Windows 10 AMSI Vulnerability

Security researcher Satoshi Tanda has discovered that a bug in AMSI truncates files after a null character. The Antimalware Scan Interface (AMSI) is a generic interface standard that allows applications and services to integrate with any antimalware product present on a machine. It provides enhanced malware protection for users and their data, applications, and workloads.

Source: satoshi’s note


Windows Patches available for Meltdown and Spectre vulnerabilities.

On Jan 3 Microsoft released updates addressing these vulnerabilities for the following operating systems with more to come:

Windows 10

Windows Server 2008 R2

Windows Server 2012 R2

Windows Server 2016

Windows Server Core

We are not recommending you install these during business hours or without Technical assistance as there are reports of systems failing to boot patch as of today



Microsoft Releases 12 Security Updates

Microsoft released 12 bulletins, six of which were rated critical, including one for Internet Explorer and one for the Edge browser.

Windows users should ensure the critical updates are installed ASAP.

Source: Microsoft

Ransomware Alert: Bad Rabbit

A new widespread ransomware is spreading like in Europe. Named “Bad Rabbit,” is reportedly a new Petya-like targeted ransomware attack demanding 0.05 bitcoin as ransom from victims to unlock their systems.

The ransomware was distributed via download attacks, using fake Adobe Flash players installer to lure victims’ in to install malware unwittingly. Users should not install any software they are prompted to without their intervention.

KRACK Wireless Security Vulnerability

A vulnerability in the WPA2 wireless protocol called Krack potentially allow attackers to eavesdrop on wireless connections and inject data into the wireless stream in order to install malware or modify web pages.

To protect yourself, many Wi-Fi product vendors will be releasing updated firmware and drivers for their products. It is strongly recommended that users update their hardware or have it updated as soon as a update is available in order to protect themselves. This includes router firmware and wireless network card drivers.

Microsoft October Patch Tuesday Fixes 62 Issues

The October 2017 Patch released this past Tuesday, addresses important security issues including a Word zero-day vulnerability. Users who are not on auto updates should install them immediately.

Adobe Product Updates

Adobe just released its monthly security updates and this month the company patched vulnerabilities in three products — Adobe Flash Player, Adobe ColdFusion, and Adobe RoboHelp. Adobe patched eight security bugs ; two in Flash Player, four in ColdFusion, and two in RoboHelp.