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March 2011

A critical vulnerability has been identified in the authplay.dll component that ships with Adobe Reader and Acrobat X (10.0.1) and earlier 10.x and 9.x versions for Windows and Macintosh operating systems. This vulnerability (CVE-2011-0609), as referenced in Security Advisory APSA11-01, could cause a crash and potentially allow an attacker to...
Mozilla finally released the 4.0 version of its well-known open source browser Firefox. Firefox 4 features a new, lighter look, is some six times faster than its predecessor, has lower startup and page load times, and brings goodies like Firefox Sync (for syncing browsing history, bookmaks, tabs across multiple devices),...
Certificate vendor Comodo has announced that nine rogue certificates were issued through them. These certificates were issued for: mail.google.com (GMail) login.live.com (Hotmail et al) www.google.com login.yahoo.com (three certificates) login.skype.com addons.mozilla.org (Firefox extensions)”Global Trustee” According to Comodo, the registrations seemed to be coming from Tehran, Iran and they believe that because...
“You have committed network crime!” is a fake warning (ransomware) which states that you were watching materials with pornographic content or downloading unlicensed software, movies and music. This ransomware also states that all the examples found on your computer will be serving as material evidence in a court.You have 24...
The Federal Bureau of Investigation has asked the public to beware of Japan quake relief scams, WKYC reports. The report provides ten tips to help identify fake ‘charity’ efforts, as under: 1. Don’t respond to unsolicited/spam emails — including clicking links in those messages. Those links could contain a computer...
Hey All, Microsoft has worked diligently in the area of online privacy and Web tracking protection to propose industry solutions and to adopt the proposals of others to further the ability of industry self-regulation. Microsoft launched the Internet Explorer-9 having following improvements. Fast: With IE9, the Web delivers a new...
Adobe has issued a security warning over a zero-day vulnerability in its Flash Player, Adobe Reader, and Acrobat software packages which can lead to remote code execution The attack, which exists in Flash Player on Windows, Mac OS X, Linux, Solaris, and Android along with the Windows and Mac OS...
Microsoft has released March’s Patch Tuesday updates which comprise of 3 patches, one critical and two important, that fix four vulnerabilities. MS11-015 – Vulnerabilities in Windows Media Could Allow Remote Code Execution (2510030) The only critical vulnerability belongs to Windows Media, specifically DirectShow, Windows Media Player and Windows Media Center...
Backing up data is one of the most important, yet also one of the most neglected areas of computing. It should be at the top of your computer maintenance list, right next to virus protection. Without data backup or virus protection, you are running the risk of losing your data....