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Apple Releases Security Updates

Posted on by mechling

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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Adobe Addresses Critical Vulnerabilities in Flash Player

Posted on by mechling

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 recommends that … Continue reading

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Recent Security Updates

Posted on by mechling

Microsoft released seven critical updates for Windows, Office, Edge, and Internet Explorer, as well as a critical update that resolves vulnerabilities in Adobe Flash Player when installed on Windows systems. Continue reading

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Recent Security Updates

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Microsoft released six critical updates for Windows, Internet Explorer, and Edge. These updates address vulnerabilities that could lead to remote code execution. Continue reading

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Adobe Flash Vulnerability Currently Being Exploited

Posted on by mbordas

BACKGROUND There is a vulnerability in Adobe Flash that is being exploited in large scale attacks. The vulnerability is being tracked as CVE-2014-0569 (http://www.cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2014-0558) on the Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures (CVE) database. The exploit includes memory corruption vulnerabilities and an integer overflow vulnerability that … Continue reading

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Bash Vulnerability Update

Posted on by mbordas

Please note the following updates to the September 25 post regarding the Bash / Shellshock vulnerability.

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Patch Tuesday Roundup for July 2014

Posted on by mbordas

Today is Patch Tuesday for July, 2014. Microsoft released 6 bulletins, two of which are considered critical and address vulnerabilities in Windows and Internet Explorer that could result in remote code execution. For more information about this month’s updates, see … Continue reading

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More OpenSSL Vulnerabilities Reported

Posted on by mbordas

Security researchers have recently identified several vulnerabilities in the OpenSSL encryption library in addition to the widely publicized Heartbleed bug (see https://it-security.usc.edu/2014/04/09/openssl-heartbleed-bug​ for more information about Heartbleed). System Administrators within USC’s IT units should complete the action items (fixes) summarized … Continue reading

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Patch Tuesday Roundup for November 2013

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Today is Patch Tuesday for November 2013. Microsoft released eight bulletins, three of which are considered critical. The bulletins include fixes for vulnerabilities affecting Windows, Internet Explorer, and Microsoft Office. For more information, see the Microsoft Security Bulletin Summary for November … Continue reading

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Apple Releases OSX 10.9 Mavericks

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Apple this week released a major upgrade to its desktop operating system. OSX version 10.9, or Mavericks, includes a number of new and updated features, performance improvements, and security fixes. To learn more about the new features in Mavericks, visit www.apple.com/osx/whats-new/features.html. … Continue reading

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