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July 2019 – Microsoft Patch Tuesday

Patch Central We’re now well into the long, hot summer of 2019 and many of us would like nothing more than a day at the beach with a refreshing drink and the ocean breeze blowing our hair. For most of us, though, today is not that day. As usual on the second Tuesday of the […] … [Read more...]

Hacks, cracks, and malware attacks – July 2019 

Each month, we’ll take a look at what’s happening on the front lines of the battle against various types of cyber-attacks, new variants of malicious software, phishing and other scams, vulnerability exploits, and other threats to the security of your networks, systems, and data.  There was a time, not so long ago, when the only […] … [Read more...]

Third Party Patch Roundup  – June 2019

Patch Central Third Party Patch Roundup  – June 2019 As June comes to an end and we slide into the second half of this year that has gone by so quickly, security remains a number one concern for IT pros with a number of municipalities in Florida hit by cyberattacks, telcos around the world losing […] … [Read more...]

Third Party Patch Roundup – May 2019

Patch Central Third Party Patch Roundup  – May 2019 May brought stormy weather to much of the United States, with at least twenty-five “tornado events” occurring across multiple states. Luckily, the majority were considered relatively weak (F0 or F2 rating on the Fujita scale).   Meanwhile, IT professionals continue to weather the virtual storms of […] … [Read more...]

May 2019 – Microsoft Patch Tuesday

May  2019 – Microsoft Patch Tuesday April showers bring May flowers, and April security vulnerabilities bring May patches. This month’s updates from Microsoft are, as usual, detailed in the Security Update Guide, which lists over 2000 line items for the May 14 releases – although, of course, many of these are repetitions of the same […] … [Read more...]

Third Party Patch Roundup  – January 2019

Third Party Patch Roundup  – January 2019 The first month of this new year is ending with an arctic blast in many parts of the United States. Here in Texas, it’s our usual winter: lows in the 30s, highs in the 50s and 60s. Some parts of the country, though, are almost completely shut down […] … [Read more...]

JANUARY 2019 – Microsoft Patch Tuesday

JANUARY 2019  – Microsoft Patch Tuesday   The holidays are behind us and here we are, already well into a brand new year. They seem to come and go faster and faster, the older I get. One constant, though (at least for the past sixteen years) is that when the second Tuesday of the month […] … [Read more...]

December 2018 – Microsoft Patch Tuesday

Patch Central December 2018  – Microsoft Patch Tuesday   ‘Tis the season – for decking the halls, ringing the sleigh bells, playing reindeer games, and all the other traditions that come with the month of December in many parts of the world. While others are busy shopping ‘til they drop and wrapping packages to put […] … [Read more...]

November 2018  – Microsoft Patch Tuesday 

November 2018  – Microsoft Patch Tuesday  As we head into November, many of us in the U.S. are getting our first taste this year of colder weather. Even here in Texas, temperatures dropped slightly below freezing last night. But cold or hot, rain or shine (or snow), the security update show must go on.   […] … [Read more...]

Third Party Patch Roundup  – October 2018

Third Party Patch Roundup  – October 2018 This is the time of year when we begin the parade of holidays that will take us through to the New Year. As I write this, Halloween is upon us here in the U.S., and the front yards in my suburban neighborhood are decorated with ghosts and goblins […] … [Read more...]