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Apple Includes “Important Security Update” in iOS 9.3.5

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Apple released an important security update with iOS 9.3.5, which fixes three zero-day vulnerabilities in the iOS system. (Zero-day vulnerabilities are those that exploit previously unknown vulnerabilities and for which there is no available patch.) A hacker could use these vulnerabilities, … Continue reading

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Recent Security Updates

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Microsoft Microsoft released five critical security updates for Windows, Internet Explorer, Edge, Office, and Communications Platforms and Software. These updates address vulnerabilities that could lead to remote code execution. Microsoft released four additional updates, which it classified as important, for Windows. … Continue reading

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Google Patches Severe Security Vulnerabilities for Android

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In the July 2016 security bulletin, Google has released patches for Android to protect users against numerous security vulnerabilities. The most severe security weakness is a critical flaw in Mediaserver, which could enable hackers to access an Android device through … Continue reading

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Critical Vulnerabilities in Symantec and Norton Security Products

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The Google security analyst team Project Zero recently uncovered critical security vulnerabilities in Symantec and Norton antivirus software. The Project Zero team called these vulnerabilities “as bad as it gets,” explaining that the flaws can corrupt computers without any action on the user’s part. … Continue reading

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Google Prompt: Simple Two-Factor Authentication for Google Apps

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With the release of prompt, Google has streamlined two-factor authentication for Google accounts. Two-factor authentication strengthens the security of your account by asking you to confirm your identity using your mobile phone when you log in. This extra layer of security makes it … Continue reading

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Adobe Addresses Critical Vulnerabilities in Flash Player

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Adobe has published a security update addressing critical vulnerabilities in Flash Player for Windows, Macintosh, Linux, and ChromeOS. These vulnerabilities, if exploited, could potentially cause a crash or allow a hacker to take control of the affected system. Adobe acknowledges that … Continue reading

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Recent Security Updates

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Microsoft Microsoft released five critical updates for Windows, Internet Explorer, Edge, and Office. These updates address vulnerabilities that could lead to remote code execution. Microsoft released eleven additional updates, which it classified as important, for Windows and Exchange Server. For … Continue reading

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Lenovo Addresses Vulnerability in Accelerator

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Lenovo has released a security advisory addressing a vulnerability in its preloaded Accelerator Application software. The vulnerability could be exploited by a “man-in-the-middle” attack, in which a hacker intercepts communication between two systems. Lenovo recommends that users uninstall Accelerator, an application that … Continue reading

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Microsoft to End Support for SHA-1 Certificates This Summer

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In summer 2016, Microsoft will stop browser support for sites secured by SHA-1 certificates, which have been classified as unsafe. This means that some websites will no longer be considered secure. When Microsoft releases the Windows 10 Anniversary Update this … Continue reading

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Apple Releases Security Updates

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Apple has released multiple updates to address vulnerabilities in tvOS, iOS, watchOS, OS X El Capitan, Safari, and iTunes. Products and applications with new security updates available for download include: Apple TV iPhone iPod touch iPad OS X El Capitain Safari iTunes for … Continue reading

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