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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 Wind

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HEATwave 2016: Ride the Wave to a Digital First Future

The HEAT Software team will be taking London by storm in this year’s HEATwave event on Wednesday 2nd November, at The Crystal Building, E14. Find out more about our IT Service Management and Unified Endpoint Management solutions from our community of executives, customers, and industry experts who w

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The History of the Ransomware Threat

Interestingly, ransomware is not a new thing. It first appeared in 1989 with a Trojan program called, “AIDS Trojan,” which was spread by floppy disk. The AIDS Trojan used several tricks to hide files and encrypt their names using symmetric cryptography. The author extorted a $189 fee from users to p

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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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HEATwave 2016: Join us!

From New York to Las Vegas, we’re hitting the road over the next few weeks to show you how to strengthen your organization’s IT infrastructure, and successfully tackle and solve challenges around service delivery, endpoint management, and security. Our free, one-day HEATwave events are a combination

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14 Bulletins for September Patch Tuesday

The lazy days of summer are definitely over as Microsoft released 14 bulletins in today’s September Patch Tuesday. There are 7 updates rated critical so it is time to get to work. The bulletins also include an update for Adobe Flash Player that’s important for most Windows users to address so all in

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Windows 10: One Year Later

Time flies when you’re upgrading operating systems. It has officially been a year since Microsoft introduced Windows 10 to much fanfare and approbation. Acceptance of the platform was almost immediate, with many users simply grateful to migrate away from the much-maligned Windows 8 environment. At t

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