LastPass Password Manager – v4.33 release improves safety

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https://www.cnet.com/news/lastpass-fixed-a-major-exploit/ Password manager LastPass had an exploit that could be abused to reveal a user’s credentials. The company has fixed the issue in its latest update, according to a blog post Monday. For a hacker to take advantage of the bug, victims would have to be using the Chrome or Opera browser with the LastPass extension […]

CIS Security – Security Event Malware primer September 2019

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CIS Security has just released a “Security Event Malware primer” that shares important prevention controls & awareness for the latest malware attacks Security Event Primer – Malware 2.1 Maintain Inventory of Authorized Software 2.2 Ensure Software is Supported by Vendor 2.7 Utilize Application Whitelisting 3.4 Deploy Automated Operating System Patch Management Tools 3.5 Deploy Automated […]

Apple – iPhone 11 and Watch 5 product launch September 2019

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Microsoft Security Updates – SEPTEMBER 2019

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Below are key resources documenting this recent monthly Microsoft Patch Tuesday release https://isc.sans.edu/forums/diary/Microsoft+September+2019+Patch+Tuesday/25310/ https://blog.talosintelligence.com/2019/09/microsoft-patch-tuesday-sept-2019.html https://www.thezdi.com/blog/2019/9/10/the-september-2019-security-update-review https://patchtuesdaydashboard.com/ https://portal.msrc.microsoft.com/en-us/security-guidance/summary This month, Microsoft released security patches for 80 CVEs plus two advisories. The updates cover Microsoft Windows, Internet Explorer, Microsoft Edge, ChakraCore, Office and Microsoft Office Services and Web Apps, Skype for Business and Microsoft Lync, Visual Studio, […]

FBI – Safe Online Surfing 2019 for students

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https://www.us-cert.gov/ncas/current-activity/2019/09/09/fbi-safe-online-surfing-challenge The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) has launched the Safe Online Surfing (SOS) Challenge, encouraging educators to promote web literacy and safety for students during the 2019-20 school year.  The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) encourages users to review the FBI SOS Challenge Announcement and the CISA Tip Keeping Children Safe Online.    

CISA – Hurricane Dorian scams and malware warning

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The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) warns to be vigilant of Hurricane Dorian scams and malware attacks actively circulating.  It is a best practice to always use well established charities like Red Cross or Salvation Army rather than brand new sites for example. https://www.us-cert.gov/ncas/current-activity/2019/09/04/potential-hurricane-dorian-cyber-scams The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) warns users to […]

Wi-Fi – version 7 designs start for 2024

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The Wi-Fi 6 standard support is now starting to appear in new devices.   Also Wi-Fi 7 designs are now starting for possible implementation around 2024. https://www.cnet.com/news/wi-fi-6-and-what-it-means-for-you-wifi-routers/ https://www.cnet.com/news/wi-fi-6-is-barely-here-but-wi-fi-7-is-already-on-the-way/ Wi-Fi 6 is just now arriving in phones, laptops and network equipment. But engineers are already turning their attention to what’ll come next: Wi-Fi 7. With speeds as […]

Linux – Microsoft Extended File Allocation Table support to be added

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Microsoft’s Extended File Allocation Table (exFAT) features supports huge files that are over 4GB and this extension is being added as part of the official Linux kernel in future https://redmondmag.com/articles/2019/08/30/microsoft-exfat-in-linux-kernel.aspx https://cloudblogs.microsoft.com/opensource/2019/08/28/exfat-linux-kernel/ Microsoft has agreed to the addition of its Extended File Allocation Table (exFAT) technology to the Linux kernel, according to a Wednesday announcement. The exFAT […]

Hurricane Dorian – malware and scam warnings issued

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Some warnings are circulating for fraudulent scams, malicious websites, email attachments and other attacks that can be disguised & taken advantage of if Hurricane Dorian impacts are experienced.  Well established charities like Red Cross or Salvation Army are often safer for example than a special new charity just established.   https://www.wtsp.com/article/weather/tropics/charitable-scam-warning-tips-hurricane-tropical-storm/67-ec07ceff-2b15-4d5d-a254-4efbd9e1b6aa There are some important […]

Microsoft EDGE – new CHROME version review August 2019

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https://www.pcworld.com/article/3433926/hands-on-with-the-next-microsoft-edge-microsofts-revamped-chromium-based-browser.html Microsoft’s fusion of the Chromium browser and the traditional Microsoft Edge is worth trying out, though the current beta version is a bit heavier than the traditional Edge.  Last week, Microsoft announced a stable beta channel for what it’s calling the next version of Microsoft Edge. Microsoft’s Edge browser will now be designed around Chromium, the open-source […]


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