Archive | May 2016

OneDrive UWP app for Windows 10 Released


Microsoft has continued to improve access to your OneDrive files over time and this week Microsoft has released a Universal app for Windows 10 users. The new app replaces the one included with Windows 10 and has enhanced feature previously only found through the web interface. In addition it has added support for companies SharePoint libraries

Download OneDrive UWP: Here

Adobe patches Flash 0 day

There is a new Adobe Flash Player update that  closes 25 security holes, all of which could lead to remote code execution. Updating your Flash player should be done as soon as possible – especially as an exploit for the zero-day vulnerability (CVE-2016-4117) exists and is currently used in the wild.

CryptXXX 2.0 – Decryption tool ineffective

A new version of CryptXXX has been released which defeats  the free decryption tool that Kaspersky released last week. With the speed variations and updates are being released getting a Crypto virus is still very much a restore situation and you should have a plan in place.

Microsoft releases 16 Security Updates

Included in these updates are patches for 8 vulnerabilities labeled as critical because they allow an attacker to perform remote code execution on the vulnerable product.

All users should immediately run Windows update and install these security updates as soon as possible

Adobe releases Updates for Reader, Acrobat, Coldfusion, Releases advisory for Flash


Adobe has released security updates for Adobe Acrobat and Reader resolving 92 security vulnerabilities. The Coldfusion update patches 3 vulnerabilities that could lead to cross-site scripting attacks or Java deserialization.  In addition to these updates Adobe also released an advisory for a critical vulnerability (CVE-2016-4117) in Adobe Flash that could cause a crash and potentially allow an attacker to take control of the affected system.  This vulnerability affects all users of Adobe Flash Player and earlier versions.

Crypto payment options expanding

Two news ransomware products have been released, the first called TrueCrypter,encrypts your data using AES-256 encryption and then demands either .2 bitcoins or $115 USD in Amazon gift cards. The second called Alpha Ransomware encrypts your data with AES-256 encryption and then demands $400 USD in the iTunes Gift Cards.

This is another sign of how common Ransomware is becoming. As more people are infected it is effecting users who lack the knowledge to obtain Bitcoins and more payment methods are needed.