Google previously announced plans to deprecate Chrome’s trust in the Symantec certificate authority (including Symantec-owned brands like Thawte, VeriSign, Equifax, GeoTrust, and RapidSSL). This post outlines how site operators can determine if they’re affected by this deprecation, and if so, what needs to be done and by when. Failure to replace these certificates will result in […]

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A critical vulnerability has been discovered in Credential Security Support Provider protocol (CredSSP) that affects all versions of Windows to date and could allow remote attackers to exploit RDP and WinRM to steal data and run malicious code. CredSSP protocol has been designed to be used by RDP (Remote Desktop Protocol) and Windows Remote Management […]

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March 13, 2018 Microsoft has released its monthly security updates, and this month the company patched 74 vulnerabilities affecting products such as Internet Explorer, Microsoft Edge, Microsoft Windows, Microsoft Exchange Server, ASP.NET Core, .NET Core, PowerShell Core, ChakraCore, Microsoft Office, and Microsoft Office Services and Web Apps. There are no patches for zero-days this month, […]

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Windows 10 ‘S Mode’ Coming Soon — For Security and Performance Microsoft has confirmed that the company is planning to convert Windows 10 S from a dedicated operating system to a special “S Mode” that will be available in all versions of Windows. Windows 10 S, a new operating system designed for simplicity, security, and […]

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Some 70% of global healthcare organizations (HCOs) have suffered a data breach, as the sector increasingly shifts towards using digital platforms, according to Thales eSecurity. The cybersecurity vendor’s 2018 Thales Data Threat Report, Healthcare Edition was compiled by 451 Research from interviews with 1200 senior security executives around the world. It revealed that only 30% […]

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Equifax has revealed that millions more customers were affected by a major data breach last year. Equifax said that an additional 2.4 million Americans have had their personal data stolen as part of the company’s massive 2017 data breach, including their names and some of their driver’s license information. The additional identified victims bring the […]

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by Martin Brinkmann on February 13, 2018 Microsoft released updates for the company’s Windows operating system, Microsoft Office, and other company products on today’s February 2018 Patch Day. Our overview lists all important information to make it as easy as possible to keep an overview, download updates, look up additional information, and make better decisions […]

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Massive security vulnerabilities in modern CPUs are forcing a redesign of the kernel software at the heart of all major operating systems. Since the issues dubbed Meltdown and Spectre exist in the CPU hardware itself, Windows, Linux, Android, macOS, iOS, Chromebooks, and other operating systems all need to protect against the first exploits that have […]

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