Microsoft Windows users and those with Adobe Flash Player or Java installed, it’s time to update again! Microsoft released 13 updates to address some three dozen unique security vulnerabilities. Adobe issued security fixes for its Flash Player software that plugs at least 22 security holes in the widely-used browser component
Oracle has shipped an update for its Java software that fixes at least eight critical security holes. If you have an affirmative use for Java, please update to the latest version; if you’re not sure why you have Java installed, it’s high time to remove the program once and for all. According to Oracle’s release notes , seven of the eight vulnerabilities may be remotely exploitable without authentication — meaning they could be exploited over a network by malware or miscreants without the need for a username and password.
Original release date: January 25, 2016 The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has released the tenth in a series of tips intended to help the public protect personal and financial data online and at home. This tip describes steps tax preparers can take to protect sensitive information. Recommendations include conducting a full scan of all computer drives and files, making sure that tax preparers’ security software updates automatically, and using robust security software that helps block malware and viruses
First the NSA, and now GCHQ.
Another week, another pile of patches. If you use Apple or Oracle products, it’s time to download the latest updates to keep your computers and servers safe. Watch today’s video for a quick summary of the affected products and issue, and check the link below to learn more