FAQ About Meltdown and Spectre

FAQ About Meltdown and Spectre

If you have been following the news, you have no doubt heard about the latest cybersecurity vulnerabilities that were discovered called, respectively, Meltdown and Spectre.

At present, RoundTable’s recommendation is you follow normal guidelines for cybersecurity. Keep your systems patched with up-to-to-date software. This includes ALL software and all devices.

Beyond that, there is nothing else actionable we recommend at this time. We will continue to monitor the situation and will provide updates if we think there is something actionable that falls outside standard recommendations.

Is Google Drive Sync going away?

Is Google Drive Sync going away?

Yes and no. The older tool (Google Drive for Mac/PC) is being replaced by Backup and Sync, which functions much the same way as the existing Google Drive for Mac/PC.

The earlier sync client, Drive for Mac/PC, will no longer be supported by Google as of December 11, 2017 and will be discontinued and cease to function as of March 12, 2018.

As another alternative as of September 26th, 2017, Google has made a new service called “Drive File Stream” available to G Suite (formerly Google Apps) customers.