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Monthly Archives: March 2013

Before You Click That Link

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Many phishing scams attempt to obtain your personal information by providing links to sites that look legitimate but are, in reality, spoofed pages designed to capture your credentials or load malware onto your machine.  Such messages often use a technique called URL redirection, which involves … Continue reading

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Apple iOS Update

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Apple yesterday released an update to its mobile operating system, iOS 6.1.3.  The update addresses a recently discovered vulnerability that could allow someone to bypass an iPhone or iPad’s passcode, and access data such as contact lists and voicemails.  You … Continue reading

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Patch Tuesday Roundup for March 2013

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Microsoft has seven security bulletins for this month’s Patch Tuesday release, four of which are considered critical and should be applied as soon as possible.  For more information, see Microsoft’s Security TechCenter. Last week, Oracle released another round of updates … Continue reading

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