Ransomware – Medusa Locker warning by CISA June-2022

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A new ransomware has been issued for “Medusa Locker” that uses unpatched RDP exploits.  It is important to be on latest security updates. #StopRansomware: MedusaLocker | CISA #StopRansomware: MedusaLocker – DETAILS| CISA CISA, the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), the Department of the Treasury (Treasury), and the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) have released a […]

Microsoft Defender – performance tuning for new issue taking 5 percent more CPU

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A security firm has reported a “bug” for Microsoft Defender.  It is likely performance tuning will be done in future for new issue taking 5 percent more CPU resources for INTEL multi-CPU devices Intel CPU Performance Takes a Big Hit Due to Windows Defender Bug | PCMag If you’re running Windows 10 or Windows 11 on an Intel processor, […]

Google Password Manager – Security improvements JUNE-2022

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Google’s free Password Manager facility was recently strengthened with improved security controls. Google Updates Password Manager With New Security, Management Tools | PCMag Staying safe online with our updated Google Password Manager (blog.google) Google shipped(Opens in a new window) a maintenance update of sorts Thursday for its free password-manager service that adds some new security and […]

Windows – history by PC Magazine

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PC Magazine continues to highlight key it’s 40 year ANNIV & shares an excellent recap for history of the Windows O/S A Visual History of Windows | PCMag In the years that followed Windows 95 and its not-very-different successor Windows 98, new releases tended to follow a rocky pattern based on public opinion: Windows 95/98—Good […]

IBM Personal Computer – open architecture in 1981 allowed innovation

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More on history of IBM PC & the open standards led to rapid growth of the entire sector later The Original IBM PC: Lessons Learned | PCMag The IBM PC was introduced on August 12, 1981. I’ve written about the team who created the PC and why they chose an open architecture, how they ended up with Microsoft’s DOS as the […]

FTC – Deceptive online car sales and prices warning JUNE-2022

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The FTC warns to be cautious of online car sales & prices that are outside of “norms” especially with some supply chain issues & other other factors.  This is mainly a warning to beware of scams or fraud in evaluating car purchases online. Share your experiences to help the FTC address deceptive car pricing and […]

PC Magazine – 40th anniversary – 1st 1982 issue

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As PC Magazine celebrates 40th anniversary, the 1st 1982 issue is historical & neat to reflect on Read the Charter Issue of PC Magazine From 1982 | PCMag PC Mag – Google Books – 1st issue 1982 But all of it comes back to this first issue of PC. We’re happy to be able to present […]

CISA – USA GOVT agencies move to advanced authentication by OCT-2022

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The USA GOVT agencies are in process of major security project to use “MODERN” rather than “BASIC” authentication practices in Microsoft Exchange.  It is mandatory for completion by OCT 1st 2022.  The advanced modern best practices will greatly improved security over basic authentication.  Action Recommended: Switch to Modern Authentication in Exchange Online Before Basic Authentication […]

CISA – CLOUD Technical Reference Architecture guide for safe practices

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CISA has released an excellent 70-page PDF with numerous planning & best practice guidelines for migrating applications to a cloud hosted environment. CISA Releases Cloud Security Technical Reference Architecture | CISA Cloud Security Technical Reference Architecture v.2 (cisa.gov) CISA has released its Cloud Security (CS) Technical Reference Architecture (TRA) to guide federal civilian departments and agencies […]

Microsoft Defender – Future CVE patch analysis capability

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CVE patching is an industry standard & Microsoft is further improving its capabilities to better match up on an advanced basis as shared below. Microsoft Defender Vulnerability Management Now Reports CVEs Lacking Fixes — Redmondmag.com Support for Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures (CVEs) without a security update in public preview – Microsoft Tech Community Microsoft is […]


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