Category Archives: Security

Java SE 8 Update 121 released

[German]Oracle has released Java SE Version 8 Update 121. It’s a critical security update, released on January 2017 patch day, that closes some vulnerabilities described in CVE-2017-3289.

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Microsoft January 2017 Patchday summary

Microsoft has released on January 10, 2017 (Patchday) a couple of security updates for supported Windows versions, for Adobe Flash and for Microsoft Office 2016/Sharepoint.

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No end for Cerber Ransomware in 2017

Cerber Ransomware has been on the raise in 2016. There has been several campaigns – and the worse thing: it seems that Cerber won’t fade away in 2017.

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Firmware (security) updates for Netgear router available

[German]Netgear WLAN routers R6250, R6400, R7000 and R8000 are vulnerable. Now Netgear has released firmware updates for several models, so a firmware update is recommended.

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Security Update for .NET Framework (3205640) revised

Microsoft Security Bulletin MS16-155 has undergone a major revision increment on 12/18/2016. Here is what Microsoft has announced so far.

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LinkedIn: Informing about Lynda.com data breach

LinkedIn, now owned by Microsoft, begun informing users about a data breach at Lynda.com. An unauthorized third party breached a database with Lynda.com learning data and customer information.

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Yahoo: New data breach – more than 1B accounts hacked

Bad news for Yahoo users again. Last September the company informed about a data breach affecting 500 Million user accounts. Now the company reveals a new data breach where ‘unauthorized third party’ accessed data from more than 1B Yahoo user … Continue reading

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