Third Party Patch roundup – July 2015

Hackers don’t all lay down their keyboards for summer vacation, and the vulnerabilities – and patches to fix them – just kept on coming this month.

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Is Wi-Fi making you sick?

Wireless technology is everywhere these days. Almost every home seems to have a wi-fi router, as computer users find it so much easier to set up than running Ethernet cables.

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Microsoft out-of-band patch MS15-078

A serious vulnerability has come along and Microsoft have put out an “out of band” patch. Immediate patching recommended.

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July 2015 – Microsoft Patch Tuesday

Patch Tuesday is back with a vengeance, with a total of 14 security updates released on July 14. The good news is that only four of them are rated Critical.

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Stolen in a Flash: Zero day exploit taken in Hacking Team breach now in the wild

Hundreds of GB of data were stolen when Hacking Team’s servers were attacked. Data also contained vulnerability exploits that’s already been seen in the wild.

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Third Party Patch Roundup – June 2015

In keeping with the vacation mentality, this month has been a relatively slow one for patches from most vendors.

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Good, fast or cheap – the developer’s dilemma

You can have it good, you can have it fast, or you can have it cheap. If you’re lucky, you might even be able to have two out of three – but you can’t have them all.

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Everybody loves (and hates) security

For real estate professionals, the common mantra is location, location, location. For IT professionals, it’s security, security, security.

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June 2015 – Microsoft Patch Tuesday

This month, Microsoft did take pity on us and gave us a relatively light load; we only have eight updates to worry about and only two of them are rated critical

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50 Shades of Gray Mail

Even with both server-side spam filters and Outlook’s junk mail feature, I still get way too many email messages that I have to send directly to the Deleted Items folder.

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