March 2016 – Ransomware – The Evolving Threat

Cyber-extortion and blackmail are not new, but cyber-criminals have just about perfected their techniques of extracting money from the masses through the use of ransomware.

Businesses rely on data stored on their PCs, mobile devices and the cloud more and more each day – not necessarily important enough to make sure it is backed up reliably, but certainly enough to panic when criminals encrypt their data and then offer a decryption key at a price. […]

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General Data Protection Regulation adopted by European Parliament

The European Parliament adopted the General Data Protection Regulation last Thursday as expected. The Regulation will likely enter into force on or before 20th July, 20 days following its publication in the EU Official Journal. Its provisions will be directly applicable in all Member States two years after this date. So organisations now have 27 Read more about General Data Protection Regulation adopted by European Parliament[…]

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Samba Security Updates Address Badlock Vulnerabilities

The Samba Team has released security updates that address vulnerabilities, collectively known as Badlock, affecting both Windows operating systems and Samba in UNIX-like platforms. Exploitation of these vulnerabilities may allow a remote attacker to take control of an affected system or create a denial-of-service condition. Users and administrators are encouraged to review Samba Release News Read more about Samba Security Updates Address Badlock Vulnerabilities[…]

Adobe Releases Security Updates for Acrobat, Reader, and Digital Editions

Original release date: March 08, 2016 Adobe has released security updates to address multiple vulnerabilities in Acrobat, Reader, and Digital Editions. Exploitation of some of these vulnerabilities may allow a remote attacker to take control of an affected system. Users and administrators are encouraged to review Adobe Security Bulletins APSB16-09 and APSB16-06 and apply the Read more about Adobe Releases Security Updates for Acrobat, Reader, and Digital Editions[…]

Apple Releases Security Update

Original release date: March 09, 2016 Apple has released a security update for Windows 7 and later to address a vulnerability in Apple Software Update. Exploitation of this vulnerability may allow a remote attacker to take control of an affected system. Users and administrators should review the Apple security website for Software Update 2.2 and apply Read more about Apple Releases Security Update[…]

ISC Releases Security Updates for DHCP Server

Original release date: March 07, 2016 Internet Systems Consortium (ISC) has released security updates to address a vulnerability in versions of ISC Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP) server. Exploitation of this vulnerability may allow a remote attacker to cause a denial-of-service condition. Updated versions of ISC DHCP (4.1-ESV-R13 and 4.3.4) will be available soon, and Read more about ISC Releases Security Updates for DHCP Server[…]