Security http://windowsitpro.com/taxonomy/term/9308/more en Security Sense: Yahoo's Nation State Value Proposition http://windowsitpro.com/troy-hunts-security-sense/security-sense-yahoos-nation-state-value-proposition <div class="node-body article-body">The Yahoo hack of half a billion records is massive news, but what would they have that's of interest to a state sponsored actor?</div> <p><a href="http://windowsitpro.com/troy-hunts-security-sense/security-sense-yahoos-nation-state-value-proposition" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://windowsitpro.com/troy-hunts-security-sense/security-sense-yahoos-nation-state-value-proposition#comments Troy Hunt's Security Sense Attack Attack Government Government security Security Tue, 27 Sep 2016 04:32:00 +0000 180971 at http://windowsitpro.com Photo credit: Coolcaesar at the English language Wikipedia Adobe Decommissioning Flash Player Download Links on September 29 http://windowsitpro.com/security/adobe-decommissioning-flash-player-download-links-september-29 <div class="node-body article-body"><p>With the majority of providers working to free the world from one of Adobe&rsquo;s most unsecure products, Flash Player, Adobe is finally doing something itself.</p></div> <p><a href="http://windowsitpro.com/security/adobe-decommissioning-flash-player-download-links-september-29" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://windowsitpro.com/security/adobe-decommissioning-flash-player-download-links-september-29#comments Security Adobe Adobe Flash Player Flash Player Thu, 15 Sep 2016 14:02:00 +0000 180501 at http://windowsitpro.com Microsoft’s Last Standard Patch Tuesday Comes with 13 Patch Sendoff http://windowsitpro.com/patch-tuesday/microsoft-s-last-standard-patch-tuesday-comes-13-patch-sendoff <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Today marks the end of an era. As someone who was on the original team that delivered the strategy and documentation for Patch Tuesday it&rsquo;s sort of a sad day. The updates delivering today are the last we&rsquo;ll see where they are separated into individual patches.</p></div> <p><a href="http://windowsitpro.com/patch-tuesday/microsoft-s-last-standard-patch-tuesday-comes-13-patch-sendoff" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://windowsitpro.com/patch-tuesday/microsoft-s-last-standard-patch-tuesday-comes-13-patch-sendoff#comments Patch Tuesday Patch Tuesday Patch Tuesday Tue, 13 Sep 2016 18:48:00 +0000 180461 at http://windowsitpro.com MySQL Exploit Evidently Patched http://windowsitpro.com/security/mysql-exploit-evidently-patched <div class="node-body article-body"><p>News began circulating yesterday that the popular open source database MySQL contains a publicly disclosed vulnerability that could be used to compromise servers. The flaw was discovered by researcher Dawid Golunski and began getting media attention after he published a <a href="http://legalhackers.com/advisories/MySQL-Exploit-Remote-Root-Code-Execution-Privesc-CVE-2016-6662.html">partial proof-of-concept</a> of the exploit, which is purposefully incomplete to prevent abuse.</p></div> <p><a href="http://windowsitpro.com/security/mysql-exploit-evidently-patched" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://windowsitpro.com/security/mysql-exploit-evidently-patched#comments Security Tue, 13 Sep 2016 16:40:00 +0000 180431 at http://windowsitpro.com Going beyond the password: past, present and future technologies http://windowsitpro.com/security/going-beyond-password-past-present-and-future-technologies <div class="node-body article-body">We have a love/hate affair when it comes to using passwords. The average person has to remember dozens of them for various logins, and many of us try to cope by reusing our favorites.