A Plethora of Patches for Microsoft’s Patch Tuesday – March 2015

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On Monday 2015-03-09, Apple released a slew of updates to address security issues, and on the regularly scheduled “Patch Tuesday” 2015-03-10, Microsoft made a rather large bundle of security updates available. Many security experts did not believe Microsoft would correct the FREAK vulnerability during this batch of patches, however it appears that they did. It is estimated that the FREAK …

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Zero Day Vulnerabilities addressed by Adobe and Microsoft – Get it while it’s hot!

JohnMHoyt Apple, Business, Computer Repair, Computer Security, Computer Service, Computer Support, Mac, Microsoft, OS X, Secure IT Alert, security, Windows, Windows Server Leave a Comment

It’s time for updates to come out from from your favorite software vendors, and whether you are using a Windows based PC or a Mac, there’s something for you this month! Applying these updates is VERY IMPORTANT – your machines are vulnerable unless you take steps to secure them. Up for your patching pleasure are the following (as listed by …

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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 Leave a Comment

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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Those Adobe Flash updates you are being prompted to install – should be installed!

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Adobe Security Bulletin APSB12-22 for October 8th, 2012 details vulnerabilities that exist in versions of the Adobe Flash Player and Adobe Air that run on: Microsoft Windows Apple Macintosh Linux Android 2.x – 4.x These updates address CRITICAL vulnerabilities and installation should not be delayed in order to protect your computer, tablet or smart phone. Should you have questions about …

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SECURE IT ALERT: About that Apple iTunes 10.7 update – yeah, it fixes more than *160* different vulnerabilities!

JohnMHoyt Computer Security, Computer Support, Homeland Secure IT, iPad, iPhone, Mac, Microsoft, OS X, Secure IT Alert, security, Windows Leave a Comment

Lately I’ve had a lot going on between our son, Brett Albertson (Easley High School football center #75) and his slew of activities, our daughter Megan in college, my band (Hot As A Pepper) and work. Because of these distractions I almost missed an important security update. A few days back, Apple released the 10.7 update of iTunes. While you …

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SECURE IT ALERT: Update OS X Java to Avoid Spreading Mac Malware

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Secure IT Alert for Thursday, April 05, 2012 This is courtesy of the WatchGuard Security Center.  We are happy to partner with WatchGuard to provide firewall and security solutions. Call us at 864.990.4748 if we can be of service!   Update OS X Java to Avoid Spreading Mac Malware by Corey Nachreiner Summary: This vulnerability affects: OS X 10.7.x (Lion) and …

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Happy Valentine’s Day from Microsoft!

JohnMHoyt Business, Computer Repair, Computer Sales, Computer Security, Computer Service, Computer Support, Homeland Secure IT, Microsoft, Office, Secure IT Alert, security, Windows, Windows Server Leave a Comment

Yeah yeah, it’s just patches… This is from our friends over on the WatchGuard Security Center: Most people get flowers, chocolates, and cards for Valentine’s Day, but next Tuesday Microsoft IT professionals can expect a big box of patches. According to their advanced notification post for February, Microsoft will release nine security bulletins next Tuesday, February 14th. The bulletins deliver updates …

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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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Secure IT Alert: Adobe patches address Reader & Acrobat vulnerabilities

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Homeland Secure IT Alert for Wednesday, January 11, 2012 Yesterday was Adobe’s first patch day of the new year and the security bulletin describes a total of six vulnerabilities in Adobe Reader and Acrobat X 10.1.1 and older, on both Microsoft Windows and Apple Mac. The issues that are addressed are considered “critical” in nature and the solution is to …

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Microsoft Security Bulletin Advance Notification for January 2012 – Happy New Year!

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Microsoft rings in the new year with updates!  HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!! The Advance Notification outlines 7 bulletins that cover updates from “important” to “critical” in Microsoft Windows (XP / Server 2003 / Vista / Server 2008) and Microsoft Developer Tools & Software. Most will require a restart, or at least MAY require a restart. On the Advance Notification page you …

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