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  • What does the SolarWinds attack mean to us?

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        Susan Bradley
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        Heard about the SolarWinds attack and how attackers had access to Microsoft’s source code?  Here’s my views on the SolarWinds attack. I don’t think it
        [See the full post at: What does the SolarWinds attack mean to us?]

        Susan Bradley Patch Lady

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        Alex5723
        AskWoody Plus

        An old build of Windows Core ‘Polaris’ has leaked online. This is the previous Core OS for the coming Windows 10X.

        An early build of Polaris, a canceled SKU of Windows Core OS, has leaked online. The build is from early 2018, and includes nothing but the bare core OS, meaning there’s no composer (shell) or apps present. Windows Core OS is a modern version of Windows that powers HoloLens 2 and the upcoming Windows 10X, and has been in the works for many years…..

        What does the SolarWinds attack mean to us? The attack means to any OS, software, service.. users
        that governments, enterprises, service providers…don’t care so don’t invest in enough in security. This attack shouldn’t have happened if proper measures were put in place.

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          b
          AskWoody Plus

          An old build of Windows Core ‘Polaris’ has leaked online. This is the previous Core OS for the coming Windows 10X.

          What makes you think that is in any way connected with the SolarWinds attack?

      • #2325961
        Fred
        AskWoody Plus

        This attack shouldn’t have happened if proper measures were put in place.

        Yes, and ok. IT changes very fast, so security is always behind, AND not the least: to adminster that uses  very special humonoid abilities, and these people are very hard to find and keeping up to date.

        Must I write “cheers” now? 😉

        ~ ~ ~
      • #2325967
        Alex5723
        AskWoody Plus

        IT changes very fast, so security is always behind

        You can’t justify IT Admins negligence with “fast changes”.
        Each update / new version of software should be tested on test servers / test networks which are disconnected from Internet / local network.
        Logs should be monitored for abnormal activities, attempts to outside connections…

      • #2326179
        Paul T
        AskWoody MVP

        Logs should be monitored for abnormal activities

        Assuming you have enough time / staff to perform this role.

        cheers, Paul

      • #2326271
        Alex5723
        AskWoody Plus

        Assuming you have enough time / staff to perform this role.

        Assuming government and major enterprises should have the stuff needed.

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