The Update Burden Getting Too Much on Computer Users

Posted by cyber-geek | Posted in Opinions | Posted on 19-05-2011

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We have already emphasized enough on the importance of updates for computers regularly, in our previous articles. However, in the past few months the number of updates have been growing oddly burdensome to the average user. The number has grown to such extent that keeping up with the updates is turning into a second job. The Patch Tuesday is no more significant as you may expect a critical… Continue reading

Critical Vulnerabilities Patched in New Version of Adobe Flash Player

Posted by cyber-geek | Posted in Be Informed on Cyber Security | Posted on 13-05-2011

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In the security bulletin released on 12 May 2011, Adobe announced to have fixed critical Flash player bugs of version 10.2.159.1 and earlier for Windows, Macintosh, Linux and Solaris, 10.2.154.28 and earlier for Chrome and 10.2.157.51 and earlier versions for Android. These vulnerabilities could cause the application to crash and also potentially allow an attacker to take control of the affected system.

Adobe also reported to… Continue reading

New Chrome version released – 11.0.696.68

Posted by cyber-geek | Posted in Be Informed on Cyber Security | Posted on 13-05-2011

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As expected, Google released its new version v11.0.696.68, after the claims from VUPEN security researchers to have pwned Chrome. The new version of Chrome comes with the updated Adobe Flash Player 10.3.

As a reply to the claims on pwn of Chrome, security researcher Dan Kaminksy said that if VUPEN used vulnerability in Flash to bypass sandbox, then it is not the Chrome hack… Continue reading

Importance of Updating Adobe Flash Player

Posted by cyber-geek | Posted in Computer Maintenance | Posted on 22-10-2010

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Flash has enabled the addition of animation, interactivity and video to web pages. According to a report, Flash as a format is used in around 95% of the PCs worldwide. Adobe Flash Player is very popular among the flash players with Adobe claiming that around 99.3% of the US web users having installed it in their web browsers. However… Continue reading