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Where Do You Go To My Lovely?

Way way back in (at least in cloud provider release schedule) time, four weeks ago, we discussed the amazing coincidence that the Conti (misspelt) crime gang, which had ransomwared the Irish Health Service (HSE), leading to massive disruption, hurting the weak and vulnerable and very possibly causing early deaths, had provided decryption keys for free, seemingly following direct intervention by … Read more

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RCE on DC? Defender for Identity saves the day In this month’s ‘Patch Tuesday’ (so many bugs, so little time), Microsoft announced a patch for a critical remote code execution vulnerability (RCE) in the Windows Print Spooler CVE-20212-1675. Requiring local or remote access to the vulnerable host, Admin privileges were said to be potentially easily available, although … Read more

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Biding My Time

When President Biden was asked this week whether he was prepared for his summit with his Russian counterpart (President Putin), he replied  “I’m always ready,”. As answers go, an interview winner for sure. It has been some time since the world of cyber security has been mentioned so publicly by the Capo dei capie, most … Read more