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What is SMBKitchen ASP doing and why should you join us? Here is one section of what we’re doing. It’s about security knowledge, patching and taking action on what you’ve just learned to protect your clients.

Patching issues. Susan Bradley is the patch-o-holic and provides a monthly overview of released patches, what to install, what to avoid and case studies on problems incurred and how to avoid or recover from the issues seen. The articles are updated with new real world information from the field and Microsoft support cases as they occur.

Windows Server 2012 with Issues: Server 2012 R2 is getting a big patch with new features and it has some issues seen already even though it’s official release isn’t until tomorrow. 4/13 this document was updated. Some are running into real problems. by Susan Bradley

Windows 8.1 Update Issues: Two articles regarding issues for the update to Win 8.1. Do also note that this update is HUGE and takes a solid hour to install. Update fails to install. Breaks WSUS. by Susan Bradley

Patching March: March Patching tips from the Patch-o-holic. **Update on Office Patch issues by Susan Bradley

Security Documents from Government Sources. These declassified documents provide information on what government security organizations are seeing as upcoming sources of problems for the nations businesses. As the ASP project continues you will see some of this information distill into recommendations, policy suggestions and consulting projects. This information will keep you well ahead of the competition and the threats.

POS Malware Technical Analysis: Indicators for Network Defenders: _This information is not to be shared outside of your company and is only accessible to registered users here by permission._   This advisory was prepared in collaboration with the Nat…

Phone scams on the elderly: _This information is not to be shared outside of your company and is only accessible to registered users here by permission._ This isn’t directly related to supporting businesses, but which of your clients doesn’t have an aging parent? This phone sc…

Heartbleed Technical plus Snort Signatures: _This information is not to be shared outside of your company and is only accessible to registered users here by permission._ Official documents attached for Heartbleed technical information, incident occurrences and also snort signatures for your fi…

Healthcare Warning and Opportunity?:_This information is not to be shared outside of your company and is only accessible to registered users here by permission._ So this is interesting. There’s a warning here to be on the lookout for an increased likelihood that hackers will be target…

WiFi Vulnerabilities from Pineapple Router:_This information is not to be shared outside of your company and is only accessible to registered users here by permission._ Have you ever looked over the list of SSID’s in a public space and wondered what the open network called “free open wifi” i…

Coordinated financial attacks with list of domains:_This information is not to be shared outside of your company and is only accessible to registered users here by permission._ Since September 2012, U.S. financial institutions have been under coordinated and timed DDoS attacks. In total, 50 U.S. fin…

Collecting and Monitoring Event Logs:_This information is not to be shared outside of your company and is only accessible to registered users here by permission._ How to collect and monitor event logs. This article by NSA and CSS goes into detail about how and what to monitor in your e…

Google Dorking Friend or Foe?:_This information is not to be shared outside of your company and is only accessible to registered users here by permission._ Google dorking is a thing. It can be used to help narrow your searches and I’ve used it without realizing that it had a nam…

Alerts on Banking Attack:The attached documents are for your eyes only. They are shared only to trusted parties, such as SMBKitchen subscribers, who may build solutions to protect businesses from this activity. by Susan Bradley

SAP to be target for Trojan:_This information is not to be shared outside of your company and is only accessible to registered users here by permission._ New Trojan Variant Likely to Offer Cyber Criminals Access to SAP Systems to Collect Sensitive Information or Disrupt Busine…

HeadsUP is a space for things to know and do around security and patching.

Security Office 2003 and Windows XP

Windows Xp End of Life

High Risk P2P Mobile Payment Solutions Vulnerable: Person-to-person (P2P) payments are electronic transfers between family members, friends, and/or service providers. Mobile payment service apps such as Square Cash, Google Wallet, and Venmo provide a quick and easy way for individuals to pay for goods …

Zero Day for Word 2010: Word 2010 is the recipient of a zero day exploit attacking RFT file types. by Susan Bradley

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