Thursday, August 13, 2009

Windows and Mac users, get patching

Five of this week's nine Windows updates are critical. The Office Web Components vulnerability has been exploited for a couple months, and there are five ActiveX Controls that have been targeted by Bad Guys, and are not fixed. You'll want this update.

Run Windows Update and do a reboot, and you'll be up to scratch.

Apple has finally patched the bug-from-hell in bind, the DNS program that maps geeky numeric IP addresses to cool names like Plus a half dozen vulnerabilities in the Safari Web browser. Windows users of Safari will want that fix, too.

Linux users have your automatic updates from Ubuntu, so everything's copacetic, right? Right!

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