Microsoft releases fixes for 99 security flaws, some being actively exploited by hackers

Patch Tuesday this month has seen a total of 99 vulnerabilities addressed, making the February 2020 Patch Tuesday the biggest yet.

What is Microsoft Patch Tuesday

Patch Tuesday occurs on the second Tuesday of every month. It is when all the essential fixes for the month are collated and officially posted on the Microsoft Bulletin. These fixes include security updates that are imperative to resolve vulnerabilities, non-security updates, as well as upgrades for OS components and other applications. What is the significance ...

Coronavirus phishing attack disguised as a message from the Center for Disease Control

Security researchers at Kaspersky have identified a phishing campaign that poses as an email from the CDC (Centers of Disease Control). The email’s subject line is certainly likely to catch the eye of many people, as it claims to be emergency information related to “Coronavirus outbreak in your city”: The email will likely make users ...

Skype for Business Online is retiring

As Microsoft Teams has become the core communications client for Office 365, we are announcing that Skype for Business Online will retire on 31 July 2021. After that time, the Skype for Business Online service will no longer be accessible or supported. What is the Skype for Business Retirement plan? Skype for Business Online will be retired on July 31, 2021, ...

Deleting an Exchange email account from an iOS device

Deleting an Exchange email account from an iOS device
1. For iOS 12: Go To Settings > Passwords & Accounts For iOS 11: Go To Settings > Accounts & Passwords For iOS 10: Go to Settings > Mail > Account For iOS 9 and lower: Settings > Mail, Contact, Calendars > Add Account 2. On the Accounts screen, tap the Exchange Account that will need to be removed. ...

Adding an Exchange email account to an Android device

Adding an Exchange email account to an Android device
1. Open the Gmail app. Tap the menu icon in the upper left corner > Settings > Add account > Exchange and Office 365 2. Enter your full email address and tap Next Enter your password and tap Next 3. The device will try to configure the Exchange server address automatically. If the server address can’t be ...

Adding an Exchange email account to an iOS device

Adding an Exchange email account to an iOS device
For iOS 12: Go To Settings > Passwords & Accounts > Add Account For iOS 11: Go To Settings > Accounts & Passwords > Add Account For iOS 10: Go to Settings > Mail > Account > Add Account For iOS 9 and lower: Settings > Mail, Contact, Calendars > Add AccountOn the Add Account screen, tap Microsoft Exchange.Enter ...

Set up Exchange ActiveSync on your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch

When you add your Exchange ActiveSync account, you can sync your Mail, Contacts, Calendars, Reminders, and Notes with your iOS device. Add your Exchange account Tap Settings > Passwords & Accounts > Add Account > Exchange. Enter your address Enter your email address, then tap Next. You can also enter an account description. Connect to your Exchange Server After you enter your email ...

How to Turn Off Email Threads in iOS 10

Open the Settings app. Tap Mail. Under Threading, toggle off Organize by Thread.

How to forget a WIFI network on IOS devices

How to forget a WIFI network on IOS devices
1.) Go to Settings > WI-FI 2.) Tap the ‘i’ next to the WIFI network that you want your device to forget. 3.) Tap ‘Forget This Network’ and then tap ‘Forget’ to confirm.

What happened when sextortion scammers targeted a BBC Trending reporter?

Information from BBC ( https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/av/stories-46323625/what-happened-when-sexto) Thousands of people all over the world have been receiving sextortion emails from scammers. They’re different from garden-variety scam emails because they often include a hacked password as part of the message. BBC Trending reporter Jo Whalley received one of the scam emails. Despite having no worries about her browsing ...

Office 365 issues

Office 365 issues
We have seen a few customers experiencing issues with Office 365 today, primarily gaining access to Exchange online mailboxes. Microsoft are currently not showing any issues, although Down Detector is showing a different picture…. Update…

How do I find the MAC address of my iOS device?

To locate the MAC Address of your iPad, iPhone or iPod Touch, follow these steps: ·  Tap Settings. ·  Select General. ·  Select About. ·  The Mac address is listed as Wi-Fi Address.

Issues with Microsoft Activation Servers

Microsoft’s activation servers appear to be experiencing issues today.  Some Windows have seen Windows 10 Pro systems have, er, gone Home.

Microsoft will continue Skype ‘classic’ support after negative customer feedback

Microsoft originally announced the classic Skype would be discontinued on 1st September 2018 and encouraged users to upgrade to version 8. Skype 8, first introduced last year, features a total design overhaul that has not been popular with some customers, which led some Skype users to be unhappy with Microsoft’s announcement. Microsoft has changed its ...

How to Update Exchange Account Settings on an iOS 11 Device

This procedure is applicable for iOS devices (iPhone, iPad, etc.) running iOS 11 and higher.  The screenshots shown below were taken from an iPhone 7 running iOS 11.0.1.  Other devices will be similar.  Prior to starting this procedure,  please obtain your account-specific information from the Readycrest support team. To edit Exchange email account server settings ...

SonicWall Capture Client

SonicWall Capture Client
The ever-growing threat of ransomware and other malicious malware-based attacks has proven that client protection solutions cannot be measured based only on endpoint compliance.  Traditional antivirus technology uses a long-embattled signature-based approach, which has failed to match the pace of emerging malware and evasion techniques.   SonicWall Capture Client is a unified endpoint offering with ...

Microsoft will end the final free Windows 10 Upgrade program on the 31st December (2017)

Microsoft will end the final free Windows 10 Upgrade program on the 31st December (2017)
Microsoft offered Windows users a free upgrade to Windows 10 back when the operating system was released. The official free upgrade offer hasn’t been available for more than a year, however customers who use assistive technologies were still able to upgrade. The ongoing free upgrade offer was implemented for anyone who wanted Windows 10 for ...

Bad Rabbit Ransomware

On Tuesday 24th, a new strand of ransomware named ‘Bad Rabbit’ appeared in Russia and Ukraine and spread throughout the day. The “ransomware” virus is spreading via compromised websites, downloading a fake Adobe Flash Player installer. Please DO NOT click on links or execute any downloaded files which look similar to Adobe Flash Player installer. ...

SonicWALL Advanced Gateway Security Suite

SonicWALL Advanced Gateway Security Suite
Complete network security in a single integrated package SonicWall Advanced Gateway Security Suite (AGSS) is a complete suite of security services for SonicWall firewalls.  An upgrade over SonicWall Comprehensive Gateway Security Suite (CGSS), which features Capture Advanced Threat Protection, a multi-engine sandbox that runs and inspects suspicious files and code in an isolated cloud-based environment.  ...