Security

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Security

Data Leak: 1.2B Unique People’s Worth

This news is more than disappointing: Personal and Social information of 1.2 billion people Discovered in Massive Data Leak The old cliché: Ignorance is Bliss Anyone else out there not know what “Data Enrichment” is and that there are companies out there that do this and then sell that information? […]

Remote Desktop Services Vulnerabilities: Now what?

There have been a number of vulnerabilities published for the Remote Desktop Services protocol stack over the last little while. The catch with all of them is to have a RDP listener open to the Internet on any port with Network Level Authentication disabled or not available as it was […]

IMPORTANT: SonicWALL Vulnerability Patch for Remote Management

We don’t receive a lot of these kinds of messages from SonicWALL so when it came in it was treated with much suspicion. The message can be found here: SonicWALL Security Advisory Announcement Below is a quote with all of the tracking stuff removed from the URLs. July 19, 2019A […]

Office 365: Outlook App Error: Something went wrong and Outlook couldn’t set up your account.

When clicking on the Outlook App (2019) to get it set up with our Office365 account we hit this: Outlook: Something went wrong and Outlook couldn’t set up your account. Please try again. Well, nothing worked. With Office365 we can’t set up our Outlook client manually either. Logging in to […]

Security: Client E-mail Warning for Current Malware Campaigns

The first place in any “security strategy” should be to train the human. Most malware infections today are caused by a user clicking through when they should not have. The posters below give a very clear set of workflows for an infection. Excellent posters via MALWARE-TRAFFIC-ANALYSIS.NET Note the STEP IN […]

Protecting a Hyper-V Host and Backup Repository from Malware and Ransomware

With the abundance of malware and ransomware it’s absolutely necessary that we take the time to examine our virtualization host and backup structures. Volume Shadow Copies Obviously not a “backup” Most ransomware kills all shadow copies available on a system Backup to Disk/NAS/SAN Disk Rotated NAS/SAN needs to be streamed […]