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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Internet Explorer being actively targeted – Why are you using IE?

JohnMHoyt Computer Security, Computer Support, Microsoft, Secure IT Alert, security, Windows 0 Comments

This is from our partners at WatchGuard, taken in its entirety from their blog for your reading enjoyment: Advanced Attackers Exploit IE & Flash 0days in the Wild by Corey Nachreiner Over the weekend, Microsoft released a critical security advisory warning customers of a serious new zero day vulnerability in Internet Explorer (IE), which attackers are exploiting in the wild. Around the same time, …

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Microsoft FixIt for Word / Office should be applied without hesitation

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

Yesterday’s Microsoft Security Advisory announced a vulnerability in Microsoft Word which could permit remote code execution. The summary of this advisory simply states that people are being exploited due to a vulnerability. It happens when someone opens, or even previews an RTF in email using Microsoft Word as the email viewer. While Microsoft has not released a full patch at …

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Zero Day Fixes for Microsoft IE and Adobe Flash Should be Applied Immediately

JohnMHoyt Business, Computer Security, Computer Service, Computer Support, Microsoft, Secure IT Alert, security, Technology 0 Comments

In case you have been wondering, there’s a very good reason for the most recent updates from Microsoft and Adobe… The vulnerabilities are being exploited and today I have heard of two people being affected. It is our recommendation that you apply the fixes immediately in order to avoid this type of issue…. If you require any assistance or have …

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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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Adobe Patch Day brings updates for Flash, Shockwave and ColdFusion

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

Three security bulletins have been released by Adobe that cover Flash Player, Shockwave Player and ColdFusion. These apply to not only Microsoft Windows based machines, but also to Apple Macintosh computers. Complete control over your machine could be obtained by exploiting the flaws outlined. As always – UPDATE your machines and protect yourself. Do not hesitate. Should you require assistance …

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Microsoft Patch Tuesday for April 2013

JohnMHoyt Business, Computer Security, Computer Service, Homeland Secure IT, Microsoft, Secure IT Alert, security, Windows, Windows Server 0 Comments

It’s that time again!   Microsoft Patch Tuesday is upon us. Let me just say… Update your Microsoft Windows based computers. As you will see below, the biggest vulnerability is your Internet Explorer, which should be updated, even if you are using another browser. Should you require assistance installing these or any other security updates, please call upon us in …

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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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Secure IT Alert: Multiple updates for Microsoft and Adobe products for November 2012

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

Microsoft “patch day” for November is upon us like the cool autumn nights…. It looks like the Microsoft has a total of six bulletins with four of those being CRITICAL. In all, 19 vulnerabilities will be corrected and they will affect the .NET Framework, Internet Explorer and Office, in addition to Windows itself. But wait, that’s not all! You also …

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