The Weekend Patch and Vulnerability Report and Cyber Security News of the Week will return next Sunday, January 8, 2012.
A cyber security breach at marketing firm, Epsilon, has exposed the names and email addresses of millions of customers of some of America’s largest companies, including JP Morgan Chase, Citibank, Barclays Bank, U.S. Bancorp, Walt Disney, Marriott, Best Buy, Target, Kroger and Walgreen’s. As a result of this breach, customers of these companies are at Read More
Microsoft Windows & Office: This month’s Patch Tuesday fixed more than 11 security flaws in Microsoft products. One patch fixes a highly critical vulnerability that could allow a cyber criminal to gain control of a user’s computer simply by having the user view an email in Outlook’s Preview Pane. We strongly recommend all home users Read More
In our latest Weekend Patch and Vulnerability Report, we warned readers that significant vulnerabilities had been discovered in mobile banking applications from USAA, Chase, Wells Fargo, Bank of America, and TD Ameritrade. According to The Wall Street Journal and Yahoo News, the vulnerabilities discovered by viaForensics could potentially allow a hacker to learn your username, Read More
Adobe Update for Flash Player: Adobe has now fixed the 0-day Flash vulnerability we reported last week. This update fixes 18 different security holes. Readers are urged to update their Flash version to v 10.1.102.64. Updates are available for Windows, Macintosh, Linux, and Solaris versions of Flash. If you use Internet Explorer in addition to Read More
Adobe Shockwave Update: Adobe has released a critical update for its shockwave player. The shockwave patch plugs 11 different security holes affecting both Windows and Mac computers. Readers should update to the newest Adobe Shockwave Player. Adobe Advisory for Flash Player, Acrobat Reader and Acrobat: Adobe has issued a security advisory that a new 0-day Read More
RealPlayer: RealPlayer has released a product upgrade that fixes several critical vulnerabilities. The latest versions are available here. (October 20). Microsoft Windows & Office: This month’s Patch Tuesday fixed a record 49 security holes. Always install Microsoft patches. Home computers should have automatic updates turned on. All other things being equal so should business computers, Read More