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Windows Defender exploit information

Last night an exploit was discovered that affects the anti-malware engine used by several Microsoft Security applications. It has been called the “the worst Windows remote code exec in recent memory.” You can read more about the vulnerability and the risks associated with it here: http://www.infoworld.com/article/3194763/endpoint-protection/microsoft-rushes-emergency-fix-for-critical-antivirus-bug.html http://www.zdnet.com/article/microsoft-releases-emergency-patch-for-crazy-bad-windows-zero-day-bug/ https://www.engadget.com/2017/05/08/microsoft-windows-malware-protection-engine-rce/   While these applications are installed on all […]

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Penetration Testing vs. Vulnerability Testing Your Business Network

Hearing “all of your confidential information is extremely vulnerable, we know this because…” is bad news, but whatever follows the ellipses determines just how bad. Consider two scenarios. “All of your confidential information is extremely vulnerable… we know this because a hacker took all of your customers’ credit card info and locked all of your […]

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