Advance notice of January 2014 Microsoft patches – to be released on January 14.

Microsoft has just provided advance notice of the patches that are scheduled to be released on January 14. The information is available at – http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/security/bulletin/ms14-jan.   In just about all respects, its a light month. There are only four patches to be released. None of the four patches are classified as CRITICAL.  All of the […]

OS-X versions prior to 10.9 possibly no longer receiving updates

According to the URL below, Macintosh systems prior to OS-X version 10.9 are no longer receiving security updates. Please begin the effort now of identifying these systems for their replacement/upgrade. http://nakedsecurity.sophos.com/2014/01/09/82-of-enterprise-mac-users-not-getting-security-updates/ 82% of enterprise Mac users not getting security updates Last week I saw a post by Computerworld journalist Gregg Keizer about the fragmentation of […]

Advance notice of December Microsoft patches – to be released on Dec 10

Microsoft has just released advance details of the patches that are scheduled to be on Tuesday, December 10. The details currently are available at  http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/security/bulletin/ms13-dec There are a total of eleven bulletins to be released, five of which are identified as CRITICAL.  Microsoft has indicated that operating system restarts will be required for Bulletins 1-3. […]

Zero day vulnerability for Windows XP/Server 2003 currently being exploited

As of Thursday, November 28, an advisory has been issued by Microsoft for a zero day vulnerability in Windows XP that is being exploited.  No fix/patch has been issued by Microsoft at this time.   The vulnerability exists in the Windows Telephony API. The URLs below do provide some suggestions on modifying the registry to prevent […]

Advance notice of Microsoft patches for November – to be released on November 12

Microsoft has just released the advance notice of the November patches scheduled to be released on November 12.  The notification is available at http://technet.microsoft.com/security/bulletin/ms13-nov Eight patches are being released by Microsoft for November. Three patches are designated as CRITICAL and five are designated as IMPORTANT.  The breakdown of what applications and operating systems are affected […]

New version of Java and Oracle Critical Patch updates released on Oct 16

Oracle released their quarterly patch updates for all products and a new version of Java (1.7.45) on October 16. See the following URLs for details. Oracle CPU update for October http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/topics/security/cpuoct2013-1899837.html Java 1.7.45 http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/java/javase/7u45-relnotes-2016950.html  

Adobe site compromised – Oct 3 – source code and credit card numbers obtained

For those of you running Cold Fusion code or who have previously made purchases via the Adobe site, as of Thursday, October 3, Adobe announced that their network has been compromised.  In addition to source code for a number of Adobe products having been stolen, Adobe also indicated that approximately 2.9 million credit card numbers […]

Advance notice of October Microsoft patches – to be released on Oct 8

Microsoft has just released their advance notice of the October Operating system and application patches to be released on Oct 8.  The details are available at – http://technet.microsoft.com/en-gb/security/bulletin/ms13-oct There are a total of eight patches scheduled to be released. Four of those patches are identified as CRITICAL and apply to the following products: Bulletin  #1 […]

Advance notice of September Microsoft patches – to be released on Sept 10

On Thursday, September 5, Microsoft provided advance notice of the Operating System and application patches that are scheduled to be released on Tuesday, September 10. There are a total of fourteen (revised to thirteen on 9/10) security bulletins scheduled to be released. Four are assigned a severity of CRITICAL and the remaining ten are assigned […]

Advance notice of August Microsoft patches – to be released on August 13

Microsoft released their advance notice of the patches that are scheduled to be released for August 2013. The information is available at – http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/security/bulletin/ms13-aug There are a total of eight patches, three of which are identified as CRITICAL. The remaining five patches are designated as IMPORTANT.  Critical patches would allow remote code execution if successfully […]