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Daily Archives: April 3, 2020

  • Patch Lady – Office 365 pushes off disabling Basic Auth

    Posted on April 3rd, 2020 at 21:32 Susan Bradley Comment on the AskWoody Lounge

    https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/exchange-team-blog/basic-authentication-and-exchange-online-april-2020-update/ba-p/1275508

    While I totally understand why Microsoft is pushing off the due date for disabling basic authentication in their Office 365 platform/Exchange online I would recommend anyone using any sort of email platform these days (or online banking or anything online these days) to add multi factor authentication to anything you use online.  The attackers go after the weak links, weak passwords, reused passwords and you need to be aware of the attacks out there.

    Clearly COVID-19 is having a big impact.

  • Keizer: Windows 7 usage isn’t going anywhere

    Posted on April 3rd, 2020 at 11:34 woody Comment on the AskWoody Lounge

    Gregg Keizer, in Computerworld:

    The coronavirus pandemic and its countless disruptions, from business closures to workers fleeing to home offices, appear to have stopped any big migrations from Windows 7 to Windows 10…

    As Windows 10 [usage share] moved nary a whit, Windows 7 actually grew its share during March… may have simply signaled that many dusted off their older, largely unused personal PCs when they were told by employers to head home and work – or try to work – from there…

    Rather than [Win10 usage share] reaching 75% by September and nearly 80% by the end of 2020 – numbers from last month’s prediction – Windows 10 now looks like it won’t make those marks until January 2021 and May 2021, respectively.

    And the key shot:

    Microsoft might be pressed by customers, including its very important commercial, enterprise-sized customers, to restore security updates to Windows 7 for, perhaps, the duration of the pandemic.

    I think Microsoft has everything to gain, and absolutely nothing to lose, by making the Win7 Extended Security Updates available to everyone.

  • Want to Reply to a post? Hit Reply twice.

    Posted on April 3rd, 2020 at 09:59 woody Comment on the AskWoody Lounge

    Another miscellaneous bug that’s inexplicably appeared.

    If you want to reply to a post — and have your reply appear “nested” (indented) under the original post — you have to click the Reply button twice.

    If you only click Reply once, your response goes to the bottom of the pile.

    We’re workin’ on it….

    UPDATE: The devs tell me it’s been fixed. That was quick. Let me know if you hit any problems.