Join us for Security BSides Boston 2016

By Michelle Drolet . 21 Jan 2016

Friday, May 20 2016 (Training)Saturday, May 21 2016 (Conference) Follow BSidesBoston on Twitter: #BSidesBOS @BsidesBoston @MicrosoftNERD Questions: help@bsidesboston.org When: Friday, May 20th, 2016, TBD (Training)Saturday, May 21st, 2016, 9am – 6pm (Conference) Saturday, May 21st, 2016, 9am – 6pm (Conference) Where: Microsoft NERD, 1 Memorial Drive, Cambridge, MA Hotel Room Block: TBD Cost: $20 (This is … Continue reading Join us for Security BSides Boston 2016

Patch Tuesday wrap-up, March 2014 – critical fixes from Microsoft and Adobe

By Michelle Drolet . 11 Mar 2014

by Paul Ducklin on March 12, 2014 We already wrote about Microsoft’s March 2014 patches, noting that, as usually happens, there was an All-Points Bulletin for Internet Explorer coming up. Microsoft doesn’t call them APBs, of course – they are Cumulative Security Updates, with one bulletin covering all the numerous versions, bitnesses and CPU flavors of Redmond’s IE browser. … Continue reading Patch Tuesday wrap-up, March 2014 – critical fixes from Microsoft and Adobe

Towerwall Security / Vulnerability Alert: Microsoft announces five Bulletins for Patch Tuesday, including Office for Mac

By Michelle Drolet . 13 Jun 2013

Midsummer Patch Tuesday (or midwinter, depending on your latitude) takes place on Tuesday 11 June 2013. As you probably already know, Microsoft publishes an official Advance Notification each month to give you early warning of what’s coming. These early notifications generally don’t give any details, summarizing only the basics, such as: The number of Bulletins … Continue reading Towerwall Security / Vulnerability Alert: Microsoft announces five Bulletins for Patch Tuesday, including Office for Mac

Microsoft Windows Update emails try to steal your Gmail, Yahoo, AOL passwords…

By Michelle Drolet . 1 Oct 2012

Beware any emails which claim to come from privacy@microsoft.com – it could be that you’re being targeted in an attack designed to steal your AOL, Gmail, Yahoo or Windows Live password. At first glance, if you don’t look too carefully, the emails entitled “Microsoft Windows Update” may appear harmless enough. But the grammatical errors and … Continue reading Microsoft Windows Update emails try to steal your Gmail, Yahoo, AOL passwords…

Microsoft discovers Chinese malware pre-installed on new PCs

By Michelle Drolet . 14 Sep 2012

Microsoft has published evidence of an extraordinary conspiracy in which potent botnet malware was apparently installed and hidden on PCs during their manufacture in China. This is a big deal, the team at Towerwall has been aware that this level of threat and exploitation existed, but none the less surprised. Read the rest of the … Continue reading Microsoft discovers Chinese malware pre-installed on new PCs

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