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Cisco Identifies ASA & FTD Bug

by Robinson Roca Practice Leader – Network Infrastructure Cisco has identified several security advisories this past week for appliances running Cisco ASA Software and FTD (Firepower Threat Defense) software. If exploited, one of these vulnerabilities could allow an unauthenticated remote attacker to obtain access to sensitive files on the targeted system. This bug affects Cisco […]

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Critical Vulnerability in VMware Directory Service on vCenter Server v6.7

by Michael Trantas Senior Solutions Architect April 9, VMware announced a vulnerability in the VMware Directory Service (vmdir) for clients running vCenter Server version 6.7 . In certain conditions vmdir that ships with VMware vCenter Server, which as part of an embedded or external Platform Services Controller (PSC), does not correctly implement access controls. A […]

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Phishing Scams — Preying on Your Fears Concerning COVID-19

by Robinson Roca Practice Leader – Network Infrastructure Cyber actors are using this opportunity to prey on people’s fears concerning Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19). Please caution your users to be extra alert to Phishing scams posing as the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), schools, news outlets, charities, state, county and other government agencies providing links […]

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Helient Announces Special COVID-19 Preventative Measures

by Steve Hatch Chief Executive Officer A Special Message from Helient Systems Announced: Thursday, March 12, 2020 Helient Systems (Helient) is announcing that as of the End of Business today, March 12, 2020, it is instructing all employees to work from home and is temporarily closing all its offices in response to the COVID-19 national […]

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Exchange Server Vulnerability Recently Reported

Michael Bianchi Senior Solutions Architect Microsoft recently disclosed a vulnerability that impacts all versions of Exchange.  This vulnerability has to do with a key that is generated when Exchange is installed. The key is not unique to each installation and can be used by an authenticated user to execute remote code. NOTE: an attacker must […]

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IT Considerations to Prepare for the Coronavirus & Its Possible Impact on Law Firms

by Wade Goldt Director of Technical Operations As of Thursday March 5, 2020, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is estimating over 175 cases of the novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) in the United States, and this number is rapidly increasing on a daily basis. Helient Systems has heard from a number of clients seeking […]

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Kr00k WiFi Vulnerability

by Robinson Roca Practice Leader – Network Infrastructure A new vulnerability which affects any wireless device with Broadcom and Cypress WiFi chips has been announced.  Most company’s do not track what WiFi chips are used to connect to the network.  There can be countless affected WiFi devices in the network.  The vulnerability has been confirmed […]

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Daylight Saving Time Alert — Important Reminder About Upcoming Clock Change

by Armen Gharibian Managing Director This is a reminder that Daylight Saving Time will begin at 2:00 AM (EST) on Sunday, March 8th. This semiannual time change can cause major problems with VDI environments such as machine registration issues, session disconnects, and group policy failures. Whether using Citrix Provisioning Services, Citrix Machine Creation Services, or […]

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NEW March 2020 Windows Updates Do Not Include LDAP Signing or Channel Binding Policies

by Michael Trantas Senior Solutions Architect Update: February 17, 2020 Microsoft had originally planned to deploy a Windows Update in March 2020 which would change the behavior by enforcing LDAP signing and channel binding on domain controllers. Microsoft has now changed the timeline on the update release, noting that the March 2020 update will add […]

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Important Apple Security Updates

by Daniel Riuz Senior Solutions Architect Apple has released new security updates to address vulnerabilities that could allow an attacker to take control of multiple products, including Mac hardware, iPhone, iPad, Apple TV and the Safari browser. Please review the Apple security pages for the following products and apply the necessary updates: macOS Catalina 10.15.3, […]

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