There are more free information security tools out there than you can highlight with a fist full of whiteboard pointers. While many are trial ware-based enticements designed to lure decision makers to purchase the pricey premium counterparts of these freebies, many are full-blown utilities. A few important categories include threat intelligence tools, tools to build security in during the development stage, penetration testers, and forensics tools. (click on the picture above for the full story)
Getting at the heart, or kernel, of the Linux matter. Is Microsoft “the only [company] doing serious innovating with Linux?” That’s Jessie Frazelle’s contention. Frazelle, who rose to prominence in the developer community with Docker and later Google Cloud, made the bold claim to justify her departure to Microsoft. On its face it seems silly, an over-exuberant claim to justify a career move.
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WannaCry took down wide swaths of the internet over the weekend, then disappeared. Here’s what you need to know, without the hype.
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So I don’t need to worry about it right now?
Wrong. Very wrong. This is one of those rare times when the Windows sky is falling. We already have reports from Matt Suiche of a new WannaCry variant that’s been sinkholed with 10,000 infections logged. The clones are coming, and many of them won’t be easy to stop. You have to get your Windows PC patched now.
Microsoft’s security team fixed a type confusion flaw in its malware engine that affects practically all of its security products. The point of antivirus is to keep malware off the system. A particularly nasty software flaw in Microsoft’s antivirus engine could do the exact opposite and let attackers install malware on vulnerable systems. Click on the picture to get the full scoop.
Microsoft finally caved to the pressure to be more transparent and revealed the type of diagnostic data it collects. Click on the picture for the details.
Check out these fixes or save this story for a rainy day. With these troubleshooting tips in hand, you’ll be swatting away problems and getting back to business in no time—no aspirin required.