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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

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

Adobe and Microsoft released security updates

Adobe finally released its software which now removed completely the DigiNotar certificates from their Approved Trust List (AATL).  Despite the fact that Adobe released a few day ago detailed instructions how to manually remove the certificate, we strongly suggest to all readers … Continue reading

Apple patches vulnerabilities in iWork

Apple released an update for iWork 9.0 through 9.0.5 which fixes three vulnerabilities which could potentially be used to perform malicious actions. The new version, 9.1, fixes a buffer overflow which could lead to unexpected program termination and also arbitrary code … Continue reading

Microsoft delivers 2 Updates for 3 Vulnerabilities

On the May 2011 Patch Tuesday, Microsoft released 2 security bulletins with according updates to close 3 security holes – just as announced last week. One of them is a critical and only affects the WINS server of Windows Server … Continue reading

Many Updates on Patch Tuesday

Just as announced Friday last week, Microsoft released 17 security bulletins and according updates, fixing overall more than 60 security vulnerabilities in Windows, Internet Explorer, Office and the Developer tools. According to the exploitability index of the security bulletin summary, … Continue reading

Improve your Security #4: Update your Software often

Every week or even day we see new vulnerabilities popping up in all software packages which we use daily: In the operating system (Windows, Mac, Linux), PDF Readers, Web browsers, Mail clients, Office suites, and so on. It is critical … 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

Critical Java Update and a new Windows Vulnerability

Multiple security vulnerabilities have been found within the current Java runtime environments, both for client computers and for servers. These allow attackers to infect computers for example with a Trojan just by luring victims into visiting manipulated websites. Oracle now … Continue reading

Safer browsing – Chrome Update available

Google released the web browser Chrome 8.0.552.237 last night to fix 16 security vulnerabilities in the software. Of the vulnerabilities, one is rated as being “critical”, while 13 get the rating “high” and two the rating “medium”. The Update gets … Continue reading