Using Windows Update to “brick” fake USB-to-Serial controllers

A chip company, FTDI, has delivered a driver via Windows Update that detects and neutralized counterfeit chips.

What is Magic Leap?

Google and others have invested in Magic Leap, wearable technology that hasn’t had a public demo.  Remember the Segway?

Apple posts info about iCloud security

After China was reportedly interfering, Apple wants you to be sure that you are connecting to the proper server.

Koler android ransomware

Demands money, can spread via SMS to evil link.  Make sure you only download Apps from Google/Amazon and only very popular ones with brand name appeal.

Tesla releases all its patents

You can use them in “good faith.”

Google adds USB “key” to security lineup

Via a <$30 usb key that does crypto you can now log into your Google account more securely.

New Windows 0-Day delivered via Powerpoint

A new 0-day vulnerability has been found in Windows OLE (object linking and embedding) interpreter.  The attack is being delivered as an OLE object embedded in a PowerPoint file.

Apple releases Security Patch 2014-005

Fixes the POODLE flaw in SSL.

Microsoft recalls KB 2949927 patch

Patch from last Tuesday is causing problems.

Microsoft Loves Linux?

Take a look at the slides at this Microsoft Cloud Briefing.