Archive for October, 2011

New research shows you can do more to boost your online safety

Friday, October 28th, 2011

http://www.microsoft.com/security/resources/mcsi.aspx New research, sponsored by Microsoft’s Trustworthy Computing (TwC) Group, studied online safety behavior and online security tool use. Based on the research, we developed the Microsoft Computing Safety Index (MCSI), a scoring system of more than 20 steps you can take to help protect yourself online. The more steps you take, the higher your […]

Update of Oracle and also Java – October 18

Wednesday, October 19th, 2011

Oracle released a number of updates on October 18. Most are for the Oracle database system. However, Java was also updated to version 6.29. Details are available from the following links: Oracle – http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/topics/security/cpuoct2011-330135.html Java – http://java.com/en/download/index.jsp The release notes can be found at the following URL – http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/java/javase/6u29-relnotes-507960.html Note: The Java update addresses a […]

Security update issued for Apple OS X Lion and Snow Leopard

Thursday, October 13th, 2011

On Wednesday, October 12, Apple released a large security update for the OS X Lion (10.7) version of their operating system.  The update also addresses several security vulnerabilities identified in version 10.6.8. It is recommended that the security update be applied as soon as possible. Additional information regarding the products that are patched in the […]

Advance notice of October 2011 Microsoft patches – scheduled for release on Oct 11.

Thursday, October 6th, 2011

Microsoft has recently provided some details about the patches that are scheduled to be released on Tuesday, October 11. There are eight patches scheduled to be released. Two of the patches are designated as CRITICAL and apply to .net framework/Silverlight, Windows (server and workstation) Operating Systems and Internet Explorer.  The six remaining patches are designated […]