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Does This GPO Make Me Look Fat?

Posted August 20, 2012    Peter McCalister

I was on a call with a colleague and friend of mine Paddy McHale. We were walking a new PowerBroker Desktops (PBD) customer through some initial planning and setup. Being a Group Policy Extension quite commonly the topic of how many GPOs are required to maintain this software frequently comes up. Specifically, should a company…

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Just Released Blink 6.0: Advanced Endpoint Protection

Posted August 16, 2012    Morey Haber

It has been a long time since any vendor has introduced game changing features to end point protection solutions. We have seen claims of better anti-virus protection, advanced persistent threat protection (APT), and even claims of massive resource savings using their latest versions. BeyondTrust believes in a defense in depth approach to end point protection…

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PowerBroker Databases Best Practices for HIPAA Statutes

Posted August 14, 2012    Peter McCalister

Protecting the electronic health information means any information created or received by a health care provider, health plan, public health authority, employer, life insurer, school or university, or health care clearinghouse; and relates to the past, present, or future physical or mental health or condition of an individual; the provision of health care to an…

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August 2012 Patch Tuesday – Oracle PWNS Microsoft, story at 11!

Posted August 14, 2012    Marc Maiffret

Oracle can be the butt of a lot of jokes when it comes to software security researchers. This Patch Tuesday, however, Oracle has taken things to the next level by not just having poorly secured products of their own but also providing the world with a remote vulnerability within Microsoft Exchange. Microsoft security bulletin MS12-058…

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Oracle Gets in the Patch Tuesday Mix

Posted August 14, 2012    Brad Hibbert

While the entire security world looks to Microsoft on Patch Tuesday, we’re also keeping an eye on other critical technology vendors for their vuln announcements as well. Today, as part of our Patch Tuesday audit update, we’ll also be adding two new audits to our Retina scan engine to close a security vulnerability that can enable…

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Sneak Peek at PowerBroker Desktops 5.3 — Message Box Enhancements

Posted August 9, 2012    Peter McCalister

PowerBroker Desktops 5.3 will be released this month, and as a follow up to our previous article, this article describes additional enhancments to end user message boxes that provide users with more flexibility and functionality. The first thing we did was give you additional control over the content that can be put into message boxes…

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Sneak Peek at PowerBroker Desktops 5.3 UI Enhancements

Posted August 8, 2012    Peter McCalister

Over the past several months, our development team in North Andover, MA, has been working hard on the next release of PowerBroker Desktops, which we plan on releasing in late August. The overarching theme for this release is enhancements to usability and aesthetics. Over the next several days, we will be posting a series of…

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BlackHole toolkit targets Microsoft XML Core Services flaw

Posted August 1, 2012    Sarah Lieber

Blackhole is a popular exploit kit used to inject malware onto PCs that visit an exploited site, or are redirected to such a site from another, compromised website.  As hackers get bolder they use these types of toolkits to compromise computer networks.  This allows less sophisticated individuals and organizations to compromise computer networks since these…

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July VEF Participant Wins a Kindle Fire

Posted July 31, 2012    Sarah Lieber

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…

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Huawei Routers Multiple Vulnerabilities

Disclosed July 30, 2012    Fully Patched
Vendors: Huawei
Vulnerability Severity: High
Exploit Impact: Remote Code Execution
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