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Please update Flash on your systems

July 10th 2014 in Uncategorized

Here’s why: http://miki.it/blog/2014/7/8/abusing-jsonp-with-rosetta-flash/ – technical stuff, believe me, you wanna patch.

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Hooray for the unloved Windows Home Server

July 10th 2014

Yes, I know, it’s defunct and all that, but I still love it. I have an old HP MediaSmart Server chugging along here which I use as primary storage for a lot of work stuff.  Anyway, one of its drives failed the other day when it suddenly lost power. I had been having some trouble […]

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Alert for users of Netgear GS108PE Prosafe Plus switches

July 8th 2014

You need to read this if you have a Netgear GS108PE Prosafe Plus switch: http://threatpost.com/hard-coded-password-vulnerability-plagues-some-netgear-switches/107039 No workaround unfortunately. Perhaps consider replacing if you’re negatively affected?

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ALERT XP USERS: You can continue to update Java, but you’re on your own if you have issues…

July 8th 2014

Java 7 is no longer supported on XP, although the website points out that “Users may still continue to use Java 7 updates on Windows XP at their own risk, but support will only be provided against Microsoft Windows releases Windows Vista or later”.  My strong recommendation is to uninstall the application. Cite: http://java.com/en/download/help/sysreq.xml

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Remote File Upload Vulnerability in WordPress MailPoet Plugin

July 3rd 2014

You might want to update – details here: http://blog.sucuri.net/2014/07/remote-file-upload-vulnerability-on-mailpoet-wysija-newsletters.html

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Removing just one site from the IE cache…

July 2nd 2014

Seen in the forums: “Hi. I have IE10 on a Win7 OS. I’m having trouble with one specific website reopening with old data.  Is it possible to clear the cache only of this one specific website and leave all other caches intact?” The answer is … well, theoretically… if you have lots of patience and […]

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Big news regarding FTC action against T-Mobile

July 2nd 2014

Using the screaming headline “FTC Alleges T-Mobile Crammed Bogus Charges onto Customers’ Phone Bills. T-Mobile Was Aware For Years that Charges Were Not Authorized by its Customers” the FTC lets us know that it is seeking an order permanently prevent T-Mobile from engaging in mobile cramming and to obtain refunds for consumers and disgorgement of T-Mobile’s […]

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Jail for some bad guys

July 1st 2014

Thanks Dynamoo for the heads up  http://blog.dynamoo.com/2014/06/vladimir-tsastsin-sentenced-to-6-years.html Some familiar names are mentioned; EstHost, EstDomain and Rove Digital.

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Gumtree.com.au was displaying malvertizing

June 30th 2014

Original report is here: http://www.lifehacker.com.au/2014/06/beware-of-malware-ads-on-gumtree/ It looks like gumtree.com.au was affected, not gumtree.com   gumtree.com – seems ok – https://www.google.com/safebrowsing/diagnostic?site=gumtree.com gumtree.com.au – according to Google, 9485 exploit(s), 3281 trojan(s), 247 scripting exploit(s), of 96525 pages tested on the site over the past 90 days, 11017 page(s) resulted in malicious software being downloaded and installed without […]

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