Cybersecurity – NSA Advisory To All Windows Users

Written by Web Admin on June 13, 2019

IN THE NEWS – ELIJAH Digest | June 13, 2019 Computer Forensic, Cybersecurity and Managed IT Solutions. On June 4, 2019, the National Security Agency (NSA) sent out a Cybersecurity Advisory to urge Microsoft Windows users and administrators to ensure that they are using a patched and updated system in the face of growing threats. There is a flaw in the Windows operating system that could cause widespread havoc without user intervention. The flaw is called “BlueKeep,” and is the type of vulnerability that malicious cyber attackers could exploit through the use of software code that specifically targets the vulnerability. This software could be in the form of a virus, malware, or ransomware – and it could happen by simply having the computer turned on. The NSA urges everyone to invest the time and resources to know your network and run supported operating systems with the latest patches. Updating systems… Read more »

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Beware Of Vishing – A New Type Of Fraud

Written by Web Admin on May 30, 2019

IN THE NEWS – ELIJAH Digest | May 30, 2019 Computer Forensic, Cybersecurity and Managed IT Solutions. There’s a new scheme in town, and it is called “Vishing”. Vishing is a type of fraud that attempts to access private information via phone calls and voice messages. These have become more frequent as the quantity of robocalls continue to increase. “Vishers” – the bad guys doing the vishing – often claim to need financial data to clear up an IRS matter, or needing birthdates or social security numbers to unfreeze bank accounts, or your address to restart a utility service. Vishers are sometimes just looking to make a copy of your voice, saying the word “Yes” or “I agree”. Vishers often get information about you from social media, such as: Facebook, Linked-In, and/or Twitter to create a sense of trust or familiarity. Vishers also often use “neighborhood spoofing,” in which the… Read more »

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Have You Seen The New Windows 10 Update (19H1)?

Written by Jon Isenberg on May 16, 2019

IN THE NEWS – ELIJAH Digest | May 16, 2019 Computer Forensic, Cybersecurity and Managed IT Solutions. Microsoft is rolling out an update for May that has several changes – some good and some more restrictive. This is the May Update for Windows. The good news is that several of the features are improving to make your work easier. The top new features include: Project your Android phone screen on your PC. An even better light theme – Microsoft polished up the extremely popular light theme for Windows, making icons more readable on the light backgound. An easier way to install new fonts – you can now drag & drop font tiles from File Explorer into Settings/Fonts to install them. Improved Start reliability and faster start times. A simplified Start layout – the new default layout features a slick, one column design with reduced top-level tiles. See more entries in… Read more »

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