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WannaCrypt: Roots, reasons and why scramble patching won’t save you now

Watch your backup I became a Solaris system administrator in the 1990s: first proper job out of university.
I read a lot about the Morris Worm – believed to be the first of its type, and of interest to me because the Sun-3 kit I looked after was vulnerable.…

How to make sure your Windows PC won’t get hit by...

You need to get your Windows computer protected against WannaCrypt and its ilk. Here are detailed instructions on how to see if you need patching and, if you do, how to get patched.By far the easiest method is to simply run Windows Update and install all important patches. You may not be able to do thatmdash;or may not want to do thatmdash;for several important reasons:You may not want all of the latest patches, whether for compatibility reasons or because you donrsquo;t trust Microsoftrsquo;s additional snooping in Windows 7 and 8.1 Monthly Rollups If yoursquo;re using Windows XP or Windows 8, Windows Update doesnrsquo;t work If yoursquo;re running Windows 7 or 8.1 on a newer computer (Kaby Lake and Ryzen processors, as well as several others), Microsoft may have gratuitously blocked Windows Update You may have problems running Windows Update for myriad reasons, and you donrsquo;t want to futz around with figuring out the reason or resetting while the threat lingers [ From backup to productivity tools, check out the top 30 free apps for Windows 10. | Download the superguide to Windows 10 installation. | Stay up on key Microsoft technologies with the Windows Report newsletter. ]Your approach to checking if you need the patches, and then installing them, will vary depending on your operating system.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here

How to make sure your Windows PC won’t get hit by...

You need to get your Windows computer protected against WannaCry and its ilk. Here are detailed instructions on how to see if you need patching and, if you do, how to get patched.By far the easiest method is to simply run Windows Update and install all important patches. You may not be able to do thatmdash;or may not want to do thatmdash;for several important reasons:You may not want all of the latest patches, whether for compatibility reasons or because you donrsquo;t trust Microsoftrsquo;s additional snooping in Windows 7 and 8.1 Monthly Rollups If yoursquo;re using Windows XP or Windows 8, Windows Update doesnrsquo;t work If yoursquo;re running Windows 7 or 8.1 on a newer computer (Kaby Lake and Ryzen processors, as well as several others), Microsoft may have gratuitously blocked Windows Update You may have problems running Windows Update for myriad reasons, and you donrsquo;t want to futz around with figuring out the reason or resetting while the threat lingers [ From backup to productivity tools, check out the top 30 free apps for Windows 10. | Download the superguide to Windows 10 installation. | Stay up on key Microsoft technologies with the Windows Report newsletter. ]Your approach to checking if you need the patches, and then installing them, will vary depending on your operating system.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here

Flexera Issues New Warning about Future Ransomware Attacks Like WannaCry: Vulnerabilities...

New Secunia Research@Flexera Country Report reveals the number of OS vulnerabilities is increasing, while users are losing ground patching themMaidenhead, U.K. – May 15, 2017 – As the fallout from the #WannaCry ransomware attack continues to reverberate around the world, a new report by software vulnerability and patch management expert, Flexera, has an ominous warning for companies and individuals: the threat is growing – and people are getting lazier about protecting themselves.Secunia Research@Flexera has just... Source: RealWire

WannaCry ransomware slipped in through slow patching

The plain truth about security updates is that enterprises will always have a lag time between when patches are released and when they're deployed.

Even so, too many organizations are taking too long to test and schedule, and they're paying the pric...

Vanilla Forums has a plain-flavoured zero-day

PHPMailer bug leads to remote code execution via HTTP The popular Vanilla Forums software needs patching against a remote code execution zero-day first reported to the developers in December 2016.…

It’s 2017 and Windows PCs are being owned by EPS files,...

Get patching ASAP as exploits are being used in the wild – and fix Adobe stuff, too Microsoft has today published patches for more than 50 security flaws in its products – including three serious holes being exploited right now in the wild.

These updates should be applied as soon as possible.…

Status report: Windows 10 Creators Update at one month old

Microsoft’s getting better at rolling out new versions of Windows 10, with a decrease in the initial patching rate and far fewer show-stopping bugs.

But we’re still a long way from Creators Update stability, and there’s still very little reason to upgrade from the Anniversary Update to the Creators Update manually. One month ago, Microsoft rolled out Windows 10 Creators Update, version 1703, build 15063.13.
Since then there have been two patches: build 15062.138 on April 11 and 15063.250 on April 25. You can expect another patch next Tuesday, May 9, for a total of three cumulative updates in a little over a month.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here

APT Threat Evolution in Q1 2017

Kaspersky Lab is currently tracking more than a hundred threat actors and sophisticated malicious operations in over 80 countries.

During the first quarter of 2017, there were 33 private reports released to subscribers of our Intelligence Services, with IOC data and YARA rules to assist in forensics and malware-hunting.

Windows Updates getting even more complex, a little more controllable

With the Creators Update, Microsoft is adding non-security updates into the mix.

Microsoft’s critical Windows and Office patches present a panoply of problems

Windows and Office patching have had a horrible three months.In February, we saw no patches except a decidedly late-to-the-party IE Flash fix, released a week after Adobe spilled the beans. March brought a metric mess of patches, to compensate for F...

Buggy Riverbed portal needs patching – now

Jet fuel can't melt SteelCentral, but pwnage is far too easy Riverbed admins: get busy patching the SteelCentral Portal application.…