Stop using Microsoft IE right this minute – Exploit Warning

A few days back, security experts started reporting that an existing vulnerability in Microsoft Internet Explorer had been leveraged in a “Zero Day Exploit”. What does this mean for you? You could open a specially crafted document and become compromised. Microsoft has not released a patch as of this moment so they are advising the use of Microsoft Edge for …

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

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, …

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

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 …

Windows users being exploited due to a TIFF issue

You need to be aware of this… Reposting from one of our partner’s blogs… ¬†WatchGuard:   Attackers Exploiting a Zero Day in Windows, Office, and¬†Lync by Corey Nachreiner Today, Microsoft released a critical security advisory warning customers of a¬†serious¬†new zero day vulnerability that affects Windows, Office, and Lync. In a nutshell, the vulnerability has to do with how certain versions …

Apple Mac users should be aware of “super dangerous” drive-by Java exploit

Microsoft Windows users are well versed in malware and are armed with a plethora of ways to help protect themselves and their computer from becoming infected, such as: Computer operating system updates downloaded and installed (Microsoft Windows) Support application updates updated regularly (Java, Adobe, Microsoft Office) Robust anti-virus and anti-malware installed and up to date Backups of systems in place …

Cisco IOS potentially susceptible to two zero day vulnerabilities

SecurityFocus has two posts indicating that Cisco IOS 15.0 is vulnerable to attackers. Both are DoS (Denial of Service) issues and at this time there is no solution being offered from Cisco to correct the problem. Should your network be non-responsive, you could attempt to reboot your Cisco device to restore connectivity. The original posts are as follows: Cisco IOS …

Secure IT Alert: Potential Microsoft Windows SMB vulnerability discovered

Homeland Secure IT Alert for Thursday, February 17, 2011 I’m posting this verbatim from the WatchGuard security blog… — Yesterday, a gray hat going by the alias Cupidon-3005 posted details about a zero day Windows SMB vulnerability that could potentially allow attackers to gain control of fully patched Windows Server 2003 and XP computers. Microsoft is currently investigating this surprise …