Third Party Patch Roundup – January 2016

In January’s Third Party Patch Roundup we list Apple’s five updates, Adobe’s, Google’s and Oracle’s one, Mozilla officially released Firefox v.44, while Ubuntu issued 35 security advisories.

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The long goodbye to password-only authentication

After many years of all talk and no action we’re finally seeing a move away from traditional username/password authentication scheme to alternative ways of verifying users.

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January 2016 – Microsoft Patch Tuesday

To kick off the new year on this first Patch Tuesday of 2016, Microsoft is releasing nine updates, but the big news for January 12 is that Microsoft is ending support for Windows 8, as well as versions 8, 9 and 10 of IE.

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End of year security overview: State of the internet report

It’s time to do some thinking about how the threat landscape has evolved over the past 12 months and how our security strategy has to morph in order to stay ahead of the bad guys.

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Moving to the Cloud in one fell swoop

A few months ago, I started toying with the idea of migrating our email to an Office 365 business plan. Then our Exchange server went down, motivating us to commit.

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Third Party Patch Roundup – December 2015

In December, Apple rolled out eight version updates, Adobe had two patches (one of which was a big one), one update for Google and one for Firefox, and a whopping 41 security updates for the most popular Linux distros.

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The Internet of Insecure Things

Back in 2014, I wrote a piece about the up-and-coming Internet of Things (IoT) and how it had the potential to transform not only consumers’ daily lives, but the business world as well.

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Making a list (of tech toys) and checking it twice

‘Tis the season for putting together your list of things that you want Santa to “surprise” you with and we techie types inevitably end up with a few electronic gadgets on ours.

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