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Archive for May, 2013

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BeyondTrust Performs Vulnerability Assessment of VMware Solutions Better Than Anyone Else!

Retina from BeyondTrust performs vulnerability assessment of VMware solutions so incredibly, extremely, amazingly much better than anyone else…. Ok, I’m in product management and maybe marketing isn’t my forte, but let me explain to you in all seriousness why I think we’ve done something pretty special here. First, let me pose some real world questions…

Post by Morey Haber May 15, 2013
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May 2013 Patch Tuesday

In May’s Patch Tuesday, the fixes provided by Microsoft mostly target client-sided applications, along with a fix for a server-sided component. These 10 patches address 33 vulnerabilities in Internet Explorer (including the recent 0day), .NET, Lync, Publisher, Word, Visio, Windows Essentials, Kernel mode drivers, and the HTTP.sys component. Two patches were released this month for…

Post by BeyondTrust Research Team May 14, 2013
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Data Discovery using the Retina Network Security Scanner

One of the challenges facing every organization is locating where Personally Identifiable Information (PII) resides on workstations and servers. This data, by nature, is sensitive. However, if this data is not properly being tracked, secured, or even encrypted it can result in data loss. This type of data loss can result in a violation of…

Post by Morey Haber May 9, 2013
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Virtual Insecurity, and Ways to Combat It

Stating the obvious, our customers continue to make investments in virtualization. To support them, BeyondTrust has always been on the leading edge of providing tools and solutions in that regard. Whether it for managing privileges on virtual hosts, or scanning private cloud assets for flaws, BeyondTrust has always been at the forefront of security and…

Post by Mike Puterbaugh May 8, 2013
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Internet Explorer 8 0day

Last week, news broke that the U.S. Department of Labor’s (DoL) website was compromised… and that it had been serving up Internet Explorer 0day to its visitors. This 0day, CVE-2013-1347 (Retina Audit 19041 – Microsoft Internet Explorer 8 Remote Code Execution Vulnerability (Zero-Day)), only affects Internet Explorer 8 on Windows XP, Vista, and Windows 7 (as well as Server 2003,…

Post by BeyondTrust Research Team May 6, 2013
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5 steps to securing the small business (that don’t cost a penny)

For many small businesses there are considerable restraints on both budget and personnel that can make implementing a good security practice feel like an insurmountable challenge. Recent news gives us a constant reminder of the threats we all face from hactivists, electronic espionage, and good old fashioned script kiddies out to cause damage. These threats…

Post by Andy Clark May 1, 2013
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