Adobe Flash compromised

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Adobe Flash compromised Adobe officials have confirmed a vulnerability affects Flash version 19.0.0.207, which was released on Tuesday. The vulnerability has been cataloged as CVE-2015-7645. Attackers are exploiting a previously unknown vulnerability in fully patched versions of Adobe’s Flash Player so they can surreptitiously install malware on end users’ computers, security researchers warned Tuesday. The attacks are known to target only government agencies as part…

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VMWare – Snapshot Consildation

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VMWare – Snapshot Consildation CONSOLIDATE SNAPSHOT: Snapshot consolidation is useful when snapshot disks fail to compact after a Delete or Delete all operation or if the disk did not consolidate. This might happen, for example, if you delete a snapshot but its associated disk does not commit back to the base disk. The snapshot Consolidation  searches for hierarchies or delta disks to combine without…

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VMWare – Reverting a Virtual Machine Snapshot

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VMWare – Reverting Snapshots If you ever need to revert a snapshot of a virtual server, what is the process that occurs. Well, reverting snapshots immediately activates the parent snapshot of the current state of the virtual machine. The current disk and memory states are discarded and restored as they were when you took that snapshot. If your parent snapshot was taken when the…

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SCCM Clients re-evaluate software updates

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SCCM – Change the time for a client to re-evaluate software updates By default, within SCCM, the client evaluation settings for available software updates is set to 7 days. If machines have issues with an update deployment, they wont check again for available updates until the next 7 days has passed. To change this setting to become more frequent and have your client machines check in…

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Who loves managing patching?

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Who loves managing patching? When you deploy a new VM from a template, you get a fully patched and up to date image which is nice. One month from now it is no longer not so nice – it’s unpatched and vulnerable as another Patch Tuesday release from Microsoft has passed. Lots of new security holes have patched by the new updates released. Of course it…

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Microsoft SCCM update deployment best practices

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Microsoft SCCM update deployment best practices Deploying updates with SCCM can always be tricky. Here are some of the Best Practices that Microsoft suggest when deploying Microsoft Updates. Limit software updates to 1000 in a single software update deployment​ You must limit the number of software updates to 1000 for each software update deployment. When you create an automatic deployment rule, verify that the…

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Microsoft’s October 2015 Patch Releases

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Microsoft’s October 2015 Patch Releases The following six Patch Tuesday patches have been released by Microsoft for deployment. Are you ready to start deploying and remove the patching risk using SnaPatch? MS15-106 – Critical Cumulative Security Update for Internet Explorer (3096441) This security update resolves vulnerabilities in Internet Explorer. The most severe of the vulnerabilities could allow remote code execution if a user views…

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