November 2020 News & Updates

 

Executive Summary

  • We will be closed Thursday, 26 November 2020 and Friday, 27 November 2020 to celebrate Thanksgiving with family and friends.
  • We are currently beta testing our device to tether your office network to your mobile phone / hotspot to provide emergency / backup Internet access to your office network. We hope to have a production version available mid December.
  • Microsoft patched 112 vulnerabilities this month, tipping the 100 vulnerabilities in a month scale again. One update, rated as Important by Microsoft, is being chained with a Google Chrome vulnerability and exploited in the wild.

MicrosoftMicrosoft patched 112 vulnerabilities this month, 17 were classified [by Microsoft] as CRITICAL, 93 rated important and 2 rated moderate.

One vulnerability patched this month , CVE-2020-17087, is rated by Microsoft as important but is confirmed to have been used with a vulnerability in Google Chrome (CVE-2020-17087) and actively exploited in the wild.

Microsoft has also changed it’s reporting format to better conform to the CVSS format. While it’s good that Microsoft is more closely adhering to the (a?) standard, many in the industry are concerned that the target audience of the reports (IT administrators, Systems Administrators, etc.) are less familiar with the CVSS format and rely heavily on the ‘old’ format for details on the scope of the vulnerabilities as well as how they can be exploited.

As always, don’t be be the low hanging fruit and remember, all the cool kids update!

Additional details on this month’s Patch Tuesday are available on the sites below:


Adobe

Adobe

Adobe has so far released 14 patches this month, including at least one for Adobe Acrobat for Android.

Like Microsoft, Adobe now releases updates to their products on the second Tuesday of each month. Adobe will also release ‘out of band’ updates if necessary to address critical vulnerabilities in their products. Adobe products include Adobe Reader (for viewing PDF files), Adobe Flash Player (often used to watch videos, for interactive content like games, etc.), Adobe Shockwave and the Adobe Creative Suite (Photoshop, Illustrator, Acrobat, Lightroom, etc.).

Additional details are available from Adobe Here and Here including links to download the update(s) and instructions for installation.

Are you a small to medium sized business looking to leverage technology and enable your business and workforce to work smarter and more efficiently?  Do you already have computers, servers, firewalls, VPNs or other technology that you’re not taking full advantage of?  Are you looking for an IT Service Provider who understands small to medium sized businesses needs and the challenges that we face that can work with you to grow your business rather than just sell you time?

Cyber Tech Cafe an  IT Service Company with a focus on helping small to medium business get the most out of their technology investment.  As a small business ourselves, we understand the challenges you face and have designed our service offerings to help you get the most out of your technology dollar.  We offer on-call, as needed support if you just need a quick fix or extra set of hands right now.  We also offer maintenance plans that we call “MyIT” that are designed to address the most common concerns (patch management, disaster recovery / backup, log review, etc.) that are based on the number of workstations and servers that you have and have no term contract.  We believe that, if you find value in what we’re doing, you’ll find a way to keep us around without contract saying that you have to.

If you have questions about the MyIT plans or have an IT need that you need addressed right now, let us know.  We look forward to the opportunity to earn your business.