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Apple Safari Patch

Apple has released a patch for a critical vulnerability in Safari that would allow “click to own.”  If you click on the wrong link, the bad guy has full access to your Mac.  All users should use Software Update to patch.

Adobe patches Flash, Reader, Acrobat

Adobe has released critical patches for Flash, Reader, and Acrobat.  All users should patch ASAP.

Black Hat Videos

If you like watching professional hackers, take a look.

Microsoft Patch Tuesday

It’s that time again, please make sure your Windows PCs and Microsoft Products are patched.

California to require “kill switches” on cell phones

Turn them off  in case they’re stolen.

FBI Warns of Spear-Phishing Campaign

The FBI is is alerting the public about a large, ongoing spear-phishing campaign.  The phishing campaign  started on or about  July 21, 2014 and is primarily targeting the energy industry.  However, the FBI has high confidence that other industries like Education are being  targeted as well.  The phishing emails are exploiting a recent Internet Explorer (IE) zero-day vulnerabilities CVE-2014-1815, and CVE-2014-0310 and  the phishing messages come from various email addresses,

“Rachel from Cardholder Services” and Defcon

where they set up a contest called “Zapping Rachel” for hackers to build a honeypot for attracting robocallers.

Tomorrow is Patch Tuesday

“Microsoft has posted nine bulletins in its August Patch Tuesday update, covering Internet Explorer, Windows, Office, SQL Server, and Sharepoint.”

Microsoft to drop support for Internet Explorer 6,7,8 in Jan 2016

If you still must use XP, you shouldn’t be using Internet Explorer.  Microsoft to drop support for old IE versions.

Hacker “redirects” 19 ISPs in Bitcoin Theft

Using BGP, a bad guy controlled router traffic in an attempt to steal cpu cycles for mining Bitcoin.