Voila App: ‘Disney’ Character Photo App Adds Filters, Privacy Concerns

July 14th, 2021 Posted by Life and Culture, Security & Surveillance, Technology 0 thoughts on “Voila App: ‘Disney’ Character Photo App Adds Filters, Privacy Concerns”

“Be aware of potential privacy concerns before uploading photos of your face to the latest and greatest AI-photo filtering apps.”

Glenn Baruck, DigiTek Security


AI-powered photo filtering applications are pretty cool and getting more sophisticated upon almost every new release. One of the most recent, the VoilĂ  AI Artist app, has taken social media by storm by providing users with AI-powered photo filters.

No arguing, the images they produce are super fun! That said, some question where the photos you upload may eventually end up and how they might affect the security of user’s identities down the road. Read more about the newest sensation, Voila, in this recent piece by Mela Seyoum for USA TODAY.


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Microsoft Patches’ PrintNightmare’ Vulnerability In Windows, Urges Immediate Install

July 12th, 2021 Posted by Security & Surveillance, Small and Medium-Sized Businesses (SMBs), Technology 0 thoughts on “Microsoft Patches’ PrintNightmare’ Vulnerability In Windows, Urges Immediate Install”

“Microsoft users listen up; this could be critical info! “

Glenn Baruck, The eDot Family of Companies


Heads up! Microsoft has released security updates to address a vulnerability in Windows print spooler dubbed “PrintNightmare,” recommending that users “Install these updates immediately.” It looks as if this vulnerability could lead to malware embedding and a ransomware attack.

Mike Wilson, chief technology officer and a partner at Interlink Cloud Advisors, said that Microsoft acted quickly on the patch-which was important because the vulnerability affected all versions of Windows and could lead to malware embedding and a ransomware attack.

This short read by Wade Tyler Millward for CRN.com will help you with more details.


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Why you should make every employee part of your cybersecurity strategy

July 7th, 2021 Posted by Security & Surveillance, Small and Medium-Sized Businesses (SMBs), Technology 0 thoughts on “Why you should make every employee part of your cybersecurity strategy”

“Threat actors see all employees as a possible way into your company. Does your cybersecurity strategy do the same?”

Glenn Baruck, eDot


If your organization’s cybersecurity strategy is the sole responsibility of your IT department or maybe a few information security professionals, you’re living dangerously with today’s cybersecurity threat landscape. Currently, experts stress that organizations must move away from this dated approach and into a practice that includes every member of your team.

In this informative article, Stu Sjouwerman from CRN.com explains this current state of thinking in organizational cybersecurity and delivers some dos and don’ts to help your company get to a better place.


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Enabling a safe return to the workplace through smart building technology

July 6th, 2021 Posted by Security & Surveillance, Small and Medium-Sized Businesses (SMBs), Technology 0 thoughts on “Enabling a safe return to the workplace through smart building technology”

“If you’re a building owner, tenant, or commercial real estate company, here is a don’t miss piece about how to ensure a safer return to the workplace! “

Glenn Baruck, The eDot Family of Companies


Now, as vaccines roll out, lockdowns are lifted, and commercial businesses implement reopening plans, building owners and operators face the challenge of enabling a safe return to the workplace via healthy, comfortable, and engaging environments that instill confidence and trust for all building occupants.

With surveys indicating that more than 65% of employees are worried about their health in returning to the office, it’s obvious why nearly two-thirds of employers are planning to modify their facilities to ensure worker productivity, maintain business continuity, and reduce risk. Commercial real estate companies are also responding by increasing their focus on health and wellness within smart buildings.

Loaded with excellent information, this article by Betsy Conroy for Digital.smartbuildings.com gives an in-depth look at how organizations and building owners can enable a safer return to the workplace using smart technology.


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Microsoft’s 5 Biggest Windows 1 1 Updates

June 28th, 2021 Posted by Small and Medium-Sized Businesses (SMBs), Technology 0 thoughts on “Microsoft’s 5 Biggest Windows 1 1 Updates”

“Windows 11 sounds like it’s going to be transformational in many positive ways!”

Glenn Baruck, The eDot Family of Companies


The initial details are out, and the first version of the new era of Windows 11 sounds impressive! According to the info released by the tech giant on Thursday of last week, Windows 11 operating system updates include exciting features like a redesigned Microsoft Store, integration with Teams and improved security requirements. Check out this piece by Wade Tyler Millward CRN.com for some additional insights.


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Microsoft Sets End Date For Windows 10 Support

June 21st, 2021 Posted by Small and Medium-Sized Businesses (SMBs), Technology 0 thoughts on “Microsoft Sets End Date For Windows 10 Support”

“2025 may seem like a long way away but, now is the time to mark your calendar and begin the planning process for your organization’s transition from Windows 10.”

Glenn Baruck, The eDot Family of Companies


Heads up! Windows 10 support is being retired by Microsoft in the not-so-distant future! Microsoft has disclosed for the first time that Windows 10 will be retired, setting October 14, 2025, as the end-of-support date for the widely used operating system.

According to this short article by Kyle Alspach for CRN.com, until now, Microsoft had never before said that Windows 10 would eventually be phased out. Initially released in July 2015, the end-of-support date for Windows 10 would give the operating system just over a 10-year run.


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