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Patch Tuesday January 2014 - Microsoft, Adobe and Oracle

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Microsoft, Adobe and Oracle have all released fixes today. Products covered include Microsoft Word, Windows XP, Windows 7, Adobe Reader, Java, MySQL and VirtualBox.

Oracle patches 87 flaws in DB, PeopleSoft, Siebel, Solaris, MySQL and more

Oracle patches 87 flaws in DB, PeopleSoft, Siebel, Solaris, MySQL and more

Oracle's quarterly patch release fixes 87 vulnerabilities in various products including its Database, PeopleSoft, Siebel, Solaris and MySQL products.

"One in 256 times *any* password might get you in" - MySQL authentication disaster

"One in 256 times *any* password might get you in" - MySQL authentication disaster

What if your authentication system itself were at fault? You could have the hardest-to-guess password, salted and hashed thousands of times, and still be at risk.

That's what happened to MySQL and MariaDB.

MySQL.com hacked for second time in a year

MySQL.com hacked (again)

The MySQL.com website has been struck by cybercriminals, who hacked their way in to serve up malicious code to visiting computers.

Simply visiting the home page of the website, initiated a Java exploit that downloaded and executed malicious code on visiting Windows computers.

Unpatched WordPress installations rife with malware

Wordpress.com targeted by DDoS attack

The latest WordPress release is requiring users to update their PHP and MySQL installations to newer releases. Are WordPress users doing enough to protect their blogs? Does it make a difference if you patch?

SSCC 54 - Firefox, MySQL hacked, Comodo and Facebook

Sophos Security Chet Chat 41

Michael Argast joins Chet for a HUGE Chet Chat this week. They primarily cover Facebook's new SSL/anti-likejacking, Comodo SSL hack, Firefox 4 and the SQL injection attacks against MySQL and Sun/Oracle. Extra: Don't miss the blooper of Chet mistakenly calling this Chet Chat 55... That's next week.

MySQL.com and Sun hacked through SQL injection

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Proving that no website is ever truly secure, it is being reported that MySQL.com has succumbed to a SQL injection attack.