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Cyber Security Monthly News - January 2018

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Looking back over 2017, we can see it has been another year highlighting the importance of good cyber security and procedure with the cost of ransomware attacks estimated to cost $5 Billion alone.

One particularly critical issue is the recently discovered Meltdown and Spectre bugs affecting CPUs. These bugs allow malicious attackers to access information directly from memory, including passwords and other private information.

Microsoft has been rolling out updates to patch these bugs however, if your antivirus software is not supported, this update can lead to system crashes and has prevented Microsoft from distributing the required patching automatically to business environments outside of Azure.

Please see the below articles for how to remediate this security issue and any future security patches from Microsoft.

If you are currently one of our Dedicated Support customers, we will be in contact shortly to assist and rollout the solutions provided above.

SQL Server Updates:

  • SQL Server 2017 RTM: Cumulative Update 3 (CU3)
  • SQL Server 2016 Service Pack 1: Cumulative Update 7 (CU7)
  • SQL Server 2014 Service Pack 2: Cumulative Update 9 (CU9)

Windows Critical Security Updates:

Recent Security News Articles:

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