Microsoft issues Internet Explorer security fix

For all of our customers, we have already triggered a forced update to install this patch for all systems. SAN FRANCISCO — Microsoft issued a fix on Thursday for a security flaw in Internet Explorer that led the Department of Homeland Security to suggest users change browsers until the problem was solved. The fix updates the computers of all users of the Windows operating system who have automatic updates turned on, the company said on its security response page. You can read the full details of the fix here:

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Microsoft issues workaround for Internet Explorer bug

Microsoft has issued a work around for the security problem within internet explorer including an illustrated walk-through. Here is the walk-through guide SAN FRANCISCO — While a patch has not yet been issued, Microsoft has posted instructions on how users can protect the two most recent versions of Internet Explorer against a security flaw announced over the weekend. The security flaw allows attackers to slip malicious code into an innocuous website, using a compromised file. Continue Reading….

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Flash update fixes bug unrelated to IE zero-day flaw

This is a rather dangerous situation, we are recommending that all of our customers not use Internet Explorer until further notice on our blog. Adobe and Microsoft patch a critical zero-day security flaw in Adobe’s Flash Player that is actively being used to target Windows users, but the bug is different from an unpatched hole in Internet Explorer. Read more about it here.

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Surprise: Phone Metadata Gives Away The Most Secret of Your Secrets

Many of our customers think we are a touch on the extreme side when we speak about the security risks for seemingly minuscule things around the office network. The truth is, little things as simple as allowing your customers to get on your wireless networks, use NFC data transfers from smart phones or using unencrypted mobile devices with sensitive business data on them can lead to very serious problems and data loss. Here is a great article from Gizmodo that describes what sort of information can be taken from the data on your smartphone that in some cases, is freely available if you know how to get it. If you’re […]

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The Fix for Apple’s Scary OS X Security Flaw Is Here

Apple has prepared a fix for the scary OS X security flaw that lets somebody with “privileged access” to your network connection get at information you think is secure. It’s in the App Store now. Here’s what you need to know about the fix. An Apple spokesperson has confirmed that the 10.9.2 update addresses SSL in OS X Mountain Lion and OS X Mavericks. The update is slow to show up in the web iTunes listing for OS X, but if you fire up the App Store on your Mac it will find the update. Click here to read the full story.

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Why Apple’s Recent Security Flaw Is So Scary

On Friday, Apple quietly released iOS 7.0.6, explaining in a brief release note that it fixed a bug in which “an attacker with a privileged network position may capture or modify data in sessions protected by SSL/TLS.” That’s the understated version. Another way to put it? Update your iPhone right now. Oh, and by the way, OS X has the same issues—except there’s no fix out yet. Click here to read the full story.

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Network Security Is Extremely Important

We constantly speak to each of our customers about the importance of employee training, network and physical security measures and best practices. This article on FoxNews is a great example of the very real threat that exists for all Businesses regardless of their size. We recommend that everyone be cognizant that the threat is a great one and take steps & measures to help prevent this. Small firm hit by 3-year hacking campaign puts face on growing cyber problem

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Interlock Support Bulletin – USPS/UPS/DHL/FEDEX Virus

In an effort to stop this virus from spreading, we are sending out a bulletin to advise you to be extremely cautious if you receive an email from USPS/FEDEX/UPS or DHL regarding a failed delivery attempt. The email appears to be valid and looks very convincing, however it is a virus that will render your computer unusable and cause it to continuously reboot. To date only four anti-virus clients have detected it, and even they do not stop all of its effects. If you have received a similar email, DO NOT OPEN THE ATTACHMENT! Simply delete the message and ignore any similar messages. For those of you who are on […]

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Oracle Says Java Issue is Fixed

The recent Java threat is pretty serious, we recommend taking immediate action to either update your java version immediately or revert to a lower version. For detailed information about the threat, USA Today has a great article describing the fix that Oracle has made and the Fed’s warning. You can read it here: http://www.usatoday.com/story/tech/2013/01/14/oracle-says-java-is-fixed-feds-maintain-warning/1834355/

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