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Microsoft extends brute-force attack protections to local Windows accounts

TechSpot

As Microsoft works to implement a more secure Windows ecosystem, new security policies have become available for users and system administrators. The most recent policy concerns so called brute-force attacks, a tried and tested threat against the Windows account management subsystem.

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CIOs Deal With Password Lockout Challenges

The Accidental Successful CIO

In our quest to keep the company’s systems secure, we’ve implemented policies that lock users out after a certain number of incorrectly entered passwords. The Problem With Lockouts All CIOs have had to deal with the problem of getting locked out of their own systems. You know what I’m talking about.

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Security researcher finds a way to run code on Apple, PayPal, and Microsoft’s systems

The Verge

In his Medium post , Birsan wrote that “the majority of awarded bug bounties were set at the maximum amount allowed by each program’s policy, and sometimes even higher.” According to Birsan, most of the companies he contacted about the exploit were able to quickly patch their systems so they were no longer vulnerable.

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10 hottest IT jobs for salary growth in 2023

CIO Business Intelligence

DevOps engineer DevOps Engineers are tasked with bridging the gap between software development and operations, typically working alongside software developers, systems administrators, and testers to maintain efficient workflows. Average salary: US$120,653 Increase since 2021: 15.6% Average salary: US$136,017 Increase since 2021: 14.1%

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Microsoft warns of Windows ‘PrintNightmare’ vulnerability that’s being actively exploited

The Verge

Microsoft is working on a patch, but until it’s available the company recommends disabling the Windows Print Spooler service (if that’s an option for businesses), or disabling inbound remote printing through Group Policy. Vulnerabilities in the Windows Print Spooler service have been a headache for system administrators for years.

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The 10 most in-demand tech jobs for 2023 — and how to hire for them

CIO Business Intelligence

This position involves a lot of time spent troubleshooting, and network and computer systems administrators typically need to be on call in case of an emergency or failure. These IT pros typically have a bachelor’s degree in computer science and should be knowledgeable in LAN/WAN protocol, software, and hardware.

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Why Should You Manage All the Endpoints in Your Business?

Galido

The software would also enforce unified data protection policies across all company servers, endpoints, and networks, which further reduces the risk of a data breach. The endpoint protection system incorporates a device control technology. Administrators can define policies (read-only access, deny access, etc.)

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