Cyber Security Roundup for August 2019

Twitter boss, Jack Doresy, had his Twitter account was hacked at the end of August, with hackers using his account to send a stream of offensive messages to his 4.2 million followers ...
BlueKeep

Protect Against BlueKeep and the Next Wormable Vulnerability

In May, Microsoft released fixes for BlueKeep, a critical remote code execution vulnerability in Remote Desktop Services that affected older versions of Windows. Even though Windows 8 and 10 are not vulnerable, ...
Security Boulevard

August 2019 Patch Tuesday – 93 Vulns, 29 Critical, 7 Remote Desktop Vulns, Hyper-V, DHCP, Adobe vulns

Update Aug 13, 2019: Detect and Patch Windows Remote Desktop Vulnerabilities This month’s Microsoft Patch Tuesday addresses 93 vulnerabilities with 29 of them labeled as Critical. Of the 29 Critical vulns, 10 ...

Cyber Security Roundup for July 2019

July was a month of mega data privacy fines. The UK Information Commissioners Office (ICO) announced it intended to fine British Airways £183 million for last September's data breach, where half a ...
HIPAA

Is BlueKeep a Perfect Storm for Health Care?

On May 14, Microsoft published an advisory for a newly discovered remote code execution vulnerability. Given the identifier CVE-2019-0708, the vulnerability has been more popularly named “BlueKeep.” According to the advisory, BlueKeep ...
Security Boulevard

NSA sounds the alarm on BlueKeep: Windows vulnerability opens the door for the next WannaCry

It’s been just over two years since WannaCry, the ransomware that exploited the EternalBlue vulnerability to infect hundreds of thousands of computers around the world and inflict an estimated $8B in damages ...

Cyber Security Roundup for May 2019

May 2019 was the busiest month of the year for critical security vulnerabilities and patch announcements. The standout was a Microsoft critical security update for Windows, rated with a CVSS score of ...
Windows RDP Remote Code Execution Vulnerability (BlueKeep) – How to Detect and Patch

Windows RDP Remote Code Execution Vulnerability (BlueKeep) – How to Detect and Patch

This month’s Microsoft Patch Tuesday included a very high-risk vulnerability (CVE-2019-0708, aka BlueKeep) in Remote Desktop that impacts Windows XP, Windows 7, Server 2003, Server 2008, and Server 2008 R2. This vulnerability ...