Microsoft recently released an out of cycle update to fix a critical flaw in the Microsoft Malware Protection Engine (MMPE). Due to a vulnerability in an open source archive package, a Google research found that by sending a maliciously crafted file to a computer running MMPE, you can exploit this flaw to execute code and […]

Read More – Microsoft MMPE Vulnerable – Daily Security Byte





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As more small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) turn to their value-added resellers (VARs) and managed service providers (MSPs) for solutions to their security needs, these partners have responded by expanding their security services for smaller customers. This means more customers, more chaos and increased pressure to do more work with the same resources. In response, […]

Read More – The Top Tools MSSPs Want From Their Vendors





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Last week, a leaked memo from Boeing management informed the world that the top airplane manufacturer had gotten infected by the old WannaCry ransomworm. Since then, Boeing has downplayed the attack, saying it didn’t affect production and is under control. Nonetheless, information security pundits wonder how such a large enterprise, which should have the best […]

Read More – Learning From Boeing’s Infection – Daily Security Byte





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Cloud Utilization and Security



Cloud computing

With total market capital up in the billions of dollars, it’s a no-brainer that companies want to participate in the exponential growth of cloud computing. Highlights for cloud computing include: Access is convenient – most people have Internet access nowadays, this is not to say that some don’t have access but the Internet is widely […]

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If you’re flown recently, and checked in with a mobile app, you probably know what a QR code is—the digital looking square graphic used to represent some specific data. These digital codes replace the UPC bar codes from yesteryear (or really, yester-decade?). In any case, most mobile devices now come with built in QR code […]

Read More – Shady iOS QR Codes – Daily Security Byte





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WatchGuard is proud to announce that it has been awarded a five-star ranking in CRN’s Partner Program Guide once again this year! CRN produces this annual list to serve as the definitive guide of partner programs from technology vendors providing products and services through the IT channel. WatchGuard is thrilled to be recognized again as […]

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Lock Key

This week, the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) formally approved TLS 1.3 draft 28 as a Proposed Standard, officially making it the latest revision of the Transport Layer Security (TLS) protocol. The approval comes after four years of revision by the TLS Working Group and leaves TLS 1.3 only a few verified implementations away from […]

Read More – TLS 1.3 Is Coming and That’s Just Fine





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Today, WatchGuard Technologies released its quarterly Internet Security Report covering Q4 2017. Every quarter we examine anonymized data from our Firebox UTM appliances all across the world and report on the most common malware variants and network attacks that our appliances block. This gives valuable real-world information on the most common network and computer threats […]

Read More – WatchGuard’s Q4 2017 Internet Security Report Released; Malicious Office Document Usage on the Rise





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