Octoberfest? No, it’s just time for a bunch of Microsoft Office Updates! Get ’em installed!

Here we are, another Patch Tuesday, where Microsoft makes updates available to their products. The Microsoft Security Bulletin Advance Notification for October 2012¬†indicates there are seven bulletins that will be addressed today. ¬†They include: Critical – Remote code execution – Affecting Microsoft Office and Microsoft Server Important – Remote code execution – Affecting Microsoft Office Important – Elevation of privilege …

Adobe and Microsoft Windows Updates Galore!

UPDATE YOUR COMPUTERS! ¬†Mac owners too! ¬†And don’t delay! The updates released this week are serious, people. If you do not patch up your computers and servers, or call us in to do it for you, the chances of being exploited are incredibly high…. ¬†Especially for the Microsoft Exchange and Remote Desktop vulnerabilities. Sorry to harp on it, but this …

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Computer Crime & Intellectual Property Section “fine” for viewing child porn? Nope, it’s a virus!

Some people have been reporting that their computers have been locked and that they are presented with a screen that reads something like: Computer Crime & Intellectual Property Section United States Department of Justice Attention! This operating system is locked due to the violation of the federal laws of the United States of America! Following violations were detected: Your IP …

SECURE IT ALERT: Microsoft to unleash updates for April that address 4 critical vulnerabilities

Secure IT Alert for Thrusday, April 05, 2012 Coming your way right after Easter – Security updates from Microsoft! This information is from the Microsoft Security Advance Notification for April 2012: ******************************************************************** Microsoft Security Bulletin Advance Notification for April 2012 Issued: April 5, 2012 ********************************************************************   This is an advance notification of security bulletins that Microsoft is intending to release …

SECURE IT ALERT: Using RDP / Remote Desktop Protocol on your Microsoft Windows desktop or server? Patch it – NOW!

Homeland Secure IT Alert for Tuesday, March 13, 2012 Welcome to another exciting edition of Microsoft Patch Tuesday!¬†This one is so exciting, it gets two posts dedicated to it. This bunch of patches contains one very important fix for a flaw so serious, according to some security experts, you can’t patch it fast enough (read here).¬†Critical update MS12-020. Of course, …

Happy Valentine’s Day from Microsoft!

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 …

Secure IT Alert: Adobe patches address Reader & Acrobat vulnerabilities

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 …

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

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 …