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Monthly Archives: March 2012

Google Releases Chrome 18

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Google has released Chrome 18, the newest version of its Chrome web browser. This version applies several security fixes and includes the latest version of Adobe Flash. For more information on this latest release of Chrome,  see http://googlechromereleases.blogspot.com/2012/03/stable-channel-release-and-beta-channel.html. To download … Continue reading

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Critical Security Advisory for Adobe Flash Player

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Adobe has recently reported multiple security vulnerabilities in several versions of the Adobe Flash Player. These vulnerabilities may allow hackers to take control of computers running the following versions of Adobe Flash Player. •    Adobe Flash Player 11.1.102.63 and earlier … Continue reading

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A Weak Password is a Hacker’s Best Friend

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According to the “2012 Global Security Report” released by Trustwave, “Password1″ is the most commonly used password on business systems. Although it contains an upper-case character, a number, and nine characters, “Password1″ is a very easy password for hackers to … Continue reading

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