XP is counting down - are you ready? Would you pay the CryptoLocker crooks? And should you use Full Disk Encryption?
Find out in just a minute...watch 60 Sec Security for 08 March 2014!
How harmless is that "Facebook shutting down on 29 February" hoax?
Is system reimaging really a security tool?
Find out this and more! 60 Sec Security - 01 Mar 2014
Forget my unofficial patch for OS X!
Apple has done what it said, and delivered the latest update to Mavericks, numbered OS X 10.9.2, "very soon."
Apple just patched an SSL/TLS bug in iOS - but the flaw is not yet fixed in OS X.
Paul Ducklin comes to the rescue with explanations, mitigations, and even an unofficial patch! (For educational purposes only, you understand.)
Another Flash emergency already? More SEA hacking? Why have the password "changeme" if you don't? How big a fine for a 20,000,000 record breach?
It'll only take you a minute to find out!
Adobe has just updated its Flash product for the second time this month, pushing out an emergency patch for an attack that has been seen in the wild.
Even though yesterday wasn't a Patch Tuesday, we ended up with two major browser-related updates: an unscheduled Adobe Flash patch, and an expected one: the update from Firefox 26 to Firefox 27.
Paul Ducklin takes a quick look...
Microsoft Security Essentials for Windows XP will keep on going until June 2015.
Is this a signal from Microsoft that it's OK to keep using XP past the April 2014 "end of support" deadline?
In January 2014, Patch Tuesday coincides for Oracle, Adobe and Microsoft.
Here's what you'll be up against in the opening fixture of the 2014 Patching Season...
Apple just announced the first point update for its recently released OS X Mavericks.
Most of the fixes and enhancements are of the not-really-to-do-with-security sort, but the update includes a new version of Safari, with remote code execution patches.
This month really is an omnibus update: all platforms are affected, from XP to 8.1 and from Server 2003 to 2012, including stripped-down Server Core installs.
It looks as though the NDPROXY.SYS kernel bug in XP might be fixed, but, then again, it might not...
Firefox just pushed out a minor browser update, bumping its version number from 25.0 to 25.0.1.
Paul Ducklin saw Mozilla's advice that this was "a security and stability update", and went looking for the security fixes...
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In "The End of XP", Duck and Chet investigate the what, the why and the how of dealing with the impending end of support for Windows XP in 2014.
Potential remote code execution bugs in OpenSSH, probably the most widely-used remote access security system on the internet, are the stuff of nightmares for system administrators.
Paul Ducklin takes a look at the bug and the patch...
Apple's OS X 10.9, better known as Mavericks, is officially out.
The burning question for OS X fans everywhere, of course, is, "Should I or shouldn't I?"
Google has pledged to continue supporting its Chrome browser on Windows XP until at least April 2015, a full year after Microsoft officially ends support for the legacy platform in April 2014. But could its decision end up dissuading people from moving away from XP in a prompt and timely manner?
This month's Patch Tuesday will be the tenth anniversary of Microsoft's regular security bulletins.
Paul Ducklin takes you through what's in store...
Apple has quickly fixed two lockscreen bugs that it introduced with iOS 7.
Well done, Cupertino!
(To all hardcore Apple fans reading this: that's not irony. I really mean it.)
Friday the Thirteenth turned into Patch Horror Day for Microsoft.
Redmond release engineers waited to see if they had solved the problems that required eight out of 13 security patches to be reissued...