MonthAugust 2020

Microsoft Patch Alert: August 2020

With Windows 10 2004 gradually creeping (I use the term intentionally) onto more machines, faults and foibles are coming out of the woodwork. It looks like a fix for the long-lamented version 2004 defrag bugs is on the way, but we aren’t there yet. Lenovo isn’t too happy with the August version 2004 cumulative update. It’s still too early to move to 2004, in my opinion — and those problems ensure I’ll keep 2004 off my machines for a while.

Meanwhile, Microsoft extended the end of support date for Win10 version 1803 — a move that’ll interest exactly nobody except for admins with aging Win10 machines. Windows 8.1 patchers got left out in the Remote Access cold for a week. The .NET security updates have an odd, acknowledged bug with a manual registry workaround.

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Testing & Automation Pay Off for NSA’s DevSecOps Project

Communication with stakeholders, extensive testing, and robust automation pays dividends for military intelligence agency, one of several presenters at GitLab's virtual Commit conference.

Slack Patches Critical Desktop Vulnerability

The remote code execution flaw could allow a successful attacker to fully control the Slack desktop app on a target machine.

Malicious Android Apps Slip Through Google Play Protection

Multiple Android apps were found spying on users and recruiting victims' devices into ad-fraud botnets.

UVA Researcher Charged with Computer Intrusion & Trade Secret Theft

Chinese national Haizhou Hu was researching bio-mimics and fluid dynamics at the University of Virginia.

From Defense to Offense: Giving CISOs Their Due

In today's unparalleled era of disruption, forward-thinking CISOs can become key to company transformation -- but this means resetting relationships with the board and C-suite.

Data Privacy Concerns, Lack of Trust Foil Automated Contact Tracing

Efforts to create a technology framework for alerting people to whether they have been exposed to an infectious disease have been hindered by a number of key issues.

DNC Warns Campaign Staffers of Dating App Dangers

The Democratic National Committee advises against sharing too much work and personal information on popular dating apps.

DNC Warns Campaign Staffers of Dating App Dangers

The Democratic National Committee advises against sharing too much work and personal information on popular dating apps.

Aruba Enhances Its Edge Services Platform

Enhancements unify IoT, IT, and OT networks so customers to help customers adapt to changing environments and user requirements.