security and privacy issues

Cross-site scripting patches issued for SAP, Salesforce

Cross-site scripting (XSS) vulnerabilities are nasty problems that allow attackers to inject client side script into Web pages. According to...

August 13th, 2015 Howard Solomon

Google, Samsung to issue Android updates faster

One of the problems with the Android is the fragmented ecosystem -- not only are there several versions of the...

August 6th, 2015 Howard Solomon

bandaid, fix, repair

Emergency fix from Microsoft patches font vulnerability

CISOs should be pushing staff who oversee patch management to install an out-of band Microsoft fix for a critical Windows...

July 21st, 2015 Howard Solomon

danger sign, IT risks, security, malware, hackers

Vulnerability found in IBM statistical analysis suite

CISOs worry about vulnerabilities in the most commonly-attacked platforms in their inventory -- Web servers, password databases, Flash, operating systems...

May 19th, 2015 Howard Solomon

bandaid, fix, repair

Venom bug bites several virtualization platforms, patching needed

The bite caused by a bug found in many virtualization platforms may not be as severe as first thought, according...

May 13th, 2015 Howard Solomon

bandaid, fix, repair

Stop the panic when major bugs have to be patched

Patching is one of those less glamorous tasks that have to be assigned to IT staff, yet it is an...

April 9th, 2015 Howard Solomon

Data breach notification in Canada

Cisco issues fixes for IOS/IOS XE software

Cisco Systems has released seven security notes with a range of software fixes for network devices that run its IOS and IOS...

March 26th, 2015 Howard Solomon

Ten tips for more secure sofware

Zero-day Windows exploit could come via PowerPoint

The latest weapon hackers are using to get into many versions of Windows are PowerPoint slides. Microsoft issued a security advisory this week...

October 23rd, 2014 Howard Solomon

YouTube popularity attracting criminals

YouTube popularity attracting criminals

Enterprises are increasingly using YouTube as their vehicle for hosting internal an external videos. However, researchers at vendor Trend Micro...

October 20th, 2014 Howard Solomon