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Microsoft Security Update Triggers Blue Screen of Death

Microsoft’s monthly security updates are supposed to resolve problems not cause them. However, the folks from Redmond have had to withdraw an update released in last week’s “Patch Tuesday” updates because it can trigger the dreaded Blue Screen of Death where your computer be...

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Apple Safari Security Updates Increasing in Frequency

Apple has released a Safari security update to address vulnerabilities which could allow an attacker to execute arbitrary code or cause an unexpected application termination. This occurs because the Webkit component contains multiple memory corruption issues These issues wer...

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Patch Tuesday: Microsoft’s August Advisory Includes Critical Security Updates

If it’s the second Tuesday of the month, it is time for Microsoft’s Security Updates, aka “Patch Tuesday”. The Microsoft August 2014 Security Bulletin includes critical security updates to address vulnerabilities in Windows, Office, SQL Server, Server Software, .NET Framewor...

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Microsoft to Abandon Most Old Versions of Internet Explorer

Last week, Microsoft announced they will end support for the IE7 and IE 8 versions of their Internet Explorer browser after January 12th 2016 and will dramatically limit the Windows versions they support for the other old versions of Internet Explorer. After that date, they...

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1.2 Billion Reasons to Change Your Password

If you are like me, you find it very annoying to be required to frequently change your password for your computer or for an online application. However, it is a simple way to limit your exposure to identity theft and financial fraud. And it is more important to do than ever....

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EndPoint Security Gets a Boost with Comodo SecureBox

Comodo announced this week the latest addition to its portfolio of endpoint security products, Comodo SecureBox. SecureBox is a secure desktop application that enables users to safely interact with mission-critical applications on malware-infected devices, such as company co...

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Researcher IDs Vulnerabilities in Antivirus Software – Comodo Has the Solution

A researcher at the Singapore security firm COSEINC, Joxean Koret, is all over the technical news sites. He is being quoted almost everywhere, including on ComputerWorld and Inquire in the UK, about assertions that all of the major antivirus programs are vulnerable to attack...

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10 Back to School Internet Security Tips

Summer may be hard upon us, especially here in the very steamy New York area, but it is not too early to prepare for sending kids back to school. In fact, my daughter will return to College and my son will return to High School in just a month and we just did our back to sch...

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Hackers, the Dark Side of the Tech Revolution

When I read about hackers and cyber criminals I often think of the old TV show Get Smart. After vanquishing a villain, Agent Maxwell Smart would often recite a lament that typically went “If only he had used his genius for good and niceness instead of evil.” If o...

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Mozilla Releases Critical Security Updates for Firefox

The Mozilla has released security updates to address multiple vulnerabilities in their Firefox browser, including 11 critical fixes. Among the critical fixes is for a “use after free” bug. This is where a program referencing memory after it has been freed. This c...

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