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EFI is the system firmware that loads before your operating system boots or hypervisor starts. If it's compromised then your entire computing platform is under threat. Duo Security has conducted an analysis looking at how Apple manages updates to EFI and how those updates relate to fixing vulnerabilities. The results of their work reveal some interesting issues>

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Classic decluttering advice - the kind of stuff you've been reading on Lifehacker for years - starts with getting rid of what you don't use or need. But are you applying the same principle to your systems? A demonstration of an old vulnerability in SMB 1at DEFCON highlights this, with a Windows Server rendered useless by a Raspberry Pi and a few lines of code. Beneath the surface of your apps, lie dangerous vulnerabilities.

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If you think you can track down bugs and vulnerabilities in Windows you might be able to turn that skill into cold, hard cash. Microsoft has launched the Windows Bounty Program and is offering between USD$500 and USD$250,000 if you report through their Coordinated Vulnerability Disclosure policy.

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One of the bold claims made by Microsoft is that Windows 10 S will be impervious to all known forms of ransomware. This is because only apps that have been curated and distributed through the Windows Store can be run. However, it seems that Microsoft's claim forgot one little thing - macros. But we can learn from this.

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If you're one of the 66,000 people from New South Wales who voted in the state election using iVote between Monday March 16 and midday on Saturday March 21, your vote could have been exposed or changed without you knowing.