Adobe out of band patch fixes flash vulnerability (Windows / Mac / Linux)

JohnMHoyt Apple, Computer Security, Linux, Mac, Microsoft, OS X, Secure IT Alert, security, Windows, Windows Server 0 Comments

Adobe has released an out of band patch that corrects a flaw in Flash player which could permit an attacker to take control of an exploited system. This is actively being exploited by hackers and we recommend that the patch be applied immediately. More information about this security issue can be found on Adobe’s security website. If you require any …

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Don’t FREAK out – Apple has fixed their vulnerabilities

JohnMHoyt Android, Apple, Business, Computer Security, Computer Service, Computer Support, iPad, iPhone, Mac, Microsoft, OS X, Secure IT Alert, security, Windows, Windows Server 0 Comments

There’s a major web encryption flaw that has been documented and widely covered in the media which permits a “man in the middle” type attack to occur from your web browser How does it work? It allows an attacker to intercept HTTPS traffic between vulnerable clients and servers, and then forces them to use an export-grade cryptography, which can then …

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Microsoft Office 2003 and Office for Mac 2011 Document Handling Vulnerability

JohnMHoyt Apple, Business, Computer Security, Computer Service, Computer Support, Homeland Secure IT, Mac, Microsoft, Office, OS X, Partners, Secure IT Alert, security, WatchGuard, Windows, Windows Server 0 Comments

This comes straight from our partners over at WatchGuard Security Center blog and may affect you if you are using Office 2003 for Windows or Office for Mac 2011. We happen to concur with the author’s thoughts that this is probably much more severe than Microsoft’s own rating of “important”. If you need assistance with this, or any other computer …

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Apple owners rejoice! Security updates are available for you – apply them please!

JohnMHoyt Apple, Computer Security, Computer Service, Computer Support, Homeland Secure IT, Mac, Microsoft, OS X, Secure IT Alert, security, Windows 0 Comments

Article HT5784 over on the Apple Support page, indicates that there’s something fun waiting for you in OS X Mountain Lion v10.8.4 and Security Update 2013-002 It would be wise to get yourself up to date so you can sleep better at night. Well, at least I will sleep better at night with the knowledge that you are safe and …

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Oracle Java vulnerabilities – This is not a repeat

JohnMHoyt Apple, Business, Computer Repair, Computer Service, Computer Support, Linux, Mac, Microsoft, OS X, Secure IT Alert, security, Windows, Windows Server 0 Comments

Nothing more to say here…  JAVA is full of holes it might seem. ALL systems, including Apple Mac, Microsoft Windows, Windows Server, Linux, that are running Java may be vulnerable. Here’s the latest US-CERT Alert for February 20th in its entirety. — —–BEGIN PGP SIGNED MESSAGE—– Hash: SHA1 National Cyber Awareness System US-CERT Alert TA13-051A Oracle Java Multiple Vulnerabilities Original …

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Apple Macs infected with malware – at Apple Inc

JohnMHoyt Apple, Business, Computer Repair, Computer Security, Computer Service, Computer Support, Mac, Microsoft, OS X, Secure IT Alert, security, Windows 0 Comments

Remember the computer that is impervious to malware, the Apple Mac? Well here’s one for you… Yesterday, Apple Inc announced that computers within their own network have been exploited.  Mac computers in other companies have also been exploited. It’s always a heated subject whenever I mention that more and more Apple Macs are becoming compromised. Very passionate people will argue …

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Flash! Savior of the Universe! No, not really….

JohnMHoyt Apple, Business, Computer Security, Computer Service, Computer Support, Linux, Mac, Microsoft, OS X, Secure IT Alert, security, Windows, Windows Server 0 Comments

Adobe Flash Player is making more friends (Right up there with JAVA! )…  There are active attacks being reported currently for vulnerabilities that affect not only Microsoft Windows but also Apple Mac. You should insure that updates are installed! Should you require assistance applying these critical security updates to your computer or your entire network of computers, please call us …

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3 Billion Devices Run Java… And many need to update it!

JohnMHoyt Apple, Business, Computer Repair, Computer Security, Computer Service, Computer Support, Homeland Secure IT, Linux, Mac, OS X, Secure IT Alert, security, Windows, Windows Server 0 Comments

Oracle’s emergency update to Java Runtime Environment and the Development Kit should be applied, immediately. If you are using Java on your system… Please make sure it is up to date, or consider disabling it all together if you can live without it to decrease the likelihood you could become exploited. A large number of the machines that we are …

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Unpatched critical Java vulnerability in latest patched version of Java?

JohnMHoyt Apple, Computer Repair, Computer Security, Computer Service, Computer Support, Linux, Mac, Microsoft, OS X, Secure IT Alert, security, Windows, Windows Server 0 Comments

No, this is not a repeat from the other day, or last month, or well, ever. The Department of Homeland Security’s suggestion to disable Java in your browser, whether you are using a Mac, Linux box or Windows PC is still probably the best route for you to take, but I know you won’t. Here’s the details….  As I warned …

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Homeland Security advises disabling or uninstalling Java – With good reason…

JohnMHoyt Apple, Business, Computer Repair, Computer Security, Computer Service, Homeland Secure IT, Linux, Mac, Microsoft, OS X, Secure IT Alert, security, Windows, Windows Server 2 Comments

This week, the Department of Homeland Security suggested disabling or uninstalling Java based on a CERT publication where they announced Java 7 fails to restrict access to privileged code. That original posting has been updated as recently as today, January 12, 2013. What does it all mean? Well, in a nutshell, if you have the vulnerable version of Java on your …

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