Archive for June, 2011

Microsoft updates issued on June 28

Wednesday, June 29th, 2011

On Tuesday, Microsoft issued three updates for Windows 7 and Server 2008R2 platforms. The first one is listed as important and addresses an error that could be received when attempting to install a Windows update that contains drivers.   None of these updates are security related. They are intended to reduce operating system errors when performing […]

Security update issued for Apple OS-X version 10.6

Friday, June 24th, 2011

On Thursday, June 23, Apple released a security update for version 10.6 of OS-X – also known as Snow Leopard.  Details about the new version are available from – http://support.apple.com/kb/HT4723   Update June 24 Some users have experienced problems when applying this update.  For that reason, the recommendation from the AgriLife IT ISO is to […]

Firefox version 5.0 to supercede version 4.0*

Friday, June 24th, 2011

It seems Mozilla has decided that Firefox Version 4.0* was simply a minor detour in their browser roadmap and it’s time to move on to version 5.0.   In short, there will not be any more versions of Firefox 4.0*.  Your customers should have received a notification around June 24 that ‘strongly recommends’ they upgrade to […]

June issue of DIR Cyber Security Tips – Cyber Bullying

Friday, June 10th, 2011

The June issue of Cyber Security Tips has been released by DIR. The topic is regarding Cyber Bullying.  The issue is available at the following URL – http://www2.dir.state.tx.us/SiteCollectionDocuments/Security/Reading%20Room/201106cybersec.pdf Previous Cyber Security Tips are available at the following URL – http://www2.dir.state.tx.us/security/Pages/CyberSecurityTips.aspx

Microsoft has just released their advance notification for patches scheduled to be issued on June 14

Friday, June 10th, 2011

Microsoft has just issued their advance notification of June patches.  There currently are nine critical and seven important updates scheduled to be released on June 14. These bulletins apply to Workstation and Server operating systems, Internet Explorer Web browsers, both Windows and Mac versions of Office applications, SQL server installations, Developer applications including Silverlight and […]

New flash player update for Windows, Mac, Linux and Solaris – Android to be released during week of June 6.

Monday, June 6th, 2011

Adobe issued a security update for Flash player on Sunday, June 5.  Versions 10.3.181.16 and prior for Windows, Macintosh, Linux and Solaris should be updated to version 10.3.182.22 (and 10.3.182.23 for Active X).  Android phones running flash that have version 10.3.185.22 installed are also vulnerable to the security exposure. An update for Android phones will […]

Updated version of Web Application Configuration Analyzer released

Friday, June 3rd, 2011

Microsoft recently released an updated version of its Web Configuration Analyzer.  It identifies vulnerabilities in IIS server, hosted applications and SQL server instances using 159 rules each of which is a specific security check that generates a Passed, Failed, or Indeterminate outcome in the resulting report.  Please make sure your customers or development staff that […]

New version of Java to be released on Tuesday, June 7

Friday, June 3rd, 2011

On Tuesday, June 7, Oracle is scheduled to release a new version of Java that will include fixes for 17 security vulnerabilities.  Additional information is available at  – http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/topics/security/javacpujune2011-313339.html The download is expected to be provided at  http://java.com/en/download/index.jsp