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Archive for August, 2013

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ABCDKERNELPANIC: Unicode vs. Apple Inc.

Yesterday, Russian researchers publicly disclosed the presence of a denial of service vulnerability affecting OS X 10.8 and iOS 6. OS X 10.9 Mavericks and iOS 7 are unaffected. So what’s the big deal with this particular denial of service vulnerability? It’s remotely exploitable and is trivial to trigger. Stringing together a series of Unicode characters, Arabic \u062E\u0337\u0334\u0310\u062E,…

Post by BeyondTrust Research Team August 29, 2013
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Live from VMWorld

This time it is all about virtualization and rightfully so. VMWorld 2013 is one of the largest shows I have seen in a long time, focused solely on a single subject and vendors are spread out across the expo floor covering everything from layer 7 switching fabrics for virtualized networks, to high speed SSD caches…

Post by Morey Haber August 27, 2013
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A Use Case for File Integrity Monitoring within PowerBroker for Windows

As most of you are aware, PowerBroker for Windows v6 introduced File Integrity Monitoring (FIM) into the software.  For those of you who did not know this, FIM allows an Admin to specify protections over files/folders so these assets can only be modified by certain users or service accounts.  It also protects against renaming the…

Post by Jason Silva August 22, 2013
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Did you know? Continuous Protection feature

Did you know that the continuous protection feature in the PowerBroker Management Suite is unique in the market?  You may have heard it referred to as continuous recovery or continuous backup. What is it? – It’s like the undo feature found in MS Word but for Active Directory (AD). PowerBroker Auditor for Active Directory provides…

Post by Morgan Holm August 21, 2013
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Our CTO Interviewed on CNN: Man exposes Facebook security flaw

Marc Maiffret spoke on CNN earlier today about the Palestinian IT specialist, Khalil Shreateh, who exposed a Facebook security flaw and due to miscommunication, was not awarded a bounty for his work. A quick excerpt and a link to the interview are below. “He found a great vulnerability in Facebook, he tried to report it responsibly in…

Post by Sarah Lieber August 19, 2013
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August VEF Participant Wins a Kindle Fire

As you all know, every month we host our Vulnerability Expert Forum (VEF) webinar. This is a time where our experts share valuable insight regarding new vulnerabilities that are discovered and the actions that need to be taken as a result. It’s a quick way to get up to speed on current potential risks to your organization…

Post by Qui Cao August 19, 2013
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August 2013 Patch Tuesday

Just a little over one week after hackers flooded Vegas for BlackHat and Defcon, August’s Patch Tuesday greets us with eight bulletins: three critical and five important. Software fixed this month includes Internet Explorer, Exchange, Windows, and Active Directory. MS13-059 addresses 11 privately disclosed vulnerabilities, including multiple memory corruptions, an information disclosure, and a privilege…

Post by BeyondTrust Research Team August 13, 2013
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Top 5 Tips and Tricks for Retina CS 4.5

I honestly believe we have the best pre-sales, post sales, and technical support departments in the security industry. They are responsive, technical, and can customize BeyondTrust solutions to match individual business requirements, even when they are pretty comprehensive outside-of-the-box. Based on their work, we have an internal process and external knowledge base to document these…

Post by Morey Haber August 8, 2013
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