Patch Tuesday March 2012

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Time for my review of this month's release of updates from Microsoft and others. This Patch Tuesday brings a fairly small number of updates from Microsoft and some updates from Apple. As I wrote this post, the Internet Storm Center issued a Yellow Alert! This is rare and was done to stress the importance of this Windows Update. It is important that you update now and make … [Read more...]

An Important Online Shopping and Banking Warning

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Microsoft is issuing an out of band security update tomorrow September 28,2010. My personal suggestion is to avoid any online shopping and online banking for a day or two. The exploit affects the Microsoft ¬†.net service that is used for keeping information on a Web server secure. The SAN's internet storm center sums up Microsoft's advisory this way: Translated, this means that … [Read more...]

A Java Exploit In The Wild And How To Protect Your Computer From It -Video

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There is a Java exploit that affects all Windows and code is in use and infecting computers. All that is needed for your computer to be infected with this malware is to visit a hacked website.¬†There is no warning. No pop-up. You just visit the website and your computer is infected. Within a few days of release, a Java exploit has been converted into malware and put into use … [Read more...]

Video-How To Keep Adobe PDF From Infecting Your Computer With Malware

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There have been some recent exploits found in Adobe's PDF file format. These exploits or vulnerabilities can make it easy for malware to infect your computer in Adobe Reader. I have a video in this post to show you how to keep malware from infecting your computer through a PDF file. It's a short video and securing your computer against this threat is well worth the 3 minutes. … [Read more...]