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HeartBleed Vulnerabil​ity Overshadow​s Patch Tuesday

Wolfgang Kandek, CTO, Qualys, details the vulnerability in OpenSSL and how it can be exploited and patched, as well as analysis of current levels of XP exposure. Read more

Apr 14, 2014

How can I use Windows XP safely now it's no longer supported?

Microsoft discontinued support for its Windows XP operating system this week, which means users need to beef up their security practices to cope Read more

Apr 11, 2014

Heartbleed vuln under ACTIVE ATTACK as hackers map soft spots

Hackers are posting massive lists of domains vulnerable to the infamous Heartbleed bug, security researchers warn. Read more

Apr 11, 2014

Heartbleed bug: What you need to know (FAQ)

The security vulnerability has implications for users across the Web. Here's what the bug means for you. Read more

Apr 11, 2014

Website operators will have a hard time dealing with the Heartbleed vulnerability

Patching the vulnerable OpenSSL software is just the first step, security experts say Read more

Apr 10, 2014

PC Decline Eases With Windows XP Cutoff

The ailing PC market has received a small boost thanks to Microsoft’s decision to end support for Windows XP Read more

Apr 10, 2014

Online Security Flaw 'Exposes' Millions Of Passwords

The threat, known as 'Heartbleed', also revealed credit card numbers and other sensitive information Read more

Apr 10, 2014

Heartbleed bug causes major security headache

A confounding computer bug called "Heartbleed" is causing major security headaches across the Internet as websites scramble to fix the problem and Web surfers wonder whether they should change their passwords to prevent theft of their email accounts, credit card numbers and other sensitive information. Read more

Apr 10, 2014

The Simple Security Measure That Could've Stopped Heartbleed Dead

We learned yesterday of a catastrophic bug, nicknamed "Heartbleed," that has critically threatened the security of some HTTPS sites since 2011. Read more

Apr 9, 2014

Seven things you need to know about the Heartbleed Bug

You might have thought that little padlock in your browser address bar meant you were safe. Read more

Apr 9, 2014

Revoke, reissue, invalidate: Stat! Security bods scramble to plug up Heartbleed

The startling password-spaffing vulnerability in OpenSSL affects far more than web servers, with everything from routers to smartphones also at risk. Read more

Apr 9, 2014

Protection against dangerous Heartbleed bug available

Qualys, a provider of cloud security and compliance solutions, has announced that its Qualys SSL Labs service detects the OpenSSL vulnerability disclosed as 'HeartBleed' (CVE-2014-0160). Read more

Apr 9, 2014

Online security flaw exposes millions of passwords

An alarming lapse in Internet security has exposed millions of passwords, credit card numbers and other sensitive bits of information to potential theft by computer hackers who may have been secretly exploiting the problem before its discovery. Read more

Apr 9, 2014

Heartbleed SSL bug leaves web servers open to attack

A major security vulnerability has been discovered affecting millions of web servers around the world, which could pose major risks to web users.  Read more

Apr 9, 2014

Google ties Heartbleed tourniquet to most key services

Patches for enterprise services currently underway Read more

Apr 9, 2014

Final patches for XP issued on Patch Tuesday

Microsoft released four patches on its final day of support for Windows XP last night. Read more

Apr 9, 2014

Change ALL your passwords NOW: Catastrophic HEARTBLEED BUG attacks online accounts

MILLIONS of people are being urged to change all their online passwords after a "catastrophic" bug was discovered which enables hackers access to the most secure internet sites–including those used for banking. Read more

Apr 9, 2014

13 May: the day we'll know if Microsoft is really abandoning Windows XP

Microsoft released its final security updates for Windows XP and Office 2003 yesterday as security experts warned users that they could soon be prime targets for hackers if they do not abandon the products. Read more

Apr 9, 2014

Windows XP Support is Over, but the Finance Industry Persists in Using It

Today marks the end of support for Windows XP by Microsoft, and the beginning of a bonanza for hackers who will be targeting the vulnerable machines.  Read more

Apr 8, 2014

Win XP security deadline: Biz bods MUST protect user data – ICO

The end of support for XP on Tuesday doesn't only mean increased risk from hackers exploiting vulnerabilities that will never be patched.  Read more

Apr 8, 2014

Microsoft Patch Tuesday bids adieu to Windows XP

Microsoft will no longer issue security patches for Windows XP Read more

Apr 8, 2014

How risky will it be to keep running Windows XP now support has ended?

