Microsoft and Adobe Patches released for February – released on Feb 9

Microsoft has just released the patches for February 2016. The details are available at  http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/security/bulletin/ms16-feb   There are a total of thirteen bulletins being released. Five of the bulletins being patched are identified as CRITICAL (by Microsoft – six according to https://isc.sans.edu/forums/diary/Microsoft+February+2016+Patch+Tuesday/20711/ ) and the remainder are classified as IMPORTANT. Microsoft February 2016 Patch Tuesday – SANS Internet Storm Center Vulnerabilities […]

Patches released by Microsoft for January 2016 – release date Jan 12

Microsoft has just released the patches for January 2016. The details are available at  http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/security/bulletin/ms16-jan There are a total of nine bulletins being released. Six of the bulletins being patched are identified as CRITICAL and the remainder are classified as IMPORTANT. Vulnerabilities being patched in bulletins MS16-001 through MS16-007 could allow remote code execution if […]

Javascript malware recently detected – protection provided by Sophos on 1/5

The content below is from the ISC SANS daily diary.  In a nutshell it identifies a new class of malware that is routinely delivered by email as an attachment and basically encrypts all data on the hard drive once it gets a foothold.  The best advice I can offer is just don’t click on the […]

Microsoft patches released on December 8, 2015

Microsoft has just released the patches for December. The details are available at  http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/security/bulletin/ms15-dec There are a total of twelve bulletins being released. Eight of the bulletins being patched are identified as CRITICAL and the remainder are classified as IMPORTANT. Vulnerabilities being patched in bulletins MS15-124 through MS15-131 could allow remote code execution if successfully […]

Support for IE versions older than 11 will end in December 2015

January will be the last month Microsoft will provide updates for any Internet Explorer version other than Internet Explorer 11. Even Internet Explorer 10 will no longer be supported after January patch Tuesday (January 12th, 2016). See the following URL for details – https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/WindowsForBusiness/End-of-IE-support Update Dec 9 10:30 a.m. According to the table in the […]

Patches for November from Microsoft and Adobe

Microsoft has just released the patches for November. The details are available at  http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/security/bulletin/ms15-nov There are a total of twelve bulletins being released. Four of the bulletins being patched are identified as CRITICAL and the remainder are classified as IMPORTANT. However, one of the bulletins classified as IMPORTANT by Microsoft (MS15-116) is identified as being […]

Patches released from Microsoft on Oct 13

Microsoft has just released the patches for October. The details are available at  http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/security/bulletin/ms15-oct There are a total of six bulletins being released. Three of the bulletins being patched are identified as CRITICAL and the remainder are classified as IMPORTANT. However, one of the bulletins classified as IMPORTANT by Microsoft (MS15-110) is identified as being […]

Microsoft patches released on September 8

Microsoft has just released the patches for September. The details are available at  http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/security/bulletin/ms15-sep There are a total of twelve bulletins being released. Five of the vulnerabilities being patched are identified as CRITICAL and the remainder are classified as IMPORTANT. Vulnerabilities being patched in bulletins MS15-094, MS15-095 and MS15-097 through MS15-100 could allow remote code […]

Start of ISAAC cycle and Server Management Program Content

The beginning of the ISAAC risk assessment process coincides with the annual updating of various documents associated with the Server Management Program effort. If you or if you have departmental staff that run server systems, they should be aware of the process of updating the various relevant content in the AgriLife SMP application – https://agrilife-smp.tamu.edu/index.php […]

Out of band patch issued for Internet Explorer – August 18

Microsoft released an out of band patch for a remote code execution vulnerability in Internet Explorer late in the day on August 18. Please see the text below and also the following URL. From what I can tell this is being actively exploited as of this time. Please apply the patch to workstations as soon […]