Apple iOS 15 – new features in beta NOV-2021

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iOS 15 hidden features and iPhone tricks you didn’t know you needed – CNET In this guide, we’ll be going through several lesser-known features on iOS 15: including how to use your camera to live-scan text, move the address bar in Safari back to where it used to be and drag-and-drop photos and other files […]

DoNotCall.gov – 2021 statistics on SPAM and ROBO calls

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What are people reporting at DoNotCall.gov? | FTC Consumer Information https://www.consumer.ftc.gov/articles/national-do-not-call-registry-faqs In the past 18 years of the National Do Not Call Registry, those of you signed up for the registry (244 million phone numbers right now) have reported millions upon millions of unwanted sales calls over the years. Here’s a quick look at what […]

FTC – Giving Tuesday Charity Donation Best Practices NOV-2021

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The FTC shares best practices for “Giving Tuesday” during NOV 2021.  These Charity Donation Best Practices apply universally to disaster relief & other forms of donation. Donate safely this Giving Tuesday | FTC Consumer Information Giving Tuesday is a great time to show your gratitude by donating to help others. But you don’t want to […]

Wireshark 3.6.0 release – November 2021

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A new version of this valuable network tracing, monitoring, and PENTEST tool has been released Wireshark 3.6.0 Released (sans.edu) https://www.wireshark.org/docs/relnotes/wireshark-3.6.0.html Wireshark version 3.6.0 was released.  It has many updates and bug fixes.  There is one change I want to highlight: the behavior of operator != (not equal) in display filters. Starting with version 3.6.0, expression “a […]

Leadership – CEOs need hands-on digital expertise

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In 2021, all executives must be digitally literate & involved as noted by another excellent article in Harvard Business Review: Today’s CEOs Need Hands-On Digital Skills (hbr.org) As business increasingly becomes digital and data-driven, many companies that once appeared to be built for success suddenly seem structured to fail. That’s evident in the lackluster results […]

CISA – latest mobile cybersecurity best practices NOV-2021

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Updates for mobile cybersecurity best practices are shared in following CISA bulletin CISA Releases Capacity Enhancement Guides to Enhance Mobile Device Cybersecurity for Consumers and Organizations | CISA CISA has released actionable Capacity Enhancement Guides (CEGs) to help users and organizations improve mobile device cybersecurity. CISA encourages users and administrators to review the guidance and apply […]

FTC – COVID-19 news or claims alert NOV-2021

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There are so many “unknowns” plus sensationalizing of COVID  — that medical news gets politicized by all sides on what is next? or best treatments? new variants? etc.  Most key point shared below is to do your own research & verify developments  Unsubstantiated COVID-19 treatment claims appear on social media platforms | FTC Consumer Information […]

FTC – Best practices to prevent telephone scams NOV-2021

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Some of latest best practices for phone safety are shared by FTC.  When scam calls target your client or loved one | FTC Consumer Information Calls from scammers are annoying and can cause a lot of trouble when you realize, too late, that they’re scams. What’s even worse? When they target a client or loved […]

VMWARE – November 2021 security updates

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ADMINS should pilot test & roll out recent critical updates for VMWARE as a leading virtual solution.  These updates usually occur more on quarterly than monthly basis as a fairly secure partitioning environment   VMware Releases Security Updates | CISA VMSA-2021-0027 (vmware.com) VMware has released security updates to address multiple vulnerabilities in vCenter Server and Cloud […]

Microsoft Authenticator – improves 2FA security with GPS

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Microsoft Authenticator adds two factor authentication including Phone Number Matching and GPS Location Capabilities Microsoft Authenticator Gets Number Matching and GPS Location Capabilities — Redmondmag.com New Microsoft Authenticator security features are now available! – Microsoft Tech Community Last year, we shared ‘It’s Time To Hang Up On Phone Transports for Authentication’. Today, we are making Microsoft Authenticator […]


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