This is the end. Your Windows XP computer will get its last update today. Oh, it's not going to roll over and kick the bucket, but continuing to use it will be more and more dangerous, since any new vulnerabilities that arise won't be patched.  Read more

Apr 8, 2014

FAQ: What you need to know about the end of Windows XP support

Microsoft issues its final security update this week for Windows XP, the 13-year-old operating system that remains the second most used platform in the world despite the certainty that after April 8 it will rapidly become dangerously insecure. Read more

Apr 7, 2014

Windows XP only the latest example of risky software, argues KPMG

The fact that millions of PCs and embedded systems will continue to run Windows XP beyond this week’s End of Life (EOL) deadline is only the latest example of obsolete, risky software that shouldn’t be used to stoke up unnecessary fear, KPMG analyst Stephen Bonner has argued. Read more

Apr 7, 2014

Microsoft to release four patches on XP D-Day

Microsoft will release four bulletins next Tuesday, two of which are rated as critical and two rated as important. Read more

Apr 4, 2014

Power plants put at risk by security bugs

The discovery of bugs in software used to run oil rigs, refineries and power plants has prompted a global push to patch the widely used control system. Read more

Apr 4, 2014

Final Windows XP Patch Tuesday will plug Word RTF vuln

Final Windows XP Patch Tuesday will plug Word RTF vuln Read more

Apr 4, 2014

Win XP usage down but not out as support cutoff deadline looms

Windows XP usage on the web is decreasing as the venerable operating system edges ever closer towards its "end of life" from Microsoft support next week. Read more

Apr 4, 2014

Windows XP share drops to 14 per cent among industries

With the deadline for Windows XP fast approaching, there has been a considerable drop in market share for the ageing operating system, but there are still some who are refusing to upgrade. Read more

Apr 3, 2014

Hackers preparing 'wild west' zero-day assault on Windows XP

With Windows XP finally set to go end-of-life next week, Microsoft has made one final call for businesses and consumers to update to a newer version of the operating system. Read more

Mar 26, 2014

Microsoft issue emergency fix for RTF zero-day

Microsoft has warned of a zero-day vulnerability in Word and limited, targeted attacks directed at the 2010 version. Read more

Mar 25, 2014

Microsoft rushes out fix for zero-day Word flaw

Microsoft has rushed out a quick fix for a Microsoft Word zero-day flaw that is now being used in cyber-crime attacks. Read more

Mar 25, 2014

Microsoft Word zero-day vulnerability found in the wild

Microsoft has admitted that a Word zero-day vulnerability exists and is being exploited in the wild, and has suggested how to avoid becoming a victim of it. Read more

Mar 25, 2014

Hackers targeting Microsoft Word and Outlook zero-day vulnerability

Hackers are targeting a newly discovered zero-day vulnerability in Microsoft's Word and Outlook services, according to security firm Qualys. Read more

Mar 25, 2014

Microsoft Issues Emergency Fix it for Exploited 0-day Vulnerability in Word

Microsoft yesterday issued an advisory and Fix it for a vulnerability in Word that is already being exploited in 'limited, targeted attacks.'  Read more

Mar 25, 2014

Patch Tuesday sees Windows and IE fixed

Microsoft released five patches last night to cover two critical flaws in Windows and Internet Explorer. Read more

Mar 12, 2014

IE zero-day flaw shows kinks in Microsoft patching

The speed at which cybercriminals exploited an Internet Explorer vulnerability discovered in mid-February and finally patched Tuesday demonstrates the snags in Microsoft's security update system. Read more

Mar 12, 2014

Adobe Issues Two Important Patches For Flash

Adobe has tied its monthly update schedule to Microsoft's Patch Tuesday.  Read more

Mar 12, 2014

Windows XP's vulnerability underscored by latest Patch Tuesday update

Penultimate patches as clock reaches 11.59pm Read more

Mar 12, 2014

Microsoft Patch Tuesday rounds up IE flaws

For this month's "Patch Tuesday" round of bug fixes, Microsoft has focused on correcting multiple vulnerabilities in Internet Explorer (IE), including one that is already being used in targeted attacks. Read more

Mar 11, 2014

Microsoft to roll out penultimate Windows XP patch tomorrow

Microsoft revealed a preview of the five security bulletins scheduled to be released on March 11 including the penultimate security update for Windows XP as part of March’s Patch Tuesday Read more

