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MS Black Tuesday: 12 Bulletins, 57 Flaws, and Lots of Work

Though not the biggest on record, today’s Patch Day is no slouch.

As expected, Microsoft released a dozen security bulletins, fixing 57 vulnerabilities that affect a range of their software, including:

WatchGuard Security Week in Review: Episode 51 – Flash 0day

We’ve had another busy week of security news, with more stories than I can cover in a short video. So I’ll stick to the highlights. Today’s episode talks about a couple Adobe Flash zero day vulnerabilities, the latest Anonymous hijinks, some cross-platform mobile malware, and more.

January Radio Free Security: Red October, Java 0day, and More

Radio Free Security (RFS) is a monthly audio podcast dedicated to spreading knowledge about network and information security, and to keeping busy IT administrators apprised of the latest security threats they face online. If you’re looking for the latest security news and best practice tips, this show is for you.

Microsoft Piles on Patches Next Tuesday

February looks to be a busy month for Microsoft administrators. According to the latest advanced patch notification, the Redmond-based software company plans to release a dozen security bulletins next Tuesday. The bulletins will fix security flaws in Windows, Internet Explorer (IE), Office, the .NET Framework, and Exchange server. Microsoft rates five of the bulletins as Critical, and the rest as Important.

Oracle Releases Emergency Java Update for February

Java is a programming language (first implemented by Sun Microsystems) used most often to enhance web pages. Today, many operating systems (OS) implement a Java interpreter to recognize and process Java code from websites and other sources, although some operating systems are beginning to depreciate their Java support for security reasons. Oracle’s Sun Java Runtime Environment (JRE) is one of the most popular Java interpreters currently used.

WatchGuard Security Week in Review: Episode 50 – UPnP Pwnage

This week is rife with security news. If you want the quick highlights, you’ve come to the right place. Today’s video covers a few Yahoo XSS vulnerabilities, some serious UPnP security flaws, and the alleged China-based hack of the New York Times. Watch the video below for details.