New Zealand’s crypto salary plan is a big win for Facebook Libra

Why get paid money each month, when you can earn in cryptocurrencies instead? New Zealand has become the latest country to lay out how cryptocurrencies would be taxed, making it easier for companies to pay salaries using such digital assets. But just because you can be paid this way, it doesn’t necessarily mean you should.

Read more at source: https://www.wired.co.uk/article/new-zealand-bitcoin-salary-tax-libra-cryptocurrency

ESET named as the only Challenger in 2019 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Endpoint Protection Platforms for a second year running!

We believe this positioning further validates our ability to provide an easy-to-use, comprehensive and consistent endpoint protection product and is reflective of our increasing market share in all crucial segments – from Enterprise, SMB to Consumer.

We’ve prided ourselves on our high detection and small footprint, quality of customer service offering and believe this placement in the Gartner Magic Quadrant highlights our dedication to the highest possible service for all ESET clients.

Microsoft Exposes Russian Cyberattacks on Phones, Printers, Video Decoders

The Russian hacking group known for stealing sensitive emails from the Democratic National Committee during the 2016 presidential election season has been cracking into printers, phones and video decoders to gain access to corporate networks, the Microsoft Security Response Center Team reported on Monday.
The group, known by a number of names including “Strontium,” “Fancy Bear” and “APT 28,” accessed the devices by using the manufacturer’s default password or exploiting an unpatched flaw, Microsoft discovered.

Read more Source: https://www.technewsworld.com/story/Microsoft-Exposes-Russian-Cyberattacks-on-Phones-Printers-Video-Decoders-86171.html

More critical Remote Desktop flaws expose Windows systems to hacking

Microsoft finds and fixes multiple RDS and RDP vulnerabilities in Windows, but new research on BlueKeep patch rates suggests many machines could remain exposed.

Read more Source: https://www.itworld.com/article/3431665/more-critical-remote-desktop-flaws-expose-windows-systems-to-hacking.html

What the heck is blockchain?

What is blockchain? Blockchain is a network of computers that polices itself, so people or businesses can cooperate without fear that somebody is tampering with the data. Today most data is sealed up at a central organization, like a bank or the Department of Motor Vehicles.

Source: https://www.cnet.com/videos/what-the-heck-is-blockchain/

The top five security threats in cloud computing

Data breaches are at the top of the list of security threats in the cloud, according to a new report released by Cloud Security Alliance.
For the “Top Threats to Cloud Computing: Egregious Eleven” report, 241 industry experts were interviewed and rated 11 salient threats, risks and vulnerabilities in their cloud environments in order of significance.
This is the fourth instalment of the report, which states that data breaches; misconfiguration and inadequate change control; lack of cloud security architecture and strategy; insufficient identity, credential, access and key management; and account hijacking are the top five threats in cloud computing.
Many cloud security issues that featured in the previous “Treacherous 12” report dropped off the list. These include denial-of-service, shared technology vulnerabilities and data loss.

Rad more Source: https://itweb.co.za/content/PmxVEMKX9glqQY85

ESET Internet Security® delivers rock-solid protection

ESET Internet Security® delivers rock-solid protection for everyday web users, built on ESET’s trademark best mix of detection, speed and usability. As well as giving you proven ESET Antivirus, it shields your webcam and helps you bank and pay more safely online.

 

Windows 10 update (and retirement) calendar: Mark these dates

Microsoft is releasing new versions of Windows 10 on a set schedule – and just as regularly retiring older versions from support. Here are all the dates you need to know about through Windows 7’s retirement in 2020 and beyond.

Read more Source: https://www.idginsiderpro.com/article/3234766/windows-10-update-and-retirement-calendar-mark-these-dates.html

Microsoft axes Office 2019 from ‘Home Use Program’

The company is moving away from perpetually-licensed Office 2019 and now offers annual subscriptions to Office 365 Personal and Office 365 Home

Read more Source: https://www.itnews.com/article/3430801/microsoft-axes-office-2019-from-home-use-program.html

Comparison Chart of Evernote, Microsoft OneNote, and Google Keep

A fast overview of major features in top note-taking apps.

