Tag: Security

Microsoft’s Initial Response To MS10-015 / KB977165 Blue Screen of Death

Microsoft’s security operation have issued an initial response to the issue with machines blue screening and failing to reboot correctly after installing MS10-015. While we work to address this issue, customers who choose not to install the update can implement the workaround outlined in the bulletin. CVE-2010-0232 was publicly disclosed and we previously issued Security…

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MS10-015 / KB977165 Causing BSOD For Some – How To Deal With The Issue

I came home tonight to see reports of blue screens of death and failed boot up/reboots for XP machines that had installed the MS10-015 security patch or hotfix.  There is a long thread on Microsoft Answers. After installing the patch you have to reboot.  You are then greeted with: PAGE_FAULT_IN_NONPAGED_AREA Technical Information: STOP: 0x00000050 (0x80097004,…

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KB977894: VERY Important Hyper-V Security Update

One of the patches released by Microsoft is a critical security fix for Hyper-V.  It affects all installation types on both Windows Server 2008 and Windows Server 2008 R2. “This security update resolves a privately reported vulnerability in Windows Server 2008 Hyper-V and Windows Server 2008 R2 Hyper-V. The vulnerability could allow denial of service…

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Microsoft – Cloud Computing Security Considerations

One or two people out there are talking about something called Cloud Computing.  I doubt it’s important 😉 Microsoft published a document on cloud computing security: “A high-level discussion of the fundamental challenges and benefits of cloud computing security, plus some of the questions that cloud service providers and organisations using cloud services need to…

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The BitLocker “Crack”

Microsoft releases a new operating system and everyone wants to make a headline.  It happened 2 years ago and it’s happening again. This time some people are claiming they’ve broken BitLocker.  Their attack vectors work two ways: Attack the machine while it’s running and a user is logged in.  That way they can scan the…

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WSUS: The Update Could Not Be Found

I was re-installing the WSUS role on our security server (W2008 R2) today and hit this error as soon as the installation started: “The update could not be found”. It’s a bit of a weird one for a role installation.  I hadn’t the foggiest so I did a quick search and found the solution: Delete…

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