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Critical Vulnerability in Samba 3.5.0

Make sure to update your Samba soon if you’re affected.  A simple one line command can lead to code execution.

VLC Vulnerability

If you use VLC, KODI, or Popcorn Time you need to update your player.  A serious vulnerability has been found.

macOS 10.12.5 Released

Apple has released an update to Sierra that includes patches and the ability to use Windows 10 Creator’s Update with Boot Camp.

WanaCryptor Ransomware

Be very careful with attachments, make sure your antivirus is up to date,  patch Windows, and practice skeptical computing.  Doubt everything.  An outbreak of ransomware is happening hitting Russia especially hard.

Microsoft Patch Tuesday

Microsoft has released patches for this month.

Adobe Patches Flash

Adobe has released critical patches for Flash.  Windows 10 will auto update it.

Critical Windows Defender Vulnerability

Microsoft has released a patch for a critical bug in their antivirus product(s).  All users of Microsoft Security Essentials (Forefront also), known now as Windows Defender, should update immediately.

MacOS Version of HandBrake Infected

If you downloaded HandBrake for MacOS in the last few weeks, you need to make sure your Mac is not infected.

Massive Google Docs Based Phishing

Yesterday a massive flood of phishing emails was released containing a link that used Google Docs to collect a victim’s gmail information/contacts.   If you did fall for this scheme, you need to modify your App permissions and change your password.

Windows 10 S for Education

Windows 10 S (aka Windows Cloud) is aimed at Education and only runs approved apps from the Windows Store.  New hardware is also being introduced to compete with Chromebooks.

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