Please validate the update to your CCleaner installations immediately. An automatic patch was distributed to disarm the threat, but in some cases, internal security controls may have prevented distribution.
Now both our personal data and our financial data may be compromised by the Equifax breach! Yea!
Should we really be shocked that an organization co-founded by a KGB educated individual which continues to perform project work for the Russian FSB is not deemed trustworthy by the Unites States government after the election cycle of 2016? I believe the phrase “better safe than sorry” is a bit of an understatement.
So exactly how important is patch management in an organization? How important is protecting architectural knowledge? Oh yeah…
This is a great article referencing another article that articulates the pitfalls of assuming “because I have a backup, I do not need to fear ransomware”. It is well worth a read and a subsequent review of your backup strategy.
Patch Tuesday has come and gone and we now have updates from Microsoft, Adobe and others to consider. The biggest news in this most recent cycle is a critical update in Microsoft’s patch bundle that addresses a zero-day threat that is being actively exploited in the wild. There are also several patches available from multiple vendors including Microsoft to address the “BlueBorne” vulnerability which allows for bluetooth associated man-in-the-middle attacks. Please review all your core systems and products and patch accordingly.