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Archive for December, 2012

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Another (sigh) IE Zero-Day

Unfortunately, the security industry was not going to escape 2012 without seeing yet another zero-day vulnerability in Microsoft’s Internet Explorer. It has been discovered that a targeted attack, leveraging a zero-day in IE, has been posed against the Council on Foreign Relations Portal. The technical origin of the flaw is as follows: the vulnerability occurs…

Post by BeyondTrust Research Team December 30, 2012
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BeyondTrust Named 2012 Industry Innovator by SC Magazine

We’re happy to announce that SC Magazine has recognized BeyondTrust as a 2012 Industry Innovator! Read the report here. What SC Magazine Says. “BeyondTrust is far more than a one-trick pony. The company’s creativity and drive to innovate is what keeps this organization at the forefront of its market. Like many companies, currently and in…

Post by Sarah Lieber December 21, 2012
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Batchwiper: How I Learned to Worry Less and Love Least Privilege Security

With news coming from Iran’s CERT of a nasty (but not really nasty) new piece of malware designed to wipe drives and desktop contents on a specific date, we took the straightforward approach of examining what common, easily implemented security best practices could have stopped Batchwiper in its tracks… As far as malware goes, Batchwiper…

Post by BeyondTrust Research Team December 19, 2012
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JRE 6 automatic upgrade to JRE 7, coming soon

Starting this month, Oracle will be automatically replacing Java Runtime Environment (JRE) 6 installations with JRE 7 installations on a small amount of users’ systems (the users are randomly chosen). This will be done to ensure that the automatic upgrading mechanism is working properly. In February 2013, the last public version of JRE 6 (Java…

Post by BeyondTrust Research Team December 19, 2012
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Media Coverage Roundup | BeyondTrust Acquires Blackbird Group

Today we announced the acquisition of Blackbird Group, a leader in Windows system management. With this addition, BeyondTrust furthers our vision to simplify IT security operations management, while providing customers much-needed context to improve decision-making to protect against both internal and external security threats. We’re happy to welcome the Blackbird Group! Read the official announcement now….

Post by Sarah Lieber December 12, 2012
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December 2012 Patch Tuesday: Oracle Outside In, TrueType, and more

December’s Patch Tuesday brings us a great collection of vulnerabilities, ranging from Oracle Outside In vulnerabilities within Exchange to TrueType vulnerabilities in every version of Windows. It seems like these are the vulnerabilities that just keep giving. Along with these, other bugs were squashed in Internet Explorer, Microsoft Word, Windows File Handling, DirectPlay, and IP-HTTPS….

Post by Carter Jones December 11, 2012
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12 Days of Giveaways Starts Now! Join Our 12 Twitter Days of Christmas!

Say hello to holiday fun and frolic! Starting TODAY, we’re running our 2nd Annual 12 Twitter Days of Christmas campaign! It’s time to celebrate the season of magic and what a better way to do so than with 12 days of giveaways from BeyondTrust? How to Participate in BeyondTrust’s 12 Twitter Days of Christmas: Here’s…

Post by Qui Cao December 6, 2012
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