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Urgent call to action: uninstall QuickTime for Windows

April 17th 2016

Cite: http://blog.trendmicro.com/urgent-call-action-uninstall-quicktime-windows-today/  

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Microsoft’s Edge browser to auto pause Flash based advertisements

April 12th 2016

It’s a good step forward in protecting users from malvertizing, but not a panacea. Cite: https://blogs.windows.com/msedgedev/2016/04/07/putting-users-in-control-of-flash/ By the way, have you updated Flash recently on your local computer? Please do so.  You can check the version you have installed here.  

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Oracle settles with FTC over “deceptive” security updates?

January 5th 2016

https://www.ftc.gov/news-events/press-releases/2015/12/oracle-agrees-settle-ftc-charges-it-deceived-consumers-about-java How were Oracle deceptive? By only removing the most recent vulnerable version of Java from user’s computers, leaving older versions in situ. “In 2011, according to the FTC’s complaint, Oracle was aware of the insufficiency of its update process. Internal documents stated that the “Java update mechanism is not aggressive enough or simply not […]

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Active X blocking delayed until September 9th

August 12th 2014

Details here: http://blogs.msdn.com/b/ie/archive/2014/08/06/internet-explorer-begins-blocking-out-of-date-activex-controls.aspx  

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