This morning,?The Verge?reported an unusual attack on CCleaner, the flagship application of Avast-owned Piriform.?According to security researchers at Cisco Talos, hackers injected malware into the app’s software update, which was then downloaded by 2.27 million users.?CCleaner’s primary function is to perform routine maintenance?and cleanup?on?PCs, in?addition to offering other privacy protections. Read more “Avast’s CCleaner Update Distributes Malware to Millions”

Last week, I couldn’t make many videos due to travel and offsite business meetings. One of the topics I missed was Microsoft and Adobe’s monthly Patch Day, which falls on the second Tuesday of every month. Hopefully, you’ve already fallen into a regular cadence of patching each month after Microsoft and Adobe release their cyclical […] Read More – Don’t Forget August Patch Day – Daily Security Byte Read more “Don’t Forget August Patch Day – Daily Security Byte”

Apple is aware of an iMessage issue caused by a specific series of unicode characters and we will make a fix available in a software update. Until the update is available, you can use these steps to re-open the Messages app. Read more “If Messages quits unexpectedly after you get a text with a specific string of characters”

This document describes? the security content of Java for OS X Lion 2012-002 and Java for Mac OS X 10.6 Update 7, which can be downloaded and installed via Software Update preferences, or from Apple Downloads. Read more “About the security content of Java for OS X Lion 2012-002 and Java for Mac OS X 10.6 Update 7”

WatchGuard is pleased to announce that Fireware XTM OS 11.8.3 and WSM 11.8.3 are now available.?The? Release Notes ?list all resolved issues and new enhancements?in the software. Highlights include: An updated Gateway Wireless Controller dashboard in the WebUI now gives you connection information for your AP devices and the clients connected to your AP devices, including manufacturer details. Read more “New Release: Fireware XTM 11.8.3 and WSM 11.8.3”

This document describes the security content of Safari 6.1.1 and Safari 7.0.1.?These updates can be downloaded and installed using?Software Update, or from Apple Downloads. Read more “About the security content of Safari 6.1.1 and Safari 7.0.1”