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This Week in CheckMates: 29 September 2017

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Welcome to "This Week in Checkmates," your weekly highlight reel for all things CheckMates!

Past and future posts will be available here: About CheckMates

If you can't wait for the weekly update, we post relevant threads to our social media accounts:


Somehow, I managed to publish the "This Week in CheckMates" post for last week without actually finishing it.

I guess that's an occupational hazard of traveling, as I was in London and Ireland last week for CheckMates events Smiley Happy 

If you care, I've updated it with good content from last week:

Also, I'm now naming these posts with the date that they intend to be published, so you know to what point they cover.

Community Highlights

Here are some highlights from the week's activity on CheckMates:

All About Bashware: Overview and Demonstration

Earlier this week our researchers did a deep dive on Bashware, a method that exploits the Windows Subsystem for Linux that's now available for Windows 10, to "hide" from threat prevention products. There's an eye-popping demo you don't want to miss!


R80.10 has a lot of new features, some of them were widely publicized, some where not. What's your favorite?

Layers and the Cleanup Rule 

Speaking of new features in R80, we made some improvements in SmartConsole to remind you about the Cleanup Rule and give you some hints about best practices.

Does R80.10 support OPSEC? 

Of course it does, but there are a few caveats highlighted in this post.

network object definition based on FQDN 

We've had Domain Objects for quite some time. In R80.10, we improved them substantially.

Did You Know...

There is a mobile app available for CheckMates?

While the CheckMates Community site is fairly mobile-friendly, some prefer a native mobile app that can provide push notifications on responses to posts.

You can download the Jive Daily app for iOS or Android as follows:

When prompted, enter as the community and sign in with your User Center credentials.

Upcoming Events

Our upcoming events in the next few weeks include:


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