Monthly Archives: June 2021

Microsoft Vulnerability Reports in 2020

Windows 10 was once deemed the most secure OS. With over 1 billion users utilizing the system, the highest priority has to be its security. However, over the years, it continues to experience vulnerabilities.

And it’s not just Windows 10, other Microsoft products, such as its browsers, Edge and Internet Explorer had issues with flaws. Sources say that in 2020, exposures reached to 1,268. This was the highest it has been, with 132 of those deemed critical.

What can help?

The biggest reason for the vulnerabilities involved admin rights. When others are given rights, the risk of attacks heighten. Removing them can lower the risk.

While there were a wide number of vulnerabilities found in various Microsoft products in 2020, for the first time, Elevation of privilege, which occurs when an application gains rights or privileges that should not be available to them, accounted for the largest proportion. It almost tripled in number year over year from 198 in 2019 to 559 in 2020, making up 44% of all Microsoft vulnerabilities in 2020.

Source: TechRepublic

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iOS 15 Announcement

Today begins Apple’s WWDC, streaming live on YouTube. This conference will be announcing a handful of upcoming features and tools for developers, the new iPhone 13, and iOS 15.

The FaceTime app will get an upgrade with Spacial Audio. This allows conversations to be more natural. Also, when in horizontal mode, backgrounds will be blurred, so you are the one in focus.

Another feature in FaceTime will add SharePlay. This can allow those on the video call to listen to music or watch a movie together.

iOS 15 will include new features to Messages. Developers have been working on something called Shared With You. News articles, photos, and music can be shared easily through messages. The shared information will be saved in the appropriate apps for you.

This is just a small part of the bigger iOS picture. Come back later for more information, or go to Apple’s WWDC video on YouTube.


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Online Privacy and What that Entails

Companies everywhere are utilizing information given by online users every day. This comes in several ways, such as advertisements and cookies. By collecting this information, companies have opportunities to sell it or use it to their own advantages.

While the majority of this collection is harmless, users often do not know what they are giving online. To heighten the online privacy, here are a couple ways without tracking you.

Virtual Private Networks, or VPN’s, allow users to anonymously surf the web. This handy software gives no location detection, so companies online can’t track information. Prices for VPN’s are cheap and available everywhere.

Check your privacy settings on your computer, phone, or other devices. Some include ‘Incognito Mode’ which doesn’t save any information to your history browsing, nor login credentials. It’s also important to not allow companies to use tracking while using their applications.


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