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Apple released OS X Lion v10.7.3 and Security Updates

Apple released OS X Lion v10.7.3 and the Security Update 2012-001 to address some vulnerabilities in various components. All the fixes are important, but these can have a direct negative effect on your personal privacy and security  because they can be … Continue reading

PDF-Exploit for recently closed security hole

Adobe released version 9.3.1 of Reader and Acrobat mid February. These versions fix a vulnerability which allows attackers to inject malicious code by luring victims into opening specially prepared PDF documents. Avira saw malicious PDF files appearing in the wild … Continue reading

Microsoft announces Out-of-Band IE-Patch

For the critical security vulnerability that currently gets exploited in the wild (since back in December for example to attack Google) Microsoft has announced an out-of-band Update that will get released later today. The exploit code for abusing the vulnerability … Continue reading

Security hole in Internet Explorer gets exploited

In Internet Explorer (nearly all versions except IE 5.01 on all supported Windows operating systems) there is a vulnerability which Microsoft issued a warning about. Attackers actively abuse the security hole to smuggle malware on PCs. To infect a machine, … Continue reading

Plenty of Updates on Patch Tuesday

This Black Tuesday was different as anticipated – Microsoft releases only one security bulletin, but other companies “jumped in” and deliver updates now as well. For the windows operating systems, only one Security Bulletin was released. MS10-001 deals with a … Continue reading

Security hole in Adobe Reader and Acrobat

Adobe is currently investigating a new security hole in Reader and Acrobat. Cybercriminals are currently spamming emails with prepared documents which lead to an infection of the computer with malware. The PDF document abuses a buffer overflow in a new … Continue reading

Safari fixes and SMB vulnerability (Update)

Apple just released their web browser Safari in version 4.0.4 – both for Mac OS X and for Windows. Previous versions have some serious security vulnerabilities which can lead to remote code execution, crashes or to information disclosure, for example. … Continue reading

Adobe fixes Reader and Acrobat

Not only Microsoft released a bunch of patches to close security holes in their products, but also Adobe now ships updated software to fix several vulnerabilities in Adobe Reader and Acrobat which already get attacked with specially prepared PDF documents … Continue reading

Microsoft closes 34 Security Holes

Just as announced last Friday, Microsoft ships updates for plenty of products and closes 34 security holes. Many of them are rated critical which means that attackers can infiltrate vulnerable systems remotely. The patches affect the Windows operating systems starting … Continue reading

FastFlux-Malware leading to FakeAV (Update)

Our researchers found a malicious JavaScript link embedded to the headlines and thread titles in some forums as well as on other web sites after a user notified us about possible issues with a particular forum. The scripts resulted in … Continue reading