Oh, no – not again: More patch problems rear their ugly heads

It seems October is bringing brand new troubles for those who were brave enough to install the Microsoft Patch Tuesday patches immediately after release.

Continue reading

SSL 3.0 vulnerability poses widespread threat

POODLE is an industry-wide threat because it’s a vulnerability in the SSL 3.0 protocol, which is supported by almost all web browsers on all platforms.

Continue reading

October Patch Tuesday roundup

This month brings us eight security bulletins from Microsoft (not nine as previously reported). Only three of the eight patches are rated critical and those three pertain to remote code execution vulnerabilities.

Continue reading

How much do you trust technology?

Machines are analyzing the data and making many of the decisions that used to be the province of human beings. In some cases, this has had very positive results; in others, not so much.

Continue reading

October Advance Notification: Time for nine

We have a medium-sized slate of patches: nine in all, three of which have been given a severity rating of critical; all of those are remote code execution issues – as are the vast majority of critical patches. One is rated moderate, and the remaining five are classified as important.

Continue reading

Apple issues patch for BASH

Apple has now issued its own patch for OS X Lion, Mountain Lion and Mavericks. It’s called OS X bash Update 1.0 and it can be downloaded from the Apple web site. The update is also available for OS X Lion Server.

Continue reading

Third-party patch and vulnerabilities roundup – September 2014

It’s been an interesting month on the patch and vulnerability front, starting from BASH, also known as Shellshock; going on to the release of iOS 8 and the resulting fiasco in which Apple released a fix that caused even bigger problems; and Adobe delaying the release of its patches. More here!

Continue reading

Dangerous Bash Bug lurking in Linux and OS X

Some security experts are calling it “bigger than Heartbleed”. A newly discovered bug in the Bash shell can be exploited to run malicious code immediately after the shell is invoked in Linux and UNIX-based operating systems. Bash shell is one of the most-used utilities for Linux/UNIX.

Continue reading

iOS update fiasco: now it’s Apple’s turn

Apple’s self-described “biggest iOS release ever”, iOS 8, is turning into the company’s biggest headache ever.

Continue reading

iOS 8 fixes 53 security flaws in iPhone and iPad

On September 17, Apple released seven updates, which might not sound like a lot until you dig down and realize that the patches address 55 different CVEs.

Continue reading