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WannaCry Blame Game: Why Delayed Patching Is not the Problem

While post mortems about patching, updating, and backups have some value, the best preventative security controls are increased understanding and knowledge.

Windows firewall dodged by ‘hot-patching’ spies using Intel AMT, says Microsoft

Sneaky hackers have found a way to use Intel's network chips to hide communications from the operating system.

Dvmap: the first Android malware with code injection

In April 2017 we started observing new rooting malware being distributed through the Google Play Store. Unlike other rooting malware, this Trojan not only installs its modules into the system, it also injects malicious code into the system runtime libraries.

1E Accelerates Software Security Patching with Tachyon Update

EDR platform adds new capabilities to enable scheduled scanning and now has the ability to detect when an endpoint is no longer connecting.

Enterprise patching… is patchy, survey finds

How difficult can it possibly be? Very, apparently Delays in updating software and operating systems are putting organisations at greater risk of attacks, according to research by Duo Security.…

Ransomware hits Australian hospitals after botched patch

WannaCry? Minister says data is safe, so save your tears for now Hospitals connected to Australian State of Queensland's integrated electronic medical record system (ieMR) are suffering outages attributed to patching against a ransomware attack.…

Fat-thumbed dev slashes Samba security

Remote code execution in all versions since 3.5.0, so it's patching time! Sysadmins tending Samba need to get patching.…

Google Elevates Security in Android O

Android O, due in the third quarter, figures to elevate the security of the mobile OS with new features focused on improved third-party patching, a new permission model and hardening of existing features.

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