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Oracle Updates for October 2013

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Oracle yesterday released its Critical Patch Update for October 2013. The update includes 127 security fixes for more than a dozen products, including fifty-one fixes for Java. Apple also released an update to its supported version of Java.

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This Week in Security

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Adobe released security patches for its Reader and Acrobat software to address a number of actively exploited vulnerabilities.  You can download the latest versions of these patches at the Adobe Reader download site and the Adobe Acrobat update sites for Mac and Windows. Mozilla released … Continue reading

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This Week in Security

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Twitter announced today that it has discovered unauthorized attempts to access user data, including usernames, email addresses and passwords.  The attackers may have gained access to information on approximately 250,000 users.  Twitter has reset the passwords of affected users, and … Continue reading

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The Java Issue in Plain English

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After a string of exploited vulnerabilities in the Java browser plug-in, the Department of Homeland Security, along with a number of online security experts, have recommended that users disable or restrict access to Java in their web browsers whenever possible. … Continue reading

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Critical Security Updates Released

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Microsoft today released an emergency patch to address the zero day vulnerability discovered last December, which could allow remote code execution if users of Internet Explorer 6, 7, or 8 visit websites or open emails containing malicious code.  For more … Continue reading

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This Week in Security

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The past week saw a number of  patches, updates, and alerts. Microsoft released a number of security bulletins on Patch Tuesday.   In conjunction, Adobe released updates for Reader, Acrobat, and Flash Player, and issued an advisory about unpatched vulnerabilities in Coldfusion. … Continue reading

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New Mac Malware: SabPub

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Another malware program affecting Mac OS X computers has come to the attention of computer security professionals this week. This new program, called SabPub, exploits a vulnerability in Java, just like the recent Flashback malware. For more information on SabPub … Continue reading

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Patch Tuesday Roundup

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Besides the security patches released by Microsoft yesterday, there were also several updates released by Adobe plus a security update for Java for Mac OS X 10.6 and OS X Lion. Adobe Reader and Acrobat Updates Java update for Mac … Continue reading

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New Mac Malware Threats

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Two recent Mac malware threats, one involving Microsoft Office software and the other involving the Java application, reinforce the fact that, in today’s world, Mac users need to be just as aware of computing security concerns as Windows users. All … Continue reading

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