What you need to know for Patch Tuesday, August 2018

Credit to Author: Andrew ODonnell| Date: Fri, 17 Aug 2018 19:16:44 +0000

With 23 critical vulnerabilities addressed in patches from Microsoft and Adobe, August is turning out to be a good month for updates — but don’t delay installing them.<img src=”http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/sophos/dgdY/~4/_Fw-RIvgU1s” height=”1″ width=”1″ alt=””/>

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Spearphishers tool up for attack targeting builders

Credit to Author: Andrew Brandt| Date: Fri, 27 Jul 2018 06:01:24 +0000

A sophisticated spearphishing attack targets construction contractors in Boulder County, Colorado in the latest iteration of a months-long campaign.<img src=”http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/sophos/dgdY/~4/jUtfsWaE0Zc” height=”1″ width=”1″ alt=””/>

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CVE-2018-4990 – Adobe Reader Double Free (Zero Day) vulnerability alert!

Credit to Author: Prashant Kadam| Date: Wed, 16 May 2018 13:10:48 +0000

The recent zero-day vulnerability CVE-2018-4990 in Adobe Reader enables attackers to perform a Remote Code Execution on targeted machines. Adobe has released a security advisory APSB18-09 on May 14, 2018 to address this issue. According to Adobe, the in-wild attack is targeted and it impacts limited Windows users. Vulnerable versions…

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