After two days of forewarning, Microsoft released its January 2020 collection of updates for “Patch Tuesday.” It had been leaked that there was a critical flaw in the crypt32.dll library that could represent a serious security flaw for the entire world. The crypt32.dll library provides the foundation for cryptographic operations in Windows and is often…

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Q&A with Roger A. Grimes, IDG/CSOOnline security columnist and Data-Driven Defense Evangelist for KnowBe4, Inc.  TPG: What’s the worst malware you’ve seen lately? RG: Ransomware in general. You’ve got tons of companies going down for days to weeks. Ten percent of small businesses never recover and go out of business. Most companies are paying the…

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“[A] connected device has the ability to cause more disruption, which could cause actual physical injury or even death,” warns Merritt Maxim, an analyst with Forester. We are surrounded by Internet of Things (IoT) in our everyday work and lives: temperature sensors, implantable insulin pumps, industrial water pumps, navigation systems, security cameras, commercial airliners. The…

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