Microsoft Releases Out-Of-Band Windows Server 2019 Update to Address Hyper-V, ReFS and VPN Issues

by Rabia Noureen

Microsoft has started rolling out an out-of-band update for Windows Server 2019. The same KB5010791 patch addresses a couple of critical issues introduced with January 2021 Patch Tuesday updates. According to the release notes, this update fixes an issue that causes unexpected restarts on Windows Server domain controllers. Microsoft has also addressed a bug that… Read More

Microsoft Edge Tests New Security Feature to Mitigate “Unforeseen” Zero-Day Exploits

by Rabia Noureen

Microsoft has started testing a new security feature for its Edge browser that should help IT admins to protect end-users from zero-day vulnerabilities. This experimental feature is currently available for Edge Insiders in the Beta Channel. Microsoft Edge comes with built-in phishing and malware protection capabilities that help organizations to protect users from security threats.… Read More

AWS Firewall Manager Adds AWS Shield Advanced Automatic Application Layer DDoS Mitigation

by Rabia Noureen

Amazon Web Services has announced some important updates for its AWS Firewall Manager service. The company says that the popular security management tool has added support for AWS Shield Advanced automatic application layer DDoS mitigation. For those unfamiliar, AWS Network Firewall is a security management service that allows users to configure and manage their firewall… Read More

Microsoft Releases Out-Of-Band Patches To Fix Windows 10 VPN Connection, Windows Server Issues

with 2 Comments by Rabia Noureen

Microsoft has released out-of-band patches to address several issues related to VPN connections, Domain Controllers (DC), and Hyper-V caused by this month’s Patch Tuesday updates. These optional updates are now available for all supported versions of Windows, including Windows 11, Windows 10, Windows 8.1, Windows 7, as well as Windows Server. “Microsoft is releasing Out-of-band… Read More

Microsoft Defender Exclusions List Can Be Read by Attackers in Windows 10

by Rabia Noureen

Security researchers have discovered a flaw in Microsoft Defender Antivirus that could allow attackers to bypass the malware detection solution on Windows machines. According to a report from Bleeping Computer, this issue specifically impacts Windows 10 devices running version 21H1 and 21H2. Microsoft Defender is the default anti-malware software, which scans files and processes to… Read More

Microsoft Zero Trust Solutions Help Drive 50% Lower Chance of Data Breach, Says New Research Study

by Rabia Noureen

Microsoft has published a new study detailing the potential financial implications of implementing a Zero Trust architecture with its security solutions. The research study, dubbed Total Economic Impact, was released in December 2021 and highlighted the costs, benefits as well as risks associated with this investment. The research study was conducted by Forrester Consulting, a… Read More