Mar 10, 2014

Two critical fixes due from Microsoft next week

Microsoft will release five patches next week, with two rated as critical Read more

Mar 7, 2014

Microsoft will issue the penultimate patch for Windows XP in March Patch Tuesday

Software Patch Factory Microsoft has released a preview of its March Patch Tuesday release, which contains the firm's penultimate security bulletin for Windows XP Read more

Mar 7, 2014

Microsoft to push out penultimate XP patch on March Patch Tuesday

Microsoft plans to push out five bulletins - two of which cover critical flaws - as part of the March edition of Patch Tuesday Read more

Mar 7, 2014

Half of users pay for their AV

Anti-Virus software: to pay or not to pay? That is the question. Read more

Mar 6, 2014

Free service helps organisations prevent up to 85% of cyber attacks

Qualys has announced that it has collaborated with the SANS Institute and the Council on CyberSecurity to release a new free service to help organisations implement the Top 4 Critical Security Controls to fend off attacks. Read more

Feb 27, 2014

RSA news round-up

Qualys announced the general availability of its QualysGuard Web Application Firewall (WAF) service for web applications running in Amazon EC2 and on-premise.  Read more

Feb 25, 2014

'Chinese spies' launch new Adobe zero-day attack

A group of Chinese spies are believed to have resurfaced to attack vulnerable political and non-profit groups, after FireEye discovered them using a new zero-day Adobe exploit. Read more

Feb 21, 2014

Microsoft, Adobe Release Emergency 0-Day Fixes

For the second time in a month Adobe has released an out-of-band emergency fix for a Flash vulnerability. Read more

Feb 21, 2014

Microsoft Surprises With IE Patch Tuesday Update

Microsoft springs a surprise and decides to include a massive IE update in its Patch Tuesday release. Meanwhile, Adob e fixes a small Shockwave flaw Read more

Feb 12, 2014

Microsoft adds two more patches to February bundle

Microsoft released seven patches last night, adding two more to its planned release of five Read more

Feb 12, 2014

Microsoft addresses critical IE vulnerabilities for Patch Tuesday

For this month's Patch Tuesday, Microsoft covers 24 vulnerabilities found in Internet Explorer Read more

Feb 11, 2014

Patch Tuesday: Windows 8, Exchange in danger

Light patch due tomorrow Read more

Feb 10, 2014

Microsoft to release 5 patches next week

Microsoft will issue five bulletins on next week’s Patch Tuesday, including two patches rated as critical Read more

Feb 7, 2014

Patch Tuesday Preview: February 2014

Microsoft yesterday released its advance notification of the content of next week's monthly Patch Tuesday security bulletins. Like January, there are relatively few bulletins this month (just five, two critical and three important); and like January there is no bulletin for Internet Explorer Read more

Feb 7, 2014

Microsoft Patch Tuesday: What you need to know

February 11th set for two ‘critical’ and three ‘important’ bulletins. Adobe and Firefox also release security updates. Read more

Feb 7, 2014

Patch Tuesday: Windows 8, Exchange in danger

Microsoft is issuing critical patches for flaws found in Windows 7, 8 and RT desktops as well as for the spam and malware filter for Microsoft Exchange server. Read more

Feb 6, 2014

Comment: Securing the Web – Part 2

What’s the value of encryption in securing the web? It makes hackers work for their money, says Qualys’ Ivan Ristic Read more

Feb 5, 2014

App security 'severely hampered' by skills shortage

Organisations are being "severely hampered" in the key area of applications security because of skills shortages, according to new research from the independent SANS Institute Read more

Feb 4, 2014

Comment: Securing the Web – Part 1

Security technology is very close to enabling robust secure web communications, at least for those who have the time to spend in getting it right, says Qualys’ Ivan Ristic Read more

Jan 30, 2014

Don't be a DDoS dummy: Patch your NTP servers, plead infosec bods

Popular attack method could be stopped with a config tweak Read more

Jan 21, 2014

Four Microsoft patches but more from Oracle and Adobe

Microsoft released its lightest patch bundle in over a year last night, addressing four important issues in Windows, Office, and Dynamics AX Read more

Jan 15, 2014

Microsoft's January Patch Tuesday tackles Windows XP security holes

Patching all it can before end of support in April Read more

Jan 14, 2014

Patch Tuesday: Fairly quiet on the Microsoft front

Security analysts advise applying critical Oracle and Adobe patches before the Microsoft ones Read more

Jan 14, 2014

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