PrintNightmare: Securing Your Print Infrastructure

Scott Olswold

You have no doubt heard about the “PrintNightmare” problem in the news. It’s a class of vulnerabilities in just about every Windows-based device, including servers, desktops, and laptops. The problem is present in the print spooler service that is enabled by default and provides facilities for managing printers and printing documents. This particular story started on… [ Read more ]

Update on the Windows Print Spooler vulnerability

Team Pharos

Update July 6, 2021 18:08 ETMicrosoft has completed its investigation and has released security updates to address this vulnerability. Please see the Security Update for information and the applicable update for your system. Original post We continue to monitor the situation with the zero-day exploit leveraging a vulnerability in the Windows Print Spooler Service, now… [ Read more ]

Pharos and “PrintNightmare” Windows vulnerability

Kevin Pickhardt

Over the last 24 hours, a zero-day exploit leveraging a vulnerability in the Windows Print Spooler Service has been publicly published and acknowledged by Microsoft. The exploit, termed “PrintNightmare” (CVE-2021-1675) does not currently have a complete fix from Microsoft. While the vulnerability leverages the print spooler process to enable a Remote Code Execution vulnerability, the… [ Read more ]

Is Print on Your Company’s Zero Trust Security Checklist?

Brad Nelson
March 2021

When it comes to network security, the conventional wisdom was that a secure perimeter will keep out the bad guys, like a moat around a castle to defend against pillagers. But keeping up with sophisticated and evolving threats, both external and internal, has become an expensive game that never ends. To stay ahead of the… [ Read more ]