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IDG Contributor Network: 94% of Microsoft vulnerabilities can be easily mitigated

If you want to shut out the overwhelming majority of vulnerabilities in Microsoft products, turn off admin rights on the PC.

That’s the conclusion from global endpoint security firm Avecto, which has issued its annual Microsoft Vulnerabilities report. It found that there were 530 Microsoft vulnerabilities reported in 2016, and of these critical vulnerabilities, 94% were found to be mitigated by removing admin rights, up from 85% reported last year.

This is especially true with the browser, for those who still use Microsoft’s browsers. 100% of vulnerabilities impacting both Internet Explorer and Edge could be mitigated by removing admin rights, Avecto reported. One bit of progress is that 109 vulnerabilities impacting IE 6 through 11 were reported in 2016, way down from 238 in the previous year.

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Not the kind of multitasking we’re looking for

Pilot fish gets a programming assignment at a federal agency that requires a security clearance — and to his surprise, there’s no “leper colony” for new hires whose clearances haven’t yet come through.

“You were assigned a desk with the group you would be working with, so everyone could get to know one another,” says fish. “They trusted the employees with clearances to not ‘share’ with the guy who didn’t have an agency computer yet.

“They also had an extra unsecured network that everyone could use for browsing the Internet. You could bring in your own laptop, but it had to be tested and certified by the agency to be malware-free. After that, you were welcome to browse cat videos all day until your clearances came through.”

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AT&T extends NetBond service to secure IoT connections

The internet is what made IoT happen, providing a common protocol to take the place of separate, specialized networks. But the public internet itself may not always be the best path between a connected device and the cloud.

Enterprises can now connect cellular IoT devices to back-end systems via NetBond, a private network service from AT&T, instead of the Internet. The NetBond service sets up a VPN (virtual private network) from an edge device to the cloud. It can connect to 16 different public clouds, including Amazon Web Services and Microsoft Azure, or a private or hybrid cloud.

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25% off YETI Hopper 20 Portable Cooler – Deal Alert

The YETI Hopper 20 ice-for-days portable cooler and is tough as nails so it can be hauled anywhere you want to take it.  It features a DryHide Shell and nearly indestructible straps will stand up to an abundance of abuse in the field.  It’s HydroLok Zipper is completely leakproof, eliminating spills and locking in cold.  It can hold 18 cans, a limit of rainbow trout, or 20 pounds of ice.  The YETI Hopper 20 is currently selling at the discounted price of $ 225, a good deal considering its $ 299.95 list price. See this high-end portable cooler now on Amazon. 

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