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Windows 7 Extended Security Updates

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Windows 7 Extended Security Updates Users who are still running on Windows 7 operating system, are exposing their computers to critical vulnerabilities.

Is your business prepared for Windows 7 End-of-Life? Running an unsupported operating system is not an option anymore. Data breaches, systems hacks, and vulnerabilities are very common, and ransomware can bring a business to a halt and every business is a potential risk target. With an unsupported operating system, a business is easier to exploit, leaving the network very exposed.
It is best and simple to upgrade to Windows 10 latest version. It has a long life still, and that means many years of support from Microsoft. Organizations will need to anticipate the cost of purchasing the new operating system, but also of their business-critical software to ensure compatibility.
As many business and enterprise users are not able to switch from Windows 7 before the End-of-Service, Microsoft introduced a …

Microsoft messes up another Windows 10 Update

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Microsoft messes up another Windows 10 Update by giving it to the wrong users.

Microsoft pushes another Windows 10 update that wasn't with mistakes or bugs but delivered to the wrong machines and users. The update implements "quality improvements on Windows Autopilot configured devices". Windows Autopilot now is used to set up devices in businesses. Windows Autopilot is not installed on Windows 10 Pro or a later version when the device is not registered or configured for Windows Autopilot deployment. Windows Autopilot has never been offered to users operating on Windows 10 Home.

The update was pushed on Windows 10 Home and Windows 10 Pro even though they are not machines registered for Autopilot deployment. As a reminder, if you see an update for Autopilot on Windows 10 Version 1903 displayed as an update on your Windows 10 Home or Pro machine, you do not have to download it. If you have already downloaded the update, it does no harm to your machine, it just tak…

Critical Security Updates for Adobe

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Adobe releases critical security updates for the month of October.

Adobe has released critical security updates that contain multiple vulnerability advisories in covering Adobe Experience Manager, Adobe Download Manager, Acrobat DC and Acrobat Reader DC.

Adobe released security updates to patch a total of 82 security vulnerabilities across various Adobe products. Most of the vulnerabilities were discovered in Adobe Acrobat and Adobe Reader. Adobe Acrobat and Reader allow users to manage, view, edit and print files in PDF format. With successful exploitation, an attacker can gain control and affect a system that later depending on the privileges the attacker has gained can install programs. The attacker can make changes, view, or delete data, or create new accounts with full user privileges.

Are you prepared for Office 2010 End of Support?

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Are you prepared for Office 2010 End of Support?


Microsoft announced that extended support for Office 2010 will end on October 13, 2020, at the same time recommending organizations to migrate to Office 365 ProPlus or Office 2019.
In 2020, Microsoft will end support for several applications, including Windows 7 and Office 2010.  By continuing to run Office 2010 after October 13, 2020, your business will become vulnerable to security risks as will no longer receive security and feature updates. Microsoft will no longer provide any support for bug fixes for the issues that could be discovered. Microsoft will also not provide security fixes for new vulnerabilities or technical support for issues beyond the end of support date.
Since the support for Office 2010 will be coming to an end it is best to start exploring other options. Some of the options to consider are the latest versions of Office such as Office 365 ProPlus or Office 2019.

Windows 7 End-of-Life

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Are you prepared for Windows 7 End of Life?

Windows 7 is due to reach of End of Life (EOL) on January 14th, 2020, but a large number of the world's computers, most in corporate environments, are still running the nine-year-old system.

Microsoft ended mainstream support for Windows 7 on January 2015, with extended support running until January 14, 2020. If any business fails to upgrade from Windows 7 will be saddened to hear that they will have to pay high fees for further support from Microsoft.

This End-of-Life means no more bug-fixes, security patches or new functionality, making any user personal or enterprise more vulnerable to malware attacks. Microsoft will continue to offer support for the users still operating on Windows 7 to upgrade to its Windows 10 OS, but it will cost money.

There is nothing wrong with continuing to use Windows 7 after its End of Life. You should know that using an outdated operating system will make your computer vulnerable to cyberattacks.

Microsoft Patch Tuesday

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Microsoft Patch Tuesday Audit

Microsoft released its September Patch Tuesday 2019 software updates and two advisories to address a total of 79 vulnerabilities in its Windows Operating sytems and other products.

Microsoft resolved a total of 79 unique vulnerabilities this month, including two actively exploited and three publicly dislosed vulnerabilities, all of which affect your Windows operating systems. As part of Tuesday Patch, Microsoft has fixed 4 vulnerabilities taht could allow remote code execution if were to connect to a malicious server.

Windows 10 Version 1703 End of Life

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Windows 10 Version 1703 End of Life

The Windows 10 version 1703 Enterprise and Education editions will reach End of Life on October 9, 2019, and you can't pay for patches either. The Home, Pro, Pro for Workstations, and IoT Core Editions of Windows 10 version 1703 reached End of Service last year, on October 8, 2018.

There is no extended support available for any edition of Windows 10, version 1703 and will no longer be supported after October 9, 2019. That means no more monthly security updates containing patches for the latest security threats. The announcement was published to alert Windows 10 users of version 1703 to update their devices to the latest version of Windows as soon as possible. Update to version 1903 before version 1703 reaches its end of life this October.

Let MJJT Consultants guide you with a walk-through for updating to the latest stable version of Windows. MJJT staff has the expertise to help all users still on Windows 10 version 1703 to u…

Firefox 69 Update Fixes Critical Vulnerabilities

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Firefox 69 Update Fixes Critical Vulnerabilities

Mozilla has released the latest Firefox 69 browser update version, which will block thirdparty cookies and crypto miners and disables default support for Adobe Flash Player. The Firefox 69 browser update comes with a handful of security patches, which address one critical and eight high severity vulnerabilities. The critivalvulnerability CVE-2019-11751 enables malicious code through command line for Firefox browsers on Windows OS. As quoted by Mozzilla "logging-related command line parameters are not properly sanitized when Firefox is launched by another program, such as when a user clicks on malicious links in a chat application. This can be used to write a log file to an arbitrary location such as the Windows 'Startup' folder."

Patching new wormable vulnerabilities with your Microsoft Remote Desktop

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Patching new wormable vulnerabilities with your Microsoft Remote Desktop
Microsoft is urging users to patch a series of critical, BlueKeep-like vulnerabilities in Windows that could be used to spread malware and affect as many as 800 million machines.
Microsoft released a set of fixes for Remote Desktop Services that include two critical Remote Code Execution (RCE) vulnerabilities, CVE-2019-1181 and CVE-2019-1182. These two vulnerabilities are ‘wormable’, meaning that any future malware that exploits these could propagate from vulnerable computer to vulnerable computer without user interaction. The affected versions of Windows are Windows 7 SP1, Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1, Windows Server 2012, Windows 8.1, Windows Server 2012 R2, and all supported versions of Windows 10, including server versions. 
Microsoft not only released these 2 advisories, but they also released updates for 94 vulnerabilities. Of these vulnerabilities, 26 are classified as Critical, meaning that if these updates a…