Category Archives: Microsoft

XP Creates Opportunity for New Threats

As of Tuesday, April 8, 2014, Microsoft will no longer develop and release security updates or provide support for the 12 year old operating system. This is a great day for hackers. With the deadline of April 8th given out by Microsoft, they have been lying in wait for the […]

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Next Week – XP No Longer Supported

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Next Tuesday, April 8th, Microsoft will no longer support XP. There will be no new security updates, non-security hotfixes, free or paid assisted support options or online technical content updates.  After 12 years, XP will be laid to rest. The risks associated with continuing to operate on XP are numerous. Exploits, software […]

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Goodbye to XP in the Workplace

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Microsoft will cease to support Microsoft XP as of April 2014. Not surprising, there will be no new security updates, non-security hotfixes, free or paid assisted support options or online technical content updates for XP, 12 years after its initial release. The risks that are associated with continuing to operate […]

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Recent Security Vulnerability in Microsoft Internet Explorer

These days it is becoming more challenging to keep our computers secure and up to date. Attackers never stop looking for security flaws they can exploit for malicious purposes. They will typically craft a malicious web page that contains special code that exploits vulnerabilities in Internet Explorer or other commonly […]

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Microsoft to Offer Public Folders in Office 365

Increasingly organizations are moving towards cloud technologies to meet their computer storage and networking needs. Now Microsoft, one of the most prevalent business technology providers utilized by our clients, is incorporating a cloud-based feature as part of the next update of Office 365, its email and productivity suite. We’re commonly […]

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Recent Security Updates and Patches for Microsoft Windows

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There have been a number of news stories recently about the “Flame” malware that the U.S. government developed. Flame capitalizes on a design flaw that allows individuals to use terminal server certificates to sign code as Microsoft. The malware sets up a “man-in-the-middle” attack and then issues malicious “Windows updates” […]

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Google Apps for Business a Clear Challenge to Microsoft

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Last week, several of us here at Welsh Consulting attended an event sponsored by Google entitled “Coffee. Cloud. Conversation.”  The pretense was to discuss trends in cloud offerings, but the real agenda was to sign up new resellers and channel partners.  The highlight was a chance to chat with a […]

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Microsoft Critical Security Bulletin MS12-020

This morning, Microsoft released a patch to correct vulnerability in the Remote Desktop Protocol that can be exploited to run arbitrary code on a Terminal Server. Our team has tested the patch and are now scheduling 20 minute sessions to apply this to our clients’ Terminal Servers.  For further information, […]

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