Archive for April, 2012

Security updates issued for Firefox, Thunderbird and SeaMonkey on April 24

Wednesday, April 25th, 2012

Late in the day on April 24, Mozilla issued security updates for Firefox, Thunderbird and SeaMonkey. There are several security vulnerabilities patched in the latest update. Please make sure your customers are running one of the following versions: 12.0 (Firefox/Thunderbird), or 10.0.4esr (extended support release) – Firefox/Thunderbird or SeaMonkey 2.9 as soon as possible. Mozilla […]

10 commandments of Windows security

Tuesday, April 24th, 2012

This story appeared on Network World at http://www.networkworld.com/news/2012/042312-10-commandments-of-windows-258592.html 10 commandments of Windows security What you need to install, configure and add to ensure security on Microsoft Windows (especially Windows 7) notebooks and PCs By Daniel Dern, CSO April 24, 2012 08:31 AM ET With the introduction of Windows 7, many PC and notebook users may […]

Windows Defender offline

Thursday, April 19th, 2012

Microsoft recently released a version of Windows Defender that can be used to help restore operation of infected/compromised PCs. Please see the following article and obtain the latest version from http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows/what-is-windows-defender-offline prior to trying the next OS reinstall. http://www.infoworld.com/t/windows-security/windows-defender-offline-brings-systems-back-the-dead-191053 Windows Defender Offline brings systems back from the dead Microsoft’s bootable security scanner has emerged from […]

Adobe to release patches for Reader and Acrobat on April 10

Friday, April 6th, 2012

Several security updates are scheduled to be released for Adobe Reader and Acrobat on Tuesday, April 10. The exact scope of patches is currently unknown. The patch will coincide with the release of the Microsoft patches for April. Update April 10 The updated Adobe Acrobat and Reader release is 10.1.3 .  It is available for […]

April Microsoft patches – to be released on April 9 – six total- four are critical

Thursday, April 5th, 2012

Microsoft has just provided advance notice of the patches that are scheduled to be released on Tuesday, April 9.  The notice can be viewed at http://technet.microsoft.com/security/bulletin/ms12-apr As of Thursday, April 5, following information has been made available:  a total of six patches are scheduled to be released; four of which will be designated as CRITICAL […]

Java update issued for Apple OS-X 10.7 and 10.6.8

Wednesday, April 4th, 2012

A vulnerability for Java on Mac systems has been identified in the previous version of Java (1.6.0_29).  The vulnerability is addressed in Java version 1.6.0_31.  The new version can be downloaded from the following links: Java – current release is 1.6.0_31 – patch issued on April 3 Mac OS-X version 10.7 and later (also known […]