ESSENTIAL PHONE: Essential Phone Update Brings April Security Patch, Bluetooth 5.0, Performance Gains. Essential may be a bit slow to major system updates, but the company has always been pretty quick to monthly security patches. After landing on Pixel devices earlier this month, the Essential Phone is now picking up April’s security patch. Read more
WINDOWS: Get the March Patches for Your Windows Machines Installed, but Watch Out for Win7. With the latest Patch Tuesday, it’s time to salvage the fixed parts of March’s patches and get them applied. Win7/Server 2008 R2 customers have to choose between a gaping security hole and even more bugs. Here’s what you need to know. Read more
SONY: Delivers Yet Another On-Time Security Patch for X Performance. Sony Mobile has updated the firmware for the X Performance, delivering the device’s April 2018 Android security patch. The build number is 41.3.A.2.107, coming from 41.3.A.2.99 previously (which was released in March). The update is around 111.7MB and users haven’t noticed any other tangible changes apart from the patch. Read more.
MICROSOFT: Issues Security Patch to Fix Meltdown CVE-2018-1038 Flaw. Microsoft has issued a new security patch to fix the earlier security update that was released in January to tackle the Meltdown vulnerability found in microchips from Intel and other chipmakers. The flaw “CVE-2018-1038” was found in the first patch that was issued to protect Windows 7 x64 or Windows Server 2008 R2 x64 systems from the Meltdown vulnerability. Read more.
NOW ON SLIDESHARE: Tech Update Summary from Blue Mountain Data Systems March 2018 https://www.slideshare.net/BMDS3416/tech-update-summary-from-blue-mountain-data-systems-march-2018.
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BLUE MOUNTAIN DATA SYSTEMS HAS THE EXPERIENCE: 1994 to Present – U.S. Dept. of Labor, Employee Benefits Security Administration. Responsible to the Office of Technology and Information Systems for information systems architecture, planning, applications development, networking, administration and IT security, supporting the enforcement of Title I of the Employee Retirement Income Security Act — ERISA. Within the EBSA, Blue Mountain is responsible for design, development and support for its various enforcement database management systems, as well as all case tracking and customer service inquiry systems. Blue Mountain also provides IT security services to the EBSA, in the form of FISMA Assessment and Authorization, System Security Plans, Risk and vulnerability assessments, monitoring and investigation support. Read more.