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May 12, 2015

Microsoft Ends Patch Tuesday with Windows 10

Microsoft recently detailed new security mechanisms in Windows 10 that should please both regular users and IT professionals. Historically, Microsoft has released security updates for Windows on a monthly schedule, typically the second Tuesday of each month. This patch deployment schedule is often referred to as “Patch Tuesday” or “Update Tuesday.” Microsoft developed this policy to reduce the costs associated with deploying patches across large networks of computers. Unfortunately, Patch Tuesday also means that users can be left vulnerable to new security¬†threats for weeks until the next batch of patches is available. However, with Windows 10, security [...]

 
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May 7, 2015

Netflix Releases FIDO Open-Source Incident Response Software

Netflix just recently announced the open-source release of the company’s automated security incident response software known as FIDO, short for¬†Fully Integrated Defense Operation. Like many organisations, Netflix used to manually investigate security-related alerts, which was a slow and labour-intensive process. The company hoped to automate much of the incident response process and began developing FIDO in 2011. Now, the Netflix security team has released the source code for FIDO, providing all enterprises with a free tool to improve their network’s security.

 
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May 5, 2015

WikiLeaks Posts More Leaked Sony E-Mails

Readers will remember that last December, with the impending release of ‘The Interview,’ a major breach took place at Sony Pictures.

 
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May 1, 2015

Default Passcode Can Hack Many Credit Card Readers

If you get in by the default password, can it be considered hacking? In most cases, the law will say yes, but by hacker standards, that seems nonsensical. Low hanging fruit is the bitterest.

 
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April 30, 2015

Anti-Virus Less Effective Than Ever

For a long time, a few things were true about viruses. One, they mostly affected Windows users. Two, simply using a commercial anti-virus program, either free or paid, was usually all one would have to do to inoculate a PC against such a thing. A cheap or free firewall offered additional security.

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