All posts by Gareth Remblance

Go Go PowerWare Rangers

In the tech world recently there have been discussions regarding a new type of ransomware, which has been dubbed “PowerWare”. It has been named this way due to the fact that instead of using an exploit to download malicious software to run on the users’ machine and encrypt their files, exploits are instead used to invoke PowerShell to do the damage.

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Why elevating the issue won’t always alleviate it

“We’ve done it!” – The majority of your users have admin rights removed, meaning your environment is far more secure than it was before and you’ve successfully mitigated 85% of critical vulnerabilities in Windows. But are you as secure as you think? A surprisingly common pitfall that we come across in the support team are those who, either intentionally or unwittingly, elevate everything. Everything.

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RunOnce to the hills

Here in the Avecto Support Team we come across various issues with customers that wish to allow their users to perform elevated tasks in Windows once their Administrator rights have been removed; this can vary from changing Windows settings or allowing a legacy app to run with admin rights for compatibility reasons, to installing complex application suites.

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