Get Safe Online – Warnings

September 11th, 2009

There are new security warning(s):

·         TCP State Manipulation Denial of Service Vulnerabilities in Multiple Cisco Products.

What does it affect?: Network Router/Switch/Modem

What does it do?: Description of Denial of Service (DoS) vulnerabilities that manipulate the state of Transmission Control Protocol (TCP) connections in Cisco products.

How do I fix it?: Update your copy of the software with the download available from the supplier.

Details of Underlying Problem(s):For more technical information about this warning visit:
http://www.cisco.com/warp/public/707/cisco-sa-20090908-tcp24.shtml.

Date modified: 11/09/2009

Source: HM Government (CPNI)

I Twitter, therefore I am …

August 20th, 2009

Or something like that ...

Anyway ... I can now be found on Twitter ... @the_pc_doc

Important Flash player update

July 31st, 2009

Important info, ignore at your peril!

The latest version of Flash player is no 10.0.32.18. You can grab the update here for Windows, Mac OS and Linux. If you want to know what version you currently have installed, here is a page that will help.

If you're confused about updates then you might be better using Secunia's PSI vulnerability checking tool to find vulnerable programs on your PC and help you update them.

Nero launches freeware CD and DVD burning software

July 30th, 2009

For those of you out there looking for a free, basic, easy-to-use CD/DVD burning solution, then Nero might have the tool for you.

Grab the download here.

The catch? Well, there are three:

  • It's very basic. There are free tools that do a lot more available out there, such as ImgBurn and CDBurnerXP.
  • It tries to install the Ask toolbar and change your default search provider. You do get the option not to do this, but you need to pay attention during installation.
  • It's Windows-only.

Other than that, it's worth a try!

Adobe Flash player dangers

July 29th, 2009

Very worrying:

With news that 92% of Windows PCs are vulnerable to a zero-day attack that Adobe won’t patch until Thursday, is it time to dump Adobe’s Flash player?

The most current versions of Flash player, 9.0.159.0 and 10.0.22.87, are both vulnerable to hacker. According to security companies, hackers are launching wave after wave of attacks, using both malicious websites, and websites that have been compromised.

Take care out there folks!