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Adobe Scrambling To Fix Another Serious PDF Flaw

Q: Adobe Scrambling To Fix Another Serious PDF Flaw

Adobe Scrambling To Fix Another Serious PDF Flaw dated August 9, 2010.

This issue effects Adobe Reader client for Windows, Mac and UNIX based systems.
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Adobe is rushing to develop a patch for a vulnerability in Acrobat Reader revealed at the Black Hat security conference. The update–expected the week of August 16–will be the third time this year that Adobe has been forced to fix flaws outside of its regularly scheduled quarterly update pattern.

-- Tom

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A: Adobe Scrambling To Fix Another Serious PDF Flaw

You know, I just don't get these kinds of issues in software developed my major software vendors. I mean there are tools available to help detect programming issues at compile time and run-time memory issues. Insure++ is one example of this kind of tool.

When I read things like this:
A Secunia advisory related to the Adobe flaw explains “The vulnerability is caused due to an integer overflow error in CoolType.dll when parsing the “maxCompositePoints” field value in the “maxp” (Maximum Profile) table of a TrueType font. This can be exploited to corrupt memory via a PDF file containing a specially crafted TrueType font.”Click to expand...

things like doing bounds checking on data coming into the product from an external source are things that should be second nature, at this point. I mean it's not like the Adobe Reader hasn't had security related issues in the past.

Or maybe tools, like Insure++ and others, ARE being used and we're just hearing about code that hasn't been touched or looked at for a while suddenly being exploited.

When will it ever end!!!!!! LOL

Peace...

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Adobe patches flaw in graphics tools
CNET News.com

A security flaw in Adobe Systems' popular graphics design software could allow an unauthorized user to change certain program files, the software maker said Thursday. The problem affects Adobe Creative Suite 2, Adobe Photoshop CS2 and Adobe Illustrator CS2 and occurs when the applications are run in shared, multiuser installations, according to an Adobe security advisory.

"If exploited, this vulnerability could allow a hostile user to replace these program files with malicious or harmful code that could read, write, or destroy sensitive data if subsequently run by a privileged user," Adobe said. The company rates the issue "important" and has updates http://www.adobe.com/support/techdocs/332644.html available to correct the security problem. It recommends that customers using CS2 products on shared systems, running either Microsoft Windows or Mac OS, apply these updates.
 

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Latest update on Adobe Reader Flaw

Users are being advised to update their systems after the emergence of a new rash of attacks targeting a previously-patched flaw in Adobe Acrobat.
The attacks use specially-crafted PDF files to exploit a vulnerability in the Java component of Adobe Acrobat Reader to perform malware installations on targeted systems.
Users can protect against the attacks by updating Adobe Acrobat and Reader to the latest versions. Users running version 9 of either product are not vulnerable to the attack.
Full info Here ...
Attackers gun for Adobe flaw - vnunet.com

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http://www.pcworld.com/article/159895/adob...tml?tk=rss_newsRead complete article in link above.Adobe Flaw Heightens Risk of Encountering Malicious PDFsJeremy Kirk, IDG News Service...The flaw affects version 9 of Reader and Acrobat as well as earlier versions, according to Adobe's advisory. A buffer overflow condition can be triggered by opening a specially-crafted PDF, which gives the attackers control of the computer. Shadowserver wrote that the flaw could be exploited on systems running Microsoft's Windows XP SP3.Adobe called the flaw "critical," it's most severe rating, and said it will release a patch for Reader 9 and Acrobat 9 by March 11. The company said patches for version 8 of Reader and Acrobat will follow, then finally for version 7 of Reader and Acrobat........There are a couple of defenses PC users can employ until the patch arrives. Users should not open PDFs from untrusted sources, Symantec said. Also, since the attack relies on JavaScript, users can disable that function in Acrobat and Reader, Shadowserver advised....To disable JavaScript in Adobe Reader:Open Adobe ReaderClick on EditClick on PreferencesClick on Java Script in SidebarUncheck "Enable Acrobat Java Script"Click OK

A:Adobe Flaw--Malicious PDFs

Ladies and Gentlemen, please stay updated with Adobe Reader.

