Archive for March, 2011

Updates for Internet Explorer and Firefox to address invalid digital certificates

Wednesday, March 23rd, 2011

A problem has been recently identified with nine digital certificates. Microsoft and Mozilla (Firefox) have issued updates to invalidate these certificates.  The Microsoft update is in the form of a patch and the Mozilla Firefox update is in the form of a browser version update (either 3.6.16 or 3.5.18).   Firefox will prompt the user to […]

Possible compromise on RSA SecurID two factor authentication tokens

Wednesday, March 23rd, 2011

There has been some disconcerting news regarding a possible compromise at RSA for their SecurID two factor authentication tokens.  I am not aware that any AgriLife groups have implemented SecurID.  If you do, please be sure and read the following content and contact me. http://www.rsa.com/node.aspx?id=3872 Open Letter to RSA Customers http://www.darkreading.com/authentication/167901072/security/attacks-breaches/229400096/securid-customers-left-to-assume-the-worst.html SecurID Customers Left To […]

Patch issued for Apple OS-X version 10.6.7

Tuesday, March 22nd, 2011

On Monday, March 21, 2011,  Apple issued a security patch for version 10.6.7 of the OS-X operating system (also known as snow leopard). The update patches 56 vulnerabilities identified in the operating system. Please see the URL below for additional details http://support.apple.com/kb/HT4581

Email retention guidelines

Tuesday, March 15th, 2011

The email retention rules have been publicized for all AgriLife Agencies and Departments.  The rules can be accessed at the following URLs: http://agrilifeas.tamu.edu/library/pdf/rules-procedures/290199a001.pdf http://agrilifeas.tamu.edu/library/pdf/rules-procedures/290199×001.pdf http://agrilifeas.tamu.edu/library/pdf/rules-procedures/college-email-retention.pdf

Unpatched Flash player vulnerability – to be patched during week of March 21

Tuesday, March 15th, 2011

An unpatched vulnerability has been identified in all current versions of Adobe Flash player. A patch for the vulnerability is scheduled to be released during the week of March 21.  The vulnerability can be exploited if a user opens an Excel file that has been embedded with a specially crafted flash file (that is included […]

Version 9 of Internet Explorer is available

Tuesday, March 15th, 2011

Microsoft released Internet Explorer version 9 on March 15. The web browser is only able to run on Windows Vista and Win7 systems. Please see the following URL for features included in IE9.   http://isc.sans.edu/diary/Internet+Explorer+9+is+out+includes+new+security+features+/10552 Internet Explorer 9 is out, includes new security features.

Apple issues security patches for Safari and Java

Wednesday, March 9th, 2011

Please see the following links for details. Safari http://support.apple.com/kb/HT4566 Java http://support.apple.com/kb/HT4563

Advance notification of March 2011 Microsoft patches

Thursday, March 3rd, 2011

Microsoft just issued an advance notification alert of the patches that are scheduled to be released on March 8.  There are a total of four vulnerabilities that are expected to be patched with the three bulletins announced on March 3.  The bulletins are classified as one critical, and two important.  The vulnerabilities identified would allow […]

Application updates – Firefox and Adobe Flash

Wednesday, March 2nd, 2011

New versions of Mozilla Firefox (3.6.14 and 3.5.17) were released on March 1. Please see mozilla.net for downloads An update was released for Adobe Flash on March 1. The updated version is 10.2.152.32. It can be downloaded from get.adobe.com/flashplayer Update Another update was issued for Firefox over the weekend. Version 3.6.15 is now the most […]