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August 2010 Security Bulletin Release Advance Notification

6.8.2010 by James Crawshaw

This 'Patch Tuesday' for August 2010, sees the release of 14 bulletins addressing 34 vulnerabilities. 12 of the bulletins affect Windows; 4 carrying Critical severity rating. All are listed at least as 'may require a restart'. Of note: 'requires restart':…

SSL Certificates Explained

5.8.2010 by The Brigadier

It is often important to be sure that the site you are visiting is secure. SSL certificates can guarentee the security of your personal data. When visiting a site, it is important to look for certain signs to ensure that…

August Out-of Band update released

3.8.2010 by James Crawshaw

On August 2nd 2010, Microsoft released MS10-046 - a windows update released outside of the normal update schedule. This update addresses vulnerabilities in handling of shortcuts (.lnk's) in the Windows Shell. Microsoft are now seeing active exploits and hence have…

The Truth Behind Unlimited Bandwidth

2.8.2010 by The Brigadier

As discussed in a previous blog post, Ofcom's latest research has confirmed what we all expected - broadband users are not getting the broadband services they are being sold in the first place. In certain circumstances, 97 per cent of…