Important: Microsoft Patch Tuesday Today

If you've disabled automatic updates and / or amended your "active hours" - because like most of us you can't afford those intrusive update routines to begin, clog your machine and require restarts in the middle of doing actual work -- Please make a note, budget some time tonight and see that you run those updates.

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The “Next Inflection” Continued: Security Industry’s Deep Pockets for A.I.

Headline at Next Big Future: Private police and security outnumber public police by five times and private security industry is $35 billion per year. To extend the inflection metaphor -- e.g. anticipating the kinds of jobs that won't exist in the future? Artificial Intelligence entities will operate in the physical security space (patrols, monitoring and…

Encryption — Email is next

Reading through my feeds, I see recent posts from various sources that Google, Facebook and others are beginning to realize that: Server to Server encryption of Email messages is never going to be secure. TLS (Transport Layer Security) - a minimal implementation that allows servers to converse and exchange messages more securely -- is not adopted…

PassWord Security

It's no longer okay to share security credentials by email. There, you have it.  A line in the sand. Even if you go the extra distance: to send the UserID in one message and the Password in another, nope. Here is a tool I recommend:  www.PassPack.com Some excellent ingredients here... Very secure Available to you…

MS to patch IE for Windows XP.

Another courtesy posts for followers ... I appreciate your preference in hearing from me.  I'll do my best to cut through the fog. Just yesterday this popular online source said Microsoft Would not be patching IE for XP. Then later in the morning yesterday, Microsoft announced on it's Technet Blog it would -- in fact --…

Seriously. Stop using M.S. Internet Explorer Browser.

A courtesy post .  If you've stopped using MS I.E. -- move on, read no further.  I'll post again when the flaw is fixed. But I was asked by a client to clarify the I.E. issue , and so evidently confusion remains. Microsoft Internet Explorer Web Browser is seriously flawed. The US and UK Governments have warned their…

Payments Processing — Sole Proprietors and SMB’s look to hosted services

Asked my recommendation about implementing a payments processing backend within their Web Presence my response is look at this first. http://quickbooks.intuit.com/payments/ This tool accepts payments / invites credit cards ... and they have a device you can attach to your iphone or ipad to scan cards. What I like -- is that the few extra…