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 Leave a Comment

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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Apple OS X security update released to address clear text password flaw

JohnMHoyt Apple, Computer Repair, Computer Security, Computer Service, Computer Support, Homeland Secure IT, Mac, OS X, Secure IT Alert, security Leave a Comment

Yesterday, Apple released an important security update that fixes vulnerabilities in all current versions of OS X. Over 35 security flaws are addressed in 19 different components that are part of OS X or OS X server including the Kernel, Bluetooth, Directory Service, QuickTime, Time Machine and others which could lead to elevation of privileges, DoS (Denial of Service) and …

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SECURE IT ALERT: Something new for 2012 for Apple Mac OS X users – SECURITY UPDATES! Yippeee!

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Secure IT Alert for Thursday, February 2, 2012 If you are running a current version of Apple Mac OS X, 10.6.x or OS X 10.7.x  (Snow Leopard & Lion respectively), then you are vulnerable to exploits that these patches correct. These security flaws could potentially allow an attacker to execute code on your computer after you visit a malicious web …

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Coming next Tuesday to a Microsoft Windows machine (and some Macs) near you… UPDATES! #PatchTuesday

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Microsoft didn’t forget your Christmas gift….  And it’s coming early! That’s right, Microsoft Patch Tuesday is upon us again, and this December 13th you can expect a slew of updates covering the entire line of current Microsoft Windows operating systems. Operating Systems: Windows XP 64 & 32 bit, Server 2003 64 & 32 bit and Itanium based servers, Vista 32 …

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The US Postal Service did not email you about a returned or refused package. Don’t open that attachment!

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In the last 24hrs, I have spoken with or assisted at least 3 people who have become infected due to opening a malicious email. One of them was my wifey, Pamela, who received an email from the US Postal Service stating that her package had been refused and to open the attached file for details. Due to her old Microsoft …

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Microsoft is trying to tempt you to use Internet Explorer 9 with the offer of free stuff

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Are you using something other than Microsoft Internet Explorer 9 (IE9) for your web browser? A growing number of you are, and Microsoft does not like it one bit. In fact, if you go visit their promo site, you can receive “Free stuff from sites you love” if you will just cross over to the dark side, so to speak. …

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October updates for Apple products… Patch ’em up!

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Apple released a slew of updates to address major security vulnerabilities this week… Be sure get your devices up to date… OS X Lion v10.7.2 and Security Update 2011-006 iTunes 10.5 Safari 5.1.1 iOS 5 Software Update Numbers for iOS v1.5 Pages for iOS v1.5 Apple TV 4.4 A few of these provide you with additional features, such as the …

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mysql.com website hacked and used to serve malware to visitors

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In what is becoming way too common, the popular site, mysql.com was exploited, and used to distribute malware by redirecting visitors to another site this week. Anyone browsing to mysql.com yesterday would have been redirected, and without even being prompted, then likely been exploited themselves by the software running on the rogue website which apparently looked for vulnerable browser plugins …

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Apple’s Mac OS X Lion poses enterprise security risks (this is not a repeat)…

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Using Mac’s in your enterprise? You will want to read this article http://www.theregister.co.uk/2011/08/26/mac_osx_lion_security_hole/… This is kind of a big deal, as it underscores that Mac OS X Lion machines simply fail at LDAP, a basic part of enterprise network integration. In short, if you bring these Macs into your environment, once authenticated, they simply don’t care which password is entered, they …

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Don’t trust those external portable USB hard drives with your important data!

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I’ve posted this before…  External, portable, USB hard drives are convenient to store some data on, but dang it, don’t put everything on one and trust that it is forever and always going to be there for you. These devices use 2.5″ hard drives like you would find in a notebook computer, and while there is nothing wrong with those …

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