Even before WannaCry reared its ugly head, companies and individuals worldwide have already been suffering the threat’s dire consequences—all documented in our report, “Ransomware: Past, Present, and Future.” After just one year, we saw a staggering 752% increase in the number of ransomware families.Read More
13 security bulletins were released in this month’s Patch Tuesday addressing vulnerabilities in Internet Explorer, Microsoft Edge, Microsoft Office, and Microsoft XML Core Services, among others. Out of these bulletins, six are rated as ‘Critical’ while seven are tagged as ‘Important.’ Both MS16-037 and MS16-038 which fixed vulnerabilities in Internet Explorer and Edge respectively, could allow remote code execution when exploited successfully.
Perhaps, the most notable among the vulnerabilities resolved in this month’s Patch Tuesday is MS16-047, more popularly known as the Badlock vulnerability that has been circulating in the last few weeks. With all the hype, this vulnerability, which affects all Windows systems and Samba servers, only received an ‘Important’ rating. One of our researchers wrote a detailed entry debunking the hype surrounding this vulnerability.Read More
Microsoft released six patches this month, which included three rated as critical and the remaining as important. The vulnerabilities found in October’s patch update targeted computer accounts with higher access rights and was done in multiple online and offline platforms. This means computers or laptops with overlapping users or have multiple access to admin accounts are…Read More