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...
Welcome to Techknow, the podcast in which Sophos experts debate, explore and explain the often baffling world of computer security.
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.
What a coincidence! A Facebook hoax claming that images can infect your computer...and then a Microsoft zero-day that uses images to infect your computer.
Chet and Duck talk you through the latest news...
A brief reminder for Firefox users: version 25 is out.
As usual, there are some new and tweaked features, plus a fair number of security fixes.
Paul Ducklin takes a quick look...
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?"
Occasionally we find an attempt at phishing that we grudgingly have to admit shows a resourceful sense of occasion.
Here's an example: an email supposedly from Microsoft to sort out the after-effects of recent failed updates...
Officially, it's a point release of OS X Mountain Lion.
But with twice as many security fixes listed as regular bug fixes and improvements, Paul Ducklin is happy calling it a "security update" instead...
Note to Firefox fans: 23.0 is out.
Paul Ducklin, a Firefox fan himself, looks at the many new fixes, one handy new security feature and a nagging frustration in the update...
There's a Java update coming next Tuesday, 18 June 2013, and you might as well get ready for it now if you haven't already.
Oracle has fixed 40 holes, all but three of them remotely exploitable.
Apple has published updates for all supported versions of OS X and for Safari version 6.
A largish number of remote code execution vulnerabilities have been patched, so these aren't just cosmetic fixes.
Apple just released iOS 6.1.4 for the iPhone 5.
Apparently, it improves speakerphone calls, but it doesn't fix the lock-screen bug in iOS 6.1.3...
Check out this funny security-related cartoon from those amusing folks at XKCD.
(If you're not busy installing Adobe updates)
Microsoft has issued its usual advance notification for the coming week's Patch Tuesday.
If you use Windows you're probably affected, and you'll probably need to reboot all your PCs and most of your servers...
Firefox 20.0 was released today.
The buglist page enumerates 3054 official changes, with eleven patched vulnerabilities, three at "Critical" level.
Paul Ducklin takes a quick look...
Apple ships OS X 10.8.3 - 11 remote code execution vulns patched, Snow Leopard and Lion get fixes too
Apple has shipped the latest point release of its flagship Mountain Lion (OS X 10.8) operating system.
There are plenty of security fixes in there, which Snow Leopard (10.6) and Lion (10.7) users get too, in standalone security updates.
Last week, Apple showed that it is getting more serious about security by getting strict about the version of Flash you're allowed to use in Safari.
Paul Ducklin explains the what and the why...
Even if you have everything from Plan B all the way to Plan Z just in case the A-plan fails, you'll know that things can still go wrong.
So spare a thought for NASA flight controllers, who lost contact with the ISS for a nerve-racking three hours during a recent software update.
Shortly after admitting that its own techies got infected thanks to a Java hole, Apple has pushed out a Java update for the rest of us.
Apple, with this most recent update, seems to have washed its hands permanently of browser-based Java. Paul Ducklin explains...