Topic: patches

What is the WannaCry ransomware, and why should organizations be concerned?

There’s a new ransomware attack that has affected several organizations globally, and although it’s slow-moving, security experts are urging companies to keep their antivirus programs up-to-date, as well as their software. The ransomware — dubbed WannaCry (WanaCrypt0r 2.0/WCry) — has hit Britain’s National Health Service, some of Spain’s big companies, and has spread across Russia, … continue reading

Glibc bug patched by Google

It’s time to patch up glibc. The popular open-source implementation of the standard C library contains a stack-based buffer overflow related to the DNS client-side resolver. This vulnerability has been patched, but is also now publicly known, and thus developers are advised to patch as soon as possible. Despite Google’s announcement of the bug today … continue reading

SD Times Blog: Batten down the patches

It’s that time of year again: Black Hat and Defcon are upon us! That means your systems are all in danger, and your applications should be afraid. Not only will there be (and has already been) an endless stream of new exploits dropped at the shows, but the weekend of Defcon is, effectively, open season … continue reading Protection Status