Microsoft released an Emergency OOB (Out of Band) Security Patch. As a reminder to everyone, Patches are important! If you can’t patch it, don’t use Internet Explorer to browse the web. Try Chrome or another browser. Disable any plug-ins you don’t need, only visit sites you know and trust. Unsure about any of this? Just Ask us. Read more below on The Register. Update Internet Explorer now after Google detects attacks in the wildSource: On the first day of Christmas, Microsoft gave to me… an emergency out-of-band security patch for IE • The Register
Not ready for consumer use. MS Pulls it’s latest pack after issues with missing documents. Read more at the Register link below.
Day four exceeds all expectations as Microsoft steps back from brinkSource: Microsoft yanks the document-destroying Windows 10 October 2018 Update
Yet another hole is found in the most popular processors on the market. Read more on ‘The Register’ link below.
Design blunder exists in Intel, AMD, Arm, Power processorsSource: Microsoft, Google: We’ve found a fourth data-leaking Meltdown-Spectre CPU hole
Do you use Drupal? Might want to read this article. Source: Hundreds of Drupal sites found to be hacked by cryptojackers
Now might be a good time to put a spotlight on Apple’s under-the-hood technologies in macOS that ensure critical patches auto-download and install themselves onSource: How Apple’s little-known feature in macOS has helped save the day today
The bug affects macOS High Sierra users.Source: Apple macOS High Sierra flaw allows admin access without password – Nov. 28, 2017
It’s important to Keep good backups, windows needs to be up to date and you need best security practices to avoid this kind of problem. How do you do all that? Ask us. Read Everything you need to know about the Peyra, er NotPetya… on The Register: http://www.theregister.co.uk/2017/06/28/petya_notpetya_ransomware/
Cisco realizes it has a BIG issue with it’s IOS, but only after Wikileaks discloses secret CIA exploits.
Note to CIA by hiding the exploits you are making EVERYONE less safe. It is foolish to think such information will say secret or that only the good guys will use them. It is often found out by nefarious individuals long before the innocent end user. How long do you expose US citizens to risk? The answer seems to be until you are caught. Not cool…CISCO issues Critical Warning
Although the Windows 10 Anniversary Update is a welcome sign, fixing bugs, adding features… Microsoft in an apparent attempts to annoy it’s users decided to turn back on the built in Adware that some users turned off. We have seen the updates re-enable some security features that were disabled causing some extra work for upgraders. This you could argue was best practices, making your computer secure. Adware built into an operating system you bought is a bit ridicules tho. Especially if you already disabled it. Come on MS, get with the program. *_* Read more: PCWORLD – Win 10 Anniversary update reactivates ads. Useful Links from PCWORLD: disabling Windows 10’s ads tighten up your Windows 10 privacy settings cure Windows 10’s worst headaches
The Devil is in the details or you could hide a Battle Ship in the fine print. How ever you say it…. Those “Agree” buttons are not in any way for your protection. In most cases they spell out how badly you can be Ummm ‘Bent Over’ by those who’s products you choose to use. Most people don’t read them. Probably fewer care. So when someone complains that Apple Stole their music, Yes they did, but they told you they might right in the License Terms. Still, That’s some shaky ground Apple. More warning before deleting ANY originals. Copying is one thing, deleting another. Read More below.
“The software is functioning as intended,” said Amber. “Wait,” I asked, “so it’s supposed to delete my personal files from my internal hard drive without asking my permission?” “Yes,” she replied. …Source: Apple Stole My Music. No, Seriously.