Tuesday, 29 April 2014

Windows XP users at risk with new IE exploit

Following our previous post regarding Windows XP no longer supported by Microsoft, consumers and businesses who are still using Windows XP are now at risk with the latest vulnerabilities in Internet Explorer. Microsoft has confirmed that no fix will be rolled out for Windows XP because support has officially ended and there are no plans to make an exception.

The remote code execution vulnerability (CVE-2014-1776) affects Internet Explorer 6 to the latest version 11 on Windows XP, Vista and 7.

A temporary fix is to use a different browser other than Internet Explorer like Chrome and Firefox. Please contact us if you have any concerns regarding the latest security news.

Friday, 11 April 2014

Major Security Flaw Notice: Exploit found in OpenSSL "Heartbleed"

This week a vulnerability dubbed “Heartbleed” was found in the popular OpenSSL cryptographic software library (http://heartbleed.com).  OpenSSL is widely used, often with applications and web servers like Apache and Nginx.   OpenSSL versions 1.0.1 through 1.0.1f contain this vulnerability, which attackers can exploit to read the memory of the systems.  Gaining access to the memory could provide attackers with secret keys, allowing them to decrypt and eavesdrop on SSL encrypted communications and impersonate service providers. Data in memory may also contain sensitive information including usernames and passwords.


Support ends for Windows XP on 8th April, 2014

As of 8th April 2014, support and security updates for Windows XP are no longer available. Don't let your PC go unprotected. If you continue to use Windows XP without XP support, your computer may still work but will become vulnerable to security risks and viruses. Contact us now on +61 2 8199 7650 on how we can help you upgrade to the latest Windows 7 or Windows 8.1.