Microsoft Releasing out of Cycle Patch for Internet Explorer Exploit

Wednesday, December 17th, 2008

Take a look at the official announcement. They’ve moved outside the usual update cycle for this one. VERY good move Microsoft to get this patch in before the holidays as it looks as though there’s been a spike in the use of this particular exploit and with people doing a lot of home pc browsing [...]

The Cost of Running a PC 24 Hours a Day

Monday, January 28th, 2008

I saw an interesting question over at slashdot on the topic of how many companies actually had their employees power down their PC’s overnight. The site in question had about 8000 PCs about half of which stayed powered on overnight. There’s a lot of talk these days about “going green”. I’ve always been interested in [...]

Multiple Apple updates as Mac goes to version 10.4.8

Sunday, October 1st, 2006

Apple is fixing 15 security flaws with the 10.4.8 version upgrade of Mac OS X. (There is a second update as well…. Security Update 2006-006). In typical fashion there are a bundle of issues in these updates. Several address remotely exploitable vulnerabilities.    Send article as PDF   

Firefox and Thunderbird updates

Friday, September 15th, 2006

As I’ve just posted to the security-update-notice category, Firefox and Thunderbird both have been released in 1.5.0.7 version…. the release fixes a number of known security issues and you should upgrade as soon as possible. Details on the issues at incidents.org Also, you can visit mozilla.com for downloads    Send article as PDF   

Intel Proset Wireless update

Monday, August 28th, 2006

A couple weeks back, there was a pretty important security update for the Intel Proset Wireless driver. The big problem is that the update was a memory hog and caused porblems. Sans has info on the update to the update, also George Ou is encouraging everyone to make sure they’ve got things updated. It’s possible [...]

Intel(R) PRO/Wireless 3945ABG Network Connection 10.5.0.1

Monday, August 28th, 2006

Memory utilization update. Previous update was security update. Release notes. download.    Send article as PDF   

But it’s brand new, how could it have so many updates?

Wednesday, August 23rd, 2006

This morning I was doing a fresh install of Windows XP SP2 into a Virtual Machine. So far, things are fine I went through windowsupdate and found 3 updates the first time, then rebooted and hit windowsupdate again to see 55 updates available. A lot of times when I set up a new pc for [...]

Internet Explorer 7 as High Priority update and the ability to prevent it’s auto-download

Monday, July 31st, 2006

The news has come that Internet Explorer 7 will come out as a high priority security update when it’s released later this year. This should mean good things for the folks that are still using IE6 as it will bring quite a few security enhancements. (On a side note, my test of Vista with IE7 [...]

Firefox 1.5.0.4 out….

Thursday, June 1st, 2006

I haven’t seen news to this yet, just found it on Mozilla.com, but the 1.5.0.4 release of firefox seems to have been released sometime today. (1.5.0.4 of Thunderbird was announced earlier today.) I don’t know how quick Google is at directing to the new version of firefox, but I’ll include a link in this message [...]

Zotob update

Saturday, August 20th, 2005

There was an update at Incidents.org on the Zotob worm and specifically an advisory related to Cisco products.    Send article as PDF   

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