Highlights and Updates

Old Vulnerability in JCE (Joomla Content Editor) Currently Being Heavily Exploited

Thursday, 10th April 2014
Although this vulnerability is a few years old, botnet owners are heavily scanning for sites that are vulnerable and attempting to exploit them.
If you run a Joomla site and haven't patched your site lately, please do so as soon as possible. 

China's unsupported XP machines hold the potential to become a massive botnet army

Thursday, 10th April 2014
Expert says that the vast number of XP computers in China represents the potential staging ground for large massive DDoS attacks if they ever become compromised.

Adobe issues Flash security update

Wednesday, 9th April 2014
Adobe has released security updates for Flash Player on Windows, Mac and Linux.
The update addresses four security vulnerabilities that affect all three operating systems.

Heartbleed Bug Checker

Wednesday, 9th April 2014
The Malaysian CERT has provided an online 'Heartbleed Checker' for Web and System Admins to test if their servers have this vulnerability. It is very simple, you just enter in you servers hostname and port number and click 'Check!'. Go here to use it. 

Microsoft Issues Final XP and Office 2003 Updates for Patch Tuesday

Wednesday, 9th April 2014
Microsoft released four security updates fixing 11 vulnerabilities in Windows, Microsoft Office, Internet Explorer, and Microsoft Publisher as part of its April Patch Tuesday release. 

The security updates for Windows XP and Office 2003 are the last publicly-released patches for these two products, as Microsoft ended support today. 

Microsoft to start blocking adware

Tuesday, 8th April 2014
Microsoft says that it is aiming to have a new system in place for its security products by July 1st that will block adware programs by default unless a user gives them explicit permission to run.

The Value of a Hacked PC

Tuesday, 8th April 2014
The many reasons why a cyber criminal may want to have access to your PC.

CRITICAL Flaw discovered in OpenSSL

Tuesday, 8th April 2014
Researchers have discovered an extremely critical defect in Open SSL. It has been named the 'Heartbleed bug'. A patch has been released, so if you are running OpenSSL please apply this patch ASAP.

Kaspersky Lab Launches Worldwide Interactive Cyberthreat Map

Monday, 7th April 2014
Kaspersky Lab has launched an interactive cyberthreat map that visualizes cyber security incidents occurring worldwide in real time. 

Blind man convicted for Airtel Zambia hacking

Monday, 7th April 2014
A Zambian court has convicted a blind man after finding him guilty of hacking Airtel Zambia's database and siphoning mobile airtime worth thousands of dollars.