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Enterprise iOS malware infections triple in Q1

24 July, 2017 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

As use of iOS in the enterprise grows, Apple devices are becoming increasingly popular targets for cybercriminals, with the number of exploits patched in Q1 exceeding the number discovered in all of last year.


Microsoft patches older versions of Windows again

19 June, 2017 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

For the second time this month, Microsoft has released security fixes for discontinued operating systems such as XP due to fears of another WannaCry-scale attack campaign.


Microsoft issues critical Flash security update

23 February, 2017 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

Despite the decision to delay this month's batch of Windows patches, Microsoft has pushed out an update that fixes potential vulnerabilities in Adobe Flash libraries embedded in newer Windows browsers.


Google discloses zero-day Windows flaw

20 February, 2017 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

Google has disclosed a Windows flaw that could be used to steal private data, just days after Microsoft announced it is skipping the monthly release of Windows patches.


AtomBombing exploits design flaw in Windows

31 October, 2016 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

EnSilo security researchers have uncovered a new code injection method that exploits a vulnerability endemic to the design of Windows and is present in all versions of the operating system.


Top Mac AV programs have a 100% hit rate

01 August, 2016 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

AV-Comparatives has tested the major third-party Mac antivirus programs, and each was able to detect 100% of the top 50 most popular and recent malware samples.


PC users getting better at patching Windows

27 April, 2016 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

The percentage of Australian PC owners still running unpatched versions of Windows more than halved in the first quarter to just 5.9%, but popular third-party software remains more likely to stay vulnerable.


1 in 5 Aussie businesses use obsolete server software

14 July, 2015 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

As Windows Server 2003 reaches its end of extended life, research from Telsyte shows that 20% of Australian businesses are still running the antiquated software or an even older version.


Windows Server 2003? Your time is up

08 April, 2015 by Greg Stone

Support for Windows Server 2003 will cease 100 days from now, yet almost 60% of businesses are still reliant on it. Microsoft Australia's CTO, Greg Stone, talks us through what to do about upgrading.


Most vulnerable OSes and applications in 2014

27 February, 2015 by Cristian Florian, GFI LanGuard Product Manager, GFI Software

Apple leads the way in operating system vulnerabilities, according to data from the US National Vulnerability Database.


Microsoft patches critical Windows bugs

12 February, 2015 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

Microsoft's latest Patch Tuesday includes fixes designed to address a previously undiscovered Windows design flaw that dates back 15 years and could potentially allow remote code execution on all supported versions.


Google publishes more Windows bugs before a fix

19 January, 2015 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

Google has disclosed two new security flaws in Windows before a fix has been implemented, days after Microsoft asked the web giant to change its policies to avoid such a situation.


Google won't patch WebView for older Android versions

14 January, 2015 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

Google revealed it will no longer provide fixes for vulnerabilities found in the WebView component of Android versions older than 4.4, drawing criticism from security experts.


Windows 7 reaches end of mainstream life

14 January, 2015 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

Microsoft has ended mainstream support for Windows 7, sparred with Google over the disclosure of Windows vulnerabilities before a fix has been pushed out and teased a test program for Windows 10 on mobiles.


Microsoft enforces "new world order" with 8.1 Update

24 April, 2014 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

Microsoft has been accused of bullying and employing high-pressure tactics for its decision to end support for Windows 8.1 for consumers in May, unless they have downloaded a cumulative update.


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