Joomla patched for SQL injection vulnerability

The Joomla content management system recently received a security update to address a SQL injection vulnerability. The flaw enabled hackers to steal data from the databases of Joomla-based systems. The Joomla project released

Published on: March 10th, 2014 Nestor E. Arellano

Buggy Windows updates cause concerns

Last week’s flawed Microsoft Corp. security patches for Windows and Office have caused some concern among security experts on the quality of security updates from the software company. Microsoft acknowledged last Friday that

Published on: September 16th, 2013 Nestor E. Arellano

Five new Java fixes released

Oracle Corp. yesterday announced plans to hasten its Java patch cycle even as it rolled out five new fixes for the embattled software which has been under attack by malware exploiting zero-day vulnerabilities.Oracle's

Published on: February 20th, 2013

Experts worry over Oracle’s security track record

Security experts are expressing doubt over Oracle Corp.’s ability to keep users of its software safe from attacks as the company struggles to produce one patch after the other for its highly popular

Published on: February 13th, 2013

‘Redesign’ needed to fix Java

Oracle Corp. should adopt a more stringent development process akin to that of Microsoft Corp. in order to deal with patch problems that have been plaguing the Santa Clara, Calif-based software and database management

Published on: January 22nd, 2013

IE gets critical patch

Microsoft Corp. on Monday issued a security patch for a “critical” flaw on versions 6 to 8 of its browser Internet explorer.The vulnerability, which does not affect IE 9 and 10 can allow

Published on: January 14th, 2013

Oracle releases Java patch but users not yet safe

Following a United States Department of Homeland Security warning to computer users to disable their Java plug-ins due to a major vulnerability, Oracle Corp. over the weekend, issued a security patch to fix

Published on: January 14th, 2013

Microsoft patches IE10, Windows 8, Word

Following the release of a slew of new Microsoft products, the company is also plugging some new security holes.  This week, Microsoft released updates to address vulnerabilities in Internet Explorer 10 for the first time, as well

Published on: December 12th, 2012 brian bloom

Passing the piracy buck downward

Microsoft Corp. has again launched an initiative to help it battle piracy — the scourge of the software market. It’s an issue to which the company is particularly sensitive, with a reported 10

Published on: February 17th, 2005 Chris Conrath