CES 2022 – participation impacted by pandemic

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Due to COVID-19 pandemic, most attendance at the annual 2022 Consumer Electronics Show (CES) will be virtual — just like almost all other similar conferences during 2021.  Even some vendors are scaling back or skipping the 2022 CES due to key restrictions & for safety reasons Some Tech Companies (and Tech Journalists) Scrap Plans for […]

Leadership – USA workers look forward in returning to office DEC-2021

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While I’ve worked mostly from home (WFH) for past decade on a full time basis, I always tried to work at least 1-2 days in the office, as many long for this option.  However, WFH options will continue to be popular & the new office will employ more of a shared virtual space, rather than […]

– Shutterfly impacted by Conti variant DEC-2021

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Ransomware continues to be one of top attack methods to literally hold a company at ransom for $$$ paid for the secret key to unlock decrypted data files.  Shutterfly experienced a recent attack on parts of its network as shared below Shutterfly Hit With Conti Ransomware | PCMag Shutterfly services disrupted by Conti ransomware attack […]

Malware – Log4Shell exploits implant cryptocurrency miner DEC-2021

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On unpatched Apache web server systems, SANS ISC shares how Log4Shell exploits can implant cryptocurrency miners https://isc.sans.edu/forums/diary/Example+of+how+attackers+are+trying+to+push+crypto+miners+via+Log4Shell/28172/ While following Log4Shell’s exploit attempts hitting our honeypots, I came across another campaign trying to push a crypto miner on the victim’s machines. The previous campaign I analyzed used a simple post-exploitation Powershell script to download and launch the […]

Microsoft – summary of top 10 announcements in 2021

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Redmond magazine highlights the top 10 Microsoft announcements in 2021 Top 10 Microsoft IT Headlines of 2021 — Redmondmag.com Top 10 IT Security Headlines of 2021 — Redmondmag.com Some of the key security announcements by Microsoft are highlighted in this top 10 list 10. Windows Server 2022 Announced at General Availability (Sept. 9 ) Windows […]

FTC – best personal safety practices for 2022

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An excellent set of guidelines to stay safe as we cross into the New Year ahead 🙂 Keep your personal information safe in the New Year | FTC Consumer Information Keep your personal information safe in the New Year As 2021 winds down, lots of us are making resolutions for a fresh start in the […]

STARLINK – new satellite Internet provider DEC-2021

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Some early details on this new satellite based ISP network are emerging Half of America Is Ready to Switch to Starlink Satellite Internet | PCMag Chances are good that you hate your internet provider, even if your connection is fast. Now imagine your provider can barely give you reasonable speed for your distance-learning kids, your […]

Windows 11 – Windows Terminal is improved default command line facility

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Windows Terminal is the new standard run-time console for Windows 11 offering command line, PowerShell, Linux commands and other capabilities Windows Terminal Becoming Default Console in Windows 11 — Redmondmag.com Windows Terminal as your Default Command Line Experience – Windows Command Line (microsoft.com) Microsoft indicated plans this week to make its open source Windows Terminal app […]

Microsoft Sentinel – adds new LOG4J exploit detection

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Microsoft Sentinel is a new security suite & the serious LOG4J vulnerability for Apache web servers is now accommodated Microsoft Sentinel Gets Log4j Exploit Detector Preview — Redmondmag.com What’s New: Detecting Apache Log4j vulnerabilities with Microsoft Sentinel – Microsoft Tech Community Microsoft added a preview solution in Microsoft Sentinel that helps IT pros find signs […]

FTC – Student Loan Forgiveness SCAM alert DEC-2021

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As part of COVID relief, there is a pause in collecting on Student Loans.  And attackers are creating Student Loan Forgiveness scams as noted in bulletin below due to the large sums of $$$ involved ’Tis the season for student loan scam calls | FTC Consumer Information If you have a federal student loan, you […]


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