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by MikePeller
Mon Aug 22, 2022 9:13 am
Forum: Windows 11
Topic: More Bit-Locker key request trigger Problems
Replies: 0
Views: 56

More Bit-Locker key request trigger Problems

Windows users are reporting BitLocker problems after installing last week's security update for Secure Boot. The issues are related to KB5012170, which is designed to plug some Secure Boot holes. It's important for users running kit with Unified Extensible Firmware Interface (UEFI) firmware. "A...
by MikePeller
Mon Aug 15, 2022 9:07 am
Forum: Windows 11
Topic: How do I get my bit locker key
Replies: 0
Views: 69

How do I get my bit locker key

How can I quickly find my BitLocker recovery key?

Answer Jason Walker, Microsoft PFE, says:

From an elevated Windows PowerShell console, use the Get-BitlockerVolume function, select -MountPoint C, and choose the KeyProtector property:

(Get-BitLockerVolume -MountPoint C).KeyProtector
by MikePeller
Wed Aug 10, 2022 7:55 am
Forum: Windows 11
Topic: Bit locker turned on without user knowing or getting keys
Replies: 0
Views: 96

Bit locker turned on without user knowing or getting keys

Home edition seems to have a light version of BitLocker that requires a MS Live account to enable, doesn’t give you configuration options, and you can’t pre-boot authenticate, but I’ve seen some other people discovering their device is encrypted after the fact when they received no notification of i...
by MikePeller
Fri Aug 05, 2022 3:29 pm
Forum: Cyber Security
Topic: Woody the New Remote Access Trojan
Replies: 0
Views: 83

Woody the New Remote Access Trojan

Meet Woody the New Remote Access Trojan – FortiGuard Labs is aware of a report stating that a new Remote Access Trojan (RAT) called "Woody" has been lurking in the wild for the past year. The initial infection vectors that were reported include email attachments, as well as Microsoft Word ...
by MikePeller
Wed Aug 03, 2022 7:59 am
Forum: Windows 11
Topic: Windows 11 Out of the Box Experience Network Connection Bypass
Replies: 0
Views: 73

Windows 11 Out of the Box Experience Network Connection Bypass

Previously during Windows 11 setup, there has been an option to bypass the network connection and forced Live account creation by pressing Shift+F10 to bring up the command prompt. This seems to be bypassed in the official release of Windows 11. The work around is as follows: At country selection, c...
by MikePeller
Tue Jun 21, 2022 7:02 am
Forum: Office 365
Topic: Why is there a delay in Outlook Mail vs the phone email?
Replies: 0
Views: 96

Why is there a delay in Outlook Mail vs the phone email?

Why is there a delay in Outlook Mail vs the phone email? The difference is in the protocol that is being used. The smartphones uses the EAS protocol which uses the Direct Push method so new messages are delivered to the device as soon as they received in the mailbox. The Exchange protocol connected ...
by MikePeller
Thu Jun 16, 2022 10:55 am
Forum: MS Office
Topic: How to transfer autocomplete in outlook 2016/2019/365
Replies: 0
Views: 128

How to transfer autocomplete in outlook 2016/2019/365

How to transfer autocomplete in outlook 2016/2019/365 Outlook autocomplete is a feature built into Microsoft Outlook. When you create a new email and start to type someone's email address Outlook will autocomplete the email address for you. saving you the time and effort of looking up the email addr...
by MikePeller
Thu Jun 02, 2022 4:31 pm
Forum: Cyber Security
Topic: More info and data links for MS Follina Zero Day
Replies: 0
Views: 119

More info and data links for MS Follina Zero Day

Found in the wild: https://www.techradar.com/news/this-dangerous-microsoft-office-zero-day-is-now-being-exploited-in-the-wild How the exploit can be implemented as phishing attacks to bring in outside files: https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/new-windows-search-zero-day-added-to-microsof...
by MikePeller
Wed Jun 01, 2022 4:59 pm
Forum: Cyber Security
Topic: A ZERO-DAY THREAT IS AFFECTING ALL MICROSOFT OFFICE SYSTEMS
Replies: 0
Views: 144

A ZERO-DAY THREAT IS AFFECTING ALL MICROSOFT OFFICE SYSTEMS

A ZERO-DAY THREAT IS AFFECTING ALL MICROSOFT OFFICE SYSTEMS A recent analysis by Cybersecurity researchers has brought to light a zero-day exploit in Microsoft Office that can be used for code execution in Windows environments. Nao_sec, an independent cybersecurity research team has uncovered this v...
by MikePeller
Fri Apr 15, 2022 2:34 pm
Forum: Cyber Security
Topic: Microsoft Patch Tuesday 0-day Escalation of Privilege Vulnerability (CVE-2022-24521)
Replies: 0
Views: 212

Microsoft Patch Tuesday 0-day Escalation of Privilege Vulnerability (CVE-2022-24521)

– Microsoft has released over 117 security fixes for this month's April 2022 release. Besides the usual security fixes, there were two zero days of note and they are: CVE-2022-26904: This known zero-day flaw impacts the Windows User Profile Service. This is an EoP (elevation of privilege) vulnerabil...
by MikePeller
Fri Mar 18, 2022 3:03 pm
Forum: Cyber Security
Topic: Activity Summary - Week Ending Mar 18, 2022
Replies: 0
Views: 172

Activity Summary - Week Ending Mar 18, 2022

APT41 Compromised Six U.S. State Government Networks – FortiGuard Labs is aware of a report that threat actor APT41 compromised at least six networks belonging to U.S. state governments between May 2021 and February 2022. To gain a foothold into the victim's network, the threat actor used a number o...
by MikePeller
Thu Feb 24, 2022 4:48 pm
Forum: Windows 11
Topic: Another sad windows 11 update story
Replies: 0
Views: 269

Another sad windows 11 update story

So another client called me after updating to windows 11, windows update was prompting her. Well like any good consumer she upgraded to windows 11 and then called saying she had no audio. She has a Laptop Lenovo ThinkPad, This is one of the main issues we have been seeing problems with, no driver su...
by MikePeller
Mon Feb 21, 2022 4:13 pm
Forum: Windows 11
Topic: Windows 11 has its first major update since launching
Replies: 0
Views: 212

Windows 11 has its first major update since launching

Windows 11 has its first major update since launching. Version KB5010414 delivers improvements to the taskbar, two redesigned stock apps and a public preview of native Android app support. The update began rolling out on 15 February, but it'll take some time to arrive on all eligible devices. Micros...
by MikePeller
Wed Feb 09, 2022 8:54 am
Forum: Lacerte Accounting software
Topic: Lacerte update settings to minimize disruptions
Replies: 0
Views: 278

Lacerte update settings to minimize disruptions

If your office runs Lacerte on a Windows network and users are frequently being interrupted to download and install program updates, there are update settings you can change to minimize disruptions. Recommendations For offices that operate on a network with multiple users, we recommend assigning a s...
by MikePeller
Thu Feb 03, 2022 4:47 pm
Forum: Windows 11
Topic: Windows 11 KB5008353 update good news for Gamers
Replies: 0
Views: 221

Windows 11 KB5008353 update good news for Gamers

The KB5008353 update has recently been made available as an optional download for users who aren't a part of the Windows Insider program. According to Windows Latest, the update addresses some SSD- and HDD-related bugs that have been causing performance issues for the new operating system. The bug i...