Monthly Archives: June 2011

Updates? I’ll pass thank you, my computer works just fine.

It’s not only what you don’t know that kills you but also what you do know that ain’t so. While your computer may seem to be running just fine you may have several applications that are vulnerable to attack and … Continue reading

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Super Tuesday – June Edition

Adobe is planning to release critical security updates for Reader and Acrobat on Tuesday the 14th. Adobe categorizes “critical” as a vulnerability, which, if exploited would allow malicious native-code to execute, potentially without a user being aware. Microsoft plans to … Continue reading

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New Java in Town

Oracle has released a new version of Java which addresses 17 security vulnerabilities. This version, 6 update 26 is the second one this year. Java has become the number one browser helper app being targeted by malware and it’s important … Continue reading

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Flash! Flash patch released

Sunday, Adobe released yet another security patch for Flash. The second in four weeks and fifth for the year. Google found this one for them. The cross-site scripting bug has been used against gmail accounts to steal user ids and … Continue reading

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Art of War – The Cyber Kind

If you do not know your enemies nor yourself, you will be imperiled in every single battle. If you do not know your enemies but know yourself, you will win one and lose one. If you know your enemies and … Continue reading

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It’s 11pm. Do you know where your data is?

Co-operative Life Planning (CLP) found to their horror the personal details of 82,000 of their customers had been made available online. The source of the breech? Computer contractors hired to repair a file containing customer information. The contractors copied the … Continue reading

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Apple Fights Back

In response to the wave of fake AV attacks Apple has released a security update to help rid the machines of the virus. The update to OS X 10.6.7 adds discovery and removal of the fake AV program as well … Continue reading

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