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Upgrade to IE11 or Edge No Matter What – Daily Security Byte EP. 202

Last month, I warned you that Microsoft planned to End-of-Life all version of Internet Explorer (IE) after January 12, except version 11. This means they will only release security updates for IE11 and the new Edge browser, so if you use Microsoft browsers you need to upgrade to stay safe. However, in today’s video I tell you why you need to upgrade to IE11 (or Edge) even if you don’t plan on using Microsoft’s browsers.

(Episode Runtime: 2:24)

Direct YouTube Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EkZeCHAXpww

EPISODE REFERENCES:

— Corey Nachreiner, CISSP (@SecAdept)

New Year, New Microsoft Patches – Daily Security Byte EP. 201

Why not start your new year security plan right by staying current with patches? Tuesday was Microsoft and Adobe’s monthly patch day. Watch the video below to learn about the affected products, the severity of the issues, and how quickly to patch. Or at the very least skip to the reference section to find links to the proper patches.

(Episode Runtime: 2:51)

Direct YouTube Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4NGW6T3m36U

EPISODE REFERENCES:

— Corey Nachreiner, CISSP (@SecAdept)

IT Pros Get Patches for Xmas? – Daily Security Byte EP. 188

It’s hard to call today, “Microsoft Patch Day,” when both Adobe and Apple piled on with tons of security fixes of their own. Microsoft released a dozen security bulletins today, eight rated Critical; Adobe released a Flash update fixing 78 vulnerabilities; and Apple released fixes for all their OSes and a few other products. If you use software from any of those three vendors, watch today’s episode to learn what to do, and check out the references below for more details on the updates.

(Episode Runtime: 2:54)

Direct YouTube Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6Of-SSZ7gtc

EPISODE REFERENCES:

— Corey Nachreiner, CISSP (@SecAdept)

No Security for Old IE – Daily Security Byte EP. 187

Internet Explorer (IE) has been around for ages, but Microsoft is ending support for older version of the popular browser on January 12, 2016, likely to focus on their new Edge browser. They’ll only support the latest version of IE in each of their supported operating systems, which basically means most people will have to use IE 11 or Edge. Watch today’s video to learn about the security implications of this change.

(Episode Runtime: 2:14)

Direct YouTube Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aZpbpgAKbTA

EPISODE REFERENCES:

— Corey Nachreiner, CISSP (@SecAdept)

A Dozen Microsoft Updates – Daily Security Byte EP. 174

If you use Microsoft or Adobe productsas the majority of computer users do—it’s that time again… Patch Day.

For November’s Patch Day, Microsoft released a dozen bulletins fixing many flaws in their most popular products. Watch today’s video for the quick highlights about these and Adobe’s updates.

UPDATE: As gung-ho as I am about applying patches quickly, there have been reports that some of the Windows 10 updates can cause problems. You may want to test these updates before deploying them throughout your network.

(Episode Runtime: 1:43)

Direct YouTube Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xGj2grkLQfk

EPISODE REFERENCES:

— Corey Nachreiner, CISSP (@SecAdept)

Patch Day Improves Browser Security – Daily Security Byte EP.157

As boring and repetitive as it may seem, patching is one of the most effective things you can do to improve your security. That’s why I suggest you keep up with Microsoft Patch Day on the second Tuesday of every month. Today, I quickly highlight Microsoft’s October security updates, so that you know the types of holes you’ll be patching. I even throw in an Adobe update as an extra. Whether or not you stick around to watch the video, I highly recommend you at least follow the links below to get the latest Microsoft patches, or let Windows’ auto-update feature apply them for you.

(Episode Runtime: 2:37)

Direct YouTube Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HHupnMtLztE

EPISODE REFERENCES:

— Corey Nachreiner, CISSP (@SecAdept)

September Patch Day – Daily Security Byte EP.138

It’s the second Tuesday of the month, which means you’re in for a pile of Microsoft and Adobe patches. Watch today’s video for a quick summary of the issues, and how WatchGuard appliances can help.

(Episode Runtime: 1:42)

Direct YouTube Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DvHYJGpr4rc

EPISODE REFERENCES:

— Corey Nachreiner, CISSP (@SecAdept)

IE 0day & AM Hack Update – Daily Security Byte EP.128

I missed yesterday’s daily video due to an offsite meeting, so today’s episode contains two important stories; an emergency update to fix a zero day vulnerability in Internet Explorer (IE) and the latest update to the Ashley Madison breach. If you run a Microsoft network, or you know anyone that had an account on Ashley Madison, you’ll want to watch the video below to learn what you can do to protect yourself from attackers.

(Episode Runtime: 2:18)

Direct YouTube Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w9CI3Fk5NiE

EPISODE REFERENCES:

— Corey Nachreiner, CISSP (@SecAdept)

Black Hat & DEF CON Aftermath – WSWiR Episode 160

Two weeks ago, the Black Hat and DEF CON conferences unveiled tons of new security research, which means last week was packed with interesting security stories. If you find yourself falling behind on security news, and need a “one stop shop” to keep you up to date, this weekly video does just that.

Last week’s stories included many car hacks, a OS X firmware worm, a big UK breach, tons of patches, and more. If you don’t watch my Daily Bytes, you can catch up all at once with the weekly video below. More importantly, I couldn’t cover many other interesting stories from last week, so if you are interested in those, check out the Reference section below.

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Direct YouTube Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AAIiPp3os1k

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— Corey Nachreiner, CISSP (@SecAdept)

Piles of August Patches – Daily Security Byte EP.124

While there’s lots of interesting security stories I could share today, one of the most practical infosec actions you can take is to keep your software patched. Yesterday was Microsoft and Adobe patch day, and Mozilla also recently released a pretty important Firefox update. Watch the video to learn about these important fixes, and more importantly, follow the links below to learn how to apply the relevant updates.

UPDATE: On Thursday, Apple released a hand full of security advisories and updates as well, fixing flaws in iOS, OS X, and Safari. This wasn’t covered in the video, but check the links below for more info on those updates.

(Episode Runtime: 2:25)

Direct YouTube Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yZ6A09t5oWA

EPISODE REFERENCES:

— Corey Nachreiner, CISSP (@SecAdept)

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