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September 2017 – Microsoft Patch Tuesday

In the September 2017 edition of Microsoft Patch Tuesday there are 84 separate CVEs (Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures) being addressed.

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Third Party Patch Roundup – August 2017

This August we have somewhat fewer than usual patches to deal with from some of our vendors, while the rest are running around the average number.

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August 2017 – Microsoft Patch Tuesday

Good news! The load for August’s Patch Tuesday is (again, relatively) light, with fixes for Windows, both the Edge and IE web browsers, SharePoint and SQL Server.

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Third Party Patch Roundup – July 2017

Software vendors are certainly feeling the heat as security researchers discover more vulnerabilities that need to be fixed before hackers and attackers this July.

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July 2017 – Microsoft Patch Tuesday

This month, we have the monthly CUs for the Internet Explorer and Edge web browsers, the monthly roll-ups for Windows 7/Server 2008 R2, Windows 8.1/Server 2012 R2, and Windows 10.

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Third party patch roundup – June 2017

Many of the latest high profile attacks target Microsoft Windows and its components, but that doesn’t mean third party software isn’t vulnerable to serious attacks.

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PetrWrap, WannaCry and the importance of layered security in business

PetrWrap has already infected major networks such as the Ukrainian power company, the Ukrainian central bank and Kiev’s international airport. Pharmaceutical company Merck, shipping company Maresk and the Chernobyl power plant have also been at the receiving end of these attacks.

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June 2017 – Microsoft Patch Tuesday

June saw Windows 7, 8.1, RT 8.1 and 10, along with Server 2008, 2008 R2, 2012, 2012 R2 and 2016 getting critical and important updates. Together with cumulative updates for Internet Explorer and Edge web browsers, as well as security fixes for Office 2010, 2013 and 2016.

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Third Party Patch Roundup – May 2017

Three-fourths of the identified vulnerabilities in the National Vulnerabilities Database have patches, workarounds and/or new patched versions of the software that can prevent exploits. Catch the third party patch round up here.

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Do you really want to make me cry?

On Friday, May 12, the Internet was rocked by a zero-day ransomware attack now known as WannaCry. Here are some of the lessons learned and what you can do if your company has been targeted.

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