Windows Security: Archive: June 2010 

Adobe Shores Up Security Holes in Reader, Acrobat

The updates fix more than a dozen known exploits, including a PDF vulnerability that hackers were using to usurp control of users' computers.

Google Updates Chrome for Security and Adobe Flash

In the second update of the month, the newly released stable edition of Google's browser patches security vulnerabilities while throwing in Flash integration, to boot.

Mozilla Firefox 3.6.4 Delivers Stability and Security

Out-of-Process plug-in support comes to open source Web browser, providing new crash protection for Linux and Windows users.

Microsoft Sues Spammers Who Abused Its Spam Filters

In yet another move to take a bite out of cybercrime, Microsoft's Digital Crime Unit sues over one of the largest spam attacks ever.

Review: Kanguru Remote Management Console Cloud Edition

Perfect for SMBs, KRMC Cloud ($19.95 per drive per year) offers affordable thumb drive security with a public cloud service.

Windows XP Zero-Day Exploit Spawns Attacks

So-called "limited" attacks have appeared since a security researcher revealed a hack that could put Windows XP users at risk of attack.

Apple Updates Mac to OS X 10.6.4 for Security

Dozens of security fixes are made in the latest Snow Leopard update from Apple, and a few feature fixes, too.

Microsoft Warns of Security Flaw in Windows XP

Windows XP may be nine years old but, as the most popular version of Windows, it leaves a lot of users in a precarious position when a serious security hole pops up.

Microsoft: Patch for Office XP Flaw 'Infeasible'

How does Microsoft plan to handle a validation flaw in Windows XP that's not covered by its monthly Patch Tuesday series of fixes? ‘Fix It,’ of course.

HP, Symantec Extend Security Pact to Safeguard PCs

Leading security software vendor and the world's largest computing company announced a multi-year deal that will keep Norton Internet Security on all HP PCs for free for 60 days.

Microsoft Fixes Three 'Critical' Security Holes

With only three "critical" vulnerabilities to patch in June, you'd think that it was going to be an easy week for system administrators -- but you'd be wrong.

Adobe Preps Crucial Flash Fix

Adobe Systems says it will issue an important patch for an exploit to its popular Flash Player later this week, and fixes for Reader and Acrobat by month's end.

Google Updates Chrome for Security, IE

Nine highly critical flaws get patched in Chrome as Google's Chrome Frame hits beta.

Botnet Takes Control of Penn State Computer

A university computer holding the social security numbers and other critical data for 15,800 students was communicating with a botnet's command-and-control center for months.

Adobe Flash, PDF at Zero-Day Vulnerability Risk Again

Adobe warns of serious security flaws in flash and PDF that could be leaving millions of users open to attack.

Microsoft Releases Patches for Silverlight

The software giant patches several bugs in Silverlight 4.0, the latest major release of the streaming media client.

Security Concerns Cause Google to Quit Windows

According to a report in the Financial Times, Google began moving employees to other operating systems after its systems were hacked.

Three 'Critical' Microsoft Patches Coming

Microsoft has released its advance notice to IT administrators and this month's Patch Tuesday event may not be nearly as easy May's patch drops.

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