Newsletter – September 2020

September blogs September intelligence and threat report Here is a round up of the news that we saw and tweeted about on our Twitter account during September. It is not surprising that the number of ransomware attacks and data breaches seem to be increasing as we are also seeing a rise in malware attacks on... Continue Reading →

Windows 10 Feature Update 2004 Released

In May 2020 Microsoft released their latest feature update to Windows 10. This will be delivered through Windows Updates as a feature update to targeted devices in the short term and your device may be specifically blocked while drivers and other software (e.g. Anti Virus software) is updated. As with all new releases, there are... Continue Reading →

Windows 7 Support ends 14th January 2020

As I have blogged on two previous occasions, support for Windows 7 ends on 14th January 2020. This means: All patching of security flaws ends and you will not receive any further patches from 14th January 2020 being the last patch Tuesday that will include widely available Windows 7 patchesMicrosoft Security Essentials also retires on... Continue Reading →

Windows Update Changes

Any regular followers of this site will know that I am a strong advocate of fully licencing software with a valid licence and keeping your licenced software up to date. If you want to read about the consequences of not doing this please see my blog The Dangers to using Unsupported Devices and Software. Microsoft in... Continue Reading →

Windows 7 Updates (Updated)

UPDATED 31 May 2019 If you are still on Windows 7, and a corporate without an exit strategy, you need to take note of two things: Window's 7 ceases extended support in January 2020, after which you won't get any security patchesUpdates happening in the next few months, if not applied, will stop your security... Continue Reading →

Thunderbolt Vulnerability

This is a bit technical, so I will try to explain it in simple language that most people can understand, and if you want to read the technical detail I will post a link to the research at the end of this blog post. A lot of PC's and Laptops (Windows, Mac's and Linux based... Continue Reading →

Microsoft Edge – Adobe Flash Whitelist Issue

Not sure how many people this will apply to (I am one of them), but in Microsoft's infinite wisdom, they decided to put a hidden whitelist of domains that could bypass asking for permission to run Flash videos using the Click-to-Run feature. In Microsoft Windows, there is a file C:\Windows\system32\edgehtmlpluginpolicy.bin that contains the default whitelist... Continue Reading →

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