Patch Tuesday has come and gone and there are several new Microsoft and Adobe patches that warrant our attention. Most interesting is probably the Microsoft Office vulnerability that was 17 years in the making. I remain astonished that a bug existed in the wild for 17 years undetected.
Please review all of your relevant systems and platforms and patch accordingly.
Please take the time to review your Android based platforms and update whenever and wherever possible.
Given the situation, I believe these two articles should be read together and discussed. On a day when Microsoft is discussing and warning users about another zero day vulnerability in an Office product, we need to take a moment and realize that updating, patching and ultimately upgrading Office is a truly important component of any IT security program.
I realize that many people hesitate to take iOS updates quickly (myself included) given the occasional buggy nature of x.1 releases. In this case, I would urge that you go ahead and update your MacOS and iOS devices immediately to address the potential evils of the KRACK vulnerability.
Please review your WordPress installations and patch accordingly.
This issue at London Heathrow Airport certainly speaks to issues associated with both physical security and the potential for insider threats. It is an eery reminder of the potential damage associated with lost or stolen portable media as well.