January 2018 News and Updates

Monthly Newsletters
Updates News Spectre and Meltdown vulnerabilities - There's a LOT of buzz about the two of these.  I won't be going into any detail in this newsletter about either but we've been pushing information out to social media as we get it and will likely be posting an article here later. Mailing List - The response to (finally) getting the mailing list back online has been overwhelmingly positive (and appreciated).  We have a sign-up form on the right-column of our website if you'd like to sign up. MyIT - The newest version of the Network Ninja (NNv2.1) is finally operational and has been deployed to a number of MyIT clients already with stellar results.  We finished with the beta group last week and will be reaching out to all of…
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Merry Christmas from Cyber Tech Cafe

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Cyber Tech Cafe will be closed on Monday, 25 December and Tuesday, 26 December to enjoy Christmas and to spend time with family, friends and loved ones.  We will re-open on Wednesday, 27 December during normal business hours and will respond to any non-emergency support requests at that time.  If you need emergency support before Wednesday, 27 December, please include the word 'emergency' in the subject line of any email requests. From all of us here at Cyber Tech Cafe, we wish you and yours a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. Nathan and Kristy Underwood
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This (and Last) Week in Tech News [15 Dec 2017]

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This (and Last) Week In Tech News [15 Dec 2017] This Week In Tech News is a weekly segment released on Fridays highlighting the most important, popular, and interesting technology related news stories of the past week. Written and curated by Scott Schilder and presented by Cyber Tech Cafe. If you have an idea for a story to highlight please share it with us on Twitter. **Note** Due to inclement weather, there was no "This Week In Tech News" article for 8 Dec 2017. This article will cover news events that took place during this past week, and the week prior ( Dec 4th - Dec 15th) Net Neutrality, Net Neutrality, Net Neutrality, Oh My! - These past 2 weeks has been on fire with talks of the upcoming FCC vote…
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This Week In Tech News [1 Dec 2017]

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This Week In Tech News [1 Dec 2017] This Week In Tech News is a weekly segment released on Fridays highlighting the most important, popular, and interesting technology related news stories of the past week. Written and curated by Scott Schilder and presented by Cyber Tech Cafe. If you have an idea for a story to highlight please share it with us on Twitter.   Huge Vulnerability Found in Mac OS High Sierra - Mac user and software engineer Lemi Orhan Ergin first discovered a bug in the way Mac OS High Sierra handles logins and authentication on November 28th and disclosed the vulnerability to Apple in a tweet. https://twitter.com/lemiorhan/status/935578694541770752 The vulnerability allows an unauthenticated user to gain access to the device as the root user, without a password, simply by…
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Happy Thanksgiving from Cyber Tech Cafe

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Cyber Tech Cafe will be closed on Thursday and Friday to celebrate the Thanksgiving holiday and spend time with family and friends.  Any non-emergency support requests will be responded to on a first come, first served basis on Monday morning. If you need emergency technical support Thursday through 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.  Please note that holiday rates 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 2017 News and Updates

Monthly Newsletters
Updates News Mailing List - We're excited to announce that the mailing list is back up and running.  We generally only send emails once per month (the News and Updates), so it's a low volume list.  We have a sign-up form on the right-column of our website if you'd like to sign up. Holiday Schedule - Please be sure to check out our 2017 holiday schedule here.  If you have projects that you'd like to complete by year end, please let us know as soon as possible. MyIT - We are working on some exciting changes to the MyIT Options, including updates to the Network Ninja, for 2018 that we hope to announce in the December newsletter. Executive Summary - Critical vulnerabilities were patched by Microsoft and Adobe this month,…
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2017 Holiday Schedule

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The leaves are changing, we've got pumpkin spice everything and I'm already starting to see Christmas commercials on television.  It's hard to believe, but we're officially back in the holiday season.  We are already starting to schedule projects around the holidays so it seemed like a good idea to go ahead and post our official holiday schedule.  As always, we will have on-call personnel available in the event of emergencies and will post additional reminders as the holidays get closer.   Thanksgiving Closed Thursday, 23 November and Friday, 24 November.  Returning to normal business hours on Monday, 27 November. Christmas Closed Monday, 25 December and Tuesday, 26 December.  Returning to normal business hours on Wednesday, 27 December. New Year Closed Monday, 1 January.  Returning to normal business hours on Tuesday,…
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October 2017 News and Updates

Monthly Newsletters
Updates Executive Summary - This month's dominate tech news story had headlines warning us that "'All Wi-Fi networks' are vulnerable" . Security researcher Mathy Vanhoef of imec-DistriNet, discovered a vulnerability in the WPA2 standard that has been dubbed KRACK (Key Reinstallation Attacks) and according to the researcher "works against all modern protected Wi-Fi networks." The attack is particularly devious in that it allows not only for things like "steal[ing] sensitive information such as credit card numbers, passwords, chat messages, emails, photos, and so on" but also can allow the attacker to "inject ransomware or other malware into websites". The paper goes on to say that "if your device supports Wi-Fi, it is most likely affected. " Also this month, using Shodan, a search engine for Internet-connected devices, we are able…
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Problems with GoDaddy email

Industry News
If you are using GoDaddy for email, you are likely having problems sending and receiving emails.  Very few details at this point but there is a problem that GoDaddy has acknowledged and is currently working on.  No reason for outage or ETA on the resolution has been provided.
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