Wednesday, July 13, 2016

Boy are the bad guys getting sneeky with scareware

Lock at this BOGUS screen
What cool about this is how they added the location and the IP address into the scareware screen...

This is NOT real, but how many people would fall for this.  If you are  a home user running windows 10 here a go trick to know click on the windows key and type support one of the FREE options is help from Microsoft ..... If you at work you should contact your Help desk.

Remember Microsoft does not call customers and tell you that have problems with your computer.
If you get that call hang up !

Tuesday, July 5, 2016

Those who know me hear me talk about baseline all the time

I found a great article on Security Baselines for Windows

Every organization faces security threats. However, the types of security threats that are of most concern to one organization can be completely different from another organization. For example, an e-commerce company may focus on protecting their Internet-facing web apps, while a hospital may focus on protecting confidential patient information. The one thing that all organizations have in common is a need to keep their apps and devices secure. These devices must be compliant with the security standards (or security baselines) defined by the organization.

Security Baselines

A security baseline is a collection of settings that have a security impact and include Microsoft’s recommended value for configuring those settings along with guidance on the security impact of those settings. These settings are based on feedback from Microsoft security engineering teams, product groups, partners, and customers.

Where can I get the security baselines?

Here's a list of security baselines that are currently available.
Note: If you want to know what has changed with each security baseline, or if you want to stay up-to-date on what’s happening with them, check out the Microsoft Security Guidance blog.

Windows 10 security baselines

Windows Server security baselines

To read the full article please go Here