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The looming spectre of a meltdown

Jan 8, 2018, 14:52 PM Ben Gane

2018 has gotten off to a tough start with the news of the Meltdown and Spectre (CVE-2017-5715, CVE-2017-5753, and CVE-2017-5754) vulnerabilities. This is a broad industry problem that affects almost everyone, everywhere. Processors from Intel, AMD, and ARM are all potentially vulnerable...

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The Ivanti Threat Thursday Update for January 4, 2017: New Threats for the New Year

Jan 5, 2018, 08:36 AM Ben Gane

Greetings and welcome. This week, software developers race to remediate a processor design flaw that puts millions of devices at risk, and a new zero-day vulnerability threatens most if not all versions of macOS. Make one of your New Year’s resolutions a commitment to share any relevant opinions...

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Fixing the Meltdown and Spectre vulnerabilities

Jan 5, 2018, 08:32 AM Ben Gane

Two days ago, Graz University of Technology published a paper https://spectreattack.com/ describing a pair of attacks on common microprocessors. The underlying vulnerability affects Intel, AMD, and ARM processors. All contemporary microprocessors pre-execute instructions...

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10 Tips for Feds to Ace Their Windows 10 Migration Part 1 of 2

Jan 4, 2018, 09:17 AM Ben Gane

The U.S. federal government’s migration to Windows 10 is currently being driven by government-wide mandates that favor industry standard technologies, along with increasingly stringent security requirements. Agency IT executives fully understand...

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Security Round-up: Five Things We’ve Learned in 2017

Jan 3, 2018, 08:28 AM Ben Gane

The past 12 months have been packed with geopolitical incidents, global malware threats and ubiquitous big-name data breaches. From the CIA Vault7 and NSA Shadow Brokers leaks at the start of the year, to the WannaCry and NotPetya ‘ransomware’ campaigns, and Uber’s shocking...

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Predictions for 2018–The Network as the Keystone

Dec 22, 2017, 10:00 AM Ben Gane

It seems like the pace at which technology of all types is progressing is almost breathtaking. Reading the tea leavesFrom the massive rise in artificial intelligence (AI) improvements and applications, to the explosion of the Internet of Things (IoT), to growing mainstream acceptance of cryptocurrency...

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The Ivanti Threat Thursday Update for December 21, 2017: More Shopping and Password Threats!

Dec 22, 2017, 09:58 AM Ben Gane

Greetings and welcome. This week, a survey in Japan finds nearly 20,000 fake shopping sites, and more evidence that users do not create good passwords. Inspired to share any relevant opinions, reactions, and/or suggestions? Please feel free. Thanks in advance – and Happy “Holidaze!”...

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Major hacks in 2017 and what enterprises can expect from the threat landscape in 2018

Dec 21, 2017, 09:33 AM Ben Gane

Each December, security researchers make predictions for the following year, and they always seems to sound the same: attacks will increase, malware will be more sophisticated because hackers are upping their game, so IT executives must secure their infrastructure or else. So what can...

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Culture matters: Security best practices in a global era

Dec 21, 2017, 08:56 AM Ben Gane

As I write this, I’m sitting on an aircraft flying back from London to Austin, thinking about what I’ve learned on my most recent trip. It’s always interesting visiting another country, and so it was with some excitement that I traded the wonderful weirdness of Austin for the formality and deep history of...

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‘Starwars’ is a ‘dangerous’ password to use, says SplashData

Dec 21, 2017, 08:52 AM Ben Gane

‘Starwars’ is one of the newest additions to 2017’s Worst Passwords of the Year list, as determined by SplashData in its annual report. According to the company’s CEO, this password is “dangerous.” Millions continue to use easily guessable passwords despite...

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