Microsoft disclosed information on a new Internet Explorer zero-day vulnerability yesterday in a security advisory.
Dubbed CVE-2013-3893, the vulnerability exists in SetMouseCapture within mshtml.dll, part of Internet Explorer 6 through 11.
Fortunately, Microsoft released a “Fix it” workaround that will patch mshtml.dll and remove the vulnerability. Internet Explorer users should apply the Fix It immediately.
With all the talk about backdoor encryption, phishing attacks and privacy, I think it’s a good time to mention that today is Patch Tuesday! That means that Microsoft is releasing a lot of critical updates to their software today; updates that deal with some of the concerns of the day.
So be sure to update your system as soon as you can, though for those of you who might not know how simply head to:
There are a total of 14 updates today with four of them being of the critical nature, that is that the patches will prevent would-be attackers from using remote execution exploits on your operating system. Remote execution exploits allow an attacker to execute exploits give that full remote control of your system which could result in spying, credential stealing or malware being installed.
Yesterday, League of Legends developer Riot Games detailed in a blog post that accounts for their North American customers would require a password reset due to a recent security breach. Continue reading
Recently, I posted a blog about analyzing PDF files. In that post, we covered some basics of the PDF format and then examined an infected PDF to observe the malware infection.
In this post, we’re going to do something similar, except this time using Microsoft Office.
Just like the PDF, most of you reading this are already familiar with Microsoft Office. If you’ve ever had to Continue reading
Last week, Google started rolling out an updated version of Jelly Bean, which has some new features. Some are covered here by our Josh Cannell.
However, what’s most interesting to me are the updates to Google Play Services and how it could impact the Android ecosystem in a positive way.
Google Play Services, an Android app that runs as a service and provides developers access to Google services like Maps, Google+, and Hangouts, that also brings in features that can be used for the overall Android operating system. It was introduced to the platform in March 2012 and began rolling out to Android 2.2 devices and up. Continue reading