</div> <p><a href="http://windowsitpro.com/security/going-beyond-password-past-present-and-future-technologies" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://windowsitpro.com/security/going-beyond-password-past-present-and-future-technologies#comments Security Tue, 13 Sep 2016 16:24:00 +0000 180441 at http://windowsitpro.com Small footprint computing and security: boost your career http://windowsitpro.com/security/small-footprint-computing-and-security-boost-your-career <div class="node-body article-body">Serverlessness and data governance and chatbots, oh my! ITPro has a special focus this month on where our industry is headed in 2017 and beyond; several of the emerging trends are already apparent. As has been true since IT began, we have a lot to learn. </div> <p><a href="http://windowsitpro.com/security/small-footprint-computing-and-security-boost-your-career" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://windowsitpro.com/security/small-footprint-computing-and-security-boost-your-career#comments Security development Development Nano Server Nano Server security Security Mon, 12 Sep 2016 18:08:00 +0000 180351 at http://windowsitpro.com Security Sense: The End of Non-Secure-by-Default Websites is Nigh http://windowsitpro.com/troy-hunts-security-sense/security-sense-end-non-secure-default-websites-nigh <div class="node-body article-body">At present, the web pretty much defaults to non-secure content and HTTPS is the exception that warrants a visual call-out. But that's a temporary state and it's all about to change.</div> <p><a href="http://windowsitpro.com/troy-hunts-security-sense/security-sense-end-non-secure-default-websites-nigh" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://windowsitpro.com/troy-hunts-security-sense/security-sense-end-non-secure-default-websites-nigh#comments Troy Hunt's Security Sense browsers Browsers encryption encryption security Security Fri, 09 Sep 2016 23:47:00 +0000 180151 at http://windowsitpro.com Modernizing Security http://windowsitpro.com/security/modernizing-security <div class="node-body article-body"><p>According to <a href="http://breachlevelindex.com/">Breach Level Index</a>, 4,762,376,968 data records have been lost or stolen since 2013.</p> <p>That&rsquo;s 4 <em>Trillion</em>, with a &ldquo;T.&rdquo;&nbsp; You know the old saying:&nbsp; A trillion here, a trillion there, and pretty soon we&rsquo;re talking about a lot of records.&nbsp; And data.&nbsp; And&hellip; <u>liability</u>.</p> <p>In perusing the web and taking stock, as well as talking to my constituents in business and IT, several things become clear:</p></div> <p><a href="http://windowsitpro.com/security/modernizing-security" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://windowsitpro.com/security/modernizing-security#comments Security data breaches Data Breaches security Security Sun, 04 Sep 2016 19:45:00 +0000 179531 at http://windowsitpro.com VMworld 2016 Briefings: Q&A with Steve Herrod, VC partner and former VMware CTO http://windowsitpro.com/hybrid-cloud/vmworld-2016-briefings-qa-steve-herrod-vc-partner-and-former-vmware-cto <div class="field-deck"> Emerging Technologies IT Pros Need To Know </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Steve Herrod provides an overview of IT today</div> <p><a href="http://windowsitpro.com/hybrid-cloud/vmworld-2016-briefings-qa-steve-herrod-vc-partner-and-former-vmware-cto" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://windowsitpro.com/hybrid-cloud/vmworld-2016-briefings-qa-steve-herrod-vc-partner-and-former-vmware-cto#comments Hybrid Cloud VMware Security Containers Containers Linux Open source Security VMs VMs Fri, 02 Sep 2016 04:07:00 +0000 179071 at http://windowsitpro.com Microsoft Further Explains the Reasons Behind the New Windows Servicing Model http://windowsitpro.com/patch-tuesday/microsoft-further-explains-reasons-behind-new-windows-servicing-model <div class="node-body article-body"><p>In a <a href="https://blogs.technet.microsoft.com/askpfeplat/2016/08/30/a-bit-about-the-windows-servicing-model/" target="_blank">recent blog post</a>, Paul Bergson with Microsoft attempts to further explain the company&rsquo;s reasons for adopting the servicing model that many customers are now upset about. The servicing model strategy adopted with Windows 10, but now being ported to Windows 7 and Windows 8.1, is a strategy around only delivering cumulative updates. In the past, Microsoft would deliver single patches for each flaw or security issue. But, no longer.</p></div> <p><a href="http://windowsitpro.com/patch-tuesday/microsoft-further-explains-reasons-behind-new-windows-servicing-model" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://windowsitpro.com/patch-tuesday/microsoft-further-explains-reasons-behind-new-windows-servicing-model#comments Patch Tuesday Windows Client Windows 10 Windows 10 Thu, 01 Sep 2016 14:23:00 +0000 178711 at http://windowsitpro.com