WatchGuard Releases Fireware XTM 11.3.6 for e-Series Appliances

WatchGuard is pleased to announce the general release of Fireware XTM v11.3.6. This release demonstrates our continuing commitment to delivering high quality products to our customers, with a significant number of bug fixes. You can install Fireware XTM OS v11.3.6 on any Firebox X e-Series device. There is no WatchGuard System Manager v11.3.6. We recommend that you use a later version of WatchGuard System Manager to manage Fireware XTM 11.3.6.

WatchGuard Announces Fireware XTM v11.6.5

WatchGuard is pleased to announce the general release of Fireware XTM v11.6.5. This release demonstrates our continuing commitment to delivering high quality products to our customers, with a significant number of bug fixes. You can install Fireware XTM OS v11.6.5 on any WatchGuard XTM device, including all 2 Series models. There is no WatchGuard System Manager v11.6.5. We recommend that you use WatchGuard System Manager v11.7.2 to manage Fireware XTM 11.6.5.

PostgreSQL Update Fixes Critical Security Flaw

If you’re a web developer or database administrator, you’ve surely heard of PostgreSQL (or Postgres for short); a relatively popular object-relational database management system (ORDBMS). According to an alert posted today, the PostgreSQL Global Development Group (PGDG) released security updates for the latest releases of the popular Postgres database system.

Microsoft Kicks Off Spring with Nine Security Bulletins

Next Tuesday, Microsoft will release nine security bulletins, two of which the Redmond-based software company rates as Critical. The bulletins will fix flaws in Windows, Internet Explorer (IE), Office, and some of Microsoft’s server and security software. As usual, they haven’t shared many details yet, but some experts expect the critical IE update to fix the zero day vulnerabilities disclosed at CanSecWest’s recent Pwn2Own contest. Either way, I expect the IE flaws to pose the greatest risk to most users, so you should plan on applying that patch as quickly as possible.

March Radio Free Security: Record Breaking DDoS

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.

Breaking Update: ByteMarx Virus Targets Computing Devices with “Zombification”

WatchGuard’s LiveSecurity team has discovered an alarming new strain of computer virus that is plaguing devices of all types, and even spreading to household electronics such as microwaves, electric toothbrushes and coffee makers. The new threat, known colloquially as ByteMarx (based on its file attachment ByteMarx.exe)

WatchGuard Security Week in Review: Episode 57 – 300Gb DDoS

Too much security news, and too little time? Let me summarize the highlights for you in my weekly InfoSec recap video. This week I cover two trojans targeting point-of-sale (POS) computers, a few software updates, a targeted spear phishing campaign spreading Android malware, and the record-breaking SpamHaus DDoS attack, which didn’t really break the Internet despite some reports. Click play for the details