We all probably have OneNote installed, and most wonder what it’s for. The chart in this article shows us what features there are, and how they compare to similar apps:

This chart gives you a bird’s-eye view of more than 40 features many professionals, students, families or individuals look for in a great note-taking app.  

OneNoteEvernoteKeep
DeveloperMicrosoftEvernoteGoogle
DeliveryWeb,
Mobile, Desktop
Web, Mobile, DesktopWeb,
Mobile
WindowsYesYesOnline
Only
Mac OS XYesYesOnline
Only
AndroidYesYesYes
iOSYesYesOnline
Only
Windows
Phone
YesYesOnline
Only
BlackberryOnline OnlyYesOnline
Only
# of Devices Per LicenseUnlimitedUnlimitedUnlimited
OneNoteEvernoteKeep
Packages
and Cost in
USD
FreeFree or Premium
Available
Education or
Business version
also available
(varied)
Free
Microsoft Office Document CompatibilityCan AttachCan AttachCan’t
Attach
Files
Open Document CompatibilityCan AttachCan AttachCan’t
Attach
Files
Portable
Document
Format
(PDF)
Can AttachCan AttachCan’t
Attach
Files
Autosave
and
Backup
ExcellentExcellentExcellent
Security,
Document
Password
Protection,
Encryption
ExcellentExcellentExcellent
AccessibilityExcellentPoor (Your device may have some
features)
Good
(Your
device
may
have
more)
Update ProcessExcellentExcellentExcellent
SupportGoodGoodGood
OneNoteEvernoteKeep
Web Clipper
App
OneNote Web
Clipper
Evernote Web ClipperChrome App
or “Share via”
News AppSeveral including Feedly and News 360Several including Feedly and News 360No
Email AppEmail to OneNote, CloudMagic and
Powerbot
CloudMagic and PowerbotGmail
Printing / Scanning AppSeveral including OfficeLens and NeatConnectSeveral including ScannerPro and
CamScanner
Google Drive
Apps available
SmartPen AppLivescribe and ModNotebooksLivescribe and ModNotebooksLiveScribe to
Google
Docs
(not
Keep)
Connection to Other Major Web AppsIFTTT and ZapierIFTTT and ZapierIFTTT and Zapier (though
with fewer options)
Home Screen Display WidgetAvailableAvailableAvailable
Annotation / Quick Sketch AppSkitchSkitch and PenultimateSketch for Keep
OneNoteEvernoteKeep
User Interface &
Customization
ExcellentExcellentExcellent
Text & OCRExcellent (with 
Office Lens)
ExcellentGood
HandwritingExcellentExcellentPoor
ImagesExcellentExcellentExcellent
AudioExcellentExcellentGood
Task Lists and Alerts / RemindersExcellentExcellentGood
Notebooks,
Tags, &
Categories
ExcellentExcellentGood
(hashtags
available
but not as many
organization tools)
ReferencesPoorPoorPoor
CommentsPoorPoor (Markup
available though)
Poor
Spelling & Grammar CheckExcellentExcellentExcellent
Printing &
Exporting
Good (requires cloud printing)Good (requires cloud
printing)
Good
(requires cloud
printing)
Cloud EnvironmentMicrosoft OneDriveEvernote CloudGoogle Drive
Asynchronous Collaborative
Editing
Excellent – available in free versionGood – available in
Shared Notes
(Premium version) or Related Notes (Business version)
Poor (share
to Google+
but no
collaborativeediting)
Online to Offline Syncing &
Editing
ExcellentGood in Free, Excellent in PremiumOnly in the Chrome app
Social SharingWith Zapier appDepends on device (Facebook, Google+, Twitter,
LinkedIn)
Google+
TemplatesExcellent (page templates)Excellent
(download from
Evernote site)
Poor