Displaying items by tag: Exploit

Monday, 14 January 2013 09:31

Apple shuts out vulnerable Java plugin

Apple moved relatively quickly to protect Mac users from exploits of a Java vulnerability revealed last week.

Published in Security
Wednesday, 29 August 2012 08:47

Java zero-day affects multiple platforms

A serious Java vulnerability is being exploited in the wild.

Published in Security

Cyber threats come and go, but the latest research suggests that the naughty lads of the Internet have settled into something of a groove; albeit a very effective and efficient one.  They're also worried about software piracy!

Published in Security
Wednesday, 16 November 2011 13:34

M86 Security predicts next year's Internet threats

There is merit in knowing (in general) where the major Internet threats will come from in the near future.  Clearly, we can't predict the exact future, but we can extrapolate the trends.

Published in Security

In April this year, a vulnerability was discovered in a commonly used critical infrastructure Web Access product.  Exploitable code was also made available.  The manufacturer has announced that no patch will be released.

Published in Security

Apple has released iOS security updates that plug a vulnerability that's been used to jailbreak devices. Before the howls of protest start, remember that such vulnerabilities can also be used for evil.

Published in Mobility

A recent survey of 250 Australian businesses found that their greatest fear was some kind of cyber attack; exceeding their fear of terrorism and natural disasters.

Published in Security
Wednesday, 12 January 2011 11:00

Microsoft's gentle start to 2011 patching

The first Patch Tuesday for 2011 has proved a quiet affair with just two bulletins from Microsoft, only one of which is rated critical.

Published in Security

Adobe has updated Acrobat and Reader to fix critical security vulnerabilities in the widely-used PDF applications.

Published in Security
Monday, 15 November 2010 12:50

Acrobat, Reader security patch close at hand

An out-of-cycle security update for Adobe Acrobat and Reader has been announced for this week in order to address critical security issues.

Published in Security

A number of organisations around the world have been targeted by an attack using a previously unknown vulnerability in Internet Explorer.

Published in Security

Microsoft has now widened the distribution of its latest security patch for Windows. It is now being pushed out through Windows Update and other channels.

Published in Security
Monday, 20 September 2010 08:17

Flash Player security fix schedule accelerated

Adobe is bringing forward the release of an update for Flash Player that will overcome an actively-exploited security vulnerability.

Published in Security

The 0day exploit for Adobe Acrobat and Reader can be mitigated by a free tool from Microsoft, according to officials at the two companies.

Published in Security
Wednesday, 04 August 2010 09:56

iPhone 4 (etc) drive-by unlock: friend or foe?

Security researchers are warning that a drive-by jailbreak for iOS 4 and earlier could be used to drop malware onto iPhones, iPads and iPod touches.

Published in Mobility

Microsoft is set to release an out-of-cycle security update to address a vulnerability that's being actively exploited by malware writers.

Published in Security

A security researcher has disclosed a vulnerability in Apple's Safari browser that can be used to steal personal information.

Published in Security
Thursday, 22 July 2010 09:33

Microsoft's Fix It for Stuxnet vulnerability

Microsoft has released a temporary fix for a Windows Shell vulnerability that is being exploited by the Stuxnet malware.

Published in Security

Unlike Microsoft Windows, Linux has a deserved reputation as a bullet-proof operating system. To teach computer security a University lecturer has deliberately produced the most damn vulnerable Linux you'll ever see.

 

Published in The Linux Distillery

Unlike Microsoft Windows, Linux has a deserved reputation as a bullet-proof operating system. To teach computer security a University lecturer has deliberately produced the most damn vulnerable Linux you'll ever see.

 

Published in The Linux Distillery
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