Tech Wrap-Up 9-11-2018

Tech Wrap-Up 9-11-2018

Last updated: September 15, 2018 

Tech Wrap-Up 9-11-2018. Wrapping up the day with a summary of today’s most engaging stories from the Tech Help Knowledgebase social media feeds. We order the story summaries below by user engagement (posts with the most likes, shares, clicks, hashtag clicks and detail expands) and by the number of impressions they received. Stories are in descending order with the most engaging story at the top. Our human-curated social media feeds include links to technology news, how-to and help articles, and video tutorials for common issues.

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Today’s Tech Wrap-Up

1. Microsoft Releases Windows 10 Cumulative Updates KB4457128, KB4457142, KB4457138 (Softpedia) 

It’s the second Tuesday of the month. That means Patch Tuesday is with us once again, and our users engaged with this article more than any other today. Patch Tuesday is the day each month when Microsoft issues cumulative updates for Windows 10. At this point in time, updates are provided for Windows 10 Creators Update (version 1703) and greater. However, updates for Creators Update will end in October. Updates generally include security and non-security fixes. Click through the update links in the article to drill into the details of this month’s update.

2. Researcher finds new malware persistence method leveraging Microsoft UWP apps (ZDNet) 

Examples of Universal Windows Platform (UWP) apps on Windows 10 are the Cortana and People apps.  A new malware persistence method uses UWP apps to infiltrate Windows 10 systems, primarily to add registry keys. Hijacked apps may not display in the Autorun list either, making it even harder to detect. Certain antivirus systems may detect the malware.

3. Apple Pay, Google Pay support arrives at 7-Eleven stores (CNet) 

Pecan Smoked Wings beg for purchasers to use a cashless, mobile payment method like Apple Pay or Google Pay. Hot Pockets — not so much. Either way, support for both digital wallet services arrived at 7-Eleven this week. Look for CVS Pharmacy to add Apple Pay soon, as well as more eBay sellers.

4. iOS Safari Spoofing Exploit Found With No Fix Yet (Mac Observer) 

Ethical hacker and security researcher, Rafay Baloch, spotted a spoofing flaw in Safari browser on iOS. Using Javascript, an attacker could harvest user information by modifying a web address when a page loads. Baloch informed Apple about the flaw back in June, but there is no fix in site.

5. Google wants web developers to embrace AMP. Great news for users, more work for developers. (Packt) 

Since Google launched Accelerated Mobile Pages (AMP) in 2015, developers have been pushed toward adoption. A site’s inclusion in mobile search results depends upon AMP. It’s essential for Google SEO success. Essential or not, Google sets the rules for AMP construction, and developers have little choice but to abide by those rules. It could be a source of developer frustration.

6. How to delete all Gmail messages (Tech Advisor) 

It’s often times easier to allow email to accumulate instead of managing the organization and deletion process. This handy guide from Tech Advisor offers suggestions on how to bulk delete email from your Gmail inbox. Learn bulk delete by conversation, by person, by label, and more.

7. These are the warning signs of a fraudulent ICO (ZDNet) 

Asserted at maximalist steak dinners around the globe: you know a fraudulent ICO when it includes “ICO” in the name. Initial Coin Offerings (ICOs) are a fund-raising vehicle for new blockchain companies. ZDNet provides a few things to look out for if you’re in the market to participate in them.

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