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    Microsoft Beefs Up Wi-Fi Protection

    May 27th, 2019 by

    “Microsoft has begun pushing out its May 2019 Windows 10 update, which will flag Wi-Fi networks that are using the outdated and insecure Wired Equivalent Privacy (WEP) and Temporal Key Integrity Protocol (TKIP) authentication mechanisms.”

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    Windows 10 May 2019 Zero Day Vulnerabilities

    May 27th, 2019 by

    May 2019 0-day disclosures

    Executive summary

    Over the past week, starting on Tuesday, May 21, a security researcher publicly disclosed multiple elevation-of-privilege vulnerabilities by posting proof-of-concept code on GitHub. Successful exploitation of these vulnerabilities requires an attacker to already have code execution.

    At the time of publication, the researcher has released five sets of proof-of-concept code, including exploits for four zero-day vulnerabilities, all affecting different Windows components. The fifth proof-of-concept code targeted a vulnerability (CVE-2019-0863) that was addressed in May 2019.

    Microsoft is actively preparing a host of protections to detect and stop known exploitation methods. Customers are advised to review the listed mitigations. Ensure your antimalware products are up-to-date and turn on automatic updates so that security updates are promptly deployed as soon as they become available.

    At the time of publication, there are no active attacks in the wild exploiting the disclosed vulnerabilities.

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    Security Mailer (2019 # 21)

    May 26th, 2019 by

    Security Mailer Volume 2019 Number 21

    • Mozilla updates
      • Firefox,
      • Firefox ESR
      • Thunderbird
    • Cisco Security Advisories
    • Linux updates & patches
    • Microsoft
      • Security updates revised
      • multiple 0-day exploits POC code released
    • General Security reviews last week
    • Wireshark updates

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    Yet Another Massive data breech – this time it’s First American Financial!

    May 25th, 2019 by

    First American Financial Corp. Leaked Hundreds of Millions of Title Insurance Records

    “The Web site for Fortune 500 real estate title insurance giant First American Financial Corp. [NYSE:FAF] leaked hundreds of millions of documents related to mortgage deals going back to 2003, until notified this week by KrebsOnSecurity. The digitized records — including bank account numbers and statements, mortgage and tax records, Social Security numbers, wire transaction receipts, and drivers license images — were available without authentication to anyone with a Web browser.”

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    Some AMD computers unable to install Widows 10 (1903)

    May 25th, 2019 by

    Windows 10 May 2019 Update Not Installing on Some AMD Systems

    “The Windows 10 May 2019 Update does not install on systems powered by AMD Ryzen or AMD Ryzen Threadripper processors with AMD RAID drivers prior to and configured in SATA or NVMe RAID mode.

    As explained by Microsoft in a support document published today, when users will try to do a clean install of Windows 10 version 1903 or update the OS by applying the Windows 10 May Update, the installation will stop and the following error will be displayed:

    AMD Ryzen™ or AMD Ryzen™ Threadripper™ configured in SATA or NVMe RAID mode.
    A driver is installed that causes stability problems on Windows. This driver will be disabled. Check with your software/driver provider for an updated version that runs on this version of Windows.

    This happens because the AMD RAID drivers on computers with AMD Ryzen or AMD Ryzen Threadripper processors are incompatible with the Windows 10 May 2019 update released three days ago, on May 21.”

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    Windows 10 “May 2019 Update” (1903) makes changes to Patching Process

    May 24th, 2019 by

    Systems administrators: You need to know about this Windows 10 1903 patching change

    PSA: New Update Product Categories for 1903 Release

    Apparently, the new categories must be selected in order for future 1902 update to be synced.

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    Windows 10 “May Update” has a few problems reported

    May 23rd, 2019 by

    SURPRISE (NOT!) Looks like some problems are surfacing about the “May 2019 Update” for Windows 10. Here are a couple of links that might alert you in advance and/or help you work around some of them.

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    Windows 10 “May 2019 Update” is available

    May 22nd, 2019 by

    Looks like MS has released the “May 2019” Update. So far no problems on my end. Update took less than 5 minutes!

    May 21, 2019—KB4497934 (OS Build OS 17763.529)

    How to get the Windows 10 May 2019 Update version 1903

    Windows release health dashboard

    “As part of our commitment to increasing transparency, the new Windows release health dashboard is now live, offering timely information on the current-roll out status and known issues (open and resolved) across both feature and monthly updates. The new dashboard provides a single page for each currently supported version of Windows so you can quickly search for issues by keyword, including any safeguard holds on updates, see the current status of each issue, and find important announcements. In addition, you can easily share content via Twitter, LinkedIn, Facebook and email, and even use Dark mode (the same popular feature recently introduced in Windows 10). Watch a walk-through on all the new dashboard features in this video.”

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    20,000 Linksys routers leak historic records

    May 19th, 2019 by

    20,000 Linksys routers leak historic record of every device ever connected

    More than 20,000 Linksys wireless routers are regularly leaking full historic records of every device that has ever connected to them, including devices’ unique identifiers, names, and the operating systems they use. The data can be used by snoops or hackers in either targeted or opportunistic attacks.

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    Security Mailer (2019 # 20)

    May 19th, 2019 by

    Security Mailer Volume 2019 Number 20

    • Adobe security updates
      • Reader
      • Flash Player
      • Media Encoder
    • Apple Security Updates including iOS
    • Cisco Security Advisories
    • Linux updates & patches
    • Microsoft
      • Tuesday security updates
      • update revisions
      • security advisories
      • Office updates
    • General Security review of last week

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