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Microsoft April-2012 Patch Tuesday Released

 April 11, 2012

Estimated reading time: 3 minutes

Microsoft has released six bulletins covering a total of 11 vulnerabilities. Seven of this month’s issues are rated ‘Critical’ and they affect Internet Explorer, .NET, and Windows. The remaining issues affect Internet Explorer, Windows, Forefront Unified Access Gateway, and Office. The following vulnerabilities has rated “Critical”: MS12-023- Cumulative Security Update...

Microsoft March-2012 Patch Tuesday Released

 March 14, 2012

Estimated reading time: 2 minutes

Microsoft has released six bulletins covering a total of seven vulnerabilities. Only one of this month’s issues is rated ‘Critical’ and it affects the Remote Desktop Protocol. The remaining issues affect the Windows kernel, DNS Server, Expression, Visual Studio and Windows. The following vulnerabilities are rated “Critical”: MS12-020 – Vulnerabilities...

Microsoft January-2012 Patch Tuesday Released

 January 11, 2012

Estimated reading time: 3 minutes

Microsoft has released seven bulletins covering a total of eight vulnerabilities. Only one issue is rated ‘Critical’ and it affects Windows Media. The remaining issues affect Windows, the kernel and Microsoft’s Anti-Cross Site Scripting library. The following vulnerabilities are rated “Critical”: MS12-004 – Vulnerabilities in Windows Media Could Allow Remote...

Microsoft Windows win32k.sys Memory Corruption Vulnerability

 December 21, 2011

Estimated reading time: 1 minute

A vulnerability has been discovered in Microsoft Windows which can be exploited by malicious parties to potentially compromise a user’s system. The vulnerability is caused due to an error in win32k.sys and can be exploited to corrupt memory via a specially crafted web page containing an IFRAME with an overly...

Microsoft October2011 Patch Tuesday Released

 October 12, 2011

Estimated reading time: 4 minutes

Microsoft has released 8 security bulletins covering a total of 23 vulnerabilities for software such as Microsoft .NET Framework, Microsoft Silverlight, Internet Explorer, Microsoft Forefront United Access Gateway and Microsoft Host Integration Server. 6 out of the 8 bulletins are rated ‘Important’, while 2 are rated ‘Critical’. Some of the...

Microsoft September2011 Patch Tuesday Released

 September 15, 2011

Estimated reading time: 3 minutes

Microsoft has released 5 security bulletins covering a total of 15 vulnerabilities. All of these vulnerabilities are rated ‘Important’ by Microsoft, even though three of them could lead to remote code execution. The patches address elevation of privileged and remote code execution vulnerabilities and may require a restart of Windows....

Worm Morto Spreading via RDP

 September 1, 2011

Estimated reading time: 1 minute

Our research team came across a Worm file, which upon execution wriggles its way through the systems using the RDP port. This worm is known as Morto and it is spreading very quickly in the wild. Morto uses the RDP (Remote Desktop protocol) to connect to a remote system and...

Microsoft Security Bulletin MS11-057

 August 11, 2011

Estimated reading time: 1 minute

Microsoft has released two Critical updates: MS11-057 (Internet Explorer): This security update resolves 5 privately reported vulnerabilities and 2 publicly disclosed vulnerabilities in Internet Explorer. The most severe of these vulnerabilities could allow remote code execution if a user views a specially crafted webpage using Internet Explorer. Microsoft is not...

“TrojanBanker.Activator.a” Fake Windows Activation

 August 1, 2011

Estimated reading time: 2 minutes

A new infection has been spreading on the Internet targeting Windows users. In fact, it is a Trojan horse that pretends to be a Windows Activation program. Once infected, you will receive a professional looking screen simulating Microsoft Windows Activation which will state that you need to re-activate your Windows...