Third Party Patch Roundup – July 2016

Hunting for new ways to get into networks is not a seasonal activity; that means there’s no rest for the weary IT pro this month.

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From mainframe to cloud: it’s technology déjà vu all over again

Let’s take a look at how we got from mainframe to cloud and what that progression might portend for future trends.

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July 2016 – Microsoft Patch Tuesday

July might not look like the good old days of Tuesdays Past when we only had to deal with four or five patches, but 11 feels like a fairly light load at this point.

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The money game (or how tech is changing the way we pay)

Once upon a time, not all that long ago, monetary transactions were pretty simple: People were paid for work or for items in cash or with a paper check.

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Third Party Patch Roundup – June 2016

On the third party patch front, we have a mixed bag this June. Apple released only one update, while Adobe issued seven – the largest number in many months – and other vendors stayed within usual parameters.

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Ransomware takes it to the next level: Javascript

If you’re lucky, you’ve only been hearing about ransomware. If you’re not so lucky, you might have experienced it firsthand. Now we’re seeing one of the nastiest versions of ransomware yet.

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First PCs, now smartphones: Are our devices doomed?

Tablet sales are now dropping drastically and some folks have begun to forecast that the smartphone is on its last legs, too, soon to be replaced by … what?

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June 2016 – Microsoft Patch Tuesday

Microsoft seems to have a thing for “Sweet 16” lately, as once again they’ve released 16 updates for June’s Patch Tuesday.

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