March Patch Tuesday: Time to Update IE Again

Microsoft is set to release 5 updates during next week’s March Patch Tuesday and two are critical.

Not surprisingly, the first on the list is another cumulative update to all versions of Internet Explorer. Thankfully, this will update the IE Zero Day we saw last month that Microsoft addressed with the release of security advisory 2934088 on February 19.

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IT Gets a Summer Vacation with Light Patch Load for June

It’s a record month for Microsoft this month. With just five bulletins, June marks the lowest number of bulletins we’ve seen from Microsoft to date this year, making it a light month for IT admins. It’s also the halfway point for the year, which is always a good time to look back at last year and compare.

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Everything Matters

You just can’t cut corners today. In fact you need to be very careful about even “optimizing” your security efforts because it’s so easy to misjudge what needs to be secured and what doesn’t; what deserves your attention and what doesn’t. In fact, in a recent discussion with a colleague, we concluded that basically, “today,

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Light Patch Tuesday as New Antivirus Issue Arises

Microsoft has released two security bulletins this month, MS10-030 and MS10-031 to address two vulnerabilities in Microsoft Windows and Microsoft Office, both rated Critical. As both bulletins are rated as critical, they will both demand a high priority in their deployment across the enterprise.

MS10-030 resolving one vulnerability affecting Outlook Express,

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IT Pros Face a “Scary” Patch Tuesday with Zero Day Exploits

This month’s Microsoft Patch Tuesday update has reached an all time high with 13 bulletins, which surpasses the previous high of 12 released in October 2008. IT pros won’t only have to deal with the large amount of patches, but the update also includes fixes for 34 security issues with zero-day issues continuing to be the real nail biters.

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Sex Still Sells: Malware on the Internet

A new video is reportedly making the rounds on the Internet – supposedly a keyhole camera was used to tape an unsuspecting ESPN Reporter Erin Andrews undressing in a hotel room. While lawyers for Erin Andrews work to have sites posting the video immediately remove it, the bad guys are yet again taking advantage of a timely “event” by quickly putting up fake websites to dupe unsuspecting web surfers into downloading malware.

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iPhone 3.0 is Here! Upgrade ASAP for Security Sakes!

The iPhone community has been impatiently waiting for the release of iPhone 3.0 software since Apple’s WWDC event in early June.  Now that it is here, they should upgrade ASAP!  Along with the upgrade comes an Apple security announcement that there are 38 separate vulnerabilities in the previous versions of iPhone OS for iPhones and iPod Touch devices. 

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Safari Vulnerabilities Overshadowed by Apple’s iPhone Launch

With all eyes turned to Apple’s Worldwide Developers Conference in anticipation of the iPhone 3G S announcement, many will miss the release of Safari 4 for Mac OS and Windows.  The headlines for Safari 4 include: “Browsing made beautiful. And smart.” “See the Web in a Whole New Way!” and “The World’s Fastest Browser” (a little challenge directed to Google Chrome here?)  One thing left out of the headlines? 

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Give Mom a Unique Gift, a More Secure Browser!

The second Sunday in May is Mother’s Day. Traditionally a day of flowers, candy, cards and long-distance calls. I suspect there will be many Moms getting the gift of Skype plus a webcam, but why not sprinkle in a little online security?

This Sunday, take the time to make sure Mom is running a modern browser.

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