Firefox 3.6.11 and Thunderbird 3.15 have been released which include security updates for several critical vulnerabilities that can be exploited to run malicious code. Users are advised to update these applications.

Full details about the updates here:

Firefox
Thunderbird

Its a good idea to set these applications to check for updates automatically.


RealNetworks, Inc. have published product upgrades addressing vulnerabilities in RealPlayer SP 1.1.4 and earlier.

The vulnerabilities may allow an attacker to execute arbitrary code.

Windows users of RealPlayer SP 1.1.4 and earlier are advised to upgrade to the latest version here

For more information, visit RealNetworks' security advisory here



Read a rogue?

by LS Anders on October 14th, 2010 in Rogues, Security Alert.

Today’s rogues have many ways of trying to trick user to install them.  Recently we discovered a page that was offering free books for download.



































New Rogue Sighted: Smart Engine

by Andy on October 12th, 2010 in Security Alert.

Check out the details on the Rogue's Gallery at http://www.lavasoft.com/mylavasoft/rogues/latest



Adobe have published a security update addressing critical vulnerabilities in Adobe Reader 9.3.4 and Acrobat 9.3.4 (and earlier versions)

The vulnerabilities could cause a crash and potentially allow an attacker to take control of the affected system.

Windows users of Adobe Reader 9.3.4 and Adobe Acrobat 9.3.4 (and earlier versions) are advised to upgrade to Adobe Reader 9.4

To upgrade to the latest version of Adobe Reader, visit http://get.adobe.com/reader/


New Rogue: AntivirusIS

by LS Anders on October 4th, 2010 in Rogues, Security Alert.

AntivirusIS is a new rogue antivirus application. It is a clone of SecuritySuite.















AntiVirusStudio 2010 is a new rogue anti-virus application. It is a clone of DesktopDefender2010.

















SmartSecurity is a new rogue antivirus application. It is a clone of SmartVirusEliminator.















Adobe will publish security updates addressing a critical vulnerability in Reader & Acrobat (CVE-2010-2883) on 5th October 2010.


Adobe have published a security update addressing a critical vulnerability in Adobe Flash Player version  10.1.82.76. The vulnerability could cause a crash and potentially allow an attacker to take control of the affected system.


New Rogue: NavaShield

by LS Anders on September 17th, 2010 in Rogues, Security Alert.

NavaShield is a new rogue anti-virus application.















LiveSecuritySuite is a new anti-virus rogue application. It is a clone of the GeneralAntivirus family.