Adobe Flash Player – Security release for March 2012

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Users should update to the latest release of Adobe Flash as prompted Adobe Flash Player – Security release for March 2012 http://www.adobe.com/support/security/bulletins/apsb12-07.html http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/46894760/ns/technology_and_science-security/ QUOTE: These priority 2 updates address critical vulnerabilities in Adobe Flash Player 11.1.102.63 and earlier versions for Windows, Macintosh, Linux and Solaris, and Adobe Flash Player 11.1.111.7 and earlier versions for Android 3.x […]

Windows 8 Consumer Preview – Introduction of new version

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The key features of Windows 8 and IE 10 are highlighted in this special blog post by the Windows development team Windows 8 Consumer Preview – Introduction of new version  http://windowsteamblog.com/windows/b/windowsexperience/archive/2012/02/29/introducing-windows-8-consumer-preview.aspx QUOTE: Over the next few weeks, I’ll be publishing a series of posts here on the Windows Experience Blog about what you can expect […]

Internet Explorer 10 – early evaluation of Consumer Preview version

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CIO Magazine shares an early evaluation of Internet Explorer 10: Internet Explorer 10 – early evaluation of Consumer Preview version http://blogs.cio.com/browsers/16903/ie10-not-much-see-without-touch QUOTE: If you like those big colorful tiles that distinguish the Windows 8 start page, you’re gonna love IE10. If you don’t, IE10 won’t mean much to you. I’ve been checking out an early […]

Windows 8 Consumer preview – Several recent evaluations

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CIO Magazine referenced several recent evaluations of Windows 8 Consumer preview as noted below http://blogs.cio.com/operating-systems/16874/windows-8-consumer-preview-love-hate-and-everything-between QUOTE: So as expected, Windows 8 Consumer Preview is divisive. With that said, here’s a rundown of reactions to the Windows 8 Consumer Preview from IDG sites as well as around the Web, divided into “dig it”, “hate it”, “kinda […]

Microsoft Trustworthy Computing – Tenth Anniversary

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In 2002, Bill Gates established an important executive directive for Microsoft to improve the safety and reliability in all products. This was truly innovative a decade ago, providing both safety and business value to customers.  Many vendors today are updating on a monthly or quarterly basis using automation and publishing security bulletins to ensure their customers […]

MS12-020 Vulnerabilities – Actively targeted for Exploit development

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The Microsoft March 2012 Security patches should be promptly applied to ensure corporate or home protection.   Exploit development is in process and malware authors will likely attempt to further improve malicious code that can be used in future attacks.  Below are some recent developments:  Exploit For Ms12-020 RDP Bug Moves to Metasploit http://threatpost.com/en_us/blogs/exploit-ms12-020-rdp-bug-moves-metasploit-032012 QUOTE:  As the inquiry […]

Microsoft Security Updates – March 2012 (Patch Now)

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MS12-020 in particular is an important security patch to ensure the Remote Desktop Protocol (RDP) is protected as exploits are being developed in the wild.  All corporate and home users should get all PCs and servers updated expediently to ensure protection. Microsoft Security Updates – March 2012 http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/security/bulletin/ms12-mar MS12-020 – Critical to Patch due to […]

DNSChanger Malware – FBI extends cleaning deadline until July 9th

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The Ariva security blog documents an extension by FBI to take down machines infected with the DSNChanger malware.  Previously this was set to March 8th and was extended to July 9th as over 1/2 million computers are still infected. More time to clean up the DNSChanger malware http://techblog.avira.com/2012/03/08/more-time-to-clean-up-the-dnschanger-malware/en/ QUOTE: We wrote about the DNSChanger malware and about […]

Facebook Scam – Profile and Photo Stalkers

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The Facecrooks security site does an excellent job of identify evolving social network scams: Wow I cant Believe I Got My PROFILE & PHOTOS Stalkers – Facebook Scam http://facecrooks.com/Scam-Watch/wow-i-cant-believe-i-got-my-profile-photos-stalkers-facebook-scam.html Scam Type:  Rogue Application, Survey Scam Trending: March 2012 Why it’s a Scam: Clicking the wall post link takes you to the following Facebook application. Clicking […]

IRS – Tax season alerts for 2012

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The IRS is actively warning individuals to exercise caution in email and other activities during the tax reporting season: IRS – Tax season alerts for 2012 http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=214917,00.html http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=98269,00.html http://www.irs.gov/businesses/small/article/0,,id=106788,00.html QUOTE: Phishing and Other Schemes Using the IRS Name — The IRS periodically alerts taxpayers to schemes that fraudulently use the IRS name, logo or Web site […]


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