Microsoft Office exploit

How to remove fingerprints from Windows 10

From Tech Republic today: A newly discovered Microsoft Office zero day could put any machine with an Office install at risk. According to a blog post from cyber security company Sophos, the exploit can deliver remote access Trojans (RATs) without the need to run macros. There’s also not a guaranteed way to stop DDE attacks since they rely on remote access to malicious code and therefore avoid a good portion of antivirus protections.

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MySQL upgrade – Got error: 2002

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If you manually control when MySQL starts on your workstation, during upgrade you get “Can’t connect to local MySQL server through socket”. The solution (login as root) that worked for me is to enable MySQL with “systemctl enable mysql”, do the upgrade, then disable again with “systemctl disable mysql”.

systemctl enable mysql

dpkg –configure mysql-server-5.7 (or apt-get dist-upgrade or whatever)

systemctl disable mysql

The error from my screen is as follows:

Setting up mysql-server-5.7 (5.7.20-0ubuntu0.16.04.1) …
insserv: warning: current start runlevel(s) (empty) of script `mysql’ overrides LSB defaults (2 3 4 5).
insserv: warning: current stop runlevel(s) (0 1 2 3 4 5 6) of script `mysql’ overrides LSB defaults (0 1 6).
mysql_upgrade: Got error: 2002: Can’t connect to local MySQL server through socket ‘/var/run/mysqld/mysqld.sock’ (2) while connecting to the MySQL server
Upgrade process encountered error and will not continue.
mysql_upgrade failed with exit status 11
dpkg: error processing package mysql-server-5.7 (–configure):
subprocess installed post-installation script returned error exit status 1
Errors were encountered while processing:

There were many opinions as to how to correct. The fix that worked for me was merely to enable MySQL  do the upgrade, then disable it again. Thanks to post on

lpuzio (leszekpuzio) wrote : #6


I had the same error. I solved this by one command:
sudo systemctl enable mysql

Than I had to start MySql:
sudo service mysql start

After this I was able to update:
sudo apt dist-upgrade

One could try to recreate this bug by disabling MySql before upgrade:
sudo systemctl disable mysql

I hope this helped you.


Severe Vulnerability in All Wi-Fi Devices

This entry was posted in General Security on October 16, 2017 by Mark Maunder   22 Replies

There is apparently a major Wi-Fi vulnerability that affects all devices using Wi-Fi. The vulnerability allows attackers to decrypt WPA2 connections.

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