WinRAR Resolves 19-Year Old Vulnerability

WinRAR Resolves 19-Year Old Vulnerability A nasty code-execution bug in WinRAR threatened millions of users for decades. Check Point Research has uncovered a vulnerability in file extraction software WinRAR that has left users at risk for the past 19 years. The security flaw allows attackers to extract files of malicious software to access users’ PC systems.…

Phobos Ransomware Creates Massive Security Exploit

Phobos Ransomware Creates Massive Security Exploit Phobos is a new strain of ransomware that affects victims for longer, harming company productivity. There is a new, powerful strain of ransomware making the rounds. While we don’t have all the details yet, the effects on victims is grim. This nasty piece of work is called Phobos and…

February Patch Tuesday: Disable Windows Update

February Patch Tuesday: Disable Windows Update It’s the second Tuesday of February, which means it’s time for another round of Patch Tuesday security updates from Microsoft. Microsoft has released almost 80 security patches today covering IE, Edge, Exchange, Windows, .NET Framework and Office. There are only 20 rated Critical, 54 rated Important, and 3 are rated Moderate in severity. Four…

Rare Red Hat Critical Update

Linux Patches Security Concerns with Firefox Almost at urban legend status, Red Hat rarely rates updates as critical. Well, it’s not myth now, as an update is available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 and 7. With a CVSS score of 8.8, we are recommending this update be actioned quickly. An important fact to note,…

Top 10 Most Out-of-Date Programs

Millions of PCs Are Running Outdated Versions of Popular Software 55% of all programs worldwide are out-of-date It is 2019, and millions of computers still either have at least one outdated application installed or run outdated operating systems, making themselves vulnerable to online threats and known security vulnerabilities/exploits. Many outdated applications, including frameworks and tools,…