Archive for August, 2011

valid (but fraudulent) security certificates issued by root certificate authority – all certificates issued by authority to be revoked

Tuesday, August 30th, 2011

In short, because an valid (but fraudulent) certificate was issued for google wildcard domains from a root certificate authority, several browser code developers will remove the certificate authority DigiNotar as a trusted root certificate authority.   For Internet Explorer, Microsoft will issue an update through their security certificate store.  Firefox will actually require a new version […]

Remote Desktop vulnerability for Windows systems – morto targets admin IDs on Server and workstation OSs

Monday, August 29th, 2011

A vulnerability in Microsoft RDP was recently identified and is currently being exploited by malware. Sophos identifies the malware as troj/Agent-TEE.  I just ran a report in Sophos and as of this time, no systems have been identified with the malware.  If introduced in your network, the malware will attempt to compromise systems using a […]

New version of Java released on August 24 – Version 6.27

Thursday, August 25th, 2011

              On Wednesday, August 24, Oracle released a new version of Java. The new version is 6.27 and it can be downloaded from –

New versions of Firefox, Thunderbird and SeaMonkey issued on August 16

Wednesday, August 17th, 2011

Mozilla issued new versions of Firefox, Thunderbird and SeaMonkey on August 16. See the links below for details and downloading. Firefox – Version 6.0 of Firefox was released on August 16. NOTE: Resources indicate that several vulnerabilities have been identified in Firefox version 5.0.1 and also Firefox version 3.6.19.  The recommendation provided by the […]

Update for Adobe flash and other Adobe products

Wednesday, August 10th, 2011

On Tuesday, August 9, Adobe issued updates for Flash and several other products.  Details of the Flash update are available at  Other products updated on Aug 9 include the following: Shockwave player Flash media server Adobe Photoshop Adobe RoboHelp Information on the updates for these products can be accessed from the following URL – […]

Advance notification of August 2011 Microsoft patches – scheduled to be released on Aug 9

Tuesday, August 9th, 2011

On Thursday, August 4, Microsoft issued their advance notification of the patches scheduled to be released on Tuesday, August 9.   The notification identified two patches classified as CRITICAL, nine patches classified as IMPORTANT and two classified as MODERATE.  One of the CRITICAL patches applies to installations of Internet Explorer on current all workstation and server […]