Jack Wallen offers up his best advice for avoiding malware on Android, and a list of apps that may be used safely.
Most Popular Websites in History
A really cool graphic courtesy of LinkedIn and Ben Theis of Skol Marketing. This one takes a while to unfold, so be patient. AOL starts as King of the Net, then Yahoo overtakes them. Google doesn’t even appear on the list until 2002, but grows like crazy. MySpace appears in 2004, then Facebook in 2007. Twitter shows up in 2010. The interesting part for me was how different companies had the lead then lost it.
I have run across a number of clients who have had difficulty installing the new Windows 10 version 1903 that was released in June 2019. Often Windows Update is disabled by an earlier update that fails to install properly. Not only does this prevent upgrading to the 1903 version, but basically your Windows Updates have not been working at all for some time, creating security vulnerabilities. This article does a great job of explaining how to repair Windows Update service.
Original release date: November 4, 2019
The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) has released version 9.2 of its Cyber Security Evaluation Tool (CSET). CSET is a desktop software tool that guides asset owners and operators through a consistent process for evaluating control system networks as part of a comprehensive cybersecurity assessment that uses recognized government and industry standards and recommendations.
CSET 9.2 includes the following feature enhancements and upgrades:
- Web-based diagram editor
- Enhanced reporting
- New capability maturity model for financial sector customers
- National Credit Union Administration (NCUA) Automated Cybersecurity Examination Tool (ACET) Standard
- Financial sector risk assessment wizard
- New analysis for network diagram questions
- Transportation Security Administration (TSA) 2018 Pipeline security standard
- International Society of Automation (ISA)/International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) 62443 standards
CISA encourages users to update to CSET version 9.2, available at https://github.com/cisagov/cset/wiki.
Original release date: December 4, 2019
Mozilla has released security updates to address vulnerabilities in Firefox and Firefox ESR. An attacker could exploit some of these vulnerabilities to take control of an affected system.