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Apple issues patch for BASH

Apple has now issued its own patch for OS X Lion, Mountain Lion and Mavericks. It’s called OS X bash Update 1.0 and it can be downloaded from the Apple web site. The update is also available for OS X Lion Server.

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Troubleshooting VPN client connectivity

To help troubleshoot VPN client connectivity, here are some pointers that may save you some time.

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Third-party patch and vulnerabilities roundup – September 2014

It’s been an interesting month on the patch and vulnerability front, starting from BASH, also known as Shellshock; going on to the release of iOS 8 and the resulting fiasco in which Apple released a fix that caused even bigger problems; and Adobe delaying the release of its patches. More here!

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Are you prepared for Microsoft Forefront’s EOL?

Microsoft Forefront will be discontinued. Instead, Microsoft has launched a new product line called Exchange Online Protection. Can existing Microsoft Forefront Protection customers simply migrate to the new Exchange Online Protection solution?

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Dangerous Bash Bug lurking in Linux and OS X

Some security experts are calling it “bigger than Heartbleed”. A newly discovered bug in the Bash shell can be exploited to run malicious code immediately after the shell is invoked in Linux and UNIX-based operating systems. Bash shell is one of the most-used utilities for Linux/UNIX.

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iOS update fiasco: now it’s Apple’s turn

Apple’s self-described “biggest iOS release ever”, iOS 8, is turning into the company’s biggest headache ever.

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The best 24 free tools for troubleshooting

Here are 24 great free tools to help you troubleshoot almost any issue!

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Security 101: Introductions and vocabulary

With security being such an important part of every task a sysadmin undertakes, and with the stakes so high, we are starting a new series on the GFI Blog that deals with Security 101. The last week of every month, we will cover something along the lines of a “Security 101” topic to help those who need security, but don’t have the background, to improve their skills.

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iOS 8 fixes 53 security flaws in iPhone and iPad

On September 17, Apple released seven updates, which might not sound like a lot until you dig down and realize that the patches address 55 different CVEs.

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In search of the perfect form factor

I’ve been looking – for what seems like forever – for a computing device that doesn’t seem to exist. All I want is a machine that’s as compact, thin and light as my Galaxy Note, has a built-in screen that’s as gorgeous as that on my Tab S, has a fantastic keyboard that weighs almost nothing like my Surface Pro, and has processor and memory power equivalent to my desktop tower. Is that really too much to ask?

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