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SAP Monthly Patches
Monday, 10 February 2020 11:53

SAP Monthly Patches are out. There are 13 new security notes, and two updated notes. Three new notes are rated High, the rest Medium. One of the updated notes is rated Hot News. There is one note addressing Missing Authorization Check, three addressing DoS. Users are advised to update as soon as possible.

Attacked by Ransomware, Many Companies Opt to Pay Up
Monday, 10 February 2020 10:00

When most of organizations got attacked and threatened , except tracking down the anonymous would-be thieves and saving the organization from ruin, its leaders give in — and pay the ransom.
Organizations have more to lose financially from the inability to conduct business than they do from just paying the ransom. Hackers know they can make a quick buck with ransomware.
Ransomware is essentially a way to monetize a security breach. Unlike the cybersecurity breaches at Equifax, Capital One, Marriott, or others that have made headlines in recent years, in a ransomware attack the data isn't released or leaked or sold. On the contrary, in most cases, data and infrastructure aren't compromised at all; its owner just can't access them.
Organizations can undertake a few basic defensive actions to mitigate the impact of a ransomware attack. Frequently backing up data and storing it on different networks is one way, for example.
Other ways include reducing the number of outside apps the system uses, fixing software vulnerabilities immediately, and properly training and educating employees on what to look for and whom to alert if something appears suspicious.

Android Monthly Patches
Thursday, 06 February 2020 16:49

Android monthly patches have been released. There are 15 vulnerabilities, plus the Qualcomm patches. 2 vulnerabilities are rated critical, 13 are rated high. One critical vulnerability allows Remote Code Execution, another one allows Information Disclosure. Users are advised to update as soon as possible.

Linux Security Update Overview (Feb 06, 2020)
Thursday, 06 February 2020 11:11

The following Linux distributions have released security updates to fix vulnerabilities:
SUSE: Security updates for python and crowbar and others.
OpenSUSE: Security updates for mailman and others.
RedHat: Security updates for ksh, php, the kernel and others.
CentOS: Security updates for git and others.
Arch Linux: Security updates for python-django and others.
Oracle Linux: Security updates for git and others.
Ubuntu: Security updates for spamassassin, Django, sudo and others.
Mageia: Security updates for the kernel, openjpeg2 and others.

Microsoft Security Updates (Jan 2020)
Wednesday, 15 January 2020 17:48

Microsoft monthly patches have been released.There are total 49 vulnerabilities, eight of which are critical.These updates address vulnerabilities in Microsoft Windows, Internet Explorer, Microsoft Office, Microsoft Office Services and Web Apps, ASP.NET Core, .NET Core, .NET Framework, OneDrive for Android and Microsoft Dynamics. Users are advised to update as soon as possible.

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