URGENT SPECIAL NOTICE
03-05-22: This notice covers three very important issues and contains recommendations that if not followed could result in unwanted and adverse impacts on the integrity of your computing devices and possibly even your privacy.
1. Susan Bradley, a major authority in the computer security community has strongly recommended deferring the upcoming Windows 10/11 patches that are due to be released by Microsoft on Tuesday March 8, 2022. The reason for this warning is the heightened risk factors associated with the prospect of major cyberwarfare initiatives on the part of Russia’s madman Putin and his cyber-terrorists. Please keep in mind that it was less than a year ago that The Villages Regional Hospital was the victim of a ransomware cyber-attack that crippled major patient care systems used by the hospital. Please refer to the VCC Password Management presentation given on 3/4 for recommended countermeasures:
2. What about Windows 11? Earlier in the year we recommended delaying the install of Windows 11 because we believed it was not yet ready for prime time. The months following that judgment call have provided no evidence that subsequent modifications/improvements to the new OS have been substantial enough to warrant changing our recommendation. We now recommend waiting until at least July 2022 before seriously considering an update to Windows 11. However, the July 2022 time frame is not hard and fast. We will regularly revisit this issue and provide updated advice as time goes by. Click on this link to see exactly how to stop updates from installing on auto pilot:
3. Kaspersky Anti-Virus software: We strongly recommend that anyone still using this product or any other Russian software, uninstall it at once and activate Microsoft’s Windows Defender. Please keep in mind that Kaspersky A/V was developed and is maintained in Moscow by a company owned by a Russian oligarch.