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We all move much too fast these days and are prone to make mistakes as we rush through tasks during the day. I’m sure every one of us has clicked on Send and then went…oh crud I shouldn’t have done that. Gmail users have had an undo send feature for some time. Now Outlook users can enable undo send as well. The feature works the same way as Gmail by giving you a few seconds…
Secure internet connections are a good thing. In fact, browsers are starting to penalize sites that don’t use secure connections. At some point, you won’t even be able to access the website unless there is a secure encrypted https connection. However, don’t think you are safe just because there is a padlock indicating a secure connection. The FBI issued a warning that the bad guys are using secure https websites as destinations for their phishing…
Secure internet connections are a good thing. In fact, browsers are starting to penalize sites that don’t use secure connections. At some point, you won’t even be able to access the website unless there is a secure encrypted https connection. However, don’t think you are safe just because there is a padlock indicating a secure connection. The FBI issued a warning that the bad guys are using secure https websites as destinations for their phishing…
The recommendation is to always enable multi-factor authentication (MFA) wherever it is available. Many services and applications now have two-factor authentication (2FA) available for authenticating a logon. It may be in the form of a text message code or verification via an authentication app such as Google Authenticator or Duo. Microsoft even recommends enabling MFA for all Office 365 users. In fact, enabling MFA gets you the most points towards your Microsoft Secure Score.…
The recommendation is to always enable multi-factor authentication (MFA) wherever it is available. Many services and applications now have two-factor authentication (2FA) available for authenticating a logon. It may be in the form of a text message code or verification via an authentication app such as Google Authenticator or Duo. Microsoft even recommends enabling MFA for all Office 365 users. In fact, enabling MFA gets you the most points towards your Microsoft Secure Score.…
Let’s start from the beginning. Apple started with the 30-pin connector and then shifted over to the lightning connector. All of the dedicated Apple users had to spend more money (shocker) to convert to a different proprietary connector called lightning. For years, Apple has stuck with the lightning connector and refused to bend to any sort of industry standard and stayed with a proprietary connector. Enter the USB-C standard. Read that again. A standard. Not…
Let’s start from the beginning. Apple started with the 30-pin connector and then shifted over to the lightning connector. All of the dedicated Apple users had to spend more money (shocker) to convert to a different proprietary connector called lightning. For years, Apple has stuck with the lightning connector and refused to bend to any sort of industry standard and stayed with a proprietary connector. Enter the USB-C standard. Read that again. A standard. Not…
Microsoft is warning users to be aware of a recent active attack. The attack infects a user just by opening an attached document. Microsoft is warning that they have detected an active campaign that contains RTF attachments utilizing the Microsoft Office and Wordpad CVE-2017-11882 vulnerability. The vulnerability was patched in 2017, but the attacks continue. Shocker, but apparently people haven’t installed the patches. The first warning should be getting the RTF attachment. That is not…
Microsoft is warning users to be aware of a recent active attack. The attack infects a user just by opening an attached document. Microsoft is warning that they have detected an active campaign that contains RTF attachments utilizing the Microsoft Office and Wordpad CVE-2017-11882 vulnerability. The vulnerability was patched in 2017, but the attacks continue. Shocker, but apparently people haven’t installed the patches. The first warning should be getting the RTF attachment. That is not…
The good news is privacy is becoming more and more important for users. The bad news…advertisers want to track your internet activity to serve you targeted ads. More bad news is that application providers want to capture your data and sell it for profit. The better news is that Firefox now blocks website cookies that can let advertisers and publishers track you across the web. As reported by CNET, “Blocking cookies can lead to another…