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Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Microsoft Patch Tuesday says goodbye to Windows Server 2003

Computerworld Security: July 15, 2015

Microsoft Patch Tuesday says goodbye to Windows Server 2003

With this month's Patch Tuesday round of security fixes, Microsoft has ended its
support for the Windows Server 2003 operating system.

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1. Hacking Team CEO insists tools weren't compromised

2. IDG Contributor Network: Is your firewall smarter than a 5th-grader?

3. Hacking Team's malware uses UEFI rootkit to survive OS reinstalls

4. Adobe patches Flash to quash last two zero-days unearthed in Hacking Team's cache

5. How the OPM data breach could have been prevented

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Hacking Team CEO insists tools weren't compromised

The founder of the Italian surveillance software company that suffered a
disastrous data breach last week sought to reassure clients Tuesday about the
gravity of the intrusion.

IDG Contributor Network: Is your firewall smarter than a 5th-grader?

A recent talk with my 10-year-old nephew confirmed my suspicion — the firewall
has become somewhat ubiquitous of late, the essential element of network
perimeter security. Almost all know what a firewall is, even if some
inexplicably still don't have one. The challenge for those that do is to make
sure it functions as needed, and not like the average 5th-grader installed it.

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Hacking Team's malware uses UEFI rootkit to survive OS reinstalls

Surveillance software maker Hacking Team has provided its government customers
with the ability to infect the low-level firmware found in laptops and other
computers that they wanted to spy on.

Adobe patches Flash to quash last two zero-days unearthed in Hacking Team's cache

Adobe updated its Flash Player to quash a pair of zero-day flaws found in the
cache of documents hackers stole from the Hacking Team surveillance company.

How the OPM data breach could have been prevented

The director of the U.S. government's Office of Personnel Management is out
after revelations that the recently disclosed data breach was far larger than
initially thought. Inspector general says warnings went ignored.


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