To update Adobe Reader manually, go to the start menu and search for Adobe Reader. Any version you have, start the program.

When Adobe Reader Launches, click the Help menu at the top, then click Check for Updates.

Security updates are now ready for Adobe Reader as we speak!

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Adobe warns of another flaw in PDF and Reader.

Says a fix will be available this Tuesday

-- Tom
 

A:Adobe warns of another flaw in PDF and Reader

Adobe exploit puts backdoor on computers.

A new zero-day exploit targeting Adobe Reader, as well as 9.1.3 and earlier versions of Adobe Systems' Acrobat, drops a backdoor onto computers using JavaScript, Trend Micro researchers warned on Friday.

Trend Micro identified the exploit as a Trojan horse dubbed "Troj_Pidief.Uo" in a blog post. It arrives as a PDF file containing JavaScript-based malware, "Js_Agent.Dt," and then drops a backdoor called "Bkdr_Protux.Bd."

The exploit affects Microsoft Windows 98, ME, NT, 2000, XP, and Server 2003, according to Trend Micro.Click to expand...

-- Tom
 

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Adobe has issued an emergency patch for a previously undiscovered vulnerability in Flash Player, which the company says is being exploited in the wild.The company said Tuesday that the latest update of the popular browser plugin, version 18.0.0.194 for both Windows and Macs, fixes a security hole that could allow a hacker to take over an affected system."Adobe is aware of reports that CVE-2015-3113 is being actively exploited in the wild via limited, targeted attacks," the company said in a brief advisory.
 

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A:Adobe issues emergency fix for Flash zero-day security flaw

Adobe Flash Player Distribution DownloadAdobe Web Players All Downloads

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Adobe has acknowledged a "critical" security flaw in its Reader, Acrobat and Flash Player software.Adobe says the vulnerability potentially enables hackers to take control of affected computer systems.Users running Windows, Macintosh or Linux might all be open to attack.http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/technology/10257411.stm

A:Adobe acknowledges critical security flaw in software

Thanks for the report Budapest. I will be watching for a new update to get. Adobe is like Windows; BIG. That's why so many bad guys jump on them because they can infect more computers that way. IMHO Windows is doing a better job but I don't git the same feeling from Adobe.

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Adobe Warns of Critical Flaw in Flash, Acrobat & Reader.

Adobe Systems Inc. warned late Friday that malicious hackers are exploiting a previously unknown security hole present in current versions of its Adobe Reader, Acrobat and Flash Player software.

The company notes that the Flash Player 10.1 Release Candidate, available from this link, does not appear to be vulnerable.Click to expand...

-- Tom
 

A:Adobe Warns of Critical Flaw in Flash, Acrobat & Reader

Thanks Tom xx
 

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Adobe patches Flash flaw with Acrobat / Reader update.

Download link for Adobe Flash Player 10.2.153.1 for Windows, Mac OS X, and Linux.

Download link for Adobe Flash Player 10.3.180.42 for Windows, Mac OS X, and Linux.

-- Tom
 

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I have had this problem for a couple of months now. I will download some mp3's and after 20 seconds or so they become scrambled. It takes about 10 downloads to find one good one.

Does anyone know what could be causing this??
 

A:Mp3's scrambling.

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Hello everyone,

I am not very tech savvy, so I apologise in advance for my uselessness..

I'm having serious issues with my Dell, every now and then the screen will fragment violently, sometimes just part of the screen, sometimes all of it, I can move the cursor and click and open things, if I can see the screen, which is not always possible..

I believe it may be a problem with my graphics card, my Dell does not have a tower, it is the monitor and tower in one device.

It's getting to the point where I cannot submit schools tasks on time because of my system, and I am just in need of serious assistance..

Thank you.
 

A:Screen scrambling

It more or less is the graphics chip. If this is the case you may need to take it to a local computer repair shop.
 

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I clean installed my system last night, but it doesn't seem to have fixed the issue with my computer, so I have decided to try my luck on this forum in order to get help.

