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by Tymoteusz A. Góral

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#1676 Microsoft delays Enhanced Mitigation Experience Toolkit support cut-off to July 2018
Microsoft has extended by 18 months its end-of-life date for its Enhanced Mitigation Experience Toolkit (EMET) to July 2018.

At least some of you IT pros probably were aware, but I had not realized that Microsoft, until its announcement on November 3, was planning to drop EMET 5.5x support in January 2017 before the reprieve.

In a November 3 blog post entitled "Moving Beyond EMET," Microsoft officials noted that the first version of EMET was introduced in 2009.

Back then, "despite substantial improvements in Windows OS security during that same period, it was clear that the way we shipped Windows at the time (3-4 years between major releases) was simply too slow to respond quickly to emerging threats. Our commercial customers were particularly exposed since it often took years to deploy new OS versions in large scale environments," said the Softies.
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#1681 Tesco Bank: 20,000 customers lose money
#1680 Admins, update your databases to avoid the MySQL bug
#1679 Inside the RIG exploit kit
#1678 Test-run DDoS attacks against Liberia cease
#1677 Android spyware targets business executives
#1676 Microsoft delays Enhanced Mitigation Experience Toolkit support cut-off to July 2018
#1675 New Bizarro sundown exploit kit spreads Locky
#1674 This evil office printer hijacks your cellphone connection
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