A Lighter-than-normal Patch Tuesday for December, 2019

Credit to Author: alexandrebecholey| Date: Wed, 11 Dec 2019 00:36:22 +0000

There may be a smaller overall tally of things to fix this month than in recent update cycles, but at least one bug is being exploited in the wild<img src=”http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/sophos/dgdY/~4/gu6tev4DC1Q” height=”1″ width=”1″ alt=””/>

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Emotet’s Central Position in the Malware Ecosystem

Credit to Author: Andrew Brandt| Date: Mon, 02 Dec 2019 14:01:28 +0000

As the world rolls into another Cyber Monday, and online shoppers continue their hunt for the best deals, SophosLabs wants to remind you that there&#8217;s a metaphorical malware elephant in the room that would like nothing more than to steal financial information, and the use of your computer, for nefarious ends. The Emotet Ecosystem infographic, [&#8230;]<img src=”http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/sophos/dgdY/~4/ItFCW7TqIXw” height=”1″ width=”1″ alt=””/>

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How the most damaging ransomware evades IT security

Credit to Author: Mark Loman| Date: Thu, 14 Nov 2019 13:50:28 +0000

This article is a condensed version of our report How Ransomware Behaves: What defenders should know about the top families<img src=”http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/sophos/dgdY/~4/-0DnxPzSZek” height=”1″ width=”1″ alt=””/>

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Patch Tuesday targets Hyper-V virtual machines in November, 2019 updates

Credit to Author: SophosLabs Offensive Security| Date: Tue, 12 Nov 2019 17:15:50 +0000

Microsoft released their monthly security updates for November, 2019, this morning. This month, Microsoft said the company fixed a total of 73 vulnerabilities across its product lines. Thirteen of the fixes address problems Microsoft classifies as Critical, the most urgent type of problem to address. The company classified the repair of an additional 59 bugs [&#8230;]<img src=”http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/sophos/dgdY/~4/BBm3ctmT8pE” height=”1″ width=”1″ alt=””/>

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SophosLabs surveys the threat landscape for 2020 trends

Credit to Author: Andrew Brandt| Date: Tue, 05 Nov 2019 13:50:31 +0000

SophosLabs this morning published its annual assessment on the state of internet and information security, and our outlook on what security threats are likely to affect the world in the coming year: the SophosLabs 2020 Threat Report, available for download now. This year, our report broadens the scope of our analysis to cover topics beyond [&#8230;]<img src=”http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/sophos/dgdY/~4/tFcwsfiM20g” height=”1″ width=”1″ alt=””/>

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Microsoft fixes drop in number for October, 2019 updates

Credit to Author: SophosLabs Offensive Security| Date: Wed, 09 Oct 2019 20:00:31 +0000

A relatively low number of vulnerabilities were addressed in this month’s Windows update rollups<img src=”http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/sophos/dgdY/~4/kC7qjGbuUh8″ height=”1″ width=”1″ alt=””/>

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