Stories by James Mulroy

Browser Updates Fix Bugs, Weaknesses

In this roundup of fixes, it’s all browsers this month. Google released Chrome 21, patching a number of dangerous PDF-viewer-related bugs. Mozilla tackled more vulnerabilities than usual, including an interesting drag-and-drop bug, and Apple released Safari 6.0, sealing multiple potential private information leaks.

James Mulroy | 26 Aug | Read more

Apple Plagued By Security Issues; MS Fixes 34 Vulnerabilities

This month Microsoft patched thirty-four vulnerabilities, several of which are highly dangerous and have an exploitability vulnerability of 1. Apple released updates for Mac OS X patching a number of vulnerabilities which could allow an attacker to gain personal or secure information. Finally, Adobe released an unusual number of patches this month which fix a number of vulnerabilities across a multitude of Adobe products including ColdFusion and LiveCycle.

James Mulroy | 30 Jun | Read more

Researchers Look at New Ways to Keep Your Information Safe

Since 1997 identity theft and fraud has affected more than 5.4 million people in the United States. And that number is on the rise with, more than 1.3 million complaints to the <a href="http://www.ftc.gov/sentinel/">Consumer Sentinel Network</a> (CSN) between January and December of 2009 alone. <a href="http://www.ftc.gov/sentinel/reports/sentinel-annual-reports/sentinel-cy2009.pdf">According to the Federal Trade Commission</a> (PDF), of the 721,418 fraud-related complaints to the CSN in 2009, this has cost customers [of various products and services] more than 1.7 billion dollars at a median payout of $399. But what can companies do to prevent fraud and identity theft?

James Mulroy | 30 Jun | Read more

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