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Juniper patched multiple vulnerabilities

Juniper Networks released more than a dozen security updates to patch a wide range of issues including two denial-of-service vulnerabilities and one for remote code execution.

Fake updates push Chtonic, NetSupport RAT via Joomla and WordPress sites

Malwarebytes has examined a relatively new fake update scam that uses a combination of legitimate websites, a real cloud storage site and social engineering to pass along either a banking Trojan and remote access tool to its victims.

False software update leads users to get bitten by malware infection

Hackers abuse NetSupport to take control of victim's machines

AMD update addresses critical vulnerabilities, says flaws not so severe

Advanced Micro Devices (AMD) will release firmware patches and a BIOS update to fix the chipset vulnerabilities exposed by researchers earlier this month but the firm says the flaws aren't as severe as they've been portrayed.

Patch Tuesday: Adobe patches 7 critical flaws

Patch Tuesday Adobe included updates for Adobe Flash Player, Adobe Connect, and Adobe Dreamweaver with seven critical vulnerabilities.

Adobe Patch Tuesday patches issues in Acrobat, Reader & Experience manager

Adobe's Patch Tuesday updates included security updates for Adobe Acrobat and Reader for Windows and Macintosh to address critical vulnerabilities that could potentially allow an attacker to take control of the affected system.

Apple releases more updates for Safari, iOS, macOS and more

Apple once again has released security updates for Safari, watchOS, iOS, various macOS systems, and tvOS to address various security issues, some of which could allow an attacker to take control of an infected system.

Cisco security updates nix high-impact DoS and privilege escalation bugs

Cisco Systems on Wednesday issued 26 security updates to fix an array of vulnerabilities, including high-impact bugs in its Unified Customer Voice Portal (CVP), its NX-OS Software, and its Email Security Appliance (ESA).

Microsoft halts Spectre/Meltdown patch roll out after AMD BSoD issues

Microsoft is having a different type of Patch Tuesday, instead of simply pushing out security updates the company is dealing with several new issues surrounding the patches it released last week to mitigate Spectre/Meltdown issues.

Apple issues Spectre patches for macOS High Sierra, Safari and iOS

Apple followed up on its promise last week and rolled out updates for macOS High Sierra, Safari and iOS to patch the Spectre vulnerabilities CVE-2017-5753 and CVE-2017-5715 in Intel's processor family.

Mozilla patches one critical, two high flaws in Thunderbird

Mozilla issued a series of security updates for Thunderbird 52.5.2 that included a critically rated buffer overflow issue that could lead to a crash if exploited.

Could peer-to-peer technology be the key to stopping the next WannaCry?

Software-Defined Enterprise Content Delivery Networks (SD ECDNs) are virtual networks that allow businesses to share large files - like upgrades - at high speeds, regardless of whether they use legacy network infrastructures.

65% of Windows devices run Windows 7, where 600 vulnerabilities reside

This seven-year-old version of the software is leaving enterprises open to 600 security vulnerabilities.

Patch Tuesday: Adobe Flash Player patch on the way, Acrobat, Reader fixes issued

Adobe released fixes for its Reader and Acrobat products and said it will issue an update later this week for Flash Player to patch a vulnerability that is currently being exploited in the wild.

Vendors hiding open-source security flaws in commercial software

The use of open source components in commercial software is more common than even vendors are aware of and it's leaving customers open to unpatched flaws.

Has Google got stagefright regarding OTA Android security updates?

Cyber-security experts are urging Google to make its Android operating system updates available over-the-air to decrease the window of opportunity for vulnerability exploitation.

Dutch watchdog sues Samsung over lack of Android security updates

Consumer group in the Netherlands sends in the lawyers over Samsung's allegedly "poor software update policy for Android smartphones".

Google concluding support for Chrome on 32-bit Linux

Google will end support for Chrome on 32-bit Linux, Ubuntu Precise (12.04) and Debian 7 - to "provide the best experience for the most-used Linux versions".

Google drops Chrome support for older Microsoft and Apple OS

Google will no longer offer Chrome support for Windows XP, Vista and several older versions of Mac OS X, the company announced, as it released several Chrome and Chrome OS updates.

Updates to Windows 7 and 8 compile more data

Four new updates to Windows 7 and 8 allow Microsoft to collect a variety of usage information.

Spotify updates to privacy policy leave users furious

The latest privacy policy update from Spotify has left worldwide users outraged.