SANS Holiday Hack

Monday, November 22nd, 2021 | Mark Bedford | Comments Off on SANS Holiday Hack

SANS are again running there free cyber security challenge, open free to the global community, come and join in this festive cyber security challenge and virtual conference.

The SANS Holiday Hack Challenge is a series of super fun, high-quality, hands-on cybersecurity challenges where you learn new skills, help Santa defeat cybersecurity villains, and save the whole holiday season from treachery. Did we mention that it’s FREE?

The SANS Holiday Hack Challenge is for all skill levels, with a stellar prize at the end for the best of the best entries. Want to be one of the first informed when registration opens?

Windows 10 2004 Reaches End Of Service Next Month (Dec. 2021)

Thursday, November 11th, 2021 | Mark Bedford | Comments Off on Windows 10 2004 Reaches End Of Service Next Month (Dec. 2021)

This Bleeping Computer page says it rather well

Microsoft has reminded users today that all editions of Windows 10, version 2004 and Windows Server, version 2004 (also known as the Windows 10 May 2020 Update), will reach end of servicing on December 14, 2021.

For products that reach their end of support, Redmond stops providing technical support, quality updates, and security fixes for newly discovered vulnerabilities.

Customers still using end of service software are advised to upgrade to the latest version of Windows 10 (21H1 aka the May 2021 Update) or to Windows 11 (if they have eligible devices) as soon as possible to keep their systems secure and bug-free.

“Your computer will still work, but it could become more vulnerable to security risks and viruses because you won’t receive new security updates or other quality updates,” Microsoft explains. “Microsoft offers complimentary support to ensure that your device has the latest updates installed and requires that your device be up to date before assisting with other technical support issues.”