Microsoft January 2020 Security Updates (includes fix for Windows CryptoAPI vulnerability)

Microsoft issued the January 2020 Security Updates that include 49 unique vulnerability fixes, 8 of those rated critical and 29 rated important. One of the patches addresses a CryptoAPI Spoofing vulnerability CVE-2020-0601. DHS CISA also issued an emergency directive with recommendations to patch this Windows CryptoAPI, Windows Remote Desktop Gateway (RD Gateway), and Windows Remote Desktop Client.

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WannaCry, Petya and Copycat Ransomware Expose Good History Lessons for Small Business and Enterprise Security

On May 12, 2017, the now infamous WannaCry ransomware burst onto the worldwide scene on its way to infecting over 200,000 systems and 150 countries in just 3 days. NHS hospitals in the UK operations ground to a halt. Petya malware followed suit soon afterwards by targeting and ransacking systems in Ukraine, Russia, and Europe before spreading to other countries.

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