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FAQ: Are you in danger: WannaCry ransomware?

WannaCry took down wide swaths of the internet over the weekend, then disappeared. Here’s what you need to know, without the hype.  

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So I don’t need to worry about it right now?

Wrong. Very wrong. This is one of those rare times when the Windows sky is falling. We already have reports from Matt Suiche of a new WannaCry variant that’s been sinkholed with 10,000 infections logged. The clones are coming, and many of them won’t be easy to stop. You have to get your Windows PC patched now.

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Free tools to support cyber security efforts

More cyber security freebies than you knew existed.

There are more free information security tools out there than you can highlight with a fist full of whiteboard pointers. While many are trial ware-based enticements designed to lure decision makers to purchase the pricey premium counterparts of these freebies, many are full-blown utilities. A few important categories include threat intelligence tools, tools to build security in during the development stage, penetration testers, and forensics tools.  (click on the picture above for the full story)


IRS: security over accessibility?

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“. . . National Taxpayer Advocate Nina Olson expressed concerns that the new features would block honest taxpayers. The IRS has now confirmed that the revamped tool requires an email address, multifactor authentication via text messages and specific financial information such as credit card or loan numbers”

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Job Seekers and Computers

Here’s where we’re going (click on Job & Career Accelerator logo above)

Thanks to MeL (Michigan Electronic Library) we have a large amount of information to help us in our search for a new job or help us learn more in order to advance in our current job.

Also important will be brushing up on our basic computer knowledge.

MS Office 2010

Microsoft Office 2010

Learn Office with self-paced training courses and videos.  Here’s where to the get the information from the people that make Office.

Office 2010, Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint, Access, OneNote, and more.


“Need Info? Ask MeL”

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