Author Archives: Susan Bradley

Susan Bradley

About Susan Bradley

Susan Bradley is a Small Business Server and Security MVP, a title awarded by Microsoft to independent experts who do not work for the company. She's also a partner in a California CPA firm.

Protecting yourself from POODLE attacks

No, this isn’t about Fluffy gone rogue. To keep our online browsing safe, we rely heavily security protocols — the “S” in HTTPS. But a new exploit — POODLE — shows that commonly used security protocols aren’t as secure as we thought; websites and browsers will both need an upgrade.

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Microsoft’s EMET 5 has some teething pains

Following a recent story on EMET 5, some Windows Secrets readers ran into trouble trying Microsoft’s anti-zero-day security application. Their reported problems with EMET might be due to software incompatibilities. Here’s an update.

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What ‘Shellshock’ means to you and me

A Linux/Unix-based vulnerability, Shellshock, has an impact that reaches far beyond one operating system. As with Heartbleed, Windows users can’t ignore this threat. But the most difficult aspect of this outbreak is determining which devices are actually vulnerable.

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Enhance Windows’ online security with EMET 5

Microsoft recently updated its Enhanced Mitigation Experience Toolkit, a free application that can protect you from dangerous zero-day attacks. Here’s a review of what EMET does — and why and when Windows users should run it on business and personal systems.

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