Musings - Geek speak elucidations

Something fishy at Lenovo

02/20/2015 10:54
Over the past few days, Lenovo has come under increasing fire for adding Superfish adware to its consumer products. While adware/bloatware is nothing new, this software not only hijacks web searches to show ads, but it exposes customers to vulnerabilities that can intercept private and protected...

Hert Bleed: what can we do?

04/10/2014 13:37
This Tuesday, April 8th, network security researchers announced a startling vulnerability in Open SSL, the encryption program that secures about 2/3 of websites. This vulnerability looks to have been around for approximately 2 years and a patch has been released to fix it. As internet users,...

Apple: a bad few days for security

02/25/2014 12:58
  So the past few days have been bad for Apple Inc. on the security front…   First, they released an update to iOS 7 for iPhones and iPads that fixed an extremely important security flaw, but have not released a fix for the same flaw in Mac OS. This flaw could allow anyone on a...
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Rants - Tech savvey explications

IE 0 Day Exploit

12/12/2008 19:27
Microsoft reported a new "zero-day exploit" that affects most versions of the Internet Explorer browser. A zero-day exploit is a security vulnerability that is being exploited before the software vendor or public know that the issue exists. This particular exploit attacks flaws within Internet...

Spoofed NDR issues

04/14/2008 13:05
We've seen a rash of NDR (non-Delivery Response) floods happening to our clients. In all cases, it appears that the spam being NDRed is spoofed, but we are receiving reports from these users that they are being black listed on spam filters. Is anyone else seeing this problem? Thanks, -J-

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