Microsoft Office update problem reported

One of the benefits of cloud computing is supposed to be that it relieves IT departments from the burden of testing updates and patches. Corporate users may think about this in light of

Published on: June 16th, 2014 Howard Solomon

The bleed goes on: new OpenSSL flaws found

Just as the furor over Heartbleed bug seemed to be dying down a bit, and analysts were beginning to issue statements about what it taught us about security, new flaws have been discovered

Published on: June 8th, 2014 Andrew Brooks

eBay’s security headaches keep piling up

The story about the massive cyber attack that may have compromised as many as 145 million eBay accounts a few months ago – but that was revealed by the online retailer only last

Published on: May 26th, 2014 Andrew Brooks

Microsoft to patch IE8 remote code execution bug

When a widely used browser is found to have a bug that hackers could exploit to hijack computers, you expect the vendor to do something about it as quickly as possible. The problem

Published on: May 26th, 2014 Andrew Brooks

Microsoft’s ‘Patch Tuesday’ security fixes bypass XP

Microsoft is releasing fixes for eight bugs on Tuesday, May 13, two of them rated “critical,” according to an article in SC Magazine. However none of the bugs will be addressed in Windows

Published on: May 12th, 2014 Andrew Brooks

Government agencies still vulnerable to Heartbleed

The Heartbleed OpenSSL bug just refuses to die. Now it looks as if the measures many web sites, including some belonging to Canadian provincial and federal governments, may still be at risk despite

Published on: May 12th, 2014 Andrew Brooks

Microsoft browser patch covers XP

Microsoft Corp. has quickly issued a patch for a serious Internet Explorer vulnerability, including coverage for those still using Windows XP. “Even though Windows XP is no longer supported by Microsoft and is

Published on: May 2nd, 2014 Howard Solomon

Apple’s security flaw – an isolated incident?

The news of the security flaw in Apple’s SSL/TLS implementation was reported in the Globe and Mail’s Report on Business today (Feb. 27) and in many other publications over the past few days.

Published on: February 28th, 2014 Don Sheppard

Apple says fix for Mac encryption flaw coming soon

Following the release of a fix for a major security flaw in its iPhone and iPad mobile devices Apple Inc., said it is also working on solution for desktop and notebook devices running

Published on: February 24th, 2014 Nestor E. Arellano