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January 2015 Patch Tuesday

Posted January 14, 2015    BeyondTrust Research Team

Starting off the new year, Microsoft directs its focus more toward user rights and access. For the majority of bulletins, an attacker would need some form of authentication prior to elevating their privileges. Aside from these, the most notable vulnerability lies within an old friend named Telnet, which even the newer versions of windows are…

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2014: The Year of Privilege Vulnerabilities

Posted December 18, 2014    Chris Burd

Of the 30 critical-rated Microsoft Security Bulletins this year, 24 involved vulnerabilities where the age-old best practice of “least privilege” could limit the impact of malware and raise the bar of difficulty for attackers.

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December 2014 Patch Tuesday

Posted December 9, 2014    BeyondTrust Research Team

This month marks the final Patch Tuesday of 2014. Most of what is being patched this month includes Internet Explorer, Exchange, Office, etc… and continues a trend of the greatest hits collection of commonly attacked Microsoft software. Probably the one thing that broke the mold this month is that for once there is not some…

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Why MAS Compliance is Still a Real MUST

Posted November 12, 2014    Morey Haber

As reported in our blog earlier this year MAS guidelines are set to change the way financial institutions conduct business in Singapore. Now, nearly four months past the compliance date of July 2014, we are revisiting the guidelines that surround the regulations. Non-compliance was said to result in the following implications for financial institutions: Financial…

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MS14-063 – FastFat vulnerability fixed years ago…

Posted October 15, 2014    BeyondTrust Research Team

In vulnerability research, and computer security, we often deal strictly in the intangible. There are times however when tangible attack vectors can play a big part in real-world attacks. In a lot of cases it is USB memory sticks and related that play a common physical role in aiding attacks. From Stuxnet leveraging USB to bridge air gap networks…

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PowerBroker for Unix & Linux helps prevent Shellshock

Posted September 25, 2014    Paul Harper

Like many other people who tinker with UNIX and Linux on a regular basis, BASH has always been my shell of choice.  Dating back to the early days moving from Windows to a non-Windows platform, mapping the keys correctly to allow easy navigation and control helped ensure an explosion of use for the shell. Unfortunately,…

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BeyondTrust to be acquired by Veritas Capital

Posted September 2, 2014    Mike Yaffe

We’re pleased to announce that Veritas Capital plans to acquire BeyondTrust. This is positive news for everyone associated with BeyondTrust, as it will spur significant investments in our Privileged Account Management and Vulnerability Management solutions. Rest assured that the BeyondTrust management team will remain intact, and there will be no changes to the company name,…

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Accelerate and Simplify Deployment of PowerBroker Privilege Management Solutions with Oracle VM Templates

Posted May 1, 2014    Chris Burd

On April 17th, Oracle and BeyondTrust experts Doan Nguyen and Paul Harper shared how leveraging Oracle VM Templates can automate and simplify the deployment of the PowerBroker for UNIX & Linux privilege management solution across your IT environment. See below for an embedded, on-demand recording of the webcast. Oracle and BeyondTrust Team Up The partnership…

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Internet Explorer 0day: CVE-2014-1776

Posted April 29, 2014    BeyondTrust Research Team

Over the weekend, on April 26, Microsoft released an advisory about an Internet Explorer use-after-free zeroday vulnerability, CVE-2014-1776, that is being exploited in the wild. The vulnerability lies within MSHTML.dll, and affects Internet Explorer 6 through 11. According to FireEye, attacks have been spotted in the wild targeting Internet Explorer 9 through 11. The observed…

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Marc Maiffret Interviewed on Fox News: How Safe is Consumer Data on the ObamaCare Website?

Posted January 17, 2014    Mike Yaffe

Yesterday, Marc Maiffret appeared as a special guest of “The Willis Report” on Fox News where he discussed how safe consumer data is on the ObamaCare website. As background, according to news reports, ObamaCare continues to leave consumer data vulnerable to theft months after security problems were first exposed. In the wake of a Christmas-season…

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