As mentioned in my title, "BSODS & Scrambling Graphics", My Monitor scrambles and I am unable to do anything else due to my mouse & keyboard input being frozen.

I'm prepared for the outcome that I may need a new Graphics Card, but if I don't need a new one that would be fine as well.

Here's what I am doing currently, or have done:Enabled verifier.exe(following the instructions of this forum)
Enabled mini-dumps
Attempt my 1st full CHKDSK after clean install(will include results)
I have also included my system specs by the SF Diagnostics & latest and only mini-dump after the clean installation as requested by the posting instructions.Any help would be much appreciated.
Thanks & sorry, sincerely, Aphorism

A:BSODS & Scrambling Graphics

Mind telling us how you activated your copy of Win7?


Code:
Host Name: APHORISM-PC
OS Name: Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate
OS Version: 6.1.7601 Service Pack 1 Build 7601
OS Manufacturer: Microsoft Corporation
OS Configuration: Standalone Workstation
OS Build Type: Multiprocessor Free
Registered Owner: Shigurei
Registered Organization:
Product ID: 00426-OEM-8992662-00006
Original Install Date: 7/30/2013, 4:58:55 AM
System Boot Time: 7/30/2013, 6:15:40 PM
System Manufacturer: System manufacturer
System Model: System Product Name
System Type: x64-based PC

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Hi all -
Video link! 1st post. When I come out of hibernation in windows 7 pro 64 bit on my brand new hp dv4, I'm asked to enter my pw, which I actually want to be. Problem is, I can't type it fast enough for the characters to be in sequence, because the window blinks (not the whole screen) and messes up the sequence of my password characters. Help!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n78xxoJ7ciI

A:Password Scrambling (Unwanted!)

Soz pal ... your vid don't work, tried it on my lappy aswell






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I have a Dell E6530 running Win 7 Prof, and on occasions would like to attach a 24" screen when doing CAD work. However as soon as the screen is attached, the icon positions on both the laptop and second screen are "adjusted" (i.e. scrambled) to fit the screen's default resolution.
The screen resolution can be changed to a more useful value, but the icons remain scrambled even when it is disconnected.
Is there any way to prevent the "adjustment" or at least restore the icons to their original positions when the extra screen i removed?
I have a lot of icons on the laptop display, so manual restoration is painfully slow and tedious.

A:Annoying screen icon scrambling.

Not that I'm aware (both questions).

I will add that while desktop icons can be helpful, you should limit their usage to just shortcuts.

Everything on the desktop gets scanned during bootup. So large amounts of icons delay Windows bootup. Also, if you are storing actual files, they can affect performance after Windows is running.

There are other ways to organize than by simply putting everything on the desktop.

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I don't know exactly how to describe it, but a few minutes ago my desktop began scrambling and flickering, and there were black lines everywhere. It didn't stop until I restarted, which I couldn't do with my cursor because everything on screen kept moving around and was obscured by the flickering black lines. I thought it might have been a cord not connecting properly or something, so I checked everything going to my monitor, including my HDMI switcher, and all seemed fine.

Does anyone know what this could be?

A:Screen flickering, desktop scrambling

If it's stable after a reboot I would try updating the graphics drivers and if they are already up to date, reinstall the current driver over the top of the old one. If it isn't a loose connection then make sure your graphics card, if you have one, is secure in its socket. I tried Googling this issue and got so many hits I really haven't the time to go through them all but I assume you are doing something similar. Just Google desktop screen flickering scrambled, or something along those lines.

Question had you run any registry cleaners recently? They are often the cause of weird malfunctions because, despite what they claim, they often clean essential files.

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I have a Dell E6530 running Win 7 Prof, and on occasions would like to attach a 24" screen when doing CAD work. However as soon as the screen is attached, the icon positions on both the laptop and second screen are "adjusted" (i.e. scrambled) to fit the screen's default resolution.
The screen resolution can be changed to a more useful value, but the icons remain scrambled even when it is disconnected.
Is there any way to prevent the "adjustment" or at least restore the icons to their original positions when the extra screen i removed?
I have a lot of icons on the laptop display, so manual restoration is painfully slow and tedious.

