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Security Alert: Shortcut file Vulnerability

Security Alert:  Shortcut file Vulnerability

This vulnerability is due to the failure of Microsoft Windows to properly obtain icons for LNK files. Microsoft uses LNK files, commonly referred to as "shortcuts," as references to files or applications. By convincing a user to display a specially-crafted LNK file, an attacker may be able to execute arbitrary code that would give the attacker [...]

Software Update: iTunes 9.2.1 Released

Software Update:  iTunes 9.2.1 Released

Apple has release a new version of iTunes making the current version 9.2.1 . This update is to fix a vulnerability due to improper handling of the itpc URLs. itpc is the protocol used by iTunes for handling podcasts. An attacker may convincing a user to access a specially crafted itpc URL and they may be able to execute code or cause a [...]

Update Tuesday: July 13th 2010

Update Tuesday: July 13th 2010

    There wasn’t a huge amount of updates this month from Microsoft, but be aware that some of the problems being patched this month, were from publically reported exploits, so you want to make sure you get your updates applied as soon as you can. Update: KB2229593 -  Type: Critical (XP) and Low (2003) What is does: This is a fix that [...]

Patch: Oracle Releases Critical Patch Update

Patch: Oracle Releases Critical Patch Update

Oracle has released a Critical Patch Update for this month to address 59 different vulnerabilities across multiple products. This update contains some of the following security fixes: * 6 for Oracle Database Server * 2 for TimesTen In-Memory Database * 5 for Oracle Secure Backup * 7 for Oracle Fusion Middleware * 1 for Oracle [...]

Why you should encrypt your iPhone backup!

Why you should encrypt your iPhone backup!

I was reading an article about how the iPhone backup that your iTunes makes when you sync your phone can be cracked (for better or worse).  It wasn’t even really a setting that I paid attention to, until this article came up.  When I went to check, there it was, unchecked: “Encrypt iPhone backup”.  Figuring if it was something that I [...]

Browser Update: Google Chrome 5.0.375.99

Browser Update:  Google Chrome 5.0.375.99

Google has released a new version of their Chrome browser, updating the browser to version 5.0.375.99 on Linux, Mac and Windows Systems. This update to 5.0.375.99, is stated to fix the following errors that have been occurring in the browser: LOW OOB read with WebGL. Credit to Sergey Glazunov; Google Chrome Security Team (SkyLined). [...]

Q&A Monday: FaceTime Chat Ports

Q&A Monday: FaceTime Chat Ports

Question: I am a Mobile Administrator of my company, and recently some of the users have preordered the iPhone 4 and they started to receive these phone’s last week.  There is a new feature called FaceTime, which lets users do a face to face chat on their phone, like Skype.  The users are able to make FaceTime calls inside of the network, [...]

Security Update: Google Releases new Chrome

Security Update: Google Releases new Chrome

Google has released Chrome 5.0.375.86 for Linux, Mac, and Windows to address multiple vulnerabilities.    As always I highly recommend that you update to the current version of the Google Chrome browser, for security reasons. If you are looking for more information on what was updated in this version you can check out, Google Chrome Releases [...]

Best Practices for Password Policy

Best Practices for Password Policy

I’ve seen a lot of different companies send out a secure password when a user starts out, but when the user changes their password, they may make it something less secure.  That’s why I thought I’d go over some of the configurable Group Policy Settings with some of the best practices for password settings.  I feel like I need to mention [...]

Apple Launches iTunes 9.2

Apple Launches iTunes 9.2

     I’ve been waiting since last week for iTunes to be updated to support the new iPhone, but along with making the software ready for the iPhone, there are some security issues that this new version of iTunes fixes. Apple has released iTunes 9.2 for Windows systems to address multiple vulnerabilities affecting the [...]

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