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The top 24 facepalm moments in information security

With all the media attention focused on ShellShock, we thought it would be a good time to take a look back at some other web-shaking security events of the past. In chronological order, here are 24 facepalm moments in information security.

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To split or not to split? That is the question

Whenever a company wants to set up a VPN for its remote users, one of the major decision points that always comes up is whether or not to support split tunneling. In this post we define split tunneling and some related terms.

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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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