Windows 7 and 8.1 users can get a free upgrade to Windows 10 up to July 29, 2016. Microsoft will offer Windows 10 Home for $119 after that date.
The upgrade can be downloaded from www.microsoft.com/en-us/software-download/windows10.
Be certain to check the specifications to see if your Windows PC is eligible for the upgrade at www.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/Windows-10-specifications#upgrade.
Cisco’s Collective Security Intelligence ecosystem Talos has issued a release notifying Apple device users of a security risk.
A hacker could potentially create malware saved as a TIFF image file. Once the TIFF file is sent using using iMessage, the image is rendered automatically using default settings. This could cause the malware to execute without user intervention.
This applies to Apple devices with versions of iOS prior to version 9.3.3, and for OS X versions prior to El Capitan 10.11.6.
Instructions on how to update iPhones and other Apple devices can be found at: https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT204204
Microsoft has announced a new Microsoft Professional Degree (MPD) program. A series of courses on Data Science are now available from edX.org. The goal of these courses is to address the skills gap for data science job seekers. Current prices are $50 to $100 per course.
Some of the same course titles include:
The Project Zero team at Google has found many security vulnerabilities in multiple Symantec and Norton security products. These vulnerabilities may not require any user interaction, such as running a file or opening an email. Symantec recommends applying the required updates to the products included in their advisory as soon as possible.
Symantec has included a list of the affected products in this response: https://www.symantec.com/security_response/securityupdates/detail.jsp?fid=security_advisory&pvid=security_advisory&year=&suid=20160628_00.