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Microsoft’s Windows 10 changes . . .

Microsoft plans to change the nomenclature of its Windows 10 release model in September 2017, dropping terms it’s used since the operating system’s debut and substituting names that sync with Office 365.

In an online Q&A on “Windows as a service” — the company’s concept of an ever-evolving, ever-updating OS — Michael Niehaus, a director of product marketing on the Windows 10 team, talked about the new terminology.

(Click on the little Microsoft pic for full story.)

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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.  

(click on the picture for the full article.)

 

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.


Android gotchas: Fast fixes for 6 common problems

 

Check out these fixes or save this story for a rainy day. With these troubleshooting tips in hand, you’ll be swatting away problems and getting back to business in no time—no aspirin required.

 


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)


Sniff out and kick out

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Like it or not, your PC is susceptible to malware. This page will teach you how to locate the bad stuff, then remove it from your system.

Click on the Skull and Cross Bones to Sniff out and kick out Windows malware for free.

 

For videos on how Sysinternals Process Explorer works click on the YouTube link below.

https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=Sysinternals+Process+how+does+it+work

 

For a video for how VirusTotal click on the video below.


Marshmallow Security

How to find your patch level.

The Security Patch Level can only be found on devices running Android Marshmallow.

The good news for Android Marshmallow (6.0) users is that the release includes very important improvements that go a long way to protect your device. One addition allows you to quickly find out the security patch level on your smartphone or tablet.  It all started with the Stagefright vulnerability. Once the dust settled from that disaster, Google (and Samsung) made a promise to start rolling out monthly security updates. To that end, they decided to include a field in the device settings that would list for users to see when the last security patch was applied to the operating system.

android safety level Click on the LOCK to read the complete story.


Change your passwords…. Really, Change Today!

WSJ HeatbleedOn Monday, security researchers found an issue so scary they called it “Heartbleed.” It’s a flaw in an encryption tool used by about two-thirds of Internet servers that could be exploited to leak your login names and passwords.

Click on graphic above to go to full story or follow this link:

http://blogs.wsj.com/personal-technology/2014/04/09/how-and-why-to-change-your-passwords-today/