Office 365 – new group automated renewal policy October 2019

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https://redmondmag.com/articles/2019/10/28/office-365-groups-automatic-renewals.aspx Microsoft on Monday announced new modified group expiration controls for Office 365, allowing groups to automatically renew if there’s been user activity.  The new policy, now at “general availability,” slightly alters the current Office 365 groups expiration policy that was established last year within the Azure Active Directory Admin Center portal.

Security – New Secured-Core PCs prevent malware at firmware level

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https://redmondmag.com/articles/2019/10/22/micrososft-secured-core-pcs.aspx Microsoft and its hardware partners on Monday described new “Secured-core” PCs, which add protections against firmware-based attacks.  Secured-core PCs combine hardware and software protections to ensure that so-called “bootkits” or “rootkits” don’t compromise a system at the boot-up stage. Such malware typically doesn’t get detected by anti-virus solutions.  

Malware – Emotet Trojan warning October 2019

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The Australian Cyber Security Centre (ACSC) has released an advisory for widespread Emotet malware campaign which typically spreads thru infected email attachments. https://www.us-cert.gov/ncas/current-activity/2019/10/25/acsc-releases-advisory-emotet-malware-campaign  Emotet is a Trojan—commonly spread via malicious email attachments—that attempts to proliferate within a network by brute forcing user credentials and writing to shared drives.  Please see ACSC advisory and CISA’s Alert on Emotet […]

Wireshark 3.0.6 – new release of network monitoring tool

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https://www.wireshark.org/docs/relnotes/wireshark-3.0.6.html What is Wireshark? — Wireshark is the world’s most popular network protocol analyzer. It is used for troubleshooting, analysis, development and education. What’s New — On macOS, Wireshark can now be installed by dropping Wireshark.app onto the Applications folder. The macOS installer now ships with Qt 5.12.5. It previously shipped with Qt 5.12.3. Updated […]


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