Archive for July, 2011

Apple has released a major security update for OS-X

Friday, July 22nd, 2011

A major security update was released for the Apple OS-X operating on July 21.  The update is known as LION, is 3.7Gigbyte in size and can be downloaded through the Apple app store. See the following URL for additional details http://www.apple.com/macosx/whats-new/features.html The cost is $29.99

Zero day exploit for iPhones and iPads running iOS4

Thursday, July 7th, 2011

A zero day exploit has been released for Apple iPhones and iPads running the most current version of the iOS operating system (version 4.3.3).  Exploit code has been identified in the form of malicious PDF files that have been placed on various websites. Apple has indicated a patch will be released but no estimate has […]

Advance notification of Microsoft patches to be released on July 12.

Thursday, July 7th, 2011

Microsoft has just published their advance notification of the patches scheduled to be released on July 12.   The advance notification can be viewed at – http://www.microsoft.com/technet/security/bulletin/ms11-jul.mspx All indications are July should be a very light month for Windows Operating System and Office suite patches.  Only one CRITICAL patch (for Windows Vista and Windows 7) is […]

WebGL 3D vulnerability for some video chipsets

Tuesday, July 5th, 2011

A vulnerability in how WebGL 3D is implemented has been identified. While not critical, it could be an entirely new vector for system compromise. As an FYI, this was brought to my attention in May and at that time, it was decided that the firefox config parameters for the image used to create the cost […]