Aug - 16 2018

Free access to web based versions of Word, Excel, PowerPoint, OneNote and Sway https://products.office.com/en-us/office-online/documents-spreadsheets-presentations-office-online  

Aug - 06 2018

HP has released firmware updates for about 156 DeskJet, Envy, DesignJet, Officejet and PageWide inkjet printers.  These 2 critical security issues can cause a buffer overflow that can be used to perform remote code execution.  The 2 CVE’s are  – CVE-2018-5924 and CVE-2018-5925 have score of 9.8 on the critical scale. See the list of […]

Jul - 31 2018

In the case of legal demands to review or access data stored on a phone or computer, if they are protected with a traditional password they are protected under the Fifth Amendment.  If the device is protected with a fingerprint or facial detection as its password the government has used warrants to compel people to […]

Jul - 25 2018

Google released the newest version of Chrome, version 68.0.3440.75.  This new version fixes 42 security issues, 5 rated as high, 22 rated as medium, and 5 as low the others are at the highest level and have not been disclosed yet.  This new version will show sites that do not have a secure https connection […]

Jul - 16 2018

Microsoft has announced today that support for the classic version of Skype 7.0 will end on September 1, 2018. Skype version 8.0 is the new version, and is available for Windows 7 & 8.1, Mac and Linux.  Skype is a UWP (universal windows platform) app for Windows 10 in the Microsoft Store. Updated mobile versions […]

Jul - 12 2018

IBM has recently published their 2018 estimated costs for a data breach.  It is now estimated that the minimum average cost for a data breach is $3.86 million dollars.  This is an increase of 6.4 percent over 2017.  The average cost for each stolen record containing sensitive and confidential information is $148 per record.  This […]

Apr - 14 2018

Starting on April 12, 2018 macOS 10.13.4 will start alerting you when you open a 32-bit application.  The purpose of this alert is to have people contact the company or programmer who wrote the App to have them update their program.  macOS 10.13 High Sierra is the last version of macOS that will run 32-bit […]

Mar - 27 2018

Microsoft has finalized their latest release of Windows 10, likely to be named Windows 10 Spring Creators Update.  Build 17133 of Windows 10 is supposed to be available starting on April 10, 2018.  More details to come soon from Microsoft. Due to a issue in Build 17133 the Spring Creators Update was not released on April […]

Mar - 20 2018

Microsoft has announced that Windows Server 2019 will be released in the second half of 2018. The focus of the new release is based on these 4 themes – Hybrid, Security, Application Platform, and Hyper-converged infrastructure.  It will support Azure services like Azure Backup, Azure File Sync, disaster recovery, and more so their users will be able […]

Jan - 04 2018

Two flaws have been found in the design of processors since 1995 – today. Meltdown – Intel architecture The Meltdown flaw allows a program that may exist to run on the computer and access any information that is in the computers memory.  That could mean that information like passwords, parts of files could be accessed without the […]

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