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Check If Your PC or Server Has the Intel Vulnerability

Intel announced a vulnerability in its processors that affects most PC’s and servers sold within the last 2-3 years. This elevation of privilege flaw is considered “important” and impacts Intel’s 6th, 7th & 8th Generation Intel® Core™ Processor Family as well as some Xeon, Atom and Celeron processors. A successful attacker could “load and execute […]

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Equifax Breach – How To Protect Yourself

Equifax, the credit bureau, has been hacked.  The breach occurred back in mid-May.  It was discovered by Equifax on July 29th.  It was publicly announced on September 7th.  It’s estimated that 143 million Americans have had their Social Security numbers, birth dates, addresses and perhaps drivers license information stolen.  Additionally, credit card numbers for roughly 209,000 U.S. […]

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Foxit Reader Patches Vulnerabilities—Finally

Foxit Reader has finally responded with a security update after two zero-day vulnerabilities were responsibly disclosed through Trend Micro’s Zero Day Initiative. The vulnerability was reported to Foxit back on May 18th. The disclosure went public on August 17th. Initially, Foxit indicated they would not patch the vulnerability stating, “Foxit Reader & PhantomPDF has a […]

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Security Updates August 2017

Security updates were high on Microsoft’s list of priorities this month.  There were 51 CVEs (known security threats) across 6 products that cover 48 security holes.  Four of the vulnerabilities are deemed Critical, and three of the vulnerabilities for Windows and Server OS’s became public before they were patched.  Fortunately, they weren’t being exploited before the […]

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