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Apple Users Be Warned: CIA Exploits Revealed

Apple users be warned, CIA exploits revealed! Yesterday in a press release WikiLeaks revealed detailed documentation of serveral CIA projects designed to exploit and infect Apple Mac firmware. Most notably the, “NightSkies 1.2” project has been released and is expressly designed to be installed on iPhones before leaving the factory and according to WikiLeaks the CIA has been infecting the iPhone supply chain since 2008. 

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Introducing the New OneDrive Admin Center

Microsoft has just released the new OneDrive Admin Center for Office 365 and here is what you need to know. With this release administrators are able to globally manage their OneDrive settings for all their users without the need for advanced tools like PowerShell. This new admin center allows for the management of global settings like sharing, sync, storage, device access, compliance, and notifications.

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Microsoft at it again: Forced Office Upgrades

Microsoft will be ending support for Office 2013 through Office 365 ProPlus on February 28th, 2017. According to their TechNet article, “We recommend that you upgrade to the Office 2016 version of Office 365 ProPlus as soon as possible.”. While Microsoft will force users to upgrade their Office installation this does not include Office installations through Professional Plus, Professional, and Standard editions. So basically, if you are leveraging Office licensing via Office 365 you will be forced to upgrade. 

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Backup: Image Level vs File Level

When it comes to backing up your server or workstations you have a couple of options. You can choose between a file level backup & disaster recovery or an image level backup but how do you choose? The file level option will back up individual files, folders or storage volumes such as the hard drives in your machine. Image level will take a snapshot of your computer at a given point in time.