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January 2020 News and Updates

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Executive Summary Happy New Year and New Decade and Welcome to 2020. Below is a quick summary of the highlights so far and I've included additional details on each below: Crypto Spoofing Vulnerability affecting all Windows versions. The NSA disclosed a vulnerability in all versions (there's a BBC article that notes that Windows Server versions prior to Server 2016 may not be impacted) that could allow an attacker to digitally sign malware (or anything) to fool users and their computers into executing malicious programs. The patch is included in the January updates and should be applied as soon as possible. Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 are officially retired and are no longer supported. If you have any of these devices still on your network, removing or replacing them should…
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Happy New Year from Cyber Tech Cafe

Happy New Year from Cyber Tech Cafe

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All of us here at Cyber Tech Cafe would like to wish you a Happy New Year! We will be closed Wednesday, 1 January 2020 to celebrate with friends and family. We will reopen to normal business hours on Thursday, 2 January 2020. All non emergency issues will be handled Wednesday morning. In case of an emergency we will have an on-call technician. We ask if it is an emergency that you put 'emergency' in the subject line of the email. Thank you for making 2018 a great year and to having an amazing 2019. Please note that any emergency support requests will be billed at our standard holiday rate with a 4 hour minimum. From all of us here at Cyber Tech Cafe, we wish you and yours a…
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Merry Christmas from Cyber Tech Cafe

Merry Christmas from Cyber Tech Cafe

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It is Christmas time already, and Cyber Tech Cafe would like to wish you a very Merry Christmas. We will be closed Tuesday, 24 December and Wednesday, 25 December to enjoy much needed time with our friends and family. We will reopen on Thursday, 26 December with our normal business hours. We will be taking care of all non-emergency support requests at the open of Wednesday. If you need emergency support while we are closed we will have on call technician that can assist you. Please include the word 'emergency' in the subject line of any email request. Please note that any emergency support requests will be billed at our holiday rate with a 4 hour minimum. From all of us at Cyber Tech Cafe, we wish you and yours…
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December 2019 News and Updates

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Executive Summary The December 2019 updates include a number of important updates from Microsoft and Adobe including a number of zero day vulnerabilities that are being actively exploited by threat actors. Organizations evaluate the updates and patch vulnerable systems as soon as feasible. These updates also mark the next-to-the-last updates available for Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008. News Holiday Schedule - Cyber Tech Cafe will be closed for Christmas and New Year to enjoy time with friends, family and loved ones. Any support requests received during the holiday will be prioritized and responded to on the next business day.Christmas - Closed Tuesday, 24 December and Wednesday, 25 December.New Year - Closed Wednesday, 1 January 2020.DC770 - Cyber Tech Cafe is a proud supporter and co-sponsor of the DC770 DEF CON group…
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Buyer Beware – Saving money buying refurbished servers can be expensive

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As we get closer and closer to the end of life (demise) of Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008, we're seeing more and more people looking for ways to replace their old gear as inexpensively as possible. As a small business myself, I certainly understand that (and do it myself) but shady dealers seem to be coming out of the wood works with deals that are "too good to be true". I apologize for the stream of consciousness type post but here are a few things to consider when replacing that Server 2008 server. A lot of people were in the same boat that you're in. They had Windows Server 2008 Servers in place and, earlier in the year, they replaced it and sold it off (often times by weight)…
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Happy Thanksgiving from Cyber Tech Cafe

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Cyber Tech Cafe would like to wish everyone a Happy Thanksgiving! We will be closed on Thursday, 28 November 2019 and Friday, 29 November 2019 to celebrate the Thanksgiving holiday with family and friends. Any non-emergency support requests will be responded to on a first come, first served basis on Monday, 2 December 2019. If you need emergency technical support Thursday thru Sunday, our emergency on-call technicians will be available. You can page the emergency on-call technician by including the word 'emergency' in the subject of your email request or using the emergency support telephone option. Please note the holiday rate will apply. From all of us here at Cyber Tech Cafe, we wish you and  yours a Happy Thanksgiving! Nathan and Kristy Underwood
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November 2019 Updates

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News Holiday Schedule - Cyber Tech Cafe will be closed on Thursday, 28 November 2019 and Friday, 29 November 2019 for Thanksgiving.DC770 - Cyber Tech Cafe is a proud supporter and co-sponsor of the DC770 DEF CON group that meets monthly at 7:00pm ET at Jefferson's restaurant in Cartersville on the first Tuesday of each month. More information is available at https://dc770.org .  Executive Summary In addition to the normal pressure of Patch Tuesday, we have more than dozen vulnerabilities that are listed as critical this month with at least one being actively exploited in the wild. November 2019 also brings us one month closer to the 14 January 2020 end of life (retirement) for Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008. If you or your organization still has Windows 7 or Windows…
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If you have Google Chrome, patch it now

If you have Google Chrome, patch it now

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According to this article from BleepingComputer.com, researchers found two vulnerabilities in Google Chrome that could allow a remote attacker to execute arbitrary code (e.g., run malware) on an affected machine. Google has confirmed that at least one of the vulnerabilities is already being exploited in the wild. Google has released an update to address these vulnerabilities that should be installed as soon as possible. Clients taking advantage of the Cyber Tech Cafe MyIT program should already have the update but should restart Google Chrome to ensure that it has been installed.
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October 2019 Updates

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Executive Summary As we draw closer and closer to the 14 January 2020 End of Life for Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008, we're seeing a lot of organizations taking the opportunity to not only replace their dated hardware, but replace their security posture as well. With the installation of their new workstations and new servers, many are taking the opportunity to be proactive about security by limiting administrative access and leveraging the MyIT program for patch management, log monitoring, etc. If you aren't doing proactive management of your network or aren't happy with your current process or service provider, we would love an opportunity to earn your business. Feel free to give us a call or use our contact form to setup a free, no obligation meeting to see…
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9/11

9/11

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On 11 September 2001, America suffered it's most violent and horrific attack since Pearl Harbor. Two thousand, nine hundred and ninety six people lost their lives as a result of these attacks. 8:46am ET - The North Tower of the World Trade Center was struck by American Airlines Flight 11.9:03am ET - The South Tower of the World Trade Center was struck by American Airlines Flight 175.9:37am ET - The Pentagon was struck by American Airlines Flight 77.9:59am ET - The South Tower of the World Trade Center collapses.10:03am ET - Passengers and crew aboard United Airlines Flight 93, fight back and storm the cockpit and the plane crashes in Shanksville, Pennsylvania, about 20 minutes flying time from Washington, DC.10:15am ET - The west-facing E Ring of the Pentagon collapses.10:28am…
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