Unable to Access Network Shares After Installing KB4480970, KB4480960

Unable to Access Network Shares After Installing KB4480970 & KB4480960

Philip Banks Windows OS

On Tuesday, January 8, 2019, Microsoft released monthly patches for January. These included security updates and monthly rollups. Reports quickly surfaced that KB4480970 and KB4480960 were causing issues with SMBv2 shares. Users with local administrator permissions were no longer able to access their network folders and mapped network drives. Standard local users and domain users were not affected. By Wednesday afternoon, Microsoft had acknowledged issues with KB4480970 and KB4480960. The issue surfaces when a user, who is a member of the local administrator group, tries to access a shared folder …

Philip BanksUnable to Access Network Shares After Installing KB4480970 & KB4480960

Newly Discovered Adobe Exploits

Philip Banks Security

Adobe…what’s going on with all of these exploits? Between Adobe Acrobat/Reader and Adobe Flash it seems there are new Adobe Exploits every few weeks. The latest Security Bulletin from Adobe, APSB19-02, includes two new exploits present in Windows and Mac versions of Adobe Acrobat and Adobe Reader. Adobe has classified these exploits as “High-Priority”, this means the exploit is present but so far hasn’t been taken advantage of by known malware, ransomware, and viruses. Adobe recommends that you complete the patching within 30 days. Here are the versions that are affected: Product Track Updated …

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Spectre and Meltdown

Spectre and Meltdown: What You Need To Know

Philip Banks Security

It seems to happen more and more frequently, a new vulnerability is publicized and everyone rushes to patch their computers and devices. This time, it’s two different, but very closely related, vulnerabilities, Spectre and Meltdown. Normally these vulnerabilities are software based. A bug in Internet Explorer, a back door in Microsoft Office, an exploit in Adobe Flash. Today we’re looking at something quite a bit different, Hardware Vulnerabilities. What Is Spectre and Meltdown? On January 3rd, 2018 several researchers, including Google’s Project Zero team, found that a design used in …

Philip BanksSpectre and Meltdown: What You Need To Know