Microsoft made default SMB signing mandatory in a recent Windows 11 Canary build for Insiders. Today, the company has detailed a workaround and a "fix" for users who want access as guests.
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The move to set up SMB signing by default in Windows and Windows Server is designed to make the OS more secure, according to a blog post from Microsoft today, so IT admins should prepare now.
Microsoft has released the newest Windows 11 Build 25381 to the Canary channel insiders today. As usual, the new build brings some new features and improvements, though there are no bug fixes.
Microsoft has released today the latest non-security preview optional update. The update, under KB5026436, addresses a ton of bugs on Windows 11 21H2. These are related to SMB, LSASS, NTFS, and more.
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Microsoft has made an important change in recent Windows 11 Pro Insider Preview builds by disabling SMB guest authentication fallbacks by default. This has been done to improve the security of the OS.
Canalys has revealed that the cybersecurity market grew year-over-year in the third quarter, despite worsening economic conditions. Nevertheless, small-to-medium businesses tightened their spending.
Microsoft has confirmed that Windows 11 22H2 users can experience performance degradation when copying large files from a remote computer. Affected users can apply a workaround to bypass the issue.
Microsoft has enabled a preview feature by default in the latest Windows 11 Dev Channel build 25206. It is related to improving the security of SMB NTLM authentication and reducing attack surfaces.
MSPs looking for new revenue streams and offerings for SMBs should consider co-managed IT, which enables MSPs to reach into new markets with businesses that have their own internal IT teams.
Microsoft Defender for Business has reached general availability. It's designed for small and medium businesses with limited resources to tackle cyberthreats that could damage their firm.
Microsoft has released a new Windows Server preview build 25075 today to Insiders. The new build brings an SMB NTLM authentication limiting feature that makes brute-force exploits very challenging.
Dell's latest "gold standard" for entry storage provides enhanced management simplicity over PowerVault ME4. Dell PowerVault ME5 with valid configurations is available starting at $12,000.
Microsoft 365 Business Voice will be merged into a new SKU with Enterprise-grade features and will be available from January 1, 2022. The new plan is called Teams Phone with Calling Plan.
In time for Small Business Saturday, Microsoft is offering a 25% discount for the first 25 seats on its Microsoft 365 Business Premium plan. The deal is available until November 30.
Microsoft rolled out its monthly cumulative updates to all supported versions of Windows earlier this week, but Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 users are seeing some problems with KB4480970.
A loophole in SMB servers is being used by attackers to fool Windows Defender into scanning a clean-looking file. In reality, however, the file has been switched to ultimately allow execution.
Google has finally rolled out an update for the Samba client that it released for Android a few weeks ago. The update disables the vulnerable SMBv1 protocol by default and enables support for SMBv3.
Google released a brand-new Samba client for Android a couple of days ago. Unfortunately, the client exclusively relies on the vulnerable SMBv1 protocol that was exploited by 'Wannacry' ransomware.
Containing 16 critical and 41 important security fixes, Microsoft has unleashed its biggest Patch Tuesday addressing serious flaws found in Windows, Office, and even Windows Defender.
Microsoft has announced a new service destined for small business owners. Dubbed, Outlook Customer Manager, it lets entrepreneurs and employees better keep track of clients, tasks, and deals.
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Leaked documents suggest Microsoft is planning to offer premium Lumia hardware and accessories to businesses as part of a trial offer in a bid to switch them over to Windows 10 Mobile.
Microsoft is talking to partners, touting the benefits of Windows 10 and showing the operating system's defining features and selling points for regular users, small business and the enterprise.
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