Microsoft January 2021 Patch Tuesday fixes 83 flaws, 1 zero-day

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With the January 2021 Patch Tuesday security updates release, Microsoft has released fixes for 83 vulnerabilities, with ten classified as Critical and 73 as Important. There is also one zero-day and one previously disclosed vulnerabilities fixed as part of the January 2021 updates. For information about the non-security Windows updates, you can read about today’s Windows 10 KB4598229… Read more »

Microsoft disrupts nation-state hacker op using Azure Cloud service

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In a report this week, Microsoft said that it disrupted operations of a nation-state threat group that was using its Azure cloud infrastructure for cyber attacks. Microsoft refers to the actor by the name Gadolinium and says that it’s been active for about a decade targeting organizations in the maritime and health industry; more recently,… Read more »

Microsoft: Hackers using Zerologon exploits in attacks, Patch Now!

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Microsoft has warned that attackers are actively using the Windows Server Zerologon exploits in attacks and advises all Windows administrators to install the necessary security updates. As part of the August 2020 Patch Tuesday security updates, Microsoft fixed a critical 10/10 rated security vulnerability known as ‘CVE-2020-1472 | Netlogon Elevation of Privilege Vulnerability’. This vulnerability has been named… Read more »

Microsoft issues out of band KB4578013 Windows Security Update

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Microsoft has issued an emergency out of band Windows security update designed to address privilege escalation bugs found to impact the Windows Remote Access service. “An out of band security update has been released for Windows 8.1 and Windows Server 2012 R2,” Microsoft says. “We recommend that you install these updates promptly.” The KB4578013 security update fixes… Read more »