YouTube popularity attracting criminals

Enterprises are increasingly using YouTube as their vehicle for hosting internal an external videos. However, researchers at vendor Trend Micro have discovered that criminals are exploiting the popularity of site by finding ways

Published on: October 20th, 2014 Howard Solomon

Hackers using new Windows vulnerability

Microsoft is rushing out a patch for a newly-discovered zero-day vulnerability which affects all currently  supported versions of  Windows (including Vista) and Windows Server 2008 and 2012. The news came this morning from

Published on: October 14th, 2014 Howard Solomon

Microsoft, Cisco look after vulnerabilities

Two major suppliers of IT applications are looking after vulnerabilities they've discovered. Microsoft Corp. will ship several critical patches to Internet Explorer next week, while Cisco Systems has just issued fixes and a

Published on: July 4th, 2014 Howard Solomon

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