Blog Archives

June Patch Tuesday – Patch Now

Microsoft (and others) have released patches.  Update your systems.

Critical Microsoft Remote Desktop Flaw – BlueKeep

If you have a Windows computer with remote desktop enabled and exposed to the Internet, you should patch now.

RIDL, ZombieLoad, and Fallout…More Attacks vs. Intel CPU Speculative Execution Tech

Technology in Intel chips to make them faster is also making them more vulnerable.  Patches are in the works.

May Patch Tuesday

It’s time to patch your PCs and Macs.

WhatsApp Hacked, Update If You Use It.

Someone hacked into WhatsApp hosting servers so that it was distributed with spyware installed.  The latest update fixes the flaw.

Google’s SensorVault Helping the Police Catch the Bad Guys

When the police ask, Google will provide location/tracking info for specific users with a certain area and time frame.

April 2019 Patch Tuesday

Microsoft and Adobe have released patches for April.   Time to patch.

Intel VISA Flaw

Researchers claim to be able to able to manipulate the Visualize Internal Signal Architecture, an undocumented technology that allows capturing of signals moving to and from peripherals, view private or confidential data.  Intel says VISA is disabled on commercial products and a patch was issued in 2017 that negates the attack vector used by the researchers.

ASUS Update Installs Backdoor Malware

If you own an ASUS product, and have used their software update application (“Live Update”) you should perform a full virus scan and update the Live Update application.  Kaspersky estimates 1 million users could be affected.  ASUS servers were compromised and used to host the malicious payload.

Update Chrome, 0-Day Actively Being Exploited

No technical details, but it affects all versions of Chrome.  Update (Help->About Chrome) ASAP.