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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.…

Stop us if you’ve heard this: Cisco Aironet has hard-coded passwords

Get patching, friends Cisco's discovered that its Mobility Express Software, shipped with Aironet 1830 Series and 1850 Series access points, has a hard-coded admin-level SSH password.…

Lazarus Under The Hood

Today we'd like to share some of our findings, and add something new to what's currently common knowledge about Lazarus Group activities, and their connection to the much talked about February 2016 incident, when an unknown attacker attempted to steal up to $851M USD from Bangladesh Central Bank.

Thinking about switching to Windows 10? Now’s the time to act

If you’ve been sitting on the fence about whether to move to Windows 10—either by upgrading your current PC from Windows 7 or 8.1 or by buying a new system—the next couple of weeks present a rather unique opportunity. It's a patching perfect storm. If you upgrade to Win10 or buy a new system before April 11, you’ll get Windows 10 Anniversary Update, version 1607, which has become remarkably stable. Wait two weeks and you likely end up in the unpaid beta testing phase of Win10 version 1703, the Creators Update. Creators Update problems will sort themselves out over the next few months, but why subject yourself to the drama?To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here

Microsoft will kill some Windows 7 and 8.1 support in April

Events of the past week have drawn into sharp focus the likely result of next month's patching cycle.
If you have a Windows 7 or 8.1 PC that you bought, built, or upgraded in the past year or so, it would behoove you to understand exactly what Micr...

Apple urged to legalize code injection: Let apps do JavaScript hot-fixes

Up your application policing, fruit-branded phone maker is told Faced with an existential threat to its hot patching service, Rollout.io is appealing to Apple to extend its app oversight into post-publication injections of JavaScript code.…

Patching Could Have Stopped Most Breaches, Study Finds

A survey finds that most companies that had a breach or a failed audit could have prevented the issue with a software patch or a configuration change.

Most of 2016’s holes had fixes the day we knew about...

Code red on code-fix rates Patching rates went down in 2016 despite an increase in availability of security patches, according to a new study out today.…

Zero-days? Sexy, sure, but crap passwords and phishing are probably more...

Security experts poke holes in RAND vulnerability study A new study from RAND Corporation concluded that zero-day vulnerabilities – security flaws that developers haven't got around to patching or aren't aware of – have an average life expectancy of 6.9 years.…