Update: Autoruns v11.42
Autoruns v11.42: This release fixes a bug in the parsing of network file paths introduced in v11.41.
Try Office 365 Home Premium
Today is the day we launched Office 2013 officially to the broad market. This is a real cool step forward you should look at:
Updates: Autoruns v11.41, Handle v3.51, Movefile v1.01, Procdump v5.13, Sigcheck v1.9
Autoruns v11.41: This Autoruns update reports the hosting image target of link shortcut references.
Security in 2013 – the way forward?
Typically January is the month where we are asked to make predictions on the trends for the New Year. I do not like this as I am an engineer and not a fortune tellerJ. But there are things we know and things we definitely need to drive this year. I would actually put it into the context of typical hygiene of any IT environment.
An Attack via VPN – Really?
I was just made aware of a case study, which is a really interesting "attack" on a US company via VPN. It is sometimes not like it seems…
The Directory in the Cloud?
It seems that it is an eternity ago – and it is. Pretty much three years ago, Doug Cavit and me published a paper called the Cloud Computing Security Considerations. Even though it is three years, the paper is still worth reading as the content still applies. What we basically said was, that if you look at the Cloud, there are five areas of Considerations:
Updates: Autoruns v11.4, ProcDump v5.12, SDelete v1.61
Autoruns v11.4: Autoruns v11.4 adds additional startup locations, fixes several bugs related to image path parsing, adds better support for browsing folders on WinPE, and fixes a Wow64 redirection bug.
New book on Direct Access
A lot of customers are asking us about Direct Access and how you can implement it. Erez Ben Ari (a Senior Support Escalation Engineer at Microsoft) and Bala Natarajan (a Program Manager in our Windows division) wrote a book on that called Windows Server 2012 Unified Remote Access Planning and Deployment. This is the abstract:
Hunting Down and Killing Ransomware
Scareware, a type of malware that mimics antimalware software, has been around for a decade and shows no sign of going away. The goal of scareware is to fool a user into thinking that their computer is heavily infected with malware and the most convenient...(read more)