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PrintNightmare non-fix, Kaseya VSA patch, REvil gone, & TikTok to 3min

Topics: Office 365, Business Continuity, Managed Service Provider, Internet Safety, Windows, Ransomware, Podcast

The Lighthouse IT Podcast - July 16th, 2021

Have a listen as we go through the PrintNightmare fix that wasn't a fix, Kaseya releasing a patch to remediate on-premises VSA servers, REvil disappearing from the internet, Microsoft 365 Lighthouse, as well as TikTok not only increasing their video time limit but allowing users to submit video resumes for specific brands.

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Tech News

Yeah, that patch didn't fix this PrintNightmare

On July 6, Microsoft updated their advisory on CVE-2021-34527 and released emergency patches, but the effectiveness of this security update is still under scrutiny...

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Kaseya released a patch to remediate on-premises VSA servers (Huntress validated)

Kaseya patch, dubbed 9.5.7a (9.5.7.2994) Feature Release has been out and even validated by our partners over at Huntress. You can install the patch with the "KInstall.exe" update utility, found online here if you do not find a local copy: http://download.kaseya.com/KInstall.exe. Installing the patch does suggest a Windows Update if you have not recently installed the latest updates from Microsoft. Installing the patch apparently only takes approximately 10 minutes.

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REvil disappears from the internetREvil disappears from the internet

Websites for a Russian-linked ransomware gang blamed for attacks on hundreds of businesses worldwide have gone offline. A payment website and a blog run by the REvil group became suddenly unreachable on Tuesday, and no one knows why.

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Microsoft 365 Lighthouse - They all wanna be us...

First is was Google Lighthouse, now it's Microsoft... Microsoft 365 Lighthouse is a new experience that makes it easier for IT Partners to deliver managed services at scale to small and medium-sized customers.

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Marketing News

More Tok on the Clock

TikTok just rolled out the ability to publish videos up to 3 min in length, vs the1 min limit it had before. Their reasoning behind the extension was to give creators more flexibility while filming and limit the need for multi-part posts.

TikTok has seen success due to it's videos being so easily digestible. Will this hinder them?

With just about everything on YouTube being over 10min now-a-days, you could assume that TikTok's algorithm is also based on View Retention. So longer videos means longer app usage.

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Oh, and they are also now letting you submit video resumes to companies through TikTok.

About three dozen companies are taking part in a pilot that allows people in the US to apply for positions by tagging videos they upload using the #TikTokResumes hashtag.

The company says it "believes there's an opportunity to bring more value to people's experience with TikTok by enhancing the utility of the platform as a channel for recruitment."

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