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Meltdown and Spectre: To patch or to concentrate on attack detection?

Patching to protect machines against Meltdown and Spectre attacks is going slow, and the provided patches, in some instances, lead to more problems than just slowdowns. In …

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Spectre updates will slow down Windows servers and PCs running older versions of the OS

While Intel continues to play down the slowing effect the patches for Meltdown and Spectre can have on machines using their CPUs, Microsoft has finally shared some – …

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Infosec expert viewpoint: Vulnerability patching

Vulnerability patching is one of the most useful and cost-effective methods to mitigate a plethora of security threats. Here’s what infosec experts think about the …

Cisco
Cisco plugs WPA2 holes, critical Cloud Services Platform flaw

Cisco has released updates to address vulnerabilities in a wide variety of its products. Among these are updates fixing the WPA2 vulnerabilities that can be exploited in the …

PC
Patching discrepancy between supported Windows versions puts users at risk

Security improvements should be a welcome addition to all software, but if they are not also simultaneously backported into its older and still supported versions, they can …

Equifax
Equifax breach happened because of a missed patch

The attackers who breached Equifax managed to do so by exploiting a vulnerability in its US website, the company has finally confirmed. The vulnerability – CVE-2017-5638 …

Equifax
Equifax attackers got in through an Apache Struts flaw?

Have the attackers responsible for the Equifax data breach exploited a vulnerability in Apache Struts, a popular open source framework for developing web applications, to …

industry
What will it take to improve the ICS patch process?

While regular patching is indisputably good advice for IT networks, one of the main takeaways from the Petya and WannaCry attacks is that a lot of companies don’t do it. And …

industry
SCADA systems plagued by insecure development and slow patching

“Behind most modern conveniences, there exists a SCADA system somewhere that controls them,” Trend Micro researchers pointed out in a new report that delves in the …

IoT
WannaCry and IoT: Vendors react

Among the organizations most gravely affected by the WannaCry ransomware was the UK National Health Service. According to The Sunday Times, 48 NHS organisations were hit, …

Microsoft
Microsoft to governments: Stop hoarding vulnerabilities

Microsoft is full of surprises lately: first they issued patches for unsupported versions of Windows, then they publicly criticized the NSA for hoarding knowledge about …

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Viral phishing scams and vulnerabilities: What to watch out for this Patch Tuesday

I am about to head to Las Vegas for Ivanti’s Interchange 2017 at The Mirage hotel and feeling a bit in a gambling mood, so I am going to take a shot at this month’s forecast …

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