A:Annoying screen icon scrambling.

Not that I'm aware (both questions).

I will add that while desktop icons can be helpful, you should limit their usage to just shortcuts.

Everything on the desktop gets scanned during bootup. So large amounts of icons delay Windows bootup. Also, if you are storing actual files, they can affect performance after Windows is running.

There are other ways to organize than by simply putting everything on the desktop.

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As a Windows user I have antikeylogger software installed but how effective are key scrambling applications? I mean there are obviously ways around keystroke encryption. Do they at least provide some protection from spy-ware that might make its way on your system? Ive always been told they do, But how much? And what about Unix/Linux based systems is there any anti keyogger software available or features that prevent spyware from infesting them?

A:How effective is keystroke encryption/key scrambling

KeyScrambler: How keystroke encryption works to thwart keylogging threatsKeyScrambler – How Does It WorkBest Keystroke Encryption Software to Protect Against KeyloggersI see you also asked the same question at another forum

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Hey guys, i'm completely new here. I have a problem when i use print screen into any application, when i paste it there are a lot of black bars going through the image. Around 15-20. It kind of seems like Vista has an option preventing me from print screening any image. This also works when i try to capture video footage on my computer using fraps or any other video program. Any ideas why this is happening?

Thanks in advance.

A:Print Screen scrambling images

Go to search and type snipping tool, its better for printing and you will like it.

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Outlook emails, either received or while being written by me, will randomly scramble i.e. parts disapppear other blocks of text or image appear out of place, vertically and horizontally.  Close the email and re-open and it is fine. It sometimes happens on opening an email, sometimes on scrolling down. There is no discernible pattern to the type of emails affected or any other trigger. There is no other problem with the computer which works fine. Any ideas. Thanks Joe

A:Aspire R13 Outlook emails scrambling

What version of Outlook are you running? Are you able to try uninstalling and reinstalling outlook? You could try refreshing your OS to see if that fixes it. You can find instructions below.
 
http://acer.custhelp.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/37335



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The icons on my computer started to dance-like all over the screen. The only way i can get online is go to programs Any ideas?
 

A:Magistr.b confirmed icons are scrambling

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Hello, I am having a very strange problem with my screen looking scrambled with a test pattern when I turn it on.  It does not boot anymore.
When I hold down the D key to do the display test, it actually flashes white, red, green, blue, and seems to pass the test.  Does anyone have any idea what's wrong?  Anyone ever seen a screen look like this?
Bad screen cable?

A:XPS 9343 screen scrambling with test pattern

Hi JADWARE,
When did the issue start on the system? Could you kindly check with an external monitor? 
Turn on the system by holding the "fn" key + power button and it should start the diags on the system. Make a note of any possible beeps that you might possibly hear. The exact # of beeps in a cycle will help isolate the source of the issue.
Based on your description, I would suspect a faulty video card and the motherboard needs to be replaced on the system.
If the system is under warranty, then contact us via Twitter - @dellcarespro for faster communication or write me a private conversation with the service tag and your contact details. If there is no warranty, then we can help with a paid service call if required.
Keep us updated.

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Hello, 

I bought my Dell XPS 13 laptop (L321X) in December of 2012.  Beginning in the middle of 2013, I began experiencing my display screen suddenly become scrambled. I am attaching a photo of what happens.  I did not think anything of it at first, and honestly it would happen maybe once a month.  I figured it was maybe that I had the laptop on my lap and it was getting overheated.  In any event, I didn't think much of it. 
Since the beginning of this year, I saw that it started doing it more frequently.  Within the last month, it has been happening more and more frequently, to the point that it is disrupting my use of the laptop.  I absolutely LOVE the laptop, with the exception of this one issue.  Can anyone please help me understand what seems to be the issue with the display problem?  
I have not yet tried connecting the laptop to an external monitor to see if the issue is with my video drive or screen.  It's just difficult to attach it to an external monitor in time when the problem starts, because the scrambling goes away within 20-30 seconds.  

