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The Remote Desktop Protocol Vulnerability – ‘CVE-2012-0002’ is not dead yet!

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 December 13, 2016

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On March 13, 2012, Microsoft disclosed the details of a ‘critical vulnerability’ called Remote Desktop Protocol Vulnerability – CVE-2012-0002 in its bulletin. And even four years after this vulnerability was patched, it is still being exploited in the wild by attackers to carry out ‘Remote Code Execution’ on their victims...

How to Survive the End of Windows XP and Safeguard your PC

 March 24, 2014

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And the 12-year old legend is finally nearing its end. Until 2011, XP was ruling with a mammoth market share of 43.29%. And despite being a retro OS, XP still stands out as the second most popular operating system; presently, having a market share of 29.53%. That roughly equals to...

The End is Near for Windows XP. Is Your Business Prepared?

 March 13, 2014

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When Windows XP was first released in October 2001, the Apple iPod was just 2 days old and Wikipedia had only been around for a few months. But now, there is less than a month to go for Microsoft to pull the plug on Windows XP with the impending deadline...

Web security basics: Watering hole attacks VS phishing attacks

 February 19, 2013

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Computer users who are well versed with security threats know why and how clever phishing pages must be avoided. Clear signs help to identify fake phishing pages but what does one do against a “watering hole attack”? What exactly is a watering hole attack? A watering hole attack is a...

Microsoft releases a Fix it solution to prevent Internet Explorer hijacking vulnerability

 January 3, 2013

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Microsoft has successfully released a ‘Fix it solution’ for the recently discovered targeted attack, CVE-2012-4792. This attack was specifically targeted at users of Internet Explorer versions 6, 7 and 8. Users of Internet Explorer 9 and 10 were not affected. The attack exploited a vulnerability that allowed an attacker to...

Security news updates from the week gone by

 December 15, 2012

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Bangalore biggest target of cyber crimes in 2012 The cyber criminal cell at the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) has reported that out of all Indian cities, Bangalore faced the most number of cyber crimes in 2012. Close to 400 reported incidents have been witnessed till the end of November in...

Security news updates from the last week

 September 21, 2012

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Microsoft releases ‘Fix it’ tool for IE vulnerability Microsoft has released a temporary “Fix it” tool for the highly publicized Internet Explorer vulnerability. A full IE update will soon be released as well. The security hole exploited Internet Explorer users when they visited a malicious website and installed a trojan...

Microsoft May-2012 Patch Tuesday Released

 May 9, 2012

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Microsoft has released 7 bulletins covering a total of 11 vulnerabilities. Eight of this month’s issues are rated ‘Critical’ and they affect Windows, .NET, Office and Silverlight. The remaining issues affect Office and Windows. The following vulnerabilities are rated “Critical”: MS12-029- Vulnerability in Microsoft Word Could Allow Remote Code Execution...

The End is Near for Windows XP

 April 12, 2012

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Microsoft has gone a step further to purport the arrival of the upcoming Windows 8 operating system by declaring that post April 8, 2014 they will be withdrawing support for Windows XP. This gives home users and business enterprises two years to complete their migration from the OS that has...

Microsoft April-2012 Patch Tuesday Released

 April 11, 2012

Estimated reading time: 3 minutes

Microsoft has released six bulletins covering a total of 11 vulnerabilities. Seven of this month’s issues are rated ‘Critical’ and they affect Internet Explorer, .NET, and Windows. The remaining issues affect Internet Explorer, Windows, Forefront Unified Access Gateway, and Office. The following vulnerabilities has rated “Critical”: MS12-023- Cumulative Security Update...