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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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Avoid network outages with Kerio Control

When we were hunter-gatherers, we felt the fight-or-flight response when a tiger or bear entered our camp. Now, we have the same feeling when the internet is down. Businesses have higher expectations on the availability of their networks. This is especially true for financial, online retail, airlines and service providers. Schools, research organizations and more […]

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GFI Top Cyber Stories for March 2019

GFI Top Cyber Stories for March 2019 With so much cybersecurity news flying around, it is hard to keep track of the more important stories that emerged. Here is the GFI Security round-up of three pertinent cybersecurity stories of March 2019. Citrix breach leaks 6TB of data In early March, collaboration and cloud giant Citrix […]

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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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