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Patching Nightmare – Please Forward to Your IT Pros

Intel says, again, to stop deploying patches. Java and other new patches need handling.

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Get Apple’s Urgent Patches that Fix Dozens of Security Holes

For those of you with Apple products, Apple just released some important updates. Knowing that updates might cause a problem, please back up your computer first. You are backing up all the time already, right? Time Machine is a wonderful tool and is built in. If you want to supplement Time Machine with an additional […]

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Patching – 10 Steps to Seal the Holes in Your Armor

You’ve likely heard of the massive ransomware attack that has taken down so many organizations, including hospitals, around the world. The ransomware appears to have exploited a bug for which Microsoft released a fix a little over a month ago. Follow these 10 steps to help protect your organization from this, and from future attacks:

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Alert Your IT Team – Urgent Patch for Network Servers

Many organizations use VMware to host their servers. VMware has released an urgent update they label as

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Alert – A Popular Password Manager Has Serious Security Flaw Right Now

A password manager company announced that there is a vulnerability that could allow attackers to gather stored passwords.

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Alert IT to Graphics Component Patches

Security patches are so important to security, but they are difficult to manage and you always stand the risk of a patch interrupting productivity. And there are some new patches your IT team needs to know about…

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