IT SECURITY

Outlook security patches intentionally break custom forms

By |September 19th, 2017|Categories: IT SECURITY||0 Comments

When Microsoft released its Outlook security patches on Sept. 12, several readers complained that their custom form printing capabilities disappeared. Ends up the bug that broke VBScript printing isn’t a bug at all.Microsoft announced over the weekend that it intentionally disabled scripts in custom forms, and those with printable custom forms need to make […]

Quantum computing has the cybersecurity world white-knuckled

By |September 7th, 2016|Categories: IT SECURITY||0 Comments

As quantum computers inch closer to reality, experts are sweating over their potential to render many of today’s cybersecurity technologies useless. Earlier this year the U.S. National Institute of Standards and Technology issued a call for help on the matter, and this week the Global Risk Institute added its voice to the mix.
Because of […]

Sophos’ false positive ruins the weekend for some Windows users

By |September 5th, 2016|Categories: IT SECURITY||0 Comments

A bad malware signature caused Sophos antivirus products to detect a critical Windows file as malicious on Sunday, preventing some users from accessing their computers.The false positive detection flagged winlogon.exe, an important component of the Windows Login subsystem, as a Trojan program called Troj/FarFli-CT. Because the file was blocked, some users who attempted to […]

Namecheap says accounts compromised in hacking incident

By |September 10th, 2014|Categories: IT SECURITY||0 Comments

Hosting provider Namecheap said Monday hackers compromised some of its users’ accounts, likely using a recently disclosed list of 1.2 billion usernames and passwords compiled by Russian hackers.
The “vast majority” of login attempts have failed, wrote Matt Russell, vice president of hosting, on a company blog.

The attackers are trying brute-force attempts to gain control […]

Microsoft engineer: ‘Definitely problems’ with test process after crippling Windows patch

By |September 8th, 2014|Categories: IT SECURITY||0 Comments

A week after Microsoft pulled a Patch Tuesday update that crippled some Windows 7 PCs, the company has yet to provide a working fix for either the original flaw or the resulting problem. …read more

Shadow cloud services pose a growing risk to enterprises

By |September 6th, 2014|Categories: IT SECURITY||0 Comments

A growing tendency by business units and workgroups to sign up for cloud services without asking their IT organization creates serious risks for enterprises. …read more