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Here's the latest Naked Security podcast, Sophos Security Chet Chat 103, discussing a range of recent and newsworthy topics from the world of computer security.
Apple's thrown in the towel on the Java mess and has, for the second time in two weeks, blocked all versions of Java on OS X 10.6 (Snow Leopard) and later.
If you're installing a critical security update on your computer, caused by the software vendor's sloppy code quality, you probably wouldn't dream that your software vendor is trying to make some money out of the inconvenience.
The same team of Polish researchers who discovered a critical security hole in Oracle’s Java software say that they uncovered another such hole, which could be used to bypass the secure application “sandbox” on most recent versions of Java.
Bet you didn't you know that it's ITUW!
That's right. It's International Technology Upgrade Week.
Don't worry - I didn't know, either. Find out more...
Chet and Duck take on the week's news once again in their inimitable and informative style.
You'll be glad to hear that there are several "good news" stories this week - data that didn't leak, malware that didn't infect, and cybercriminals who didn't get away with it!
Do you really need seven committee meetings and a 90-day waiting period before you update your computers with the latest patches?
Duck and Chet take on the challenges of security patches in this episode of the Techknow podcast.
New vulnerabilities are being discovered all the time, and attackers are still exploiting old ones. But how do you deal with the vulnerabilities? Patch them of course.
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?
As promised this summer, Adobe has synchronized with Microsoft and released their updates on the same day, the second Tuesday of the month... albeit a month late from the original promise. As usual those of us in the security business Read more…