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September 30th, 2011, 19:33
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I sort of deleted/inactivated it. Stupid, but I sometimes do things like that.

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September 30th, 2011, 19:58
The updates wouldn't be so bad but everyone has their own updater. Look, Microsoft provides a perfectly workable one that they appear to be willing to let others use. You don't all need to have your own!! I had 4 of them all asking me to reboot my PC earlier this week.
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October 8th, 2011, 14:12
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I'm really starting to get sick of all of the continuous stream of software updates that are invading my life.
The solution is actually very, very simple :

Just don't connect your PC to the internet.

Problem solved.

I already do so with my "gaming PC" : I connect it only once per several weeks to the internet to check for new updates.

A PC that's not connected just can't be invaded. It's as simple as that.

But of course this requires us to re-think our internet affinity/handling, and to be more conscious about what we do.

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October 9th, 2011, 05:29
… and to get those updates downloaded and installed FAST when you do connect.
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October 9th, 2011, 18:50
Originally Posted by Alrik Fassbauer View Post
But of course this requires us to re-think our internet affinity/handling, and to be more conscious about what we do.
Alrik, I think you'll be pleased to know that your goverment has just been caught red-handed spreading spyware. It features amongs other things wiretapping Skype, Email, MSN, Websurfing, audio/video recording, +++.

The security group who discovered it is not impressed by how the goverment has secured the spyware. It is apparently very easy for other malicious people to take gain control over the spyware once installed.
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October 14th, 2011, 21:08
Yes, I know about this "spyware fuzz". It's extremely … dumb, and it was almost to expect.

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October 22nd, 2011, 23:46
Ye'ol Java had a some security problems. Updated installers here for Java SE 6 Update 29.
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November 13th, 2011, 13:01
Critical security vulnerabilitiy, you know the drill.

Download: Adobe Flash Player 11.1.102.55
Check: your current version
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February 15th, 2012, 23:01
Yay update! Java has self-fatality flaws. Installer found here for Java SE 6 Update 31.

And Flash too:
Download: Adobe Flash Player 11.1.102.62
Check: your current version
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February 21st, 2012, 13:56
According to several newspaper and online articles Google and two other marketing companies managed to set cookies and/or track user's behaviour even they they did NOT want themselves to be tracked - happened with Apple's "Safari" browser.

As source is an "Wall Street Journal" mentioned.

This was found out - according to one online article - by an scientist named Jonathn Mayer from the Stanford University.

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February 21st, 2012, 18:49
I heard it was a bug with Safari. I wouldn't be surprised. Apple has a poor history of fixing Safari bugs, imho.
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February 22nd, 2012, 12:32
The article rather sounded as if they were wiggling around user settings.

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March 10th, 2012, 16:11
New critical security vulnerabilities in Flash.

Download: Adobe Flash Player 11.1.102.63
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March 12th, 2012, 18:23
Some meta-thoughts on current computer and iDevice security : http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2401381,00.asp

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March 18th, 2012, 12:52
Time to patch Win7 : http://www.h-online.com/security/new…y-1474191.html

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March 30th, 2012, 16:58
Here is another critical update for Flash. Adobe has now changed the update procedure. It now installs a service that will keep your Flash up-to-date all the time, handling installation etc.

New in this release, Adobe requires websites that use Flash for high-performance graphics to pay license. It marks the beginning of the end of Flash. Some will cry, while most will rejoice. The era of Html 5 is fast approaching.

Download: Adobe Flash Player 11.2.202.228
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March 30th, 2012, 20:45
Thanks for the heads up!
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May 29th, 2012, 19:39
The "Super Worm" : http://www.h-online.com/security/new…m-1585876.html

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June 6th, 2012, 21:48
Impressive : http://www.h-online.com/security/new…d-1612246.html

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June 6th, 2012, 23:43
should point out that 8 million LinkedIn passwords have been compromised. Lots of free information is given out there so I'd update yours if you got one.

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