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Field Effect Makes a Once-in-a-Decade Discovery, Finds Seven 0-Day Bugs in Microsoft Windows

Blackswan = unexpected, tough to detect, easy to exploit, set of seven 0-days found in one week, present in every Windows version since 2007 puts billions of users at risk  Today, we’re excited to be able to release more details on our security services team’s discovery of seven critical 0-day vulnerabilities in Microsoft Windows software and operating systems. […]

Seven Critical Windows Vulnerabilities Found…in Just One Week

“The black swan theory or theory of black swan events is a metaphor that describes an event that comes as a surprise, has a major effect, and is often inappropriately rationalized after the fact with the benefit of hindsight.” – Wikipedia This past April, one of the most talented people I have ever worked with, […]

5 steps to stronger cyber security in healthcare

It doesn’t matter if you’re a major healthcare provider, small private practice, lab, or medical equipment manufacturer — cyber security should be at the top of your priority list.   Healthcare organizations are a melting pot of personally identifiable data, medical records, financial information, research, and intellectual property — all of which attackers can sell or […]

The top five healthcare cyber security issues to watch this year 

Cyber attacks on hospitals, clinics, and private practices are surging as the healthcare sector continues to grapple with the global COVID-19 pandemic.   Prior to the pandemic, IT professionals in healthcare were already struggling to stay on top of growing cyber attacks, with 96% reporting it was a struggle to keep pace with evolving threats. In […]

Microsoft’s Patch Tuesday is here — and Field Effect’s security researchers have been busy

It’s Patch Tuesday, a day that’s always on our radar here at Field Effect.    And today’s report has some special additions. More on that soon, but let’s first cover the basics.  What is Patch Tuesday?  Since 2003, Patch Tuesday has been the day Microsoft releases security fixes for vulnerable Windows and Office products — and […]