Weekend Vulnerability and Patch Report, January 29, 2012

Important Security Updates Google Chrome 16.0.912.77: Google has released an update to patch several highly critical vulnerabilities. Updates are available through the program. Symantec pcAnywhere 12.x: Symantec has released hotfixes to patch several moderately critical vulnerabilities in pcAnywhere. Information on applying these hotfixes is available from Symantec in notes TECH179526 and TECH 179960. WARNING: Symantec […]

Cyber Security News of the Week, January 29, 2012

News of the Week Commentary Symantec’s warning this week to users to disable PCAnywhere following the theft of its source code stands in contrast to the company’s assurances a few weeks ago that the theft of its source code posed little risk to users. [See Cyber Security News of the Week, January 8, 2012.] At […]

Weekend Vulnerability and Patch Report, January 22, 2012

Important Security Updates Adobe Reader and Acrobat 10.1.2: Adobe has released an update to patch several highly critical vulnerabilities. For users who cannot upgrade to version X, Adobe has also released version 9.5. Updates are available through the program.  Apple iTunes 10.5.3: Apple has released an update to patch several minor issues, including security. Current […]

Cyber Security News of the Week, January 22, 2012

News of the Week Summary – Cybergeddon? Zappo’s reported that it had been hacked, exposing the personal information of 24 million customers. Anonymous brought down the Justice Department’s website and several websites associated with the entertainment industry in response to the Feds bringing down MegaUpload, a large pirate site.  America’s critical infrastructure, including water and […]

Cybergeddon?

Three stories from today’s cyber security news. “U.S. shuts Megaupload.com, hackers retaliate.” “Anonymous Claims DOJ, RIAA, MPAA Sites Hit for Megaupload Bust.” The “distributed denial of service” (ddos) attacks by hacktivists on FBI, Justice Department and entertainment industry websites suggests that the battle to protect intellectual property on the Internet has taken a new and […]

Weekend Vulnerability and Patch Report, January 15, 2012

Important Security Updates Microsoft Windows Media Player: Microsoft has released patches for several highly critical vulnerabilities. Updates are available through the update feature of the Windows control panel. HP LaserJet P3015: HP has released version 07.080.3 to patch a less critical vulnerability. The update is available from HP’s website. Yahoo Messenger: Yahoo has released version […]

Cyber Security News of the Week, January 15, 2012

Cyber Security Story of the Week – When Will US Companies Learn? Defenses Against Hackers Are Like the ‘Maginot Line,’ NSA Chief Says: U.S. companies still aren’t taking the threat of computer attacks seriously enough, despite a recent string of high-profile security failures, top government cybersecurity officials said this week. The Wall Street Journal, January […]

Weekend Vulnerability and Patch Report, January 8, 2012

Important Security Updates Microsoft .NET Framework: Microsoft has updated .NET to  patch 4 moderately critical vulnerabilities. Updates are available through the update feature of the Windows control panel. Google Chrome: Google has released version 16.0.912.75 to patch several highly critical vulnerabilities. The update is available through the program. Current Software Versions Adobe Flash: The current […]

Cyber Security News of the Week, January 8, 2012

Cyber Security Story of the Week Expect more cyber-espionage, sophisticated malware in ’12, experts say: The security industry expects the number of cyber-espionage attacks to increase in 2012 and the malware used for this purpose to become increasingly sophisticated. ComputerWorld, December 26, 2011 Citadel In The News 6 Credit Card Mistakes that can ruin your […]