By: - Dir. Solutions Marketing

July Java Jamboree

July 15th, 2014

The latest Critical Patch Update (CPU) from Oracle has been released today. Based on the pre-release information, the July 2014 CPU contains 113 new security vulnerability fixes, covering everything from its flagship database and Fusion Middleware to Hyperion and Solaris. [See update below.] Of particular interest to endpoint administrators will be the 20 vulnerabilities in [...]



By: - Independent Computer Security Analyst

@gcluley

Java on XP?

July 14th, 2014

Is it still supported, and what should you do about it? Well done to Oracle, which has successfully managed to confuse everyone about what the situation is regarding whether Java (a development platform with a long history of security holes) will continue to be properly supported on Windows XP (an operating system with a long [...]



By: - Director, Product Management

@russbernst

July Patch Tuesday is No Time for Vacation

July 8th, 2014

July Patch Tuesday consists of 6 patches from Microsoft – 2 are critical; 3 are important and 1 moderate. When planning time away from the office this week, administrators should know every bulletin impacts nearly every supported Windows Server version. Two of the bulletins even impact Windows Server set to Core mode. Of the 29 [...]



By: - Dir. Solutions Marketing

WinXP and Java: Double the Risk, Double the Fun

July 8th, 2014

Another reason, as if you needed one, to upgrade your WinXP systems: Java 8 – the latest version is 8u5 – has compatibility issues, and Java 7 – the latest version of which is 7u60 – is no longer supported on WinXP. As Oracle has put it: “Users may still continue to use Java 7 [...]



By: - Director, Product Management

@russbernst

Early Start to Holiday Fireworks with July Patch Tuesday

July 3rd, 2014

Microsoft kicked off the fourth of July fireworks a little early this year by announcing 6 bulletins that will be released in next week’s Patch Tuesday. Two are critical, three important and one moderate. Datacenter administrators shouldn’t plan to be away too much next week since every bulletin impacts nearly every supported Windows Server version. [...]



By: - Independent Computer Security Analyst

@gcluley

Not Running Android KitKat? Hackers Could Steal Info from Your Phone

June 30th, 2014

Security researchers at IBM have gone public about a critical security vulnerability in the Android operating system, that could allow hackers to remotely execute code on users’ devices and steal sensitive information. The flaw, which was discovered nine months ago by researchers of the Application Security team at IBM but has only now been made [...]



By: - Independent Computer Security Analyst

@gcluley

How to Bypass PayPal Two Factor Authentication

June 25th, 2014

One of PayPal’s primary mechanisms to protect accounts from being hacked may have been fundamentally flawed for years. That’s the concern raised by security researchers who uncovered a method of bypassing PayPal’s two-factor authentication (2FA), the technology that is supposed to protect your account should your username and password fall into the wrong hands. As [...]



By: - Independent Computer Security Analyst

@gcluley

Android Kitkat 4.4.4 released by Google to tackle OpenSSL security hole

June 23rd, 2014

Less than three weeks after Google pushed out Android 4.4.3 to users of its Nexus smartphones and tablets, the technology giant has unexpectedly released factory images, binaries and source code for a new version – Android Kitkat 4.4.4 – patching a serious vulnerability in the OpenSSL cryptographic library. Sascha Prüter, a Google Android program manager, [...]



By: - Technology Reporter

@jleclaire

Why the MDM Rush?

June 16th, 2014

With mobile devices continuing to drive consumer and enterprise marketplace trends, there is no lack of Mobile Management Device (MDM) vendors to choose from—and one more just entered the market. Lumension just rolled out Lumension Endpoint Management and Security Suite with Mobile Device Management v8.0. What sets it apart from the scores of other vendors? [...]



By: - Independent Computer Security Analyst

@gcluley

Security Tips for Football World Cup Fans

June 13th, 2014

The FIFA World Cup has kicked off in Brazil, with fans travelling to the country from around the globe in the hope that their country’s football team will make it to the grand final. But if you’re travelling (whether it be to South America watch the world’s greatest soccer tournament, or a couple of days [...]



By: - Director, Product Management

@russbernst

Microsoft Kicks Off Summer with 7 Patch Tuesday Bulletins

June 10th, 2014

Of the 7 bulletins released today for June Patch Tuesday, 2 are rated critical and 5 are rated important. All together, they cover a total of 66 CVEs but one, MS14-035, remediates 59 of those CVEs. Yes, it’s time for another IE cumulative update and this should (again) be first on your list of patching [...]



By: - Independent Computer Security Analyst

@gcluley

More Security Flaws Discovered in OpenSSL – Patch Now!

June 6th, 2014

Remember the Heartbleed scare which had you scurrying to change your passwords and worrying about online privacy a few weeks ago? How could you forget it… After all, hundreds of thousands of websites were impacted by that flaw, as well as millions of Android devices put at risk. Well, it looks like that wasn’t the last word [...]



By: - Director, Product Management

@russbernst

Microsoft Kicks Off Summer with 7 Patch Tuesday Bulletins

June 5th, 2014

Today’s advanced notification outlines 7 patches in next week’s June Patch Tuesday; 2 are critical and 5 important. Affected software runs the gamut, as usual, and the first critical bulletin is for IE. Last month, IE saw a lot of activity, first with the out-of-band patch released on May 1, a point fix released as part of May’s Patch [...]



By: - Independent Computer Security Analyst

@gcluley

Here’s How to Keep Getting Free Security Updates for Windows XP Until 2019 – And Why You Shouldn’t

May 27th, 2014

Have you heard the news? A way has been found to trick computers into receiving security updates for Windows XP – even though Microsoft stopped officially supporting the operating system back in April. According to a BetaNews report, this could make it possible for users still using creaky old XP to carry on getting security [...]



By: - Independent Computer Security Analyst

@gcluley

eBay Password Hack Proves the Danger of the Human Factor

May 21st, 2014

You can’t fail to have missed the news today that eBay has suffered a serious security breach, meaning that personal information about users has fallen into the hands of hackers. According to eBay’s official announcement the database accessed by the hackers included customers’ names, encrypted passwords, email addresses, physical addresses, phone numbers and dates of birth. Breathe [...]



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