A:Dell XPS 13 Display Screen Scrambling/Flickering Problem

Has Dell figured out the Screen Scrambling/Flickering Problem. My XPS 15Z has the same problem.

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Hello, 

I bought my Dell XPS 13 laptop (L321X) in December of 2012.  Beginning in the middle of 2013, I began experiencing my display screen suddenly become scrambled. I am attaching a photo of what happens.  I did not think anything of it at first, and honestly it would happen maybe once a month.  I figured it was maybe that I had the laptop on my lap and it was getting overheated.  In any event, I didn't think much of it. 
Since the beginning of this year, I saw that it started doing it more frequently.  Within the last month, it has been happening more and more frequently, to the point that it is disrupting my use of the laptop.  I absolutely LOVE the laptop, with the exception of this one issue.  Can anyone please help me understand what seems to be the issue with the display problem?  
I have not yet tried connecting the laptop to an external monitor to see if the issue is with my video drive or screen.  It's just difficult to attach it to an external monitor in time when the problem starts, because the scrambling goes away within 20-30 seconds.  

A:Dell XPS 13 Display Screen Scrambling/Flickering Problem

Hi all, I originally posted this message a few months ago.  I never received any positive suggestions or resolutions to the problem, so I did what I naturally do when I am out of options.  I reformated my entire hard drive, and re-installed windows and all drivers from scratch.  

Poof!  Problem gone!  Hasn't happened for the past several months.  I guess there was a glitch in the version of the BIOS or display drivers.  I recommend others try this--it worked for me and I am back in love with the XPS.  
Good luck!

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Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.2
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium, Service Pack 1, 64 bit
Processor: AMD Athlon(tm) II X2 220 Processor, AMD64 Family 16 Model 6 Stepping 3
Processor Count: 2
RAM: 2815 Mb
Graphics Card: NVIDIA GeForce 6150SE nForce 430, 256 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 940886 MB, Free - 891582 MB; D: Total - 12879 MB, Free - 1571 MB;
Motherboard: PEGATRON CORPORATION, 2A99
Antivirus: avast! Antivirus, Updated and Enabled

My desktop computer is running quite slow, so I am checking all of the software that I have installed to see if something might be causing the problem. Do I need the above items please? I have Foxit Reader and I am running a free Office Suite called Open Office.

Thank you for reading this.

Kind regards

Nanof2
 

A:Solved: Do I need Adobe Air, Adobe Flash Player and Adobe Reader, please?

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I found it in my startup through msconfig. I have no idea what it is.
Loads from the c:\docume~1\admini~1\applic~1\find01~1\dvd flaw.exe

A:Dvd Flaw.exe What Is It?

to BC easye35Googling on this name came up empty. The single flaw.exe was reckognized as malware. If you do CTRL ALT DEL do you see it running under processes?Please downloadProcessExplorer and see where it is refering to by selecting the process and post it here

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Zero day IE7 security flaw:

http://threatpost.com/en_us/blogs/new-zero-day-flaw-discovered-ie7-112209
 

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A German mathematician called Martin von Gagern found a bug in GnuTLS , an open-source library that implements TLS...http://www.malwarecity.com/blog/devil-in-t...etails-287.html

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Microsoft Corp., a worldwide leader in operating systems and Internet technologies, announced that it has found a major flaw in Windows XP operating system that is related to the JPEG image format.

An attacker could infiltrate the user's computer by tricking the user into opening a specially coded JPEG file. Microsoft has released a patch and a specialized tool that will scan for the aforementioned vulnerability. The software giant stated that this flaw does not affect users with Windows XP Service Pack 2.

The flaw affects Windows XP, Windows 2003 Server Edition, and later versions of Microsoft Office. Some users with older Microsoft operating systems may also be affected only if they are running specialized image editing software such as Digital Image Pro and Visio 2002.

Here is a link to a plethora of information on this flaw.
 

A:Another Flaw With MS?

Deke said:

The software giant stated that this flaw does not affect users with Windows XP Service Pack 2. Click to expand...

So the moral is - get SP2 !
 

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Lately ...
Many things I try to do, I get a popup notice that this contains a security flaw .. Do I want to continue ???

