August 11, 2010
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Astaro Protects from .lnk file vulnerability

One of our Nerds, Talia Johnson sent us this good news…
“This morning David R. asked me if Astaro protected from this type of infection.
I contacted Astaro for confirmation and was informed that Astaro has had protection from this infection for a number of weeks now. If your clients have the Astaro Security Gateway with web and mail filtering they do not need to worry about being infected by this online.
This does not, of course, protect from USB Keys being inserted into the computer with the infection infecting the computer.”
That said, Microsoft did release a patch last week for the LNK (desktop shortcut) vulnerability. They also released a record amount of patches and updates yesterday – their monthly Patch Tuesday. Visit Windows Update to make sure your computer is up to date.

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