Google and Yahoo have both announced that they will require all incoming email to be authenticated with verification and security protocols starting in February 2024. This is a huge endorsement of best practices from two of the largest email service providers, and a critical moment for every organization to set up SPF, DKIM, and DMARC protocols properly and monitor them for compliance.
If you are using a mobile app for your business phone service (like RingCentral, Zoom, or Dialpad), you might be used to using SMS text messaging to connect with your contacts. But now, due to new regulations, SMS through business phone services will be restricted until your organization is approved to send business-related SMS.
To prevent botnet malware infections on any network device, firmware updates should be applied regularly, admin passwords should be strong and unique, and remote admin panel access should be disabled.
Microsoft has released security updates for Windows and Outlook that all users should apply immediately, as they address several critical security vulnerabilities that have already been exploited by Russian hackers.
If you or your organization is using LastPass or other Goto services, please contact Macktez right away so we can review your security profile and address any vulnerabilities.
This Friday afternoon, 2/10, we are removing the delay to these pushes to end users, and allow end-user based upgrades to Ventura.
Apple released a couple very important updates this week, and we’re reaching out today to provide information and guidance around those.
Apple has released critical security updates this week, and the Macktez release schedule will be tighter than for prior releases.