Microsoft Patch Tuesday, December 2021 Edition

Credit to Author: BrianKrebs| Date: Tue, 14 Dec 2021 22:23:44 +0000

Microsoft, Adobe, and Google all issued security updates to their products today. The Microsoft patches include six previously disclosed security flaws, and one that that is already being actively exploited. But this month’s Patch Tuesday is being overshadowed by the “Log4Shell” 0-day exploit in a popular Java library that web server administrators are now racing to find and patch amid widespread exploitation of the flaw.

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A week in security (Oct 18 – Oct 24)

Credit to Author: Malwarebytes Labs| Date: Mon, 25 Oct 2021 10:30:14 +0000

A roundup of the previous week’s most interesting security news and happenings, alongside our own content and research.

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Chrome targeted by Magnitude exploit kit

Credit to Author: Pieter Arntz| Date: Thu, 21 Oct 2021 12:47:42 +0000

Researchers have found that the Magnitude exploit kit is testing a Chrome vulnerability in combination with a Windows vulnerability.

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How to clear your cache

Credit to Author: Malwarebytes Labs| Date: Thu, 23 Sep 2021 12:55:11 +0000

Read our easy steps to clearing your cache on major web browsers: Chrome, Firefox, Safari, Edge, and Internet Explorer.

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It’s been a big week for patches

Credit to Author: Susan Bradley| Date: Thu, 16 Sep 2021 03:35:00 -0700

This week brought updates that I consider critical for the “Big Three” — my operating system (Windows), my browser (Google Chrome) and my phone (from Apple). All three releases patch major zero-day vulnerabilities on all three platforms.

While I strongly recommend that you patch Chrome and your iPhone as soon as possible, I always recommend that you hold back on updating Windows. That remains true — at least until we see whether there are any trending side effects from the Patch Tuesday updates.

Let’s break down the patching to do right away.

First, prioritize patching Apple devices. Among this week’s patches is one for Pegasus spyware, which can open up access to the camera and microphone as well as text messages, phone calls, and emails.  iPhones, in particular, have been targeted. Apple typically pushes these updates overnight if your phone is plugged in and charging (and connected to the Internet). If you want to make sure your iPhone has received the update, click on Settings, then General, then tap Software Update. Typically, after my iPhone updates, some apps may need passwords again. I personally try to save critical ones in the iCloud keychain. Look for patches for iOS 14.8 and iPad OS 14.8, and Security Update 2021-005 for macOS Catalina and Big Sur 11.6.

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Microsoft Patch Tuesday, September 2021 Edition

Credit to Author: BrianKrebs| Date: Tue, 14 Sep 2021 21:00:42 +0000

Microsoft today pushed software updates to plug dozens of security holes in Windows and related products, including a vulnerability that is already being exploited in active attacks. Also, Apple has issued an emergency update to fix a flaw that’s reportedly been abused to install spyware on iOS products, and Google’s got a new version of Chrome that tackles two zero-day flaws. Finally, Adobe has released critical security updates for Acrobat, Reader and a slew of other software.

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