Category: security

BugBlog: Ransomware hits major media sites through ad network

A malicious attacker managed to send ads tainted with ransomware through advertising networks. Some of the sites that were hit included The New York Times, the BBC, MSN, and AOL, according to a story at Ars Technica. Some of the ad






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BugBlog: Adobe Patches Critical Flash bug

Adobe issued a security bulletin on 3/10/16 for an emergency update for Flash. This patches a number of bugs, including at least one critical bug that was being exploited that would allow an attacker to run hostile code on your






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BugBlog: Microsoft Releases IE Security Update

For those few people still using Microsoft Internet Explorer, there was a new security update released on March 8. According to Microsoft, this is a Critical update, for it patches a bug that may allow malicious code to run if






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BugBlog: IRS Phishing Schemes

We are in the midst of March Madness, but I don’t mean basketball. I mean tax season.  The IRS and US-CERT has published a bulletin showing how to spot a “phishing” scheme, where some con artist tries to lure you






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BugBlog: Google Updates Chrome

Google has updated Google Chrome on the Windows, Mac, and Linux platforms. The new version is 49.0.2623.75 and patches 26 separate security issues. The release date on the update is 3/2/2016. You can see the full list here.






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BugBlog: Drown Attack Against HTTPS

There are quite a few stories about a new threat against HTTPS (secure) websites that use TLS protocol for encryption. A story at Ars Technica says that up to 11.5 million websites could be vulnerable. In many cases, these sites






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BugBlog: AppleTV Tightens Things Up

AppleTV 7.2.1 tighens up a number of security holes. In two separate cases, malicious apps may be able to access the iCloud user record of people who had been previously logged, or read the saved preferences of other apps. There are






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