It’s that time of the month again.
Make sure your computers are properly patched, with the latest security fixes from Microsoft and Adobe.
The UK Government is paying Microsoft over £5.5 million of taxpayers’ money to receive Windows XP support and security updates for a further 12 months.
Because a warning seven years ago wasn’t enough time for them to get their act together.
Oracle says that it is strongly recommending that customers apply the patches “as soon as possible” because of “the threat posed by a successful attack.”
Automatic updating comes to self-hosted WordPress sites, with the hope of stamping out security vulnerabilities.
If you run a WordPress-powered website, check today which version you are running – and upgrade to “Basie”.
Adobe tells computer users to protect themselves against “targeted attacks” that are being “exploited in the wild”.
And that means patching Adobe Flash. Again.
The new version of Mac OS X, Mountain Lion, is just around the corner and contains a feature which should go down well with security-minded end users.