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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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How to protect from WannaCry, the ransomware that infected the World

IT security news doesn’t always reach the headlines. But on this weekend, one malware made it to the top. Meet WannaCry, the ransomware that made many people around the world wanna cry, and learn how not to become one of them.

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May 2017 – Microsoft Patch Tuesday

Besides a recent emergency patch for the issue with the Malware Protection Engine, in the past four weeks Microsoft has issued a whole set of cumulative security updates for its browsers, operating systems and Office applications.

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Third Party Patch Roundup – April 2017

Have a look at the details of some of the updates that third party vendors such as Apple, Linux, Adobe and Google issued in April 2017.

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April 2017 – Microsoft Patch Tuesday

After announcing for months that there would be no more security bulletins after the February updates, Microsoft gave us a reprieve in March and issued bulletins after all.

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Microsoft: Old Windows versions on new hardware is a no-no

Microsoft upset some computer hobbyists and die-hard fans of Windows 7 and 8, when they made the decision not to support those older operating systems on Intel’s and AMD’s new processors.

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Third party patch roundup – March 2017

In March, some vendors unleashed a tempest of patches that might have made some network admins want to run and take shelter.

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