Monthly Archives: May 2014

Adobe Patch Tuesday

Six critical vulnerabilities for Adobe Flash.  Update now.

Microsoft Patch Tuesday

Microsoft has released patches for May.  Please update your Windows PCs via “Check for Updates.”

Porn threatens network security of public institutions

Many free porn sites secretly sell their ability to spread malware, Nelson continued, and this poses a risk to government departments.

Microsoft gives Windows 8.1 users a reprieve

Consumers now have until June 10 to get off Windows 8.1 and on Windows 8.1 Update to keep receiving patches

Lectures Aren’t Just Boring, They’re Ineffective, Too, Study Finds

Although there is no single definition of active learning approaches, they include asking students to answer questions by using handheld clickers, calling on individuals or groups randomly, or having students clarify concepts to each other and reach a consensus on an issue.

Teen Arrested for 30+ Swattings, Bomb Threats

The false alarms — two of which targeted this reporter — involved calling in phony bomb threats and multiple attempts at “swatting” — a hoax in which the perpetrator spoofs a call about a hostage situation or other violent crime in progress in the hopes of tricking police into responding at a particular address with deadly force.

Mozilla tries to placate Firefox users over sponsored tab page

that it isn’t planning on turning the web browser into an ad-fest 

Microsoft Windows 8.1 Surface Mini vs. iPad Mini

No words about pricing are out yet but we are expecting it to be priced somewhere between $300-$350 for 32GB Wi-Fi only variant if Microsoft is really looking to give iPad Mini some competition.

Apple Can Extract Texts, Photos, Contacts From Locked iPhones

If law enforcement gets hold of your locked iPhone and has some interest in its contents, Apple can pull all kinds of content from the device

Flash and Java still as vulnerable as ever, says Microsoft

Microsoft’s latest Security Intelligence Report for the second half of 2013 sees Java and Flash as the top attack vectors, with Java being nearly the default