Local Administrator Password Solution (LAPS) Now Available

Friday, May 1st, 2015

Microsoft is offering the Local Administrator Password Solution (LAPS) that provides a solution to the issue of using a common local account with an identical password on every computer in a domain. LAPS resolves this issue by setting a different, random password for the common local administrator account on every ...

Researchers identify attack technique, all Windows versions at risk

Monday, April 13th, 2015

Researchers with Cylance have identified a new attack technique – built on a vulnerability identified nearly 20 years ago by Aaron Spangler – that can enable the theft of user credentials from PCs, tablets and servers running any version of Windows, according to a Monday post by Cylance. The “Redirect to ...

Secure your wireless router

Tuesday, March 24th, 2015

There is no such thing as perfect security. Given enough knowledge, resources, and time any system can be compromised. The best you can do is to make it as difficult for an attacker as possible. That said there are steps you can take to harden your network against the vast ...

Spam Uses Default Passwords to Hack Routers

Saturday, February 28th, 2015

In case you needed yet another reason to change the default username and password on your wired or wireless Internet router: Phishers are sending out links that, when clicked, quietly alter the settings on vulnerable routers to harvest online banking credentials and other sensitive data from victims. Sunnyvale, Calif. based security firm Proofpoint said it recently ...

New “Skeleton Key” malware allows bypassing of passwords

Tuesday, January 13th, 2015

Remember when we discussed how passwords were dead? If you needed more proof that this is true, the bad guys have you covered with a new piece of malware that turned up in the wild. SecureWorks, the security arm of Dell, has discovered the new piece of malware dubbed "Skeleton Key." ...

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