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Bluetooth vulnerability & Windows Patching automation

Good ones in blocking and tackling today.

All devices using Bluetooth 4.0 through 5.0 are vulnerable to a new attack called BLURtooth, which lets attackers overwrite Bluetooth authentication keys, granting Bluetooth access to a device.     As of this recording, patches are not yet available.  

Microsoft Azure now has a new capability to automatically patch Windows virtual machines, called automatic VM guest patching.   Now in public preview, the feature ensures Critical or Security patches are automatically downloaded and applied within 30 days of the release and are applied during off-peak hours in the VM’s time zone.   The system even watches for VM health to monitor for patch failures.

Why do we care?

I’d be remiss if I didn’t point out how Microsoft is making the whole patching process more and more their problem – and are looking to do that on the desktop too with Cloud PC.

If your core value is just in doing patching, you’ve fallen behind. 

Source: ZDNet

Source: Bleeping Computer