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Third Party Patch roundup – May 2016

There have been a few interesting update glitches this month, on the heels of the heavy load of patches released by Microsoft, so it hasn’t been an easy four weeks for IT admins.

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Pointing the digital finger: Who’s really to blame for security breaches?

Every week, there are reports of more security breaches at banks, stores, healthcare organizations and more. But who is to blame for this?

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The top 23 Cmd-line tools on my computer, and where to get them!

In today’s post we’re going to take a closer look at 23 cmd-line tools that I find absolutely vital as a Windows sysadmin, Exchange admin, and general trouble-shooter.

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Time to start thinking of the Exchange 2007 EOL

Exchange 2007, which came out in 2007 and has a ten year support lifecycle, will reach its tenth birthday in 2017, which is next year! Time to start thinking of upgrading.

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Webvertising: Has the commercialization of the internet gone too far?

“Free” Internet content is not really free, somebody has to pay for it. In the case of the latter, that somebody is the advertisers who make it possible for sites to operate without going broke.

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May 2016 – Microsoft Patch Tuesday

If you were hoping for a light load of patches this month, I’m afraid you’re out of luck. Microsoft released a whopping 16 patches on May 10, most of them for Windows.

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How much does your stolen data go for?

Why would anyone want to hack us? What have we got that can’t be found elsewhere more easily? Yes, those questions are asked countless times in boardrooms of companies both large and small.

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Hack Hall of Shame – April 2016

If March 2016 was the month of Ransomware, April 2016 was surely the month of voter data with more than 140 million records being available online after both the Philippines and the Mexican voter databases were breached.

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