Hard Drives – PC Magazine HDD v. SSD in-depth AUG-2022

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SSD vs. HDD: What’s the Difference? | PCMag Who Are HDDs Best For? Enthusiast multimedia users and heavy downloaders: Video collectors need space, and you can easily get to 8TB or much more space cheaply with a hard drive. Budget buyers: Ditto. Plenty of cheap space. SSDs are too expensive for buyers of $300 PCs. Graphic arts […]

FTC – SCAMS related to school supplies shopping AUG-2022

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The return of students back to schools & colleges is a peak time for e-commerce purchases & increased SCAMS & security attacks.  The FTC highlights awareness & shares best practices for safer purchases online. Shopping scams are in session for back-to-school shopping | Consumer Advice (ftc.gov) Online Shopping | Consumer Advice (ftc.gov) Once you’ve got […]

FTC – Utility SCAMS requesting cryptocurrency AUG-2022

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Only scammers demand utility payments in cryptocurrency | Consumer Advice (ftc.gov) The latest twist on utility scams is asking you to pay in Bitcoin or another type of cryptocurrency. The scam goes like this: you get a call or text from someone pretending to be your utility company. The caller or text says you owe money (which […]

Malware – MagicWeb attacks use weak ADFS security settings

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The MagicWeb attacks use Active Directory Federation Services in Microsoft Windows & Microsoft recommends hardening all settings as noted in “ADFS Best Security Practices” link below Microsoft Describes ‘MagicWeb’ Attacks Using Active Directory Federation Services — Redmondmag.com MagicWeb: NOBELIUM’s post-compromise trick to authenticate as anyone – Microsoft Security Blog Best Practices for Secure Planning and […]

Microsoft Azure – Security compliance checking for connected devices

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The new WORKBOOKS dashboard can gather info/stats to ensure Security compliance & software update status for connected devices Microsoft Previews Azure Workbooks for Update Compliance of Windows Devices — Redmondmag.com Microsoft this week announced a public preview of Azure Workbooks for Update Compliance, which gives organizations a dashboard view on the status of Windows updates and […]

FTC – Inheritance scams circulating online and in mail

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Contacted about a long-lost relative’s inheritance? Hold on a minute | Consumer Advice (ftc.gov) The FTC has been getting reports of people getting letters in the mail from a law firm. They are, they say, looking for the heir of a multi-million-dollar inheritance. And they think it might be you. (Spoiler alert: it’s not.)  Here’s […]

FTC – ensure online HEALTH services are valid AUG-2022

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The FTC warns this month to carefully review online HEALTH services & ensure they are valid Is that health insurance, a health product, or a scam? | Consumer Advice (ftc.gov) Looking for health insurance can be confusing. But if you run across a company that deliberately tricks you into signing up for insurance or health […]


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