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Meeting the Challenges of Remote Work with Chrome OS Policy Settings – Part I

Many organizations, from enterprises to small businesses and schools, are focusing efforts on distance working and learning. One significant hurdle for those who are suddenly tasked with supporting remote users is the question of how to manage a fleet of new endpoints. One appealing solution for managing all these new remote users is to use Google Chromebook
Publish At:2020-09-02 01:45 | Read:611 | Comments:0 | Tags:Security Controls Chrome configuration policy operating syst

Update now! Windows gets another bumper patch update

byJohn E DunnAfter a flurry of zero-day vulnerabilities in recent editions, May’s Patch Tuesday finally gives Windows users a month off having to fix ‘big’ exploited or public flaws.The catch is it’s still one of the biggest patch rounds Microsoft has ever released, featuring 111 CVE-level bug fixes (the record being March’s 115 fixes), nearly half of which
Publish At:2020-05-18 12:28 | Read:870 | Comments:0 | Tags:Operating Systems Windows Adobe Acrobat Internet Explorer Mi

Android apps are snooping on your installed software

byDanny BradburyAndroid apps are snooping on other software on your device – and that could tell shady advertising companies more about you than you’d like.The news emerged this week in a paper from researchers in Italy, the Netherlands, and Switzerland. The privacy violations centre around installed application methods (IAMs), which are applicat
Publish At:2020-03-27 10:24 | Read:1440 | Comments:0 | Tags:Android Google Mobile Operating Systems Privacy Security thr

Windows has a zero-day that won’t be patched for weeks

byJohn E DunnCybercriminals are exploiting two unpatched zero-day flaws affecting all supported versions of Windows, Microsoft has warned.The Remote Code Execution (RCE) vulnerabilities affect Adobe Type Manager (ATM) Library, the part of Windows that manages PostScript Type 1 fonts.For now, there are no CVE identifiers and the only confirmed details are in
Publish At:2020-03-25 09:06 | Read:1104 | Comments:0 | Tags:Microsoft Operating Systems Security threats Vulnerability W

Microsoft patches wormable Windows 10 ‘SMBGhost’ flaw

byJohn E DunnWhat’s the difference between a scheduled security update and one that’s out-of-band?In the case of the critical Windows 10 Server Message Block (SMB) vulnerability (CVE-2020-0796) left unpatched in March’s otherwise bumper Windows Patch Tuesday update, the answer is two days.That’s how long it took Microsoft to change its mind about releasing a
Publish At:2020-03-16 08:53 | Read:1372 | Comments:0 | Tags:Microsoft Operating Systems Security threats Vulnerability W

Nvidia patches severe flaws affecting GeForce, Quadro NVS and Tesla

byJohn E DunnDenial of service, local escalation of privileges, and information disclosure are not security worries most computer users will associate with their racy graphics card or its drivers.And yet fixes for precisely these issues are part of February’s Nvidia GPU display update, all of which could compromise Windows or Linux PCs, allowing an attacker
Publish At:2020-03-03 08:07 | Read:1304 | Comments:0 | Tags:Linux Microsoft Operating Systems Security threats Vulnerabi

IE zero day and heap of RDP flaws fixed in February Patch Tuesday

byJohn E DunnWeeks after the world first got wind of it, Microsoft has finally patched the Internet Explorer (IE) zero-day flaw the company said in January was being used in “limited targeted attacks”.The fix is part of the February Patch Tuesday update that features a record 99 security vulnerabilities including 12 marked as ‘critical’ and 87 ‘important’.Th
Publish At:2020-02-15 12:44 | Read:1313 | Comments:0 | Tags:Adobe Internet Explorer Microsoft Operating Systems Vulnerab

Critical DoS messaging flaw fixed in December Android update

byJohn E DunnFor anyone lucky enough to get them, Android’s December 2019 updates arrived this week, patching a small list of system and Qualcomm flaws across the operating system’s two patch levels.In Google’s estimation, at the top of the urgent list on the 2019-12-01 patch level (see below for explanation) is CVE-2019-2232, a critical flaw affecting Andro
Publish At:2019-12-05 12:35 | Read:1685 | Comments:0 | Tags:Android Google Linux Mobile Operating Systems Security threa

Useful Resources for Those Who Want to Know More About Linux

Guest post by Lucy Benton Linux is one of the most popular and versatile operating systems available. It can be used on a smartphone, computer and even a car. Linux has been around since the 1990s and is still one of the most widespread operating systems. Linux is actually used to run most of the Internet as it is considered to be rather stable compared to
Publish At:2019-10-18 04:40 | Read:4167 | Comments:1 | Tags:Articles Guides course learning linux operating systems reso

Why Smartphone Apps Will Help Home Automation Thrive

Guest post by Emma. Home automation technology has struggled to gain serious traction because, for all its promised convenience, the current tangle of cords and communication standards still has consumers in knots. New quote-unquote-smart systems have made huge strides recently, but not everyone has chosen invest – yet. Totally “smart” homes still await the
Publish At:2016-11-19 20:55 | Read:9603 | Comments:0 | Tags:Articles home automation operating systems smartphone Vivint

Sophos false positive detection ruins weekend for some Windows users

A bad malware signature caused Sophos antivirus products to detect a critical Windows file as malicious on Sunday, preventing some users from accessing their computers.The false positive detection flagged winlogon.exe, an important component of the Windows Login subsystem, as a Trojan program called Troj/FarFli-CT. Because the file was blocked, some user
Publish At:2016-09-05 20:45 | Read:4675 | Comments:0 | Tags:Security Malware Operating Systems Systems Management Window

Windows 10 Anniversary Update is infested with bugs

Last month, I warned readers that Microsoft's Windows 10 Anniversary Update would likely be somewhat buggy and suggested consumers should wait awhile before installing it. Unfortunately, my advice proved valid.Windows 10 Anniversary Update infestationThere are widespread reports of significant bugs in the update, and they're causing systems to fr
Publish At:2016-08-09 10:25 | Read:4816 | Comments:0 | Tags:Windows Security Consumer Technology Security Windows Operat

Here are the key security features coming to Windows 10 next week

While there's a lot of talk about Windows 10's new features for consumers, the forthcoming Anniversary Update also adds a pair of advanced security capabilities aimed at helping IT managers better lock down the computers in their organization.Windows Information Protection aims to make it possible for organizations to compartmentalize business an
Publish At:2016-07-25 23:00 | Read:4533 | Comments:0 | Tags:Security Windows Operating Systems

Juniper patches high-risk flaws in Junos OS

Juniper Networks has fixed several vulnerabilities in the Junos operating system used on its networking and security appliances, including a flaw that could allow hackers to gain administrative access to affected devices.The most serious vulnerability, rated 9.8 out of 10 in the Common Vulnerability Scoring System, is located in the J-Web interfa
Publish At:2016-07-14 12:35 | Read:3466 | Comments:0 | Tags:Security Networking Router Patches Operating Systems

The ultra-secure OS beloved by Edward Snowden gets a major upgrade

Edward Snowden's favorite secure operating system just got a major upgrade. Version 2.0 of the Amnesic Incognito Live System, better known as Tails, rolled out recently. Tails 2.0 brings a new desktop environment, sandboxing for services via the always controversial systemd, and a new build of the Tor Browser.More importantly, Tails 2.0 makes it easier f
Publish At:2016-01-27 17:40 | Read:4221 | Comments:0 | Tags:Linux Security Operating Systems


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