Vista, 2008 and older Offices. Not XPSP3 or Windows 7+ “The vulnerability is a remote code execution vulnerability that exists in the way affected components handle specially crafted TIFF images. An attacker could exploit this vulnerability by convincing a user to preview or open a specially crafted email message, open a specially crafted file, or browse specially crafted web content. An attacker who successfully exploited the vulnerability could…
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If you receive an email from “firstname.lastname@example.org” or the Maintenance department, please just delete it.
“ at DEF CON 21, a pool of 10 men and 10 women, from diverse backgrounds and experience levels, tested their social engineering abilities against 10 of the biggest global corporations, including Apple, Boeing, Exxon, General Dynamics and General Electric. The complete results of the competition are in, and they don’t bode well for businesses.” Help-Net
“It also appears that the already massive source code leak at Adobe is broadening to include the company’s Photoshop family of graphical design products.” Krebs
Ten new security fixes. You can download it from Slug.
If you’re still using XP, you need to seriously consider upgrading. Browsers support on XP will soon end. ”Firefox and Chrome Will Soon EOL On XP”
Please read this message from Dr. Joe DiPietro, President, University of Tennessee regarding the challenges we face to maintain data security in the higher education environment: Click here for full text of Dr. DiPietro’s message.
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According to Forrester’s research in the October 1, 2013 edition of ”Understand the State of Data Security and Privacy” report, the major reason behind data breaches in the last 12 months stems from inadvertent misuse of data by employees. Read full story…
Microsoft has released its latest round of patches. Windows users should “Patch Now!” via Windows Update. Adobe has also released patches for Reader and Acrobat.
“It appears a vulnerability in Coldfusion was used to breach an Adobe site used for payment processing. The group that breached Adobe appearantly used Coldfusion exploits as one of their favorite tools to breach sites. ” Link