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March 11, 2020
Microsoft disclosed a new remote code execution vulnerability associated with the Microsoft Server Message Block 3.1.1 (SMBv3) protocol, but there's currently no patch available.
September 04, 2019
Security researchers discovered BMC vulnerabilities -- dubbed USBAnywhere -- in Supermicro servers that could put systems at risk of remote attacks via virtualized USB drives.
August 30, 2019
In this podcast from VMworld, VMUG President Steve Athanas discusses Workspace One upgrades and the security potential that the Carbon Black acquisition brings to VMware.
August 23, 2019
VMWare announced an agreement to acquire endpoint security vendor Carbon Black in an effort to boost its cloud security offerings; the all-cash deal is valued at $2.1 billion.
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