021 Update, aka 21H1.  “We believe that Build 19043.928 is the final build for […]

CISA – BadAlloc vulnerabilities in several vendors using RTOS

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A real-time operating system (RTOS) is an operating system (OS) intended to serve real-time applications that process data as it comes in, typically without buffer delays. CISA Releases ICS Advisory on Real-Time Operating System Vulnerabilities | CISA Multiple RTOS | CISA CISA is aware of a public report, known as “BadAlloc” that details vulnerabilities found in multiple […]

CISCO – April 2021 product security updates

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Cisco is a key network & security vendor for many organizations & several products have had recent security updates. Cisco Releases Security Updates for Multiple Products | CISA https://tools.cisco.com/security/center/publicationListing.x Cisco has released security updates to address vulnerabilities in multiple Cisco products. An attacker could exploit one of these vulnerabilities to take control of an affected […]

Microsoft Office – default font will change in future release

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In 2007 Microsoft Office switched it’s default from Times Roman to Calibri & default fonts can always be set by users as desired.  Microsoft is now looking at 5 new fonts & requesting public votes and input on a default font for a future release of Office   Microsoft Is Changing the Default Office Font […]

Windows 10 – installed on 1.3 billion devices April 2021

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Windows 10 is on more than 1.3 billion monthly active devices, according to Microsoft | Windows Central On today’s FY21 Q3 earnings call, Microsoft provided multiple major statistics. It was announced that Windows 10 is on over 1.3 billion active devices. Microsoft 365 Consumer surpassed 50 million subscribers. Office 365 now has nearly 300 million […]

Phishing attacks – SANS ISC alert April 2021

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SANS ISC provides an in-depth look at Phishing attacks using a real example.  Fake images, links, and email headers are used to make these realistic & thankfully many email filters block these into SPAM or junk folders automatically.  Still, user security awareness training is essential. Diving into a Singapore Post Phishing E-mail (sans.edu) With the […]

Sysinternals – Sysmon and Process monitor updates April 2021

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Windows Sysinternals – Windows Sysinternals | Microsoft Docs What’s New (April 21, 2021) Process Monitor v3.70 This update to Process Monitor allows constraining the number of events based on a requested number minutes and/or size of the events data, so that older events are dropped if necessary. It also fixes a bug where the Drop Filtered […]

Wireshark 3.4.5 release – April 2021

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A new version of this key network tracing & monitoring tool has been released to patch a security vulnerability Wireshark 3.4.5 Released (sans.edu) Wireshark · Wireshark 3.4.5 Release Notes Wireshark version 3.4.5 was released.  There’s one vulnerability fix and many bug fixes. For Windows, Npcap is still at version 1.10 The following vulnerabilities have been fixed: […]


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