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OS X Yosemite still vulnerable to rootpipe exploit

The vulnerability that Apple patched is still exploitable according to a security researcher.

Google will require sites to be “mobile friendly” to maintain search rankings

You site needs to be mobile friendly or you will be penalized in Google’s search results.

A look into modern spyware

If you’ve ever wondered why “crapware” exists.

Microsoft to put MS services into Cyanogen

The open source OS Cyanogen for Android devices will soon contain Microsoft’s Bing, OneNote, Skype, etc.

Google Chrome to block old NPAPI based plugins including Java

Google’s Chrome will begin blocking Java with version 42 (you still can re-enable it) and totally prevent it from functioning in version 45 (September 2015).   We’re going to assume that Oracle will update the Java plugin.

Patch Tuesday

Microsoft has released critical patches for Windows and Office.  All users (including Macs) should check for updates.  Adobe has also released patches for Flash Players.

Changing PC background image w/stolen password leads to felony charges.

A 14 year old with a glanced password gets jail time.

Apple releases iOS 8.3

All iOS users (ipad,iphone) should update to the latest version for security updates.

Windows Nano Server

No GUI, no Remote Desktop, no Win32.  Meant for cloud computing.

Apple releases OS 10.10.3

Apple has released an update for Yosemite that includes security fixes and the new Photos app.  Available via App Store.

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