EMPIST Tech Talk Weekly Newsletter: Monday, January 20, 2020

The EMPIST Tech Talk Newsletter 

Tech Talk News 

Let’s get the work week started with the EMPIST Tech Talk Newsletter! Tune in for the latest tech news, marketing highlights, trivia, and more.   

The EMPIST Tech Talk Newsletter Update  

On January 14th, 2020 Microsoft released new security patches to address several vulnerabilities during their Patch Tuesday report. The patches were developed to fix errors in Windows CryptoAPI, Windows Remote Desktop Gateway, and Windows Remote Desktop Client, among others. Without these new patches in place, a hacker could easily abuse their software vulnerabilities.  Read the full story >>   

The EMPIST Tech Talk Newsletter Tip 

From the EMPIST Help Desk 

One of the fastest ways to spot a phishing email is to check for a mismatched URL. If the email sent to you contains a link in it, hover over the link with your mouse and see if the URL is hyperlinked to the matching destination. If the link doesn’t match the copy in the URL, you can confirm it’s invalid.   

The EMPIST Tech Talk Newsletter Trivia  

Question: The name of the first toy advertised on TV in the U.S. was?  

Answer: Mr. Potato Head  

The EMPIST Tech Talk Newsletter Marketing Spotlight 

Did Hyundai make the right move going local? Hyundai Motor America has already released a teaser for its Super Bowl ad. The press release says the ad will be starring Massachusetts native actors Chris Evans, John Krasinski, Rachel Dratch, and Boston Red Sox star David “Big Papi” Ortiz. The teaser that is out now shows Rachel Dratch teaching David Ortiz how to speak with a proper Boston accent. Do you think Hyundai’s ad will be a touchdown? Read the full story >> 

Coffee with Kampas  

Episode 16: Goodbye Windows 7  

In this week’s episode of Coffee with Kampas, Founder & CEO John Kampas is discussing what to do now that Windows 7 is officially end of life. It is estimated that nearly 30% of computers are still running Windows 7. Are you one of them? Watch now >>

 

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