Even rocket scientists can’t patch correctly

A recent report revealed several serious vulnerabilities in a government satellite system. How these vulnerabilities were racked up shows some very common mistakes companies make with their security. 

Study: Companies are years behind on security

Recent research by NTT Communications has an alarming takeaway: While companies may like to think they’re up-to-date on security, many are years behind in detecting and protecting against vulnerabilities.

Microsoft pulls back killer patch, urges IT to follow

It’s not often that you’ll see this advice: Make sure you don’t update Windows.  

Warning: Web browsers need to be updated in wake of flaw

A critical vulnerability in Adboe Flash was released yesterday. While some browsers will update automatically, others will need to be updated by IT to avoid attacks that could steal users log-in credentials. 

Microsoft issues record-breaking IE patches

On an otherwise quiet Patch Tuesday in June, Microsoft issued its single largest patch to a program ever. The update addresses 59 security issues in various versions of its flagship browser, Internet Explorer. 

Are mobile users second-class citizens for patches?

Apple recently released a fix for several vulnerabilities with an update to iOS 7.  But something about the way those updates were released isn’t sitting right with security-conscious users. 

Yet another code error puts users at risk

Apple’s recent SSL code bug was bad. There’s no denying that. But another recently discovered error in coding could be even worse. 

4 low-cost ways to strengthen IT security today

All IT managers likely believe their company’s information security could be improved, but budget issues often get in the way. However, here are some affordable steps companies can take now. 

Report: Lax software patch management puts most businesses at risk

IT pros know one of the key steps that can help prevent security breaches is making sure all software is up to date. However, many businesses are behind the curve when it comes to software patches, a new report says. 

DHS: New Java security attacks mean it's time to kill the platform

The latest round of critical Java security bugs and new attacks has IT pros asking a familiar question: Is it time to kill the software platform for good?