Win7/8.1/Server patch conflicts abated, somewhat, but it’s still too early to install the April crop

Credit to Author: Woody Leonhard| Date: Tue, 16 Apr 2019 08:02:00 -0700

A week ago, Microsoft released six patches that brought many machines to their knees. As I explained last Friday, when the dust cleared, it was apparent that all six of these April patches:

  • Win7 and Server 2008 R2 Monthly Rollup (KB 4493472) and Security-only (KB 4493448) patches
  • Win8.1 and Server 2012 R2 Monthly Rollup (KB 4493446) and Security-only (KB 4493467) patches
  • Server 2012 Monthly Rollup (KB 4493451) and Security-only (KB 4493450 ) patches

would trigger blue screens on reboot on most systems running Sophos antivirus products, and many systems running AV products from Avast and Avira.

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Continuing Education On Cyber Threats And Defenses

Credit to Author: Jon Clay (Global Threat Communications)| Date: Tue, 16 Apr 2019 13:00:05 +0000

Anyone who has been in cybersecurity for any length of time knows, the threat landscape is constantly changing and requires regularly monitoring of news, blogs, podcasts, and other ways to ensure you know what is happening today. I have tried to bring this information to the public since starting my monthly threat webinar series in…

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A week in security (April 8 – 14)

Credit to Author: Malwarebytes Labs| Date: Mon, 15 Apr 2019 14:42:29 +0000

A roundup of news stories from April 8–4, including Baldr, medical management apps, an Android password stealer, and new sextortion scams.

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Google, Hyperledger launch online identity management tools

Credit to Author: Lucas Mearian| Date: Mon, 15 Apr 2019 03:00:00 -0700

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This Week in Security News: 5G Security and Tax Scams

Credit to Author: Jon Clay (Global Threat Communications)| Date: Fri, 12 Apr 2019 14:00:11 +0000

Welcome to our weekly roundup, where we share what you need to know about the cybersecurity news and events that happened over the past few days. This week, learn about cybersecurity and data concerns in 5G. Also, learn about cybercriminal threats during tax season. Read on: Securing Enterprises for 5G Connectivity For the advantages of…

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You Can Now Get This Award-Winning VPN For Just $1/month

Credit to Author: DealPost Team| Date: Wed, 10 Apr 2019 12:33:00 -0700

If you use the internet (which you clearly do), you likely know how important it is to protect your data in an increasingly dangerous cyber environment. But like other essential tasks that tend to be tedious (like filing taxes early and brushing your teeth for the full two minutes), most installing and running a VPN can sound unappealing to many: sure, they encrypt your internet traffic and hide your location — but they can also run frustratingly slowly, delaying the way you’d usually use the internet for entertainment and work.

That’s where Ivacy VPN is different: not only will the speedy service let you browse and stream lag-free, it also offers real-time threat detection technology, removing malware and viruses at the server level. It ensures that all your downloads and devices stay totally secure, so you can stay safe online without being inconvenienced.

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