April 11 2017 Microsoft Patch Tuesday

  1. A major patch for WORD must be installed. This will apply to all version of Microsoft Word. Don't open any emails with Word attachments unless you can verify this is real
    1. The downloaded file puts a decoy that looks like a document up on the screen, so users thinks they’re looking at a doc. It then stops the Word program to hide a warning that would normally appear because of the link—very clever.

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Google It.

Google it. Twenty years ago it might have been something naughty. Today most everyone knows it means to search the internet for the answer. How did Google’s search engine become the Kleenex or Xerox for the computer industry? Looking back just a few years we had Yahoo, Bing, and who could forget AOL as our search engines. Why did Google take over as the standard for looking up everything? As an IT person since 1981 I would have to say it’s the ease of operation as well as the clean look of their home page that has propelled it to become the number 1 search engine. Search queries are simple to read and it looks the same whether you use any of the internet browsers. When using a smart phone to search the internet the same familiar...