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Home Archive for category "Computing News" (Page 14)
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Critical Vulnerability Discovered With Adobe Reader 9, Adobe Acrobat 9

A critical security vulnerability has been discovered recently with Adobe Reader 9 and Acrobat 9 and earlier versions, which Adobe states, “would cause the application to crash and could potentially allow an attacker to take control of the affected system.” The vulnerabilities were first reported in February and affects Adobe Reader and Acrobat versions 7

 
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Dell Gives Opt Out On Preinstalled Bonus Software

Do you find it frustrating when you turn on your brand new computer for the first time and discover a multitude of trial programs and bonus software popping up on the screen demanding your immediate attention? The vast majority of additional software that comes on most mass make computer systems is never even used by

 
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Yahoo Updates Messenger to Fix Critical Security Flaw

Yahoo Inc. released an updated version of it Messenger instant messaging client today, in response to a discovered pair of security vulnerabilities that could allow an attacker to gain remote control of a user’s pc running the software. The bugs were found in the Messengers webcam ActiveX controls, which become installed and exploitable when the

 
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Office 2007 Security Alert

Users of Office 2007 running Windows Vista did not receive several of this months update patches, Microsoft Corpopration said last week when it acknowledged that its security update services had failed to deploy the fixes. “We have updated the detection logic for the May 8th security and non-security updates for Office 2007,” said Mark Griesi,

 
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Is Your Wireless Network Secure?

A recent national study estimated that 60 to 70 percent of all wireless networks are unsecured. CNN recently reported that out of a survey of over 3000 detected wireless networks in US metropolitan areas, over 67 percent had no encryption enabled. Due to the convenience of mobility and no need to route network cabling between

 
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