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Patch Tuesday June 2012: RDP broken, again. Stuxnet TTF, again.

Posted June 12, 2012    Peter McCalister

This is shaping up to be an interesting Patch Tuesday with critical vulnerabilities being released across a combination of operating system components and client applications. In total there are 7 Microsoft Security Bulletins covering 26 distinct vulnerabilities in this June 2012 Microsoft Patch Tuesday. More than half of these vulnerabilities are rated as being likely to be exploited by Microsoft. On top of all of the vulnerability fixes Microsoft has also added an automatic updater capability for determining if a system has any certificates that are no longer trustworthy. This shows an increasing seriousness at which Microsoft is looking at the variety of certificate related vulnerabilities that have plagued its customers over the last few years.

Read in more detail about RDP, IE, Stuxnet/Duqu TrueType Font and the other vulnerabilities being discussed tomorrow during our Vulnerability Expert Forum.

Also be sure to sign up for our monthly VEF (6/13 at 1pm PDT) here.

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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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Failing the Security Basics: Backoff Point-of-Sale Malware

Posted August 22, 2014    Marc Maiffret

At the beginning of this month, US-CERT issued a security alert relating to a string of breaches that had been targeting Point of Sale (POS) systems. The alert details that attackers were leveraging brute forcing tools to target common remote desktop applications such as Microsoft’s Remote Desktop, Apple Remote Desktop, Splashtop and LogMeIn among others….

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Troubleshooting Windows Privilege Management Rules with Policy Monitor

Posted August 21, 2014    Jason Silva

When defining and testing PowerBroker for Windows rules for production or pilots, customers sometimes tell us, “I don’t think this policy / program is working.” This is usually a case of the policy not properly triggering because of the way the rule was created. A unique feature of PowerBroker for Windows compared to other solutions is a client-side…

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