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November 22, 2017  11:18 AM

Another Intel ME Security Flaw Discovered

Ed Tittel Ed Tittel Profile: Ed Tittel
cybersecurity, Windows 10

Yesterday, ZDNet reported another security hole in the Intel Management Engine (ME). It also affects Intel's Trusted Execution Engine (TXE) and Server Platform Services (SPS). ZDnet writer Liam Tung's story is entitled "

September 1, 2017  12:44 PM

LockHunter Reports Locked Windows Files

Ed Tittel Ed Tittel Profile: Ed Tittel
File locks, File management, Folder Lock, Windows 10

In my never-ending quest for good Windows utilities, I'm always on the prowl for cool tools. In trolling over TenForums recently, I came across mention of a utility called LockHunter.  As the blog post title says, LockHunter reports locked Windows...


August 8, 2017  3:28 PM

Hackers are coming: How IT can learn from the HBO ransomware attack

Alyssa Provazza Alyssa Provazza Profile: Alyssa Provazza
Endpoint security, HBO, Ransomware

Game of Thrones fans who want to avoid spoilers are running for cover in light of last week's HBO ransomware attack. End-user computing administrators should take notice and learn about security measures that can protect their employees' data from similar attacks. Hackers


March 20, 2017  1:45 PM

Create a Custom ISO for Windows 10 — Part 2 of 6

Ed Tittel Ed Tittel Profile: Ed Tittel
ISO, Windows 10, windows installer

By Kari the Finn, guest blogger for Ed Tittel (Windows install expert at TenForums.com). This blog post is Part 2 in a 6-part series devoted to "Create a Custom ISO for Windows 10," Creator’s Update (coming sometime in April). The topic for this post is the first step in a 5-step process to...


February 24, 2017  10:38 AM

Win10 Dynamic Lock Gets Cool Tool

Ed Tittel Ed Tittel Profile: Ed Tittel
Bluetooth Devices, smartphone, Windows 10, Windows Security

Almost two weeks ago, I blogged here about the addition of a new security feature in Insider Preview Build 15031. It's called Dynamic Lock. Dynamic Lock senses the signal strength...


February 15, 2017  9:44 AM

Anti-phishing training videos take users off the hook

Ramin Edmond Profile: Ramin Edmond
Desktop security, Email security, Phishing, Security training

Email phishing attacks against high-level executives increased at Tri-Counties Regional Center last year. To combat and boost awareness of the problem, CIO Dominic Namnath turned to user training videos. "Your user is the most vulnerable point,” Namnath said. “Spoofing the CEO’s email...


October 19, 2016  9:46 AM

It’s the simple things that really plague Windows security

Eddie Lockhart Eddie Lockhart Profile: Eddie Lockhart
Biometrics, microsoft windows 10, Windows 10, Windows Security

In the hit 90s animated TV show Hey Arnold!, Arnold's neighbor Mr. Hyunh becomes an unlikely country star with his song "Simple Things." He sang about the simple things he likes about life -- rain, spring, spicy chicken wings –...


May 18, 2016  2:54 PM

Fingerprint Reader Requires PIN

Ed Tittel Ed Tittel Profile: Ed Tittel
Fingerprint authentication, Windows 10

Here's an odd fact of Windows 10 life: MS has made much of Windows Hello for biometric identification including support for fingerprint readers at login. But if you try to set up Windows Hello on a properly equipped PC, you must first define a personal identification number (PIN) as an alternate...


May 13, 2016  12:26 PM

Old Hardware Makes USMC Hit Win10 Update Snag

Ed Tittel Ed Tittel Profile: Ed Tittel
DOD, Large-scale deployments, Windows 10

In Q4 2015 Terry Halvorsen, the Chief Information Officer for the US Department of Defense decreed that all branches of the military needed to migrate to Windows 10 by Q1 2017. As it often does, the US Marine Corps (USMC) volunteered to go first in this effort. In all the DoD has around three...


February 19, 2016  10:45 AM

US DoD Hurry-Up Windows 10 Deployment

Ed Tittel Ed Tittel Profile: Ed Tittel
DOD, Windows 10, Windows Deployment Services

Industry observers have been keen to point out that while consumers have been fairly quick to move to Windows 10, enterprise users have not been quite as aggressive in their uptake. Thus, for example, when Microsoft revealed early in January that the total number of Windows 10 users had exceeded


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