Due to three recently disclosed Microsoft vulnerabilities, the use of Intrusion prevention system (IPS) protection to shield against vulnerabilities (often referred to as Virtual Patching) is back in the spotlight. These allow systems to be protected even if patches have not yet been released by vendors.Read More
Director, Deep Security Labs
News about Badlock vulnerability affecting Windows computers and Samba servers started showing up on Twitter and media around three weeks ago. The site badlock[.]org was registered on March 11 according to WHOIS. There has been a lot of guessing and speculation around this vulnerability. It’s time for reality check: just how bad actually is Badlock?
Named vulnerabilities have resulted in being clichéd very quickly. Being a named vulnerability doesn’t qualify it as a serious widespread vulnerability. Badlock is somewhere in between. In this entry, we demystify the hype of Badlock with questions that measure it as a vulnerability. We also pin it up against a noteworthy case to see how it compares.Read More
Last week, Microsoft ended support for older versions of Internet Explorer (versions 8, 9, and 10). This was done as part of the January 2016 Patch Tuesday cycle; at the same time support for Windows 8 also ended. This means that Microsoft will stop updating old versions of the browser and from now on (with some small exceptions) only systems with the latest IE version (Internet Explorer 11) will receive updates and patches. This poses risks to both end users and enterprises that fail to upgrade to new browser versions.Read More
Windows XP reached end of support last year and now it’s time for another end of life—Windows Server 2003. On July 14, 2015, this widely deployed Microsoft operating system will reach its end of life—a long run since its launch in April 2003. Estimates on the number of still-active Windows Server 2003 users vary from…Read More
Support for Windows XP ended over a year ago. By any standard, Windows XP ranks as one of the most influential versions of Windows ever, thanks to its longevity and widespread adoption by enterprises around the world. However, the end of support should have served as a clear signpost to users and organizations to immediately…Read More