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Breakfast Bytes - Deprecated Software and Network Security

4/6/2018, 4/21/2018

 

 

Deprecated Software and Network Security Strategy

Deprecated software that needs to be uninstalled - revealed by proper network security strategy and reporting

Two examples of network security and they they protect against and draw attention to security events that need to be further actioned by humans

Office 365 Personal - big advancements

Is using YouTube for your business videos a good idea?

MP3 - Deprecated Software found by Network Security

MP3 - VOIP security, deprecated software, Amazon spy devices

 

 

 

Summary

  • Deprecated software must be identified and uninstalled
  • Proper network security stops threats and informs you about them in real time
  • Office 365 Personal
  • Youtube versus Vimeo
 

Visual C++ 2005 is deprecated and must be uninstalled

You can see that Visual C++ 2005 is no longer patchable and it needs to be uninstalled.

https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/2977003/the-latest-supported-visual-c-downloads

Here are the uninstall codes

Microsoft Visual C++ 2005 Redistributable
MsiExec.exe /X{710f4c1c-cc18-4c49-8cbf-51240c89a1a2}

Microsoft Visual C++ 2005 Redistributable (x64)
MsiExec.exe /X{ad8a2fa1-06e7-4b0d-927d-6e54b3d31028}

Microsoft Visual C++ 2005 Redistributable (x64)
MsiExec.exe /X{6ce5bae9-d3ca-4b99-891a-1dc6c118a5fc}

We found that Deposit Partner from Johnson Bank is reliant upon this deprecated software.

 

Examples of network security and how it protects against and draws attention to security events that may need further action

Malware on PC was executing a brute force password attack against an Active Directory domain controller

A PC with software that was using vulnerable software was stopped and alerted. Investigation revealed the existence of deprecated, vulnerable software that could not be patched.

 

Office 365 Personal

Big security feature improvements now available to users of Office 365 Personal

https://blogs.office.com/en-us/2018/04/05/defend-yourself-from-cybercrime-with-new-office-365-capabilities/

 

YouTube or Vimeo?

Microsoft uses Vimeo so their videos cannot be delisted or taken down. https://vimeo.com/131130574

Wistia is better also.

With YouTube you have no ownership or control. This is why a huge percentage of companies are moving to Wistia as a video content distribution platform.
No one can censor your content and no one has the right to pull your content or put other restrictions on your content with Wistia.

The internet has been awash with stories of how YouTube is destroying businesses because of their arbitrary policies of restricting or flagging content hosted there.

In my opinion, if you are trying to provide video content to your prospects and customer base, you need to know that no one is going to be able to interfere with that. That means you go to Wistia and don’t waste your time with YouTube.

 

TSA is now searching devices on domestic flights

https://www.cultofmac.com/534551/tsa-accused-of-searching-phones-and-laptops-on-domestic-flights/
 

10 things you can do to take back your freedom

https://www.naturalnews.com/2018-03-05-standagainstcensorship-by-taking-action-10-powerful-things-take-back-your-freedom.html

Get off of Facebook

https://www.newstarget.com/2018-04-05-mark-zuckerberg-proposes-a-facebook-supreme-court-to-rule-on-hate-speech.html

Facebook is just plain EVIL

https://www.cnbc.com/2018/04/05/facebook-building-8-explored-data-sharing-agreement-with-hospitals.html

"The issue of patient consent did not come up in the early discussions, one of the people said."

"Health policy experts say that this health initiative would be problematic if Facebook did not think through the privacy implications."

 

No 4th Amendment Protections for cell phone tower data

http://www.pennydean.org/content/us-cops-point-cell-towers-and-say-give-us-every-phone-number-thats-touched-mast

Azure console access

https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/virtual-machine-serial-console-access/

 

An Amazon patent admits it will listen in real time for trigger words that could get you arrested and imprisoned

https://www.newstarget.com/2018-04-06-amazon-patent-admits-it-will-listen-in-real-time-for-trigger-words-that-could-get-you-arrested-and-imprisoned.html

 

Microsoft publishes endpoints, URLs, and FQDNs

All the service providers should be doing this.

They also list optimization guidelines that are not bollux.

https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/Office-365-Blog/Announcing-Office-365-endpoint-categories-and-Office-365-IP/ba-p/177638

https://support.office.com/en-us/article/office-365-network-connectivity-principles-76e7f232-917a-4b13-8fe2-4f8dbccfe041https://support.office.com/en-us/article/office-365-network-connectivity-principles-76e7f232-917a-4b13-8fe2-4f8dbccfe041
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