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Shore Up Your Security: Visit Ivanti at Microsoft Ignite

Do you ever have those days when you just dread going in to work? You know it’s coming and you avoid it like the plague. It happens at the same time each quarter and is just a struggle to deal with – tedious, time-consuming . . . sigh.  Yes, of course I’m talking about dealing with the latest vulne

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August Patch Tuesday 2018

The updates continued to flow today despite this being the time for summer vacations.  Microsoft has released 17 updates today resolving 60 distinct vulnerabilities, and Adobe released security updates for several of their products.  After two Patch Tuesdays with no zero-day vulnerabilities reported

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Patching in Review – Week 25

Happy summer solstice, everyone! Thursday, June 21, marked the longest day of the year, and while the remaining days of the year will slowly lead us into an arctic wasteland in Minnesota, the patches keep flowing. We always have a slide ‘Between the Patch Tuesdays’ on our Patch Tuesday webinar, so w

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October Patch Tuesday 2017

Halloween might be just around the corner, but this Patch Tuesday wasn’t scary and we didn’t see Microsoft play any tricks. In fact, we were given a special treat! Microsoft resolved a total of 62 unique vulnerabilities, down nearly 20% from the 76 unique vulnerabilities resolved last month. There w

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Patch Tuesday Forecast for October 2017

Hurricanes hammered the United States last month and cyberattacks continue to rain down throughout the world.  The EternalBlue v1SMB vulnerability continues to be a focus of attacks.  Recent announcements include the introduction of a banking system Trojan in Europe and Japan, and a complex hotel re

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A New Year Signals the End of Patch Tuesday as We Know It

The big news in today’s January Patch Tuesday is that this release marks the end of the 12-year Patch Tuesday update cycle as we know it. Last month, Microsoft announced impending changes to their security update process, which is set to begin in February. Before jumping into more detail on what the

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November Patch Tuesday: Election Style

November Patch Tuesday is forced to share the spotlight this month. It’s Election Day in the U.S. and likely on the minds of most people. However, Microsoft also released14 security updates today, 6 of which are rated critical. Thankfully, there is just one active exploit on an older version of Wi

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10 Bulletins Address Exploits on Oct Patch Tuesday

Cyber criminals have plenty of opportunity this month with 5 vulnerabilities now under active exploit, 2 of which are shared. Microsoft has released 10 bulletins this October Patch Tuesday to address those and other vulnerabilities found in both current and old code. Quick response will be of partic

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