The following alerts have been updated to reflect new and important security protection schemes:
1/12/2018: Laptops for Business use may have Intel AMT. You need to configure it or else your open to Intel AMT attacks.
1/5/2018: Meltdown and Spectre are 2 new processor chip bugs that affect most modern computers, smartphones, and tablets. They will need software updates to mitigate this bad bug. More Details – Older system without updates are dangerous to continue to use. Time to buy new hardware.
11/21/2017: Quad9 is a free DNS Domain Name Service that helps prevent users from accessing malicious sites. Run by IBM Security, Packet Clearing House (PCH) and The Global Cyber Alliance (GCA)
11/1/2017: Windows 10 controlled folder access anti-ransomeware is part of the Fall Creators Update. It works well and should be used by all Windows 10 users.
10/16/2017: KRACK attack on Wi-Fi. Attackers can use this novel attack technique to read information that was previously assumed to be safely encrypted. Virtually ALL Wi-Fi equipped devices need to be updated. The attack is particularly bad on Android 6.0 and Linux. If you have a device with no updates (eg Internet of Things), you will be open to attacks. Using a VPN helps.