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Our CTO, Marc Maiffret Interviewed on USA Today

Marc Maiffret, BeyondTrust’s CTO, was recently interviewed on USA Today in the article, “The long road from Code Red to Microsoft’s bug bounty”, where he discussed with Byron Acohido Microsoft’s concession to finally begin paying bug bounties. They talked about why this is a big deal for Microsoft and what Maiffret thinks about this new program. An excerpt…

Post by Sarah Lieber June 21, 2013
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Our Newest Product Release: Retina CS 4.5

We are very excited for our latest release of Retina CS 4.5. With this release, the Retina CS platform continues to extend our leadership in risk identification and prioritization. By integrating the PowerBroker product portfolio with Retina CS, our customers are able to combine vulnerability data with privileged identity and password management risk intelligence, which provides them with improved situational…

Post by Sarah Lieber June 13, 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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March 2013 Patch Tuesday: Cleaning House

Patch Tuesday is upon us and this month, Microsoft is doing a little spring cleaning of vulnerabilities, fixing a well-rounded collection of client-side vulnerabilities, along with a few server-side vulnerabilities for good measure. This month, the affected software includes Internet Explorer, Silverlight, Visio Viewer, SharePoint, OneNote, Outlook for Mac, and a Windows kernel-mode driver. In…

Post by BeyondTrust Research Team March 12, 2013
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Microsoft SCCM Integration with Retina CS Threat Management Console

Overview Retina CS enables teams to centrally manage organization-wide IT security and compliance initiatives from a single, web-based console. It provides discovery, prioritization, and remediation of security risks by delivering what matters the most – context. Retina CS is the centerpiece of the BeyondTrust vision of Context Aware Security Intelligence which helps organizations answer the…

Post by Jerome Diggs November 28, 2012
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IE 0day Fixed in Out-of-Band Patch

Microsoft has released a patch to fix the IE 0day, CVE-2012-4969, along with four other privately reported CVEs that lead to remote code execution (CVE-2012-1529, CVE-2012-2546, CVE-2012-2548, and CVE-2012-2557). One interesting thing to note is that CVE-2012-2546 and CVE-2012-2548 only affect the most recent version of Internet Explorer, IE 9. The now-patched 0day, CVE-2012-4969, affects…

Post by The eEye Research Team September 21, 2012
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BlackHole toolkit targets Microsoft XML Core Services flaw

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…

Post by Sarah Lieber August 1, 2012
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July 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…

Post by Sarah Lieber July 31, 2012
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June 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…

Post by Sarah Lieber June 21, 2012
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Media RoundUp | Patch Tuesday June 2012

The June 2012 installment of Patch Tuesday was easily one of the most active of the year so far, in terms industry commentary and predictions, driven by the more than two-dozen security vulnerabilities across several of Microsoft’s products. As I’m sure many of you are still catching up on the news, for your convenience I’ve…

Post by Sarah Lieber June 14, 2012
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