Is this because I've installed XP SP3 ??
 

A:Security Flaw

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I think I've found a major flaw in the audio systems for Windows 7. I'm not sure if it could just be my computer, but it's quite annoying, since I change audio ports a lot for recording.

What happens is if I change my Sound out -> Headphones/Speakers port to the other one like lets say from Headphone port (front) to the Speakers port (back) all my sounds will completely cut out, and Windows will begin to lag until I restart my computer. In iTunes, if I try to play a song at this point, iTunes will either lock up or refuse to play the song.

I am running Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit.
My sound card is a Realtek HD Integrated Audio Chipset.

A:Major Flaw? (Win 7)

Do you have the latest drivers for your sound card?

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MyNetscape

Sunday, Sept. 1, 2002
Security Flaw Found in Microsoft Web Browser
SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Security researchers on Monday
said they have found serious flaws in Microsoft Corp.'s
Internet Explorer browser and in PGP, a widely used data
scrambling program, that could expose credit card and other
sensitive information of Internet users.
The Internet Explorer (IE) problem has been around for at
least five years and could allow an attacker to intercept
personal data when a user is making a purchase or providing
information for e-commerce purposes, said Mike Benham, an
independent security researcher based in San Francisco.
"If you ever typed in credit card information to an SSL
site there's a chance that somebody intercepted it," he added.
Internet Explorer fails to check the validity of digital
certificates used to prove the identity of Web sites, allowing
for an "undetected, man in the middle attack," he said.
Digital certificates are typically issued by trusted
certificate authorities, such as VeriSign Inc., and used by Web
sites in conjunction with the Secure Sockets Layer (SSL)
protocol for encryption and authentication.
Anyone with a valid digital certificate for any Web site
can generate a valid certificate for any other Web site,
according to Benham.
"I would consider this to be incredibly severe," he added.
Cryptography expert Bruce Schneier agreed.
"This is one of the worst cryptographic vulnerabilities
... Read more

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Here's another beauty - JavaVM is at it again
Flaw in Microsoft VM JDBC Classes Could Allow Code Execution (Q329077)
http://www.microsoft.com/technet/security/bulletin/MS02-052.asp

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Just noticed it's been rolled into the security post at the top - mod should delete this one.
 

A:JavaVM flaw

That's ok, the additional heads-up can't hurt. They really should provide another download link for the patch other than the update site, as not everyone can get there; it's not on any of their other download sites yet that I can see.
 

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See: http://www.eweek.com/article2/0,1895,1850357,00.asp
'Killbit' Workaround for Zero-Day IE Flaw Available <-- DO NOT USE!!!!!!!!!

Note: Use Microsoft pre-patch workaround instead!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

The utility sets the "killbit" for Msddds.dll (Microsoft DDS Library Shape Control), the COM object that can cause browser crashes—and remote code execution—via specially crafted Web pages.

Once the "killbit" is set to prevent the use of Msdds.dll as an ActiveX, all applications that use the COM object utility will break.

Microsoft has already issued an advisory confirming the severity of the flaw and providing pre-patch workaround to help block known attack vectors. See advisory here:
http://www.microsoft.com/technet/security/advisory/906267.mspx

-- Tom
 

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Microsoft is investigating a new flaw in the Windows operating system but didn't provide details on their Security Response Center Blog....we?re looking into new public proof of concept code around a possible vulnerability in Microsoft Windows. So far we?re not aware of any attacks attempting to use vulnerability or any customer impact, but we wanted to let everyone know we?re investigating.What we know at the moment is that the vulnerability can be attacked through Internet Explorer and requires user interaction on the page before the attack can occur...blogs.technet.com

A:Another Windows Flaw

Astronaut: Houston we have a problem...

Houston: What is it?

Astronaut: We can't tell you.

Houston: Why not?

Astronaut: Because it hasn't occured yet...

Houston: Then how do you know it will happen?

Astronaut: We saw some code laying around...

Houston: So.. we always have sloppy work

Astronaut: Correct, however, this is leading to an "unknown" problem...

laymans terms of what Microsoft is doing.

