Microsoft February Patch Tuesday Fixes 50 Security Issues

By Kenneth Sprague | February 14th, 2018

Microsoft released the February 2018 Patch Tuesday security updates, and this month’s release comes with fixes for 50 vulnerabilities, along with additional patches for the Meltdown and Spectre vulnerabilities (ADV180002).

Microsoft January Patch Tuesday Fixes 56 Security Issues Plus Zero-Day

By Kenneth Sprague | January 11th, 2018

Microsoft published the January 2018 Patch Tuesday security updates this week.  The release includes fixes for 56 vulnerabilities and three special security advisories with fixes for Adobe Flash, the Meltdown & Spectre flaws, and a defense-in-depth update for Office Applications.

UPDATED: Major Intel Chip Flaw Discovered, Fix Will Slow Down Processors

By Kenneth Sprague | January 3rd, 2018

A significant vulnerability discovered in all Intel processor chips will have a huge impact going forward.  The Register first reported this major design flaw in Linux kernel patch notes.  An update will need to be released for all Linux Distributions, Windows, macOS Operating Systems

Microsoft December Patch Tuesday Fixes 34 Security Issues, 20 Critical

By Kenneth Sprague | December 14th, 2017

Microsoft patched 34 vulnerabilities that are part of its December Patch Tuesday release. A total of 20 vulnerabilities were rated critical and another 12 were rated important. Impacted are Internet Explorer, Microsoft Edge, Microsoft Windows, Microsoft Office, SharePoint and Exchange.

TSI Annual Holiday Shopping Outreach 2017

By Roger Murray | December 6th, 2017

For over 17 years TSI has partnered with the Foxboro Discretionary Fund to support our local community of families throughout the Foxboro area.

Bad Rabbit Targeted Ransomware Attack Is Bad News

By Roger Murray | October 25th, 2017

It was reported yesterday that this year’s third major Ransomware incident – dubbed Bad Rabbit – began infecting a number of ‘high profile’ targets throughout Russia and greater Eastern Europe; specifically, Poland, Germany, the Ukraine, and South Korea. Based on the nature and characteristics of the attack, security experts are comparing it to the WannaCry and Petya ransomwares earlier this year.

KRACK Wi-Fi Hack Leaves Almost Every Network Open For Attack

By Kenneth Sprague | October 17th, 2017

The bug known as “KRACK” for Key Reinstallation Attack, exposes almost every wireless-enabled device uses a fundamental flaw lying in the protocol’s four-way handshake…

Malwarebytes Identifies New Anubi Ransomware

By Kenneth Sprague | October 16th, 2017

A new ransomware called Anubi was discovered by Malwarebytes.

Microsoft October Patch Tuesday Fixes 62 Security Issues, Including a Zero-Day

By Kenneth Sprague | October 10th, 2017

Earlier today, Microsoft published the October 2017 Patch Tuesday, the company’s monthly update train, addressing important security issues, but also some mundane bug fixes. The vulnerability (CVE-2017-11826) is a remote code execution (RCE) bug that affects Office Word, discovered by three Qihoo 360 security researchers. Affected products include Microsoft Word 2007 and later releases, but also … Continued

Latest WordPress Plugin Zero-Day Vulnerabilities Exploits

By Kenneth Sprague | October 3rd, 2017

The team over at Wordfence, a software engineering company dedicated to WordPress Security and protecting your intellectual property, has identified 3 zero-day plugin vulnerabilities. Their security analysts tracked down the method the attacker used to compromise the site while conducting their site cleaning service. The exploits were elusive: a malicious file seemed to appear out … Continued

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