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    Ransomware shuts down a small company

    January 4th, 2020 by

    Company shuts down because of ransomware, leaves 300 without jobs just before holidays “An Arkansas-based telemarketing firm sent home more than 300 employees and told them to find new jobs after IT recovery efforts didn’t go according to plan following a ransomware incident that took place at the start of October 2019.”

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    Security Mailer (2019 # 52)

    December 29th, 2019 by

    Security Mailer Volume 19 Number 52 Linux updates & patches; General Security review of last weeks vulnerabilities HAPPY NEW YEAR!!

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    Security Mailer (2019 # 51)

    December 23rd, 2019 by

    Security Mailer Volume 19 Number 51 Cisco security advisory Linux updates and patches Microsoft security advisory General security review of last week Wireshark update released

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    New Edge (based on Chromium) to be released in January

    December 17th, 2019 by

    Microsoft gets ready to roll out the new Edge to Windows 10 via Windows Update “Microsoft officials have said the new Chromium-based Edge browser will be generally available starting January 15, 2020. They also said in early November that the new Edge will be bundled with Windows 10 right after the general availability date, though […]

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    Google will block less secure apps (LSAs) from accessing G Suite

    December 17th, 2019 by

    Google to Force OAuth in G Suite to Increase Security “Google announced that it will block less secure apps (LSAs) from accessing G Suite account data starting February 2021, following an initial stage of limiting their access during June 2020. This announcement follows the removal of the “Enforce access to less secure apps for all […]

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    Some useful Patch Tuesday Resources

    December 11th, 2019 by

    Thanks to Susan Bradley  for posting this “Microsoft’s official Security Update Guide portallists all security updates in a filterable table. ZDNet also put together this pagelisting all security updates on one single page, in one place. Additional analysis of today’s Patch Tuesday is also available from Cisco Talosand Trend Micro. This month’s Adobe security updates are detailed here. SAP […]

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    Security Mailer (2019 # 49)

    December 8th, 2019 by

    Security Mailer Volume 19 Number 49 Updates Firefox Firefox ESR Thunderbird Cisco security advisories Linux updates and patches General Security reviews last week A look at the new Edge browser from Microsoft Recycle bin won’t empty – how to fix it Windows 10 black screen before getting to login – how to fix this

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    Microsoft Releases Security Advisory for Windows Hello for Business

    December 6th, 2019 by

    Microsoft Releases Security Advisory for Windows Hello for Business Microsoft has released a Security Advisory to address an issue in Windows Hello for Business (WHfB). An attacker could exploit this issue on devices that were affected by CVE-2017-15361, also known as Return of Coppersmith’s Attack (ROCA), to take control of an affected system.

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    Security Mailer (2019 # 48)

    December 1st, 2019 by

    Security Mailer Volume 19 Number 48 Cisco security advisories Linux Updates patches General Security reviews last week vulnerabilities Plan to Save the Web – nice read from Steve Ranger at ZDnet covering Tim Berners-Lee plans to save the web Windows Quick Tips

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    4 restaurant chains breached – 4 Million cards exposed

    November 28th, 2019 by

    Sale of 4 Million Stolen Cards Tied to Breaches at 4 Restaurant Chains – THANKS TO BRIAN KREBS “n Nov. 23, one of the cybercrime underground’s largest bazaars for buying and selling stolen payment card data announced the immediate availability of some four million freshly-hacked debit and credit cards. KrebsOnSecurity has learned this latest batch […]

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