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Patch Tuesday January 2014 - Microsoft, Adobe and Oracle


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

CarderPlanet bust, Target credit card breach, online safety for kids - 60 Sec Security [VIDEO]


What prison sentence for the man who pioneered online carding? How many credit cards did Target lose? Does your encryption software "speak" to passers-by? How to keep your kids safe online over the holidays?

Find out in 60 seconds!

Five-minute fix: Setting up parental controls on Windows 7

Setting up parental controls on Windows 7

How to set up parental controls on Windows 7 to help keep your children safe online.

Monday review - the hot 21 stories of the week

Monday review

In case you missed anything, here's everything we wrote in the past seven days.

Microsoft tells all Windows 7 users to uninstall security patch, after some PCs fail to restart

Microsoft tells all Windows 7 customers to uninstall security patch, after some users report crashes

Microsoft has advised all users of Windows 7 who installed a security update to uninstall it, after some customers found their computers would not restart or applications would not load.

W32/VBNA-X worm spreads quickly through networks and removable media

W32/VBNA-X worm spreads quickly through networks and removable media

A new particularly virulent version of the malware family known as W32/VBNA (also SillyFDC/Autorun) is spreading very quickly. It takes advantage of Windows Autorun and some very clever social engineering techniques to plant banking Trojans on victim computers.

Windows XP is still Microsoft’s biggest security headache, but infections are rising on Windows 7

Windows XP is still Microsoft’s biggest security headache, but infections are rising on Windows 7

The rate of infection ticked up for Windows 7 in the first half of 2012, but Windows XP, Microsoft’s legacy operating system, is still far and away the biggest security headache for Redmond.

Disable Windows Sidebar and Gadgets NOW on Vista and Windows 7. Microsoft warns of security risk

Disable Windows Sidebar and Gadgets NOW on Vista and Windows 7. Microsoft warns of security risk

Users of Windows Vista and Windows 7 have been advised to completely disable their Windows Sidebar and Gadgets, in response to what appears to be a serious security risk.

Patch Tuesday Valentine's 2012

Monster super-critical Patch Tuesday for February 2013

Microsoft released nine patches today, several designed to repair critical flaws. Don't get too distracted by the lack of chocolates and flowers, get patching!

Patch Tuesday July 2011 - 4 updates, 22 bugs

Patch Tuesday for January - what you need to know

Microsoft have released four bulletins this month, three important and one critical. Fixes included impact Windows 7, Windows Vista and Microsoft Visio 2003 SP3 users.

Windows 7/Windows 2008 R2 Service Pack 1 officially launched


Microsoft has finally released the landmark Service Pack 1 for Windows 7 and Windows 2008 R2. Download it now, and read on for the details of what this release means to you.

New Windows zero-day flaw bypasses UAC


A new zero day exploit has been revealed in Windows that can lead to an elevation of privilege. Find out the details and what you might do to protect yourself

5 tips to protect Windows 7 and happy Labor Day

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Ever since I wrote about the fact that most malware works just fine in Windows 7 I am frequently asked for the other side of the story. Fortunately Maria Varmazis was in our Vancouver office recently and asked me to Read more…

Microsoft addresses recent DLL order of operations flaw

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Microsoft released an advisory this week discussing bad practices in DLL loading that could lead to remote exploitation. They have released a tool that can help mitigate the risk, but the real solution is for developers to patch their applications Read more…

Huge Patch Tuesday - Act now

Microsoft analysis for August 2010 Patch Tuesday

This month's Patch Tuesday is enormous. The good news? Few, if any, of these exploits are currently being exploited in the wild. The bad news? If history teaches us anything it is only a matter of time. Microsoft released 14 Read more…

Windows zero-day vulnerability uses shortcut files on USB

Malicious link

The security community was buzzing today about a potential new zero-day vulnerability in Windows. The attack that exploits the vulnerability was originally discovered by VirusBlokAda in Belarus. It contains several components and is still being analyzed by SophosLabs. It starts Read more…

Patch Tuesday insecurity news and SSCC 18

Broken glass

For those administrators anxiously awaiting a fix for the zero day flaw in Windows Help Center disclosed by Tavis Ormandy last month your patch is ready. Microsoft released four patches today and their standard summary with priority and severity ratings. Read more…

Microsoft's new 0 day flaws, upcoming patches and retirements

Microsoft's new 0 day flaws, upcoming patches and retirements

On the threat and vulnerability front Microsoft is dominating the headlines today. With patch Tuesday around the corner, new 0 day exploits being disclosed and the upcoming retirement of several major OS releases I figured it was a good time Read more…

Apple Java update, MS advisory and SSCC 10

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Apple has released an update today for OS X 10.5 and 10.6. Java 1.6 update 18 patches more than 28 vulnerabilities in the Oracle (Man that sounds weird) Java runtime environment. In this case Apple only took five months to Read more…

CanSecWest 2010 Day 1

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As a Vancouverite it always seemed to be a bit of a shame that I have never attended a CanSecWest conference. This year I am here, the 11th annual CanSecWest conference, and I would like to thank Dragos Ruiu for Read more…