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Third Party Patch Roundup  – June 2019

Patch Central Third Party Patch Roundup  – June 2019 As June comes to an end and we slide into the second half of this year that has gone by so quickly, security remains a number one concern for IT pros with a number of municipalities in Florida hit by cyberattacks, telcos around the world losing […]

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June 2019 – Microsoft Patch Tuesday

Patch Central JUNE 2019  – Microsoft Patch Tuesday   The month of June is infamous in the northern hemisphere for many things – weddings, summer vacations, school recess. It also contains the longest day of the year, and the end of the month marks (roughly) the halfway point on the journey toward yet another new year. […]

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Third Party Patch Roundup – May 2019

Patch Central Third Party Patch Roundup  – May 2019 May brought stormy weather to much of the United States, with at least twenty-five “tornado events” occurring across multiple states. Luckily, the majority were considered relatively weak (F0 or F2 rating on the Fujita scale).   Meanwhile, IT professionals continue to weather the virtual storms of […]

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May 2019 – Microsoft Patch Tuesday

May  2019 – Microsoft Patch Tuesday April showers bring May flowers, and April security vulnerabilities bring May patches. This month’s updates from Microsoft are, as usual, detailed in the Security Update Guide, which lists over 2000 line items for the May 14 releases – although, of course, many of these are repetitions of the same […]

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GFI – top cyber stories for April 2019

GFI – top cyber stories for April 2019 Another month, another raft of privacy and security blunders at world-straddling social media giant Facebook. Following up on a problem first admitted by the firm in late March, where a security review turned up the passwords of “hundreds of millions” of users being stored in plain text, […]

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Third Party Patch Roundup  – January 2019

Third Party Patch Roundup  – January 2019 The first month of this new year is ending with an arctic blast in many parts of the United States. Here in Texas, it’s our usual winter: lows in the 30s, highs in the 50s and 60s. Some parts of the country, though, are almost completely shut down […]

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Creating strong passwords: why it’s vital and how to do it.

Have you been pwned? Creating strong passwords: why it’s vital and how to do it. Infosec researcher Troy Hunt has revealed last week that 773 million email addresses have been shared in a “a popular hacker forum” – along with a very large number of plain text passwords. This seems to be a collection of […]

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JANUARY 2019 – Microsoft Patch Tuesday

JANUARY 2019  – Microsoft Patch Tuesday   The holidays are behind us and here we are, already well into a brand new year. They seem to come and go faster and faster, the older I get. One constant, though (at least for the past sixteen years) is that when the second Tuesday of the month […]

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The top cyber stories of December 2018

The top cyber stories of December 2018 Marriott data breach The Marriott hotel group revealed that the systems of its “Starwood” division had been compromised and could have leaked detailed data on as many as half a billion customers. The Starwood group includes such major hotel brands as Sheraton, Westin and W hotels, among many […]

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December 2018 – Microsoft Patch Tuesday

Patch Central December 2018  – Microsoft Patch Tuesday   ‘Tis the season – for decking the halls, ringing the sleigh bells, playing reindeer games, and all the other traditions that come with the month of December in many parts of the world. While others are busy shopping ‘til they drop and wrapping packages to put […]

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