Krebs’s 3 Basic Rules for Online Safety

Yes, I realize that’s an ambitious title for a blog post about staying secure online, but there are a handful of basic security principles that — if followed religiously — can blunt the majority of malicious threats out there today. Krebs’s Number One Rule for Staying Safe Online: “If you didn’t go looking for it, … Читать далее

Krebs’s 3 Basic Rules for Online Safety

Yes, I realize that’s an ambitious title for a blog post about staying secure online, but there are a handful of basic security principles that — if followed religiously — can blunt the majority of malicious threats out there today. Krebs’s Number One Rule for Staying Safe Online: “If you didn’t go looking for it, … Читать далее

Apple QuickTime Patch Fixes 15 Flaws

Apple this week issued an update that plugs at least 15 security holes in its QuickTime media player. The patch – which brings QuickTime to version 7.6.9 — quashes several critical bugs that could be exploited to install malicious software were a user to load a poisoned media file. Updates are available for both Mac … Читать далее

OS X Patch Catch-Up

Apple recently released a massive update to address at least 130 security vulnerabilities in Mac OS X systems, including a monster patch that fixes 55 flaws in Adobe Flash Player. The seventh major update to OS X  this year includes a fix that stems from a vulnerability Apple patched in the iPhone earlier this year … Читать далее

Apple Patch Catchup

I’ve fallen a bit behind on blog posts about notable security updates (I was counting on August to be the slowest month this year work-wise, but so far it’s actually been the busiest!). Recently, Apple released a series of important patches that I haven’t covered here, so it’s probably easiest to mention them all in … Читать далее

Top Apps Largely Forgo Windows Security Protections

Many of the most widely used third-party software applications for Microsoft Windows do not take advantage of two major lines of defense built into the operating system that can help block attacks from hackers and viruses, according to research released today. Attackers usually craft software exploits so that they write data or programs to very … Читать далее

Security Updates for Foxit, QuickTime/iTunes

Foxit Software has issued an update to make it easier for users to spot PDF files that may contain malicious content. Also, Apple has pushed out new versions of QuickTime and iTunes that correct nearly two dozen security problems in those programs. Last month, researcher Didier Stevens said he’d discovered that he could embed an … Читать далее