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.

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.

WatchGuard Security Week in Review: Episode 53 – RSA 2013

This week’s InfoSec news video comes from the 2013 RSA Security Conference in San Francisco. As such, much of the episode covers the major themes from the show flow. However, cyber attackers don’t take a break just because the security industry is having a pow-wow.

Apple and Facebook Breaches Result in Multi-Platform Java Updates

If you’re still using Java, you need to patch it yet again—even if you’re using a Mac. Over the last few days both Facebook and Apple have reported network breaches. In both cases, employees at those companies visited a particular web site that was infected with a zero day Java exploit, which then infected the victims with malware.

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.

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.

WatchGuard Security Week in Review: Episode 49 – Expelled Hacker

Red October, Cisco WLAN Updates, and Expelled Hacker Welcome to another “on the road” edition of WatchGuard Security Week in Review, the video podcast dedicated to summarizing the biggest InfoSec stories each week. This week’s episodes covers a Cisco wireless controller security update, Kaspersky’s investigation into the Red October cyber-espionage campaign, and the controversy surrounding an expelled “white hat” hacker. For more details on those stories and others, watch the short video below.