Archive for June, 2014

Cryptowall malware in circulation – sophos definition mal/zbot-rk

Wednesday, June 11th, 2014

  A new variant of the cryptolocker/cryptowall malware has been identified.  When successful, the malware encrypts all data retained on the workstation before the process can be halted.  As of June 10, the malware has a current definition in Sophos (identified as mal/zbot-rk) but at least one user has suffered a data loss.   Some […]

Advance notice of patches to be released for June – to be released on June 10

Thursday, June 5th, 2014

Microsoft has just provided advance notice of the patches that are scheduled to be released on June 10 at 12 (noon). The details as they are currently known are available at – There are a total of seven patches; two of which are assigned a designation of CRITICAL and five are assigned a designation […]

Vulnerability in all gnuTLS versions released prior to 5/30

Wednesday, June 4th, 2014

A vulnerability has been identified in the several open source TLS libraries that are commonly used on Linux systems. The vulnerability would allow a buffer overflow if exploited. If you run a Ubuntu or RedHat system, please check to see if a patch is available. The TLS versions that are vulnerable include all versions prior […]