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Top three password-related issues that plague IT admins

Managing user identities is an everyday affair for an IT administrator. However, in large organizations with complex IT hierarchies, things spiral out of control very quickly. Below are the top three password-related problems that plague IT admins.

1) Password reset

ADSelfService Plus 2 min read

Intel processors affected by ZombieLoad, a new side-channel attack

Remember Meltdown and Spectre from last year? Well here comes ZombieLoad, a new side-channel vulnerability that targets the speculative execution portion of several Intel CPUs the same way Spectre does. Microsoft, Apple, and Google have all released temporary patches to …

Patch Manager Plus 2 min read

Five worthy reads: Smart Spaces—for smart work or smart theft?

Five worthy reads is a regular column on five noteworthy items we’ve discovered while researching trending and timeless topics. This week, we’ll talk about Smart Spaces and the pros and cons businesses must note before deploying them.

Smartphones, smart TVs, …

General 3 min read

Two-factor authentication for secure access to cloud apps in hybrid AD

 

In an earlier post, we dealt with the benefits of single sign-on (SSO) for cloud apps in hybrid Active Directory (AD). While SSO is good in the sense that it simplifies user access to multiple cloud apps, it …

Active Directory 1 min read

Firefox add-on outage: Yet another reminder for companies to enforce PKI life cycle automation

More often than we’d like to admit, we tend to underestimate the impact of every moving part within an organization—especially those that seem small or insignificant. And usually, it’s not until we’re facing the fallout of neglecting that seemingly insignificant …

Key Manager Plus 2 min read

Empower users to securely reset passwords from the login screen of their machines

With so many rapid technological advances, today’s employees break all the usual work conventions. They work remotely, operate during non-business hours, and use their mobile devices to complete business tasks. When these users forget their passwords, they need to be …

ADSelfService Plus 1 min read

BlueKeep ‘wormable’ vulnerability – the next WannaCry? Patches released for Windows Remote Desktop Protocol for Windows 7, XP, and 2003

Another month, another Patch Tuesday update from Microsoft. But this Patch Tuesday is more serious than most, because Microsoft has patched a highly critical vulnerability. “How critical?” you ask? WannaCry-level critical.

Patch Tuesday updates for May came with fixes for …

Patch Manager Plus 2 min read

Microsoft Patch Tuesday updates for May 2019

Microsoft today released its May 2019 software updates to address a total of 79 vulnerabilities in its Windows operating systems and other products. Of these latest updates, 18 are rated critical. This month’s Patch Tuesday from Microsoft also addresses two …

Desktop Central 2 min read

Five worthy reads: The rising notoriety of Ransomware-as-a-Service (RaaS)

Five worthy reads is a regular column on five noteworthy items we’ve discovered while researching trending and timeless topics. This week, we discuss the growing concern about ransomware-as-a-service among organisations across the globe.

In 2018, a ransomware attack called FilesLocker

ManageEngine 3 min read

Simplify management and reporting of share and NTFS permissions

File servers are an essential component of every organization’s IT infrastructure. Any unintended permission changes on business-critical file servers can compromise data, causing hefty noncompliance fines and business disruptions.

 The first step in preventing privilege abuse is tracking the permissions …

ADManager 1 min read