Blog Archives

It’s Patch Tuesday

Time to update your Microsoft Products (including Mac Office).

Apple releases iOS 8.2 and Security Update 2015-002

Apple has released updates for both of its current operating systems.  Users should update when possible.

Microsoft says Windows is also vulnerable to FREAK

The latest “vulnerability” FREAK also affects Windows.

Android Browser and Safari vulnerable to Freak

A vulnerability exists in Safari (OSX iOS Windows) and the Android Browser (not Chrome) that allows a malicious website to trick the browser into using an insecure (old) encryption cipher. 

New Critical Samba flaw

The most popular Microsoft compatible network server for Linux, Samba, has a new vulnerability that allows unencrypted access to “root.”  Redhat 4/5 is not affected, but RH 6 and 8 is.

FBI offers $3m for hacker

Largest reward ever offered.  The FBI really wants this Russian hacker.

Apple’s OSes top vulnerability list

OS X and iOS top GFI’s list of most vulnerable operating systems.

Why Lenovo’s Superfish blunder is so bad…

Not only did they squander good will, they also opened a serious security hole.

Steal All The SIMs

The Great SIM Heist is the story of how (supposedly) the US and UK govts stole the encryption keys protecting cellular traffic.

Dissecting Superfish

Some Lenovo devices came with preinstalled SSL intercepting “adware” known as Superfish.