Tag: security updates
TPM 2.0: Why bypassing it is risky for your business
Microsoft requires devices to carry a Trusted Platform Module (TPM) 2.0 chip in order to meet Windows 11’s minimum hardware requirements. If your business uses computers that are two or three years old, then those machines likely don’t have this chip. That means you may have to invest in new devices just to run Windows […]
3 Reasons to accept Windows 11’s TPM requirement
Windows 11 made a lot of buzz not just because of its new features but also because of its hardware requirements. For one, it requires supported devices to have Trusted Platform Module (TPM) 2.0 chips, otherwise, the new OS cannot be installed. In comparison, Windows 10 ran on TPM 1.2. If your business uses computers […]
Why is Windows 11’s TPM requirement important?
Months before Windows 11’s official release date, conversations were already focused not just on the new operating system’s (OS) new features, but also on how its hardware requirements compared to its predecessor’s. Among the points raised was the compulsory Trusted Platform Module (TPM) 2.0 chip in Windows 11-supported devices — a marked upgrade from Windows […]
New security patches for VMware machines
While virtualization still has a host of security advantages over its localized counterparts, it isn’t exempt from the attention of cyber attackers. Most recently, one of the industry’s leading software vendors, VMware, was forced to release a patch for a critical vulnerability that allowed underprivileged users to attain access to administrative rights. Let’s delve deeper […]
VMware releases security patches
Sometimes technology solutions seem safer merely because they’re not widespread enough to be a lucrative target. Although increasingly popular, virtualization’s resilient protection protocols and low adoption rates tend to offset the cost vs. benefit considerations of creating an exploit. Or at least, that was the case. Late last month VMware announced an update to patch […]
Are your VMware machines up to date?
Until now, virtualization hadn’t been targeted by cyber attackers with the same vigor as other small- and medium-sized business IT solutions. Whether it was because of the inherent security of virtualization or because of the relatively narrow scope of its adoption, this is no longer the case. VMware, one of the leading virtualization software vendors, […]