IETF Approves TLS 1.3


TLS 1.3 updates the most important security protocol on the Internet, delivering superior privacy, security, and performance.

Announcement Link


Wi-Fi Alliance Launches WPA3


WiFi security is finally getting an upgrade after 14 years. The Wi-Fi Alliance has officially launched WPA3, the next-generation standard that promises to tackle many of the vulnerabilities that have persisted in wireless networking. Most notably, it brings individualized data encryption that should protect your data against eavesdropping from within the WiFi network.


Announcing: Windows Admin Center


If you’re an IT administrator managing Windows Server and Windows, you probably open dozens of consoles for day-to-day activities, such as Event Viewer, Device Manager, Disk Management, Task Manager, Server Manager – the list goes on and on. Windows Admin Center brings many of these consoles together in a modernized, simplified, integrated, and secure remote management experience.



How to Find Out If Your Facebook Data Was Stolen by Cambridge Analytica


Roughly 87 million people had their Facebook data stolen by the political research firm Cambridge Analytica. Starting today, Facebook will finally notify the people who had their information scooped up. How can you find out if your Facebook information was compromised? A notification will appear at the top of your Facebook newsfeed, along with a new button for changing your privacy settings.


Intel’s debut 6-core Core i9 CPUs could push gaming laptops past 5GHz speeds


Intel’s new six-core mobile Core i9 chip, its fastest notebook CPU ever, paves the way for 5GHz gaming laptops.

Using new “thermal velocity boost” technology to propel the new Core i9-8950HK from a base clock rate of 2.9GHz to a whopping 4.8GHz, the new unlocked 8th-generation Core i9 sits atop five new Core i5 and Core i7 high-performance mobile H-series chips, plus four more U-series Core chips aimed at lower-power systems.


PRTG Network Monitor Account Compromise


An internal PRTG Network Monitor error caused some Active Directory integrated PRTG user account passwords and some other account passwords from the PRTG System Administration to be stored to the configuration file PRTG Configuration.dat in plain text, instead of being encrypted.

Paessler is recommending users take immediate action and follow the steps as noted in this KB: