Monthly Archives: July 2015

Hak5 – Building a high performance home router

This was a pretty cool setup.

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Apple Releases Security Updates for QuickTime, Safari, Mac EFI, OS X Yosemite, and iOS

Apple has released security updates for QuickTime, Safari, Mac Extensible Firmware Interface (EFI), OS X Yosemite, and iOS. Exploitation of some of these vulnerabilities may allow an attacker to obtain elevated privileges or crash applications. Available updates include: QuickTime 7.7.7 … Continue reading

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ISC Releases Security Updates for BIND

The Internet Systems Consortium (ISC) has released security updates to address a vulnerability in BIND. Exploitation of this vulnerability may allow a remote attacker to cause a denial of service condition. Updates available include: BIND 9-version 9.9.7-P1 BIND 9-version 9.10.2-P2 … Continue reading

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Adobe Releases Security Update for Shockwave Player

Adobe has released a security update to address critical vulnerabilities in Shockwave Player for Windows and Macintosh. Exploitation of these vulnerabilities could allow an attacker to take control of an affected system. Users and administrators are encouraged to review Adobe … Continue reading

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Microsoft Releases July 2015 Security Bulletin

Microsoft has released 14 updates to address vulnerabilities in Microsoft Windows. Exploitation of some of these vulnerabilities could allow remote code execution or elevation of privileges. US-CERT encourages users and administrators to review Microsoft Security Bulletins MS15-058 and MS15-065 through … Continue reading

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Oracle Releases July 2015 Security Advisory

Oracle has released security fixes to address 193 vulnerabilities as part of its quarterly Critical Patch Update. Exploitation of some of these vulnerabilities may allow a remote attacker to take control of an affected system. Users and administrators are encouraged … Continue reading

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OpenSSL Releases Security Advisory

OpenSSL has released updates to address a vulnerability that could impact proper certificate verification. A remote attacker could ‘issue’ invalid certificates that pass validation by affected versions. Updates available include: OpenSSL 1.0.2d for 1.0.2b/1.02c users OpenSSL 1.0.1p for 1.0.1n/1.0.1o users … Continue reading

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VMware Releases Security Advisory

VMware has released security updates to address a host privilege escalation vulnerability in VMware Workstation, Player and Horizon View Client for Windows. Exploitation of this vulnerability may allow an attacker to escalate privileges on an affected VMware system. Updates available … Continue reading

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July 2015 Patch Microsoft, Adobe, and Oracle introduce Security Patches for Zero Day Vulnerabilities

Microsoft addressed the recently discovered zero-day vulnerability in Internet Explorer that also emerged from the Hacking Team leak. The said vulnerability, covered in MS15-065 and rated as ‘critical’, could allow attackers to take control of the system once successfully exploited. … Continue reading

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An end to Flash as Firefox blocks it over hacking holes?

Adobe’s Flash blocked by mainstream browser over critical security bugs actively exploited by hackers, as calls for its decommissioning rise.   Mozilla has blocked every version of Adobe’s Flash plugin from running within its Firefox browser, while Facebook’s head of … Continue reading

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