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Adobe tells users to update Flash Player for the third time this month

Adobe tells users to update Flash Player for the third time this month

Adobe tells computer users to protect themselves against "targeted attacks" that are being "exploited in the wild".

And that means patching Adobe Flash. Again.

Facebook account cancellation malware poses as Adobe Flash update

Facebook account cancellation malware poses as Adobe Flash update

Have you received an email asking you to confirm that you wish to cancel your account?

Be on your guard.

SSCC 87 - Mac botnet, Global Payments, Flash Player updater, AES-NI and cloud encryption

Sophos Security Chet Chat

David Schwartzberg is this week's guest on the Chet Chat to talk about the data breach at Global Payments, a new Mac botnet and Flash Player updating. David also explained the new AES-NI encryption acceleration in Intel chips and a new way to safely store files in the cloud.

Adobe ships critical out-of-band Flash Player update

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Adobe has released a critical out-of-band patch for Flash Player. Be sure to update as soon as possible.

Adobe readies critical security patch for Flash Player


Adobe has scheduled a critical security update for Flash Player later today, protecting users against an important universal cross-site scripting attack that is being exploited in the wild.

Adobe Flash security update for Windows, Mac, Android, Linux and Solaris users

Adobe Flash security update for Windows, Mac, Android, Linux and Solaris users

It doesn't matter if you run Windows, Mac, Linux, Solaris or even Android.. it's time to update Adobe Flash.

New Adobe Flash zero day in the wild - infects through MS Word documents


Adobe has released an advisory warning users about a new zero day flaw in their ubiquitous Flash Player software. Watch out for malicious Word documents, especially if you work for the US government or related industries.

SSCC 53 - RSA advice, RIM advises on JavaScript and Chrome patches Flash before Adobe

Sophos Security Chet Chat 41

This week's Chet Chat discusses the recent breach of RSA Security, advice from RIM on securing your BlackBerries post Pwn2Own and Google's speedy security updates to their Chrome web browser. Settle in for 10 minutes and keep up on the latest security news,

SSCC45 - Do not track, David Rice, OS X tips and more in this week's podcast

Sophos Security Chet Chat 41

Sophos Security Chet Chat 45 covers the week's security news including Google Chrome's "Do Not Track" feature, Apple's new CISO, government web credentials for sale and Nicolas Sarkozy's hacked Facebook profile.

Sophos Security Chet Chat 32

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Listen to Tony and Chet talk about Apple, FireSheep, Anatomy of an Attack and Application Control on this week's Chet Chat.

Apple and Adobe patch, Sophos encrypts OS X

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Apple has released fixes two days straight now that affect most of their customer base. Yesterday they released iOS 4.0.2 to fix the PDF font parsing vulnerability in the iPhone and iPod Touch. They also published an update for Read more…

Apple 10.6.4 patch hits the streets

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Apple today released version 10.6.4 of its OS X Snow Leopard operating system. As is usual with Apple patches the size and quantity of items patched is quite large. On my test Mac Mini system, you can see in the Read more…

Podcast round-up

Remote podcasting from hotel in San Francisco

The discipline of delivering a weekly podcast has been difficult, but quite a lot of fun. The strange thing about it is I haven't made the time to post them to the blog, and yet I know many of you Read more…

Adobe contemplates security

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Update: I received a response from @bradarkin Adobe's Director of Product Security and Privacy with corrections to my post. I was unaware of some details and fortunately Brad set me straight. Updates will be noted in-line. If I had a Read more…

Critical patches emerge for Mac OS X security holes

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It's not clear if Apple was feeling left out with all the attention being given to a zero-day vulnerability in Microsoft's Internet Explorer, but they have issued a security update for users of their Mac OS X operating system. 2010's Read more…

Snow Leopard downgrades security and misses opportunity to improve

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After the better part of a week it seems we are still finding warts in Apple's newest operating system release, Mac OS X Snow Leopard. Graham Cluley made a video this morning about his discovery that Adobe Flash player can Read more…

Adobe announces its own Patch Tuesday

Adobe announces its own Patch Tuesday

Following increasing concern about hackers taking advantage of security vulnerabilities in Adobe's PDF-reading software, the company has announced that it will be making security updates available on a regular schedule.