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August 2011 Security Bulletin Release

10.8.2011 by James Crawshaw

As mentioned in August's  Advance notification post this month's security bulletin releases are now confirmed to contain 13 bulletins addressing 22 vulnerabilities, two of which have a critical rating. Microsoft has recommended for all security updates to be installed asap.…

August 2011 Security Bulletin Release Advance Notification

5.8.2011 by Jenn Granger

This 'Patch Tuesday' for August 2011, sees the release of 13 bulletins addressing 22 vulnerabilities: Bulletin Breakdown: 2 bulletins are rated Critical 9 bulletins are rated Important 2 bulletins are rated Moderate 4 vulnerabilities can lead to Remote Code Execution…

The Demise of Yahoo Search

3.8.2011 by Jenn Granger

Do you remember the early days of mass internet? Using search engines such as Ask, Lycos, Excite, Yahoo, Netscape and Alta Vista? The excitement of a whole new world through your computer? Of these, Yahoo took the early lead and…

Pitchforks & Flaming Torches – Exploiting Twitter

1.8.2011 by Alice Cullen

Why are we surprised? Everyone knows that as soon as a celebrity dies their albums will be promoted on iTunes, DVDs be brought to the front of store in HMV, and merchandise will pop up everywhere 'in honour' of the…

July 2011 Security Bulletin Release Advance Notification

6.7.2011 by James Crawshaw

This 'Patch Tuesday' for July 2011, sees the release of 4 bulletins addressing 22 vulnerabilities: Bulletin Breakdown: 1 bulletin is rated Critical 3 bulletins are rated Important 2 vulnerabilities can lead to Remote Code Execution 2 vulnerabilities can lead to…

June 2011 Security Bulletin Release

15.6.2011 by James Crawshaw

As mentioned in June’s Advance notification post this month’s security bulletin releases, are now confirmed to be 16 security bulletins, addressing 34 vulnerabilities, nine of which have a critical rating with four of these critical bulletins listed as Top Priorities.…

Microsoft OSG Loves Linux Technologies

23.5.2011 by Jenn Granger

You don't expect to hear about Microsoft dedicating an entire section of their company to Open Source projects, and the revelation that they do came as a big surprise to many members of our Linux team. The Open Solutions Group…

November 2010 Security Bulletin Release

10.11.2010 by James Crawshaw

As mentioned in the previous post on this months security bulletin releases, there are now confirmed to be 3 security bulletins, addressing 11 vulnerabilities. This month follows a month where Microsoft released their largest number of bulletins to date and…

Microsoft Hyper-V Cloud Launch

8.11.2010 by James Crawshaw

The Buzz is all about Microsoft Hyper-V Cloud - as they announce it at their main customer event for 2010 - at TechEd Europe 2010 in Berlin today. Microsoft press statements go into significant detail on the offerings and it…

November 2010 Security Bulletin Release Advance Notification

5.11.2010 by James Crawshaw

This 'Patch Tuesday' for November 2010, sees the release of 3 bulletins addressing 11 vulnerabilities. No bulletins directly affect Windows; only 1 bulletin is considered Critical severity rating. Bulletin ID Maximum Severity Rating and Vulnerability Impact Restart Requirement Affected Software…