Malformed Fonts and Filenames Mangle Windows

Today, Microsoft released four security bulletins describing five vulnerabilities that affect Windows. Each vulnerability affects different versions of Windows to varying degrees. However, a remote attacker could exploit the worst of these flaws to gain complete control of your Windows PC. We recommend you download, test, and deploy these updates – especially the critical ones – as quickly as possible.

Microsoft Black Tuesday: Patch Before the Holidays

If you’re anything like me, your late December schedule is quickly filling with holiday parties, family activities, and seasonal days off. This means if you want to secure your Microsoft environment before the end of the year, you better get started earlier rather than later.

WatchGuard Security Week in Review: Episode 43 – Tumblr Worm

Wow. I knew information security news was picking up over the past few years, but lately it seems like our own little industry reality show; complete with mysterious murders, border-crossing heists, and random heart attacks (not to mention, colorful personalities).

Size Isn’t Everything: Why Cyber Attackers Target SMEs

All too often SMEs plan their IT security under the misconception that their networks and data are already pretty safe because they don’t have anything that would interest cyber attackers. Surely, organized criminals or hackivists are going to be far more interested in going for the big targets that we read about in the news all the time such as Sony, HMRC, Subway and the University of Cambridge?