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 ]

Microsoft and Pharos: Solution Partners for Universal Print

Team Pharos
March 2021

On March 2nd, Microsoft announced the general availability of Universal Print, their cloud-based printing service within Microsoft 365. In their announcement, Issa Khoury, Principal Program Manager Lead at Microsoft, said “…for customers looking for print management solutions, a robust set of software partners are bringing software and cloud services that build on Universal Print.“ Pharos… [ Read more ]

The Impact of Covid-19: Predicting the Future of Printing

Kevin Pickhardt
February 2021

We’ve all been through something historic and unprecedented over the past year. We’ve seen a lot and we’ve learned a lot. In our own ways we’ve likely all wondered, what will the future look like? Whether it be the impact on businesses, education, recreation, or society at large, the global pandemic has compelled us to… [ Read more ]

Managing Print in 2021: What You Need to Know Now

Team Pharos
January, 2021

Managing print in 2021 involves factors that we couldn’t have foreseen at this time last year. Home offices and touchless printing are part of our new normal. Corporate offices are only just beginning to trickle in employees as the vaccination effort begins. Even with a vaccinated population, careful office protocols are likely here to stay…. [ Read more ]

Pharos Products and Services Unaffected by the SolarWinds Exploit

Team Pharos
December 2020

The Pharos Security Team has been watching with heightened awareness the developing cyberattack on federal and corporate computing systems by way of vulnerabilities found in several versions of the SolarWinds Orion software platform. Pharos does not use SolarWinds Orion software for internal or cloud-based systems. We have completed an audit of all computing platforms within… [ Read more ]

Blueprint Enterprise 5.3 Update 3 Now Available!

Team Pharos
December 2020

We’re happy to announce the latest update to Blueprint Enterprise! Update 3 provides administrative improvements and several new features, including touchless printing via the Pharos Print mobile app, a new admin page for mobile QR Code release configuration, and Sentry Print support for additional HP, Konica Minolta, and Xerox devices! New Features in This Release:… [ Read more ]

Touchless Printing at Work and on Campus: Creating a Safer, Better Experience

Team Pharos
December 2020

We all know that 2020 has changed the world in many ways. The realms of business and education have certainly been among the most visibly affected. So many things are different now, and everyone has had to adapt to changes we never could have foreseen. Business and educational institutions all over the world have had… [ Read more ]

Pharos Is Now Chrome Enterprise Recommended!

Team Pharos
October 2020

We are thrilled to announce that Google has recognized Pharos Systems as a Chrome Enterprise Recommended partner! Chrome Enterprise Recommended is Google’s partner program for third-party solutions that are verified by Google to meet certain technical and support standards for Chrome OS and Chrome devices. (See Solution Brief on Google.com) As part of this partnership,… [ Read more ]


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