Weekend Vulnerability and Patch Report, December 24, 2010

The following software updates were released last week. Citadel strongly recommends that readers upgrade these programs on their computers. Java Update: Sun has published an update to Java, its ubiquitous browser plug-in. The new version is Java 6, Update 23. Readers can identify their version of Java and get installation help here. Readers will want […]

Weekend Vulnerability and Patch Report, December 17, 2010

The following software updates were released last week. Citadel strongly recommends that readers upgrade these programs on their computers. Microsoft Security Update: This month’s Patch Tuesday from Microsoft contains 17 software updates plugging a total of 40 security holes. According to Microsoft the updates include fixes for at least 7 vulnerabilities in Internet Explorer versions […]

Weekend Vulnerability and Patch Report, December 10, 2010

The following software updates were released last week. Citadel strongly recommends that readers upgrade these programs on their computers. Apple QuickTime Update: Apple has released QuickTime version 7.6.9. This update fixes 15 highly critical security vulnerabilities that a cyber criminal can use to take control of a user’s system and steal sensitive information. Updates are […]

Weekend Vulnerability and Patch Report, December 3, 2010

The following software updates were released last week. Citadel strongly recommends that readers upgrade these programs on their computers. McAfee VirusScan Enterprise: A highly critical vulnerability has been found in McAfee VirusScan Enterprise, which can be exploited by malicious people to compromise a user’s system. The vulnerability is confirmed in version 8.5.0i. Other versions may […]

Personal Guide to Staying Safe Online

Cyber criminals want your bank account and credit card numbers so they can take your money and use your credit while stiffing you with the bill. They want your social security number so they can apply for credit in your name, stealing your identity. They have even begun selling stolen medical insurance information. Cybercriminals steal […]