Old Adobe Flash installs on Android could be security risk

Just as Google’s Android platform has officially dropped support for Adobe Flash, more security issues have emerged for the software that’s still widely used on the Web.As reported in PCWorld, Adobe’s quarterly update

Published on: August 24th, 2012 Brian Jackson

Adobe Reader update closes vulnerabilities, removes Flash Player

Adobe Systems released new versions of Adobe Reader 10.x and 9.x on Tuesday, addressing four arbitrary code execution vulnerabilities and making several security-related changes to the product, including the removal of the bundled

Published on: April 11th, 2012 Lucian Constantin

Hackers picking on Windows Media Player exploit

Security researchers from antivirus vendor Trend Micro have come across a Web-based attack that exploits a known vulnerability in Windows Media Player."Earlier today, we encountered a malware that exploits a recently (and publicly)

Published on: January 27th, 2012 Lucian Constantin

Google Chrome 16 released, $6,000 issued for bug bounties

Google patched 15 vulnerabilities in Chrome on Tuesday, paying $6,000 in bounties to bug hunters who reported some of them, and updated the browser to version 16.The one new feature in the upgrade

Published on: December 15th, 2011 Gregg Keizer

Users could stop nearly all infections by updating, Microsoft report says

Zero-day exploits are nerve-racking for IT professionals but are far less dangerous than unpatched older vulnerabilities for which fixes areavailable, Microsoft says.A zero-day is a vulnerability for which a patch is not yet

Published on: October 13th, 2011 Julie Bort

Microsoft to issue one critical Windows update this week

Microsoft today said it will issue four security updates next week, only one of which is pegged as critical, to patch 22 vulnerabilities in Windows and Visio 2003.Next Tuesday's patch lineup is smaller

Published on: July 11th, 2011 Gregg Keizer

Microsoft to fix critical bugs in Windows Server, PowerPoint

Microsoft said May 5 that it will patch a critical bug in its Windows server software and two other vulnerabilities in PowerPoint, the presentation maker bundled with Office. After April's record-setting Patch Tuesday

Published on: May 8th, 2011 Gregg Keizer

Microsoft offers workaround to zero-day exploit

Microsoft today confirmed an unpatched vulnerability in Windows just hours after a hacking toolkit published an exploit for the bug. A patch is under construction, but Microsoft does not plan to issue an

Published on: January 5th, 2011 Gregg Keizer

Microsoft plans security update for Office 2007, 2003

Microsoft said on Tuesday that it would backport an Office 2010 security feature to the older and more widely used Office 2003 and Office 2007 early next year. Dubbed Office File Validation (OVE),

Published on: December 16th, 2010 Gregg Keizer

Adobe Reader X released with new security measures

Adobe Reader X is here. Adobe announced earlier this year that it was working on a more secure version of its ubiquitous PDF reading software, Adobe Reader. The new version includes Protected Mode,

Published on: November 22nd, 2010 Tony Bradley

Mac OS X update debunks security myth

Perhaps you've heard that the Apple Mac OS X operating system is simply more secure by design and not prone to the security flaws and vulnerabilities that plague the dominant Microsoft Windows operating

Published on: November 12th, 2010 Tony Bradley

Apple leak reveals iOS 4.1 available today

Apple has revealed that the iOS 4.1 update will be launched today.For a brief time over the weekend, the company's U.K. site stated that the update, which CEO Steve Jobs said would be

Published on: September 8th, 2010 Gregg Keizer

Adobe to rush patch for newly discovered flaw

Adobe has said it will issue an emergency patch the week of Aug. 16 to fix a critical flaw in its Reader and Acrobat software.The bug was disclosed by researcher Charlie Miller at

Published on: August 9th, 2010 Gregg Keizer

Big spike in Microsoft Windows attacks

Microsoft urged Windows users to update their software Tuesday, saying it's now seen more than 25,000 attacks leveraging one of the critical bugs fixed in July's monthly security patches.Microsoft researchers tracked a "fairly

Published on: July 15th, 2010 Robert McMillan