Security http://windowsitpro.com/taxonomy/term/9308/more en North Korea Was Erased From the Internet on Monday http://windowsitpro.com/paul-thurrotts-wininfo/north-korea-was-erased-internet-monday <div class="field-deck"> If only there was a "dislike" button </div> <div class="node-body article-body">In what might have been the first sign of US retaliation against North Korea's electronic attack on Sony Pictures, the totalitarian country dropped completely off the Internet on Monday for several hours with widespread outages continuing into Tuesday. At this time, it's not clear what triggered the massive outage. But it does seem like the "proportional response" promised by US president Obama, especially when you consider that North Korea's small Internet-accessible population is largely military or governmental in nature.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://windowsitpro.com/paul-thurrotts-wininfo/north-korea-was-erased-internet-monday" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://windowsitpro.com/paul-thurrotts-wininfo/north-korea-was-erased-internet-monday#comments Cloud Paul Thurrotts WinInfo Security Tue, 23 Dec 2014 15:49:00 +0000 125851 at http://windowsitpro.com Resetting the Password of the KRBTGT Active Directory Account http://windowsitpro.com/security/resetting-password-krbtgt-active-directory-account <div class="node-body article-body">When a domain controller is compromised, you should reset the password of the KRBTGT Active Directory account. Here's how to reset it.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://windowsitpro.com/security/resetting-password-krbtgt-active-directory-account" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://windowsitpro.com/security/resetting-password-krbtgt-active-directory-account#comments Security Kerberos Authentication Kerberos Authentication Kerberos Key Distribution Center Kerberos Key Distribution Center KRBTGT Active Directory account KRBTGT Active Directory account Ticket Granting Ticket Ticket Granting Ticket Tue, 23 Dec 2014 13:00:00 +0000 124211 at http://windowsitpro.com <p>Windows Gatekeeper Q&amp;As</p> I Blame Sony http://windowsitpro.com/security/i-blame-sony <div class="node-body article-body">A lot has been made over the hack on Sony Picture Entertainment's network and it seems the blame is being shuffled.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://windowsitpro.com/security/i-blame-sony" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://windowsitpro.com/security/i-blame-sony#comments Security security Security Sony Sony Fri, 19 Dec 2014 14:45:00 +0000 125531 at http://windowsitpro.com Top 2014 cyberattacks attacks and how to avoid them in 2015 http://windowsitpro.com/blog/top-2014-cyberattacks-attacks-and-how-avoid-them-2015 <div class="node-body blog-body"><p>2014 saw a host of cyberattacks and their difficult-to-manage consequences. Let us take a look at those infamous incidents and learn what we can do to mitigate the risks in the coming year.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/windows-it-pro-guest-blogs">Windows IT Pro Guest Blogs</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://windowsitpro.com/blog/top-2014-cyberattacks-attacks-and-how-avoid-them-2015" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://windowsitpro.com/blog/top-2014-cyberattacks-attacks-and-how-avoid-them-2015#comments Security cyber attack cyber attack cyberattacks cyberattack cyberattacks cyberattack Hack Hack multi-factor authentication multi-factor authentication Passphrase passphrase password security password security Two-factor authentication two-factor authentication Windows IT Pro Guest Blogs Thu, 18 Dec 2014 14:29:00 +0000 125461 at http://windowsitpro.com KB3008923 Gets a Fix for Internet Explorer 11 Issues http://windowsitpro.com/security/kb3008923-gets-fix-internet-explorer-11-issues <div class="node-body article-body">When will it end? A new fix for IE11 issues from December updates is now available. But, don't expect this to be the last one.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://windowsitpro.com/security/kb3008923-gets-fix-internet-explorer-11-issues" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://windowsitpro.com/security/kb3008923-gets-fix-internet-explorer-11-issues#comments Security IE11 IE11 Internet Explorer Internet Explorer KB3008923 KB3008923 Microsoft Microsoft Windows Update windows update Wed, 17 Dec 2014 21:38:00 +0000 125411 at http://windowsitpro.com Controlling Windows Firewall with PowerShell, Part 2 http://windowsitpro.com/windows-server/controlling-windows-firewall-powershell-part-2 <div class="field-deck"> Knowing the rules about firewall rules </div> <div class="node-body article-body">You might have shut off Windows Firewall because you don’t understand its intricacies. Bad idea. