Spread the Microsoft Word

You have probably never heard of the organization called FIN7.  Although estimates vary, FIN7, a very organized and successful Ukrainian based hacking group, has probably earned well over a billion dollars (with a B) from businesses all over the world.  It appears that stolen credit cards were their primary revenue generator, but the full scope … Read moreSpread the Microsoft Word

OneDrive Off A Cliff

In my last blog, I posted about the value of implementing two-factor authentication (2FA) as a significant enhancement to the security of the traditional username/password authentication method.  The availability of free authentication applications like Google Authenticator, Authy, and FreeOTP (there are many more), and the ever growing list of public websites that now support these … Read moreOneDrive Off A Cliff

Sexy New Windows 9 Photos Leaked All Over the Web [VIDEO]

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Well, now that we’ve got your attention, it’s a good time to mention that leaked photos and a video of what may be Windows 9, currently called Threshold, have been leaked to the web. As the next entry in the Windows family of operating systems, it has been highly anticipated since the return of a … Read moreSexy New Windows 9 Photos Leaked All Over the Web [VIDEO]

Internet Explorer 8 Zero-Day Vulnerability Found, but Not Patched

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With the world still on edge about the recent vulnerability found in most versions of Internet Explorer, another one has been discovered, this time in Internet Explorer 8. This bug allows a hacker to execute malicious code when a user opens an infected email or webpage. However, this vulnerability is different than the one previously … Read moreInternet Explorer 8 Zero-Day Vulnerability Found, but Not Patched

Is Your Word Document Leaking Secrets?

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Just because you hit the delete button when using Microsoft Word doesn’t necessarily mean that your information is gone forever. Thanks to Word’s Track Changes feature, all of your deleted sentences can be easily retrieved. This is a very handy tool to help you out of a jam, but it can also be misused to … Read moreIs Your Word Document Leaking Secrets?

It’s Time to Retire Windows XP

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If you haven’t yet upgraded from Windows XP, then you (and 500 million users) must have strong reasons for hanging on to a twelve-year-old product. Unfortunately, everybody’s strong reasons won’t hold water come April 8th, 2014 when Microsoft stops supporting XP with new security patches. Essentially, April 8th is equivalent to an expiration date as far as … Read moreIt’s Time to Retire Windows XP

What to do about Windows XP

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There are three good mature IT solutions for the replacement of Windows XP workstations. The first, and probably the most obvious, is the wholesale replacement of all workstations running Windows XP with newer workstations running Windows 7 or 8. Although some existing Windows XP workstations might have processor speed and RAM memory above the minimums … Read moreWhat to do about Windows XP