BSNL website gets hacked

 December 6, 2011

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The Government owned Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL – the leading Indian telecommunication company) website has suffered yet another hacker attack. This time it was in the early hours of Sunday (December 4, 2011). After the hacking a message appeared on the site – “Your site Security is Shit and...

Microsoft November2011 Patch Tuesday Released

 November 16, 2011

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Microsoft has released only four bulletins covering a total of four vulnerabilities in its monthly security update. One of the bulletins is rated “Critical” while two are rated “Important” and the remaining one is rated “Moderate.” The only ‘Critical’ rated issue affects the Windows TCP/IP stack. It can potentially be...

Firefox 8 released!

 November 10, 2011

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Mozilla announced today the official release of Firefox 8, a new version of the popular open source web browser. The modest update introduces a few new features and brings a number of minor improvements to the browser’s underlying HTML renderer. The built-in search box in Firefox’s navigation toolbar has been...

Microsoft announces workaround for the Duqu exploit

 November 5, 2011

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Microsoft has posted a security advisory 2639658 to address the recently disclosed Windows kernel vulnerability (CVE-2011-3402) exploited by the Duqu malware. Microsoft has determined the flaw is in the processing of embedded True Type Fonts (TTFs). According to Microsoft: “The attacker could then install programs; view, change, or delete data;...

Surfing the Internet the secure way with browser sandbox

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 November 1, 2011

Estimated reading time: 2 minutes

PC’s today are mostly victims of infections caused by visiting infected websites that drop malware codes. Even though we have website reputation checks implemented by all anti-malware software, there is always a slight chance that the user may visit a newly infected website that has not yet been classified as...

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...

Firefox 7 released!

 September 29, 2011

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Mozilla, a global non-profit organization dedicated to making the web better, released an update to Firefox for Windows, Mac and Linux. Mozilla Firefox provides a speedy web browsing experience for users and has released new tools to help developers create faster websites and web apps. Firefox manages memory more efficiently...

Adobe Flash Player security update

 September 23, 2011

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Adobe has released a security patch for Adobe Flash Player that fixes several critical security vulnerabilities. Affected are all versions of Adobe Flash Player and earlier, for all supported operating systems (Windows, Macintosh, Linux, Solaris) as well as Adobe Flash Player and earlier for the Android operating system....

APSB11-24 – Security updates available for Adobe Reader and Acrobat

 September 17, 2011

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Critical vulnerabilities have been identified in Adobe Reader X (10.1) and earlier versions for Windows and Macintosh, Adobe Reader 9.4.2 and earlier versions for UNIX and Adobe Acrobat X (10.1) and earlier versions for Windows and Macintosh. These vulnerabilities could cause the application to crash and potentially allow an attacker...

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....