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Patching in Review – Week 38

Now that the dust has settled from another Patch Tuesday, we find ourselves in the grind. In current events, The Hacker News covered a new malware “Suite” dubbed XBash. This malware, discovered by Palo Alto Networks, appears to be an all-in-one attack, combining all the latest capabilities in one p

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September Patch Tuesday Frequently Asked Questions

It’s that beautiful time of the month again where Microsoft and other third party vendors release their patches, you watch our fantastic Patch Tuesday webinar series to solve all of your burning questions, and then you go on to patch your systems like a champ. Related: What to Do Before All Hell Br

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Patching in Review – Week 36

Once again, we find ourselves in the shadow of another patch Tuesday. While we prepare ourselves for the upcoming patch cycle, be sure review the updates released throughout the month detailed in our previous articles linked at the bottom of the page. In the news, Microsoft’s zero-day disclosed las

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Patching Week in Review – Week 35

On our last week of the summer months, the flow of patches appears to be slowing down with a comparative lull in contrast to July. However, Microsoft is keeping things interesting with an unexpected disclosure this week. Windows Zero-Day Disclosed To start off the week on Monday, a Twitter user na

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Patching in Review – Week 34

While it has been a relatively quiet week for third-party vendors, Microsoft has kept us very busy in the wake of Patch Tuesday. With two re-releases and a net new patch, your patching cycle isn’t over yet! Before we cover the notable updates, The Hacker News details a critical vulnerability in the

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August Patch Tuesday Frequently Asked Questions

Still scratching your head after August Patch Tuesday last week? Never fear! We complied the questions and answers to all of the questions asked in Ivanti’s monthly Patch Tuesday analysis webinar. We hope they help you navigate the troubled waters of Patch Tuesday. And of course, don’t forget to joi

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Patching in Review – Week 32

As Patch Tuesday looms ahead, it’s worth looking back on how eventful the month of July has been. We’ve had security releases from nearly every major vendor between the Tuesdays. These vendors include Oracle, Wireshark, Foxit, Google, and Mozilla, with a grand total of 149 CVEs! July was a seriously

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Patching in Review – Week 31

Good news, everyone! The world of patching has been quiet this week with no high-profile security releases! Take this opportunity to deploy both the Microsoft OS and .Net non-security updates released over the past two weeks. This will clean up some of the stability issues left over from earlier in

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Patching in Review – Week 30

Although we find ourselves in between Patch Tuesdays once again, vendors haven’t stopped releasing software updates. Let’s dive right into the never-ending flow of remediations and bug fixes for our favorite software titles. Our security team recommended an article from KrebsOnSecurity.com this wee

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