Archive | April 2017

Firefox Updated to 53

Firefox 53 marks the first version to not support Windows XP. Users of XP will still get security updates for Firefox 52 for the next six months.

The full list of changes are available at Mozilla

Security: Microsoft Word Vulnerability

Multiple security companies have reported an exploit in the wild infecting users with the Dridex Trojan. When recipients open the document, the exploit – if successful – is used to carry out a series of actions that lead to the installation of Dridex botnet ID 7500 on the user’s system.

All users should always be extremely careful when opening any attachment in email and should apply the patch expected to be provided by Microsoft tonight.

Windows Vista: End of Support

Mainstream support for Vista ended in April 2012, Extended support is ending April 11, 2017 which means no further security updates or paid support. With no updates the use of Windows Vista is not advices and we recommend all personal and business computers be updated to Windows 7 or Windows 10.

Source: Microsoft

 

Phishing attacks targeting Airline Ticketholders

US-CERT is warning consumers of  email-based phishing campaigns targeting airline consumers. Consumers who have booked flights should be vigilante and ensure any email the receive is indeed legitimate. We recommend not following links from received emails and to go directly to the Airline web pages and verify any information there.

Source: US-CERT