security updates

Security patches for Microsoft products and Adobe Flash – what are you waiting for?

It’s that time of the month again.

Make sure your computers are properly patched, with the latest security fixes from Microsoft and Adobe.

Yes, you *can* still get Windows XP security updates after April 8th. But it will cost you £5.5 million

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 to release critical security fixes for hundreds of products (including Java) on Tuesday

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.”

WordPress 3.7 released – complete with automatic security updates!

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 users to update Flash Player for the third time this month

Adobe tells computer users to protect themselves against “targeted attacks” that are being “exploited in the wild”.

And that means patching Adobe Flash. Again.

Automatic daily security updates coming for OS X Mountain Lion

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.