September 8, 2013  11:04 PM

Patch Tuesday: 8 remote code execution holes



Posted by: Ken Harthun
Microsoft Windows, Secure Computing, Security, Security bulletin, Security management, Vulnerabilities

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November 19, 2009  2:51 AM

Law, PR Firms Being Targeted by Hackers says FBI



Posted by: Ken Harthun
E-mail scam, email, Phishing, Security, Security bulletin

According to the Washington Post, "Hackers are increasingly targeting law firms and public relations companies with a sophisticated e-mail scheme that breaks into their computer networks to steal sensitive data, often linked to large corporate...


October 12, 2009  12:32 AM

October 2009 Patch Tuesday Sets New Record



Posted by: Ken Harthun
Microsoft Windows, Security bulletin, Vulnerabilities

Microsoft Security Response Center's October 2009 Bulletin Release Advance Notification:

For October we are releasing 13 bulletins...


September 8, 2009  11:37 PM

Patch Tuesday – Microsoft Fixes Eight Security Flaws



Posted by: Ken Harthun
Critical update, insecure, Microsoft Windows, Networking, Patch management, Patch Tuesday, Remote Code Execution, Security, Security bulletin, Vulnerabilities, Wireless security

All of them are critical, but not a single one of them affects Windows 7, scheduled for release on October 22.

The most dangerous flaw covered by this month’s batch of patches is a remote code execution vulnerability in the way that the JScript scripting engine decodes script in Web...


March 31, 2009  12:48 AM

What Will Conficker do on April First?



Posted by: Ken Harthun
Conficker, Microsoft Windows, Security, Security bulletin, Security management, Vulnerabilities, Worm

No one knows for sure, but we do know that *something* is going to happen on April Fools' Day. Conficker is a new breed of malware; the people behind it are of exceptional intelligence....


January 23, 2009  2:15 AM

Will They Ever Learn to Patch?



Posted by: Ken Harthun
Malware, Opinion, Patch management, Security, Security bulletin, Zero-day vulnerability

The latest mass infection to hit the Internet is the Win32/Conficker/Downadup Worm, estimated to have already infected between 500,000 and 8.9 million PCs, depending on whose numbers you believe. This is astounding, considering that the worm exploits a vulnerability in Windows that Microsoft


December 16, 2008  9:21 PM

Microsoft Announces Out-of-band Patch for Zero-day Flaw



Posted by: Ken Harthun
Critical update, Internet Explorer, Microsoft Windows, Security, Security bulletin, Zero-day exploit, Zero-day vulnerability

Microsoft issued today "Microsoft Security Bulletin Advance Notification for December 2008." The actual security bulletin will be released on December 17, 2008:

Microsoft Security Bulletin Advance...


December 12, 2008  9:44 PM

Internet Explorer Targeted by Zero-day Attack



Posted by: Ken Harthun
Critical update, Firefox, Internet Explorer, Malware, Opinion, Remote Code Execution, Security, Security bulletin, Vulnerabilities, Zero-day exploit, Zero-day vulnerability

Even though Microsoft released the biggest batch of patches ever on Tuesday--28 flaws affecting Windows, Office, Internet Explorer, Visual Basic Active Controls and Windows Media Player, 23 of them rated “critical”--there's no fix for a zero-day XML parser vulnerability that surfaced the same...


October 29, 2008  3:04 PM

Opera Zero-day Vulnerability



Posted by: Ken Harthun
Browsers, Opera, Remote Code Execution, Security bulletin, Zero-day exploit, Zero-day vulnerability

Just as Opera completed patches for critical vulnerabilities in its browser, researchers discovered another remote code execution bug. In its recent article, "Opera scrambles to quash zero-day bug in...

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