It’s a good idea to create some restore media for your OS to supplement your backup strategy (you are backing up, correct?). Apple has Recovery Disk Assistant while Windows (8.1, 8.0, 7.0)has its own method. Some manufacturers also have recovery disk options but you’ll have to search Google for your model.
The WinSuperSite has a guide on how to upgrade. Make sure to create restore media before the upgrade.
Microsoft has released its latest round of patches. Windows users should “Patch Now!” via Windows Update. Adobe has also released patches for Reader and Acrobat.
“It appears a vulnerability in Coldfusion was used to breach an Adobe site used for payment processing. The group that breached Adobe appearantly used Coldfusion exploits as one of their favorite tools to breach sites. ” Link
“The company said hackers also accessed nearly three million customer credit card records, and stole login data for an undetermined number of Adobe user accounts.” Link
Norton says that while consumers are going mobile in their droves, they are leaving security behind — placing their identities and personal data at risk. Link
Avoid using IE or apply the Fix It patch from Microsoft. Link
50 Security Issues Fixed with the Release of Chrome 30 Link
“So before you start uploading your entire digital life into sky storage, let’s take a closer look at how SkyDrive, Google Drive, and Dropbox deal with your files after their promotional plans expire. The cloud can turn mighty dark indeed when your time is up.” Link
“Now, Microsoft has said it sees Security Essentials as merely the first layer of protection, advising customers to use additional, third-party antivirus – although the company stressed that wasn’t because the product wasn’t good enough to stand on its own…. The natural progression is that we will always be on the bottom of these tests. And honestly, if we are doing our job correctly, that’s what will happen.” Link…
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