Monthly archives: August 2015



This is the second “critical” out-of-band patch issued in as many months. It’s all Internet Explorer’s fault — again. Microsoft has released an emergency out-of-band patch for a “critical”-rated security vulnerability, affecting all supported versions of Windows. The software giant said in an advisory Tuesday that users visiting a specially-crafted website […]

CVE-2015-2502 Microsoft issues emergency patch for all versions of Windows





Update flawed, new one needed for countless gadgets Google’s security update to fix the Stagefright vulnerability in millions of Android smartphones is buggy – and a new patch is needed. The Stagefright flaw is named after a component within the Android operating system that, among other things, processes incoming text […]

Androids still vulnerable, even after Google patch








BitDefender has compromised the details of around 250 users after a data breach revealed that it doesn’t encrypt details of certain customers. First reported by Forbes, the DetoxRansome group behind the hack showed that the usernames and passwords they pilfered were completely encrypted. The passwords would have been incredibly hard […]

BitDefender fails to encrypt usernames and passwords