Just a quick update for my Apple brethren; Apple has just pushed out the security update/patch for Spectre (yes, one of those vulnerabilities that everyone's talking about at the water cooler). The security update is for the iPhone, iPad, and Mac (your Apple Watch is safe according to Apple), so please update them as soon as possible. Lastly, I recommend setting aside 20-30 mins to download & install the updates but of course, times vary because systems are different. That's it for now and take care, everyone.
It appears that a security update for the CVE-2019-1402 vulnerability in each version of Microsoft Office causes this error. Here is the list of Office security updates that you can uninstall.
Office 2010: Description of the security update for Office 2010: November 12, 2019 (KB4484127)
Office 2013: Description of the security update for Office 2013: November 12, 2019 (KB4484119)
Office 2016: Description of the security update for Office 2016: November 12, 2019 (KB4484113)
I just got a twist on the Australia Post SMS scams. I get parcels delivered fairly regularly by Aust Post so I was surprised to get this SMS as I wasn't currently expecting one. It looked genuine and the number was spoofed successfully enough for the SMS to appear along with my other Aust Post notifications. It read:
You parcel: 068077299909
will not ship from distribution
center due to unverified
Track your package: http: // wtrgt DOT com / qOo (link has been purposely broken by me)
The grammar error was enough to alert me to the scam, as well as the link using http instead of https, and the wtrft domain being used instead of mypo.st which is where genuine Aust Post SMS alerts come from, but I can see how it might be easy to overlook and just tap the link.
I checked the tracking number on Aust Post website for giggles and sure enough, that's phony too. No surprise there. Keep an eye out if, like me, you also get parcels delivered by Aust Post.