Third Party Patch Roundup – March 2015

March came in like a lion, with fourteen security updates from Microsoft, and Linux seems to be following suit. Here is the March 2015 Third Party Patch roundup

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Microsoft issues security advisory; Spoofing vulnerability affects all operating systems

On March 24, Microsoft issued an out-of-band security advisory warning of a problem with some digital certificates that were improperly issued from the MSC Holdings Certification Authority.

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Tech Vendors Giveth, Tech Vendors Taketh Away

“Feature bloat” has long been a complaint regarding new devices and software.The recent high profile security threat posed by Superfish, adware that Lenovo preinstalled on some of their computers, has vendors reassessing the issue. But are some tech companies going too far in the direction of taking away features that some users have come to […]

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Saying Goodbye – and Other Social Networking Private Messaging Etiquette Dilemmas

Saying goodbye to someone you like is always difficult – but on social media, it sometimes seems to border on impossible. Maybe that explains the addictive nature of such sites. As with a good book, it seems you can never find a stopping place.

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March 2015 – Microsoft Patch Tuesday

March is looking fierce when it comes to Microsoft patching. If you were hoping for a light load this time, I hate to be the bearer of bad news but we’re looking at a whopping fourteen security updates on this Patch Tuesday.

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Freaking Out over Latest SSL Vulnerability

A newly discovered vulnerability called FREAK that is found in the Secure Sockets Layer/Transport Layer Security (SSL/TLS) protocol has had the security community abuzz this past week.

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SmartEyeglass: Will Sony succeed where Google supposedly failed?

Google Glass was the first iteration of the futuristic concept of computerized eyeglasses. Now Sony has announced that they will be giving the idea a try.

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Third Party Patch Roundup – February 2015

February began with a new zero day Flash vulnerability, reports of DNS hijacking in DLink routers, and a new wave of ransomware. Meanwhile, software vendors scrambled to keep up, and given the smaller than usual slate of updates this month, it wouldn’t be surprising if March proves to be a busy month for patching.

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Social Navigation: City of Boston partners with Waze

The idea of posting information in a social venue while driving would seem, on the face of it, to carry a lot of risk – but is Waze actually making the streets safer? The City of Boston seems to think so.

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Managing your online persona(s)

Many of us lead busy lives and managing your online person(s) might sound like just another chore that you don’t need. However, in today’s business and social environments, the time invested can save you a great deal of grief – or even help you land that dream job or meet Mr. or Mrs. Right.

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