Archive for May, 2010

Vulnerability in Canonical display driver dll on Win7 x64 systems

Wednesday, May 19th, 2010

On May 18, Microsoft issued a security advisory on a vulnerability identified in the Canonical display driver dll (cdd.dll) that is used to blend Window GDI and DirectX Drawing. If exploited, the vulnerability would cause the system to stop responding and restart. The vulnerability is believed to be difficult to exploit due to the randomization […]

Shockwave patch issued on May 11 – current version is 11.5.7.609

Wednesday, May 12th, 2010

http://secunia.com/advisories/38751/ The vulnerabilities are reported in versions 11.5.6.606 and prior on Windows and Macintosh. SolutionUpdate to version 11.5.7.609. Original AdvisoryAdobe:http://www.adobe.com/support/security/bulletins/apsb10-12.html And don’t forget, it will by default install the google tool bar. You have to uncheck the box if you don’t want it. Download location – http://get.adobe.com/shockwave/ DIR info >>> “Luevano, Ana” <> 5/12/2010 9:33 […]

Windows 7 compatbility checker is a trojan

Tuesday, May 11th, 2010

http://www.networkworld.com/news/2010/051010-windows-7-compatibility-checker-is.html?hpg1=bn    Windows 7 ‘compatibility checker’ is a TrojanA fake e-mail with the Trojan lifts text from a Microsoft Web site about the real software Scammers are infecting computers with a Trojan horse program disguised as software that determines whether PCs are compatible with Windows 7. The attack was first spotted by BitDefender on Sunday and […]

ISAAC Risk Assessment reviews – lessons learned

Friday, May 7th, 2010

After sitting in on two of the ISAAC Risk Assessment Reviews over the past two days, I can give you some definitive take-aways. There is one REAL important point (actually I was going to say 3 but list the same one for number 2 and 3 – its THAT important) and one slightly lessor point. […]

Light Microsoft patch tuesday for May

Friday, May 7th, 2010

Looks like there really is only one critical patch for Windows 2000/XP/Vista – (Win7 is documented as important) and only one critical patch for Office scheduled for the May Patch Tuesday. There is a minor inconsistency in the documentation for the Office patch. It seems they say it is critical in one location and then […]

Top Ten + Cyber security Tips

Tuesday, May 4th, 2010

DIR Produced a top ten Cyber Security Tips document in October in association with Cyber Security Awareness month.  The list has been expanded to be a little more valuable for AgriLife customers. Normal 0 false false false EN-US X-NONE X-NONE OCTOBER IS CYBER SECURITY AWARENESS MONTH – OUR SHARED RESPONSIBILITY In recognition of the 2009 […]