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://windowsitpro.com/windows-server/controlling-windows-firewall-powershell-part-2" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://windowsitpro.com/windows-server/controlling-windows-firewall-powershell-part-2#comments Windows Server Security firewall rule groups firewall rule groups PowerShell PowerShell Windows Firewall Windows Firewall windows firewall rules windows firewall rules Windows Power Tools windows server firewall setup windows server firewall setup Wed, 17 Dec 2014 11:00:00 +0000 124901 at http://windowsitpro.com Health Care Industry Puts a Price Tag on Unpatched Software http://windowsitpro.com/security/health-care-industry-puts-price-tag-unpatched-software <div class="node-body article-body">A recent fine against an Alaskan health provider shows that the health industry is serious about unpatched software.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://windowsitpro.com/security/health-care-industry-puts-price-tag-unpatched-software" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://windowsitpro.com/security/health-care-industry-puts-price-tag-unpatched-software#comments Security patching patching Windows Update windows update Tue, 16 Dec 2014 17:50:00 +0000 125261 at http://windowsitpro.com Understanding and Enabling Command-Line Auditing http://windowsitpro.com/security/understanding-and-enabling-command-line-auditing <div class="node-body article-body">Command-line auditing is a useful extension to the Windows auditing and event system, but it isn't enabled by default. Here's how to enable it.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://windowsitpro.com/security/understanding-and-enabling-command-line-auditing" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://windowsitpro.com/security/understanding-and-enabling-command-line-auditing#comments Security Command-line auditing Command-line auditing Group Policy Object Group Policy Object Windows 8.1 Windows 8.1 Windows Server 2012 R2 Windows Server 2012 R2 Tue, 16 Dec 2014 13:00:00 +0000 124201 at http://windowsitpro.com <p>Windows Gatekeeper Q&amp;As</p> No laughing matter: Why your company’s IT security isn’t a joke http://windowsitpro.com/blog/no-laughing-matter-why-your-company-s-it-security-isn-t-joke <div class="node-body blog-body"><p><strong>Sponsored Blog</strong></p> <p>Have you taken a few minutes to read about the recent North Korean hack of Sony Pictures? Once you&rsquo;ve been sufficiently amused by the leaked digital dust-ups that involved top Tinseltown executives, there&rsquo;s really only one conclusion you can draw.&nbsp;</p> <p>It&rsquo;s not funny at all.&nbsp;</p> <p>Sure, the name-calling and posturing was mildly entertaining. But the hack is no laughing matter: Today&rsquo;s threat landscape is Hollywood horror film scary.&nbsp;</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/windows-it-pro-guest-blogs">Windows IT Pro Guest Blogs</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://windowsitpro.com/blog/no-laughing-matter-why-your-company-s-it-security-isn-t-joke" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://windowsitpro.com/blog/no-laughing-matter-why-your-company-s-it-security-isn-t-joke#comments Security IT Management; IT security; Cybercrime IT Management; IT security; Cybercrime malware malware phishing Phishing Windows IT Pro Guest Blogs Mon, 15 Dec 2014 17:33:00 +0000 125151 at http://windowsitpro.com Back to the Future: October Word Update Issue Gets a Fix http://windowsitpro.com/word/back-future-october-word-update-issue-gets-fix <div class="node-body article-body">A problem introduced in October has finally gotten a fix.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://windowsitpro.com/word/back-future-october-word-update-issue-gets-fix" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://windowsitpro.com/word/back-future-october-word-update-issue-gets-fix#comments Windows Update Word Windows Update windows update Word Word Fri, 12 Dec 2014 18:39:00 +0000 124981 at http://windowsitpro.com