1. There are a god of fixes in the latest Patch Tuesday from Microsoft. Run Windows Update to get the security goodness. Lots of stuff you need here, so don't be tardy.
2. Microsoft has two interesting beta tools available for free: the Safety Scanner to find and clean malware, and the Standalone System Sweeper, which will start even systems infected with rootkits and other advanced nasties, and make you whole again. Interesting stuff, and recommended.
3. Adobe has a much needed patch available that closes a hole that's being exploited in the wild. It also adds an auto-update feature for subsequent patches. Given how much security trouble Adobe has been in lately, this is A Very Good Thing Indeed. The patches you want are this and this.
4. McAfee to extend their antivirus products to cover Smart Phones (particularly Android):
Interesting. I think that antivirus is locking the barn door after the horse has gotten out, but there's no doubt that iOS and Android have become a major target for the Bad Guys.
McAfee on Tuesday said it will extend its wares into smartphones and tablets as mobile security moves to the forefront. Tablets and smartphones apparently are the next growth market for anti-virus protection.
And given Android devices are quickly becoming a popular attack vector, McAfee is doubling down on that platform.
And just to harsh everyone's security mellow, this is worth watching:
Stuxnet: Anatomy of a Computer Virus from Patrick Clair on Vimeo.
Other than nobody pays $100k for exploits, it's spot on. Our infrastructure is terribly vulnerable, as the Slammer Worm showed 8 years ago.
Via American Digest.