Third Party Patch Roundup – June 2018

Here we are again at the end of another month, and it’s been an interesting one for those who spend their lives down in the IT security trenches.

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Unintended Consequences: GDPR impacts you didn’t see coming

Enforcement officially began on May 25 and while it has created hassles and even havoc for companies scrambling to comply, it also brings some benefits for “data subjects” – that’s you, if any organization collects, processes or stores personal information about you – even those who don’t live in Europe.

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June 2018 – Microsoft Patch Tuesday

In total, the June patches address 50 vulnerabilities. Let’s take a closer look at some of the security update summaries. Only one of these, a remote code execution issue in the Jcript component, had been publicly disclosed.

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Win10 April Update: tips for when it goes wrong (Part 3)

In this part of the Win10 version 1803 update guide, we’ll wrap it up with a discussion of some of the problems that have been encountered in upgrading to 1803 and what factors might make it smart for you delay upgrading immediately.

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Third Party Patch Roundup – May 2018

Here we are again at the end of another month, and it’s been an interesting one for those who spend their lives down in the IT security trenches.

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The Facebook fiasco – Social media, privacy, and what it all means to business

Facebook has been in the news a lot lately, and the publicity hasn’t been the good kind. Reports that Cambridge Analytica – a British company that uses data mining and data analytics in providing consulting services to political campaigns – had accessed information about U.S. voters through their Facebook accounts created a firestorm.

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GDPR deadline is here: Now what?

It’s May 25, 2018 and the GDPR enforcement date is upon us. After many months of scrambling to make the transition, thanks to the vagueness of some of the provisions, many organizations are still uncertain as to whether they’re fully in compliance.

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Win10 April Update: What’s new for IT pros? (Part 2)

In the Windows 10, version 1803 update there is a group of enhancements that probably aren’t of much interest to most consumers but are significant additions for IT pros. That’s what we’ll be discussing here in Part 2.

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Win10 April Update: Was it worth the wait? (Part 1)

Microsoft uses the term “Windows as a service” to describe Windows 10 but there has been some confusion within the IT community as to exactly what that means. In a nutshell, there will no longer be distinct versions of the operating system as we knew them in the past (Windows 3.1, Windows 95, 98, ME, XP, Vista, 7, 8, etc.  

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May 2018 – Microsoft Patch Tuesday

In addition to the regular fixes, we also have a major Windows 10 update to contend with. It’s called the April 2018 update, and it was officially released and made available for download and manual installation on the last day of that month, but it didn’t start rolling out through Windows automatic updates until today (Patch Tuesday).

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