Month: May 2012

QuickTime for Windows update plugs security holes

The H-Online: Version 7.7.2 of QuickTime for Windows has been released to address a total of 17 security vulnerabilities in the media player. According to Apple, these include integer, stack and buffer overflows, as well as memory corruption issues, all of which could be could exploited by an attacker to crash the application or execute …

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RealPlayer update fixes security vulnerabilities

The H-Online: RealNetworks is warning users about multiple security vulnerabilities in its RealPlayer media player application for Windows; the company says that none of the, now fixed, holes are known to have been used to compromise systems. The released update, version 15.0.4.53 of RealPlayer, closes three security holes. One hole is related to ASM RuleBook …

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I don’t understand

A note before starting this post: I don’t mean to catch anyone’s attention with these posts I write, I just want to speak out what’s in my mind and hope someone who can understand me read it and answer it, one who really can see the world from same view I see… I don’t understand …

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Google bringing new smarts to Search with Knowledge Graph

Google’s Knowledge Graph will display summaries of topics when your query is related to one of the 500 million items in Google’s new database of things. Google has long sought to index the world’s information — and it’s now taking things a step farther with an effort to create “a database of everything in the …

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Avira AV update hangs systems

H-Online Says: A faulty update for Avira‘s paid-for anti-virus software blocks harmless processes and may in some cases stop computers from booting. The update results in the ProActiv behavioral monitoring component becoming oversensitive in its treatment of executable files. According to user reports, ProActiv blocks trusted system processes such as cmd.exe, rundll32.exe, taskeng.exe, wuauclt.exe, dllhost.exe, …

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Sniffer tool displays other people’s WhatsApp messages

The H-Online: WhatsApp Sniffer is an app able to display messages from other WhatsApp users connected to the same network as the app user. The tool diverts all data traffic on, for example, a Wi-Fi network through the user’s smartphone and seeks out WhatsApp messages, which are transferred in plain text. All the user requires …

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Microsoft Patch Tuesday more extensive than anticipated

The H-Online: As previously announced, Microsoft has released seven bulletins to close a total of 23 vulnerabilities on its May Patch Tuesday. The total number of bulletins belies the scope of the patches, however, as the combined update MS12-034 closes various holes in numerous products. The reason for this is a critical hole in the …

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Excuse me, Graham Cluley

Hi,You may have noticed that part of my blog posts are copied from other source as I name them (and link them) in beginning of my posts, for example “Naked Security” (SophosLabs). Just today I noticed a message from “Graham Cluley”, one of the Authors in “Naked Security” blog which asked me to don’t re-post …

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