The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) will start requiring users to sign up for the ID.me identity service to use starting in the summer of 2022. Existing IRS user accounts will still work until then.
The Apache Software Foundation has released a security advisory for Java logging library Apache Log4j. This vulnerability may be exploited over a network without the need for a username and password. This is logged in the National Vulnerability Database (NVD) as CVE-2021-44228. Multiple server and cloud software vendors will be releasing security updates.
A valid Microsoft Windows product key is required to reinstall Windows if the hard drive has to be replaced.
This key can be found for some PCs with OEM Windows licenses by opening a Command Prompt (right-click and select “Run as Administrator”).
At the command prompt, type:
wmic path SoftwareLicensingService get OA3xOriginalProductKey
Microsoft announced the release of Visual Studio 2022 and .NET 6 in November 2021. New features include a new Razor editor for local ASP.NET Core development and Hot Reload of code. More information can be found at:
Apple has announced a new Self Service Repair for customers who want to repair their Apple devices with genuine Apple parts. This program will be available in the U.S. starting in early 2022 and will first include iPhone 12 and iPhone 13 parts, with additional devices and service areas to be added later.
Robinhood has reported that some of its financial app’s customer data was leaked in November 2021. This includes at least two million full names and 5 million email addresses. A much smaller amount of customers had additional data leaked. Social security numbers and bank account numbers were not affected.
PASS Data Community Summit 2021 is a free online event for Microsoft data platform professionals that runs November 8 – 12, 2021. Register online at passdatacommunitysummit.com.
Intuit is hosting its QuickBooks Connect free online two day online event starting November 3rd 2021. Register for this event at quickbooksconnect.com