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June 2010

Update Mozilla Firefox

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Firefox 3.6.4 has been released, this version address 7 vulnerabilities which range from critical issues such as denial of service or arbitrary code execution bugs along with a few lower level issues. Below is list of critical vulnerabilities fixed in this version MFSA 2010-30 Integer Overflow in XSLT Node Sorting...

Adobe releases emergency patch for Reader and Acrobat

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Adobe has released an emergency update that patches at least 17 holes in its Reader and Acrobat applications. Adobe was to release patches on July 13, but since the critical vulnerabilities were actively being exploited, the company released the fixes ahead of time. The fixes address a vulnerability in Windows,...

Growing cyber crime rate indicates lack of skilled staff

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Looking at the number of unique malwares that we are receiving in our lab on day to day basis, it clearly points to the fact that the cyber crime activity is growing exponentially. I was wondering when this will stop or come under control and the answer unfortunately is at...

Time to update Adobe Flash Player and Adobe AIR

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Adobe has released a Security Bulletin on the second week of June that lists out vulnerabilities identified for the following software: – Adobe Flash Player 10.0.45.2 and earlier versions for Windows, Macintosh, Linux and Solaris – Adobe AIR 1.5.3.9130 and earlier versions for Windows, Macintosh and Linux A total of...

Microsoft to discontinue support for Windows XP SP2 and Windows 2000

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Microsoft has announced that it will discontinue support for Windows XP Service Pack 2 and Windows 2000 after July 13, 2010. Support for Windows Vista Release to Manufacturing (RTM) has already been discontinued since April 2010. Microsoft has also announced that users with unsupported version of Windows or Service Pack...

Microsoft Windows Help and Support Center vulnerability

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The vulnerability for Microsoft Windows Help and Support Center is being exploited in the wild. More information for this vulnerability at http://www.microsoft.com/technet/security/advisory/2219475.mspx . The vulnerability allows for infecting a Windows system by visiting manipulated web sites, for example (drive-by-download). Microsoft now has released a “Fix It” tool which unregisters the...

Microsoft Security Bulletin released for the month of June

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Microsoft has released its security bulletin for June 2010. This month Microsoft has released 10 bulletins, addressing total 30 vulnerabilities. Out of the 10 bulletins three bulletins have been rated “Critical” and seven bulletins have been rated “Important”. Six bulletins are related to “Remote Code Execution” vulnerability, three bulletins are...

Connecting a newly purchased gadget to your PC can be un-safe.

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We are very much used to connect a new trendy gadget to our laptop to explore its features and configure etc. Many gadgets has memory card or storage in it to support lot of features like digital camera, music players video players, Mobile phones. All of these when connected to...

Adobe releases security update for Adobe Photoshop CS4

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Adobe has released an update for Adobe Photoshop CS4 to provide remedial measures for the vulnerabilities identified in Adobe Photoshop CS4 11.0.1 and its earlier versions. The vulnerabilities identified in Adobe Photoshop CS4, allows an attacker to take control of an affected system whenever a user opens a malicious file...