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CERT releases Cyber Security Alert TA11-347A for Microsoft Updates…

National Cyber Alert System Technical Cyber Security Alert TA11-347A Microsoft Updates for Multiple Vulnerabilities Original release date: December 13, 2011 Last revised: — Source: US-CERT Systems Affected Microsoft Windows Microsoft Office Internet Explorer Overview There are multiple vulnerabilities in Microsoft Windows, Office, and Internet Explorer. Microsoft has released updates to address these vulnerabilities. I. Description The Microsoft Security Bulletin Summary for December …

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November 2011 Microsoft Patch Tuesday includes server update goodness…

It’s that time of the month again…  Update time that is for Microsoft machines. Microsoft has not left servers out of the mix at all, so you system admin types will be able to justify reboots for sure. These patches cover everything from code execution to elevation of privileges and even Denial of Service on just about every version of …

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Microsoft Releases Security Intelligence Report for your reading pleasure… SIRv11

Microsoft has released Volume 11 of their “Microsoft Security Intelligence Report” or SIRv11, which provides “An in-depth perspective on software vulnerabilities and exploits, malicious code threats, and potentially unwanted software in the first half of 2011”. One tidbit of interesting information contained in the report is that in the first half of 2011, less than one percent of exploits were …

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October updates for Apple products… Patch ’em up!

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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Microsoft updates for Windows, Windows Server and Microsoft Office for Sept 13, 2011

Multiple vulnerabilities in MS Windows, MS Windows Server and Microsoft Office have been identified and addressed.  These should not be taken lightly as they are of a critical nature, allowing a “remote, unauthenticated attacker” the ability to gain access to your system, as well as DoS. If you require assistance applying updates to your business computers in the Greenville / …

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Secure IT Alert: Microsoft Patch Tuesday is Coming – Strap In! Lots of Updates!

Homeland Secure IT Alert for Monday, April 11th, 2011 You’ve waited a whole month for this, and Microsoft has not let you down.  Updates galore are ‘a comin’ tomorrow, April 12th, 2011. The Microsoft Security Bulletin Advance Notification states that this Patch Tuesday will be a big one. A total of 17 fixes, addressing 64 security vulnerabilities are there for …

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Secure IT Alert: Apple Mac OS X Update Patches 57 Vulnerabilities #mac #osx #security

Homeland Secure IT Alert for Tuesday, March 22, 2011 Apple Mac OS X owners will be happy to know that they have not been forgotten and that 57 vulnerabilities that affect all current versions of OS X 10.5.x (Leopard) and OS X 10.6.x (Snow Leopard) are addressed in this major security update. A total of 26 components that ship as …

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Secure IT Alert: Microsoft Patches Coming along with Mozilla Firefox Update for Windows, Mac & Linux

Homeland Secure IT Alert for Thursday, March 3, 2011 Microsoft issued the Advance Notification for March 2011 and today… The full version of the Microsoft Security Bulletin Advance Notification for March 2011 can be found at http://www.microsoft.com/technet/security/bulletin/ms11-mar.mspx. The advanced notification will be replaced with the March bulletin summary on March 8, 2011. On the Critical list are updates for remote code execution …

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Secure IT Alert: Microsoft Security Bulletin Re-Releases & AutoRun Advisory

Homeland Secure IT Alert for Thursday, February 23, 2011 Microsoft has released Security Advisory 967940, titled “Update for Windows Autorun”, and it covers an issue that has long plagued Microsoft Windows Operating Systems. When you insert a USB flash drive, or USB hard drive, Windows has attempted to treat them like CD/DVD material and perform an autorun on it. While …

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Secure IT Alert: Adobe releases Acrobat, Coldfusion, Reader, Shockwave and Flash updates #security #adobe

Secure IT Alert for Friday, February 11th, 2011 Adobe has beat out Microsoft for the number of vulnerabilities addressed on Patch Tuesday with the unleashing of a plethora of patches for their Acrobat, Reader, Coldfusion, Shockwave Player and Flash Player. Reader’s updates are considered CRITICAL and there 29 holes that are plugged… Shockwave comes in second with 21 CRITICAL vulnerabilities …

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