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Devicie
Five ways to achieve smarter application management
Applications are the lifeblood of any modern organisation. But left unmanaged, they can throw both security and productivity into jeopardy. 
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Microsoft
Microsoft’s Patch Tuesday announcement 'alarming'
Microsoft today pushed software updates to plug security gaps in its Windows software and related products.
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Software Update
Employees fail to update devices, security vulnerabilities increase
Kaspersky's study shows that some staff members are reluctant to update their work devices, meaning that there are vulnerable computers, laptops and smartphones in the corporate network.
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Cybersecurity
Check Point uncovers live Linux attack, urges users to take action
“What we have identified is a live and ongoing cyber attack campaign targeting specific Linux users."
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Microsoft
Zero-day Internet Explorer vulnerability exploited in the wild
Microsoft released an out-of-band patch for the vulnerability discovered by Google researchers due to the report that it has been exploited in the wild.
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Cybersecurity
Australia the best in the world... at being breached
Australia may have just cleaned up at the Commonwealth Games, but it appears the nation still has a lot to learn when it comes to cybersecurity.
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Intel
Meltdown and Spectre fallout: patching problems persist
Malwarebytes has found that the patches are causing increases in CPU usage.
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Email
Security experts find critical vulnerabilities in SAP’s mail systems
“The impact of these vulnerabilities can be severe for SAP customers that use the inbound mail processing functionality."
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Mozilla
Bye bye, NPAPI: Mozilla issues critical update to Firefox, disables plugins
Firefox has disabled all NPAPI plugin capability except Flash. Common plugins such as Adobe Acrobat, Java and Microsoft Silverlight no longer load.
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Internet of Things
IoT drives the need for smart patching to avoid downtime
The art of patching is becoming increasingly critical with the rise of the IoT - is it possible to avoid downtime?