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    Archive for October, 2016

    Toymaster Releases Security Mailer Volume 16 Number 44

    October 31st, 2016 by

    Security Mailer v16#44 Part 1 – Adobe emergency security update for Flash Player 0-day Apple security updates for almost everything many Cisco security advisories many Linux security updates including for Kernel Microsoft emergency update for Flash Player, and so called ‘Atom Bombing’ Windows attack covered General security entries Part 2 – Open DNS – PDF […]

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    Java 8 Updated

    October 28th, 2016 by

    Java 8 is now at Update 111 Java 8 Release Highlights

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    WatchOS 3.1 update is now available for Apple Watch users

    October 27th, 2016 by

    To install the update, you need to have your iPhone on WiFi (and power, preferably). Once it starts, don’t undock or turn off the iWatch. WatchOS 3.1 update is now available for Apple Watch users

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    Critical Flash Player Update

    October 27th, 2016 by

    Adobe has release a critical update to Flash Player. If you are still using it, you should update it ASAP. You also should  really check whether you need it installed or not. Users of IE 11 on Windows 10 have no choice since its cooked into IE. Security updates available for Adobe Flash Player

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    Apple iOS 10 updated to 10.2

    October 26th, 2016 by

    Looks like Apple has released an update to address a problem with images that can carry malware. Apple iOS 10.1 Is Now Available: What Is Included In The Update? About the security content of iOS 10.1  

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    The most (and least) secure messaging apps

    October 26th, 2016 by

    Somehow, this doesn’t surprise me. SnapChat, Skype among worst messaging apps for not respecting users’ right to privacy

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    “Toymaster” has released Security Mailer Volume 16 Number 43

    October 25th, 2016 by

    Security Mailer V16#43 Part 1 Browser Firefox updated Cisco Security Advisories Java updates; 11 year old Linux Kernel Bug, Linux patches and updates Windows 10 problems – the fix needs a fix General Security entries Oracle releases one of largest quarterly updates ever Microsoft PRO covers MS16-101 issues and KB3185331 crashing the SCOM console Part […]

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    Firefox updated to 49.0.2

    October 25th, 2016 by

    Mozilla Releases Security Update for Firefox Security vulnerabilities fixed in Firefox 49.0.2 A potentially exploitable use-after-free crash during actor destruction with service workers. This issue does not affect releases earlier than Firefox 49. A Cliqz.com developer demonstrated that web content could access information in the HTTP cache if e10s is disabled. This can reveal some […]

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    Free tool protects PCs from master boot record attacks

    October 23rd, 2016 by

    It’s becoming  more frequent to see Ransomeware mess with the MBR. Once that happens, thing are very bad. Here’s a tool that puports to protect the MBR. Free tool protects PCs from master boot record attacks

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    So long to Microsoft Essentials

    October 21st, 2016 by

    Personally, I’ve never found any of the apps in teh MS Essentials suite useful except for Live Writer. That was only because it seemed to be the only tool I could find to post to my blog on IT Toolbox. I’ve since migrated off of Toolbox to another blog vehicle. PC SECURITY AND OTHER USEFUL […]

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