If you want to give the Beta version a try of the new Microsoft Security Essentials then see and download it from this post at Blogging Windows. It's a great program and besides... it's free...;)
Mozilla has released some security fixes for Firefox. Detailed information about these patches can be found here: Security Advisories for Firefox 3.6. If you want to download a new version check their website: Firefox 3.6.
Good website with tips on how to protect your family, yourself and your computer: Microsoft Online Safety.
Last Tuesday Microsoft released 4 security bulletins for Windows and Office. Three of them are rated as "critical" and one as "important". Here's the complete list:
- MS10-042 - Vulnerability in Help and SupportCenter Could Allow Remote Code Execution (2229593)
- MS10-043 - Vulnerability in Canonical Display Driver Could Allow Remote Code Execution (2032276)
- MS10-044 - Vulnerabilities in Microsoft Office Access ActiveX Controls Could Allow Remote Code Execution (982335)
- MS10-045 - Vulnerability in Microsoft Office Outlook Could Allow Remote Code Execution (978212)
A more technical version of the Security Bulletin can be found at Microsoft TechNet and an end-user version is available at Microsoft's Security website.
For more technical details check Microsoft Security Research & Defense blog.
Because of all that traveling I had to do the last few months, I wasn't able to post any details last month. So, if you haven't updated your Windows in the last few months then point your mouse to Microsoft Update and see what your computer needs for updates.
Have a wonderful day... from a sunny and warm Washington (Evergreen state) this time...;)
When working at the McAfee forums as a volunteer moderator, aka McAfee Maniac, you sometimes get some free stuff. One of these is a very nice t-shirt. See below..;)
If you have McAfee's software installed on your computer, and you have any questions, then just visit us at McAfee Communities. There are other Maniacs/Volunteers and McAfee techs available to answer your questions!