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How to disable the Java web plug-in in all browsers

We have written about Java and its regular vulnerabilities, two (here and here) of which were zero-day vulnerabilities. Java is a very strong tool because it is cross platform and if a vulnerability is being found on one platform, it … Continue reading

Critical vulnerabilities in Firefox, Thunderbird and Seamonkey

Mozilla has announced that a critical vulnerability is affecting versions earlier than 9 of Firefox (except v3.6) and Thunderbird and versions earlier than 2.6 of SeaMonkey communication suite. The vulnerability could allow an attacker to execute malicious code on a machine  using … Continue reading

Many updates for Windows, Java, Adobe, Thunderbird and Firefox

This week has been a very busy one for Microsoft, Sun, Adobe and Mozilla Foundation. We have seen the Microsoft Security Bulletin MS11-037 announcing the patch of some vulnerabilities which may allow an attacker to execute arbitrary code, cause a denial-of-service … Continue reading

Chain of trust broken by compromised root certificate, updates to control the damage

The entire online media is buzzing around the recent incident of the fraudulent digital certificate issued by the Dutch company Diginotar. Diginotar is a certification authority present in the Trusted Root Certification Authorities Store of Windows and of many browsers. Such … Continue reading

Browser Updates

Just a few days ago, two major web browsers have been updated to fix security vulnerabilities which may allow attackers to infect the computer with malware just by visiting a hacked website. Google released version 11 of the Chrome web … Continue reading

Many Updates: Flash Player, Mac OS X, Firefox

Today is a busy day for those who want to keep their computers secure: Many updates are available, from Adobes Flash Player over Apples Mac OS X operating system to the Firefox webbrowser. There is a security vulnerability in Flash … Continue reading

Yet another Mozilla Update

Not a week has passed by since the Mozilla Foundation released their software in new versions. Now, Firefox 3.6.15 is available. It is yet unclear whether it contains security fixes as the security advisories on the Mozilla website end with … Continue reading

Mozilla updates Firefox

The Mozilla Foundation has released the webbrowser Firefox in Version 3.6.14 which fixes 10 security vulnerabilities – of which the developers consider 8 to be of “high” risk. Thus using older versions of Firefox (and Thunderbird or the Seamonkey Suite) … Continue reading

Firefox 3.6.13 fixes 11 security vulnerabilities

The Mozilla developers just released the popular Firefox web browser in version 3.6.13. The new release closes 11 security holes of which 9 got rated critical by the developers. Additionally, some stability fixes are part of the new version according … Continue reading

Firefox Update fixes 0-day Vulnerability

The Mozilla Foundation just released Firefox 3.6.12 – and closed only 1 critical, previously unknown 0-day vulnerability in the web browser which was already actively abused on the Internet. The issue became public just a day ago, the developers had … Continue reading