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Found this today.

"New Windows zero-day flaw bypasses UAC"
http://www.informationweek.com/shar...ZW0ACXQE1GHPCKHWATMY32JVN?articleID=228400132
 

A:New Zero-Day Flaw Bypasses UAC

good read
 

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Alright, let the rant begin:
 
A month back, Comcast backstabbed us and gave us <1 Mbps, when we were paying for 40+ Mbps. After three different routers and three different tech support guys came over, we "solved" the problem. Only not really.
It seems everywhere else the internet is fine. On this computer though (HP Pavilion p7-1534 PC, running Windows 8) it's anything but fine. The problem is that the connection randomly drops and says "Limited" in the Networks panel. I can reconnect immediately, but I play Wizard101 and once you lose connection for the slightest second, you have to restart the entire program (Which takes close to a minute). It has also been bothering other users of this computer.
 
Another odd thing is that, when I try to check the "Connect Automatically" box, and we lose connection again, the box NEVER stays checked. Even weirder, ALL of the other networks in my area have the "Connect Automatically" box checked. I think this may be part of the problem.
 
I am an avid hater of Windows 8 because nothing seems to work, including this. The internet was working fine until Comcast backstabbed us, but now I think it is just the computer.
 
Any ideas how to solve this? I am getting REALLY tired of it.
Thanks in advance for any help.
 
One more thing: We have no bandwidth problems, it just randomly dorps. My parents are considering buying a booster, would that solve the problem?

A:Internet Flaw

 
 
It seems everywhere else the internet is fine. On this computer though (HP Pavilion p7-1534 PC, running Windows 8) it's anything but fine. The problem is that the connection randomly drops and says "Limited" in the Networks panel. I can reconnect immediately, but I play Wizard101 and once you lose connection for the slightest second, you have to restart the entire program (Which takes close to a minute). It has also been bothering other users of this computer.
 
Any ideas how to solve this? I am getting REALLY tired of it.
Thanks in advance for any help.
 
One more thing: We have no bandwidth problems, it just randomly dorps. My parents are considering buying a booster, would that solve the problem?
 

Try replacing the network cable for that computer if that doesn't resolve the issue. Then next thing you can do is to try to do a system restore/ or update your Ethernet adapter drivers.

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From the Business Insider:

Flaw in Micosoft's strategy.

Microsoft's strategy for Windows 10 hinges on what it calls "Universal Windows Apps",
or "it runs the same on every platform".

Issues:

1) developers have no real reason to build Universal Windows Apps.
2) legacy apps run just fine, so why reinvent just for mobile devices?
3) lack of win/10 adoption (so far)
4) lack of Windows Phone market share
5) existing successful mobile apps were never deployed on desktops, so migration is not an incitement.
6) the Universal App has restrictive APIs
7) the coup de gras; many successful applications are agnostic to the Windows PC.

See the original article for details here.
 

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Serious security flaw found in IE [bbc]

As many as 10,000 websites have been compromised since last week to take advantage of the security flaw, said antivirus software maker Trend Micro. Click to expand...

I don't want to go on a rant here but the IE team at Microsoft has caused so many problems for so many people, from users to web developers.

Anybody who is currently a user of IE really should take a look at alternate browsers (Firefox, Opera, Safari).
 

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http://blogs.pcmag.com/securitywatch/2009/07/new_critical_zero-day_vulnerab.php
 

A:FireFox 3.5 Zero day security flaw

Nobody's perfect...
IE7 user
 

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Microsoft Admits Flaw in Windows Software
By TED BRIDIS
AP Technology Writer
WASHINGTON

Microsoft Corp. acknowledged a critical vulnerability Wednesday in nearly all versions of its flagship Windows operating system software, the first such design flaw to affect its latest Windows Server 2003 software.

Microsoft said the vulnerability could allow hackers to seize control of a victim's Windows computer over the Internet, stealing data, deleting files or eavesdropping on e-mails. The company urged customers to immediately apply a free software repairing patch available from Microsoft's Web site.

The disclosure was unusually embarrassing for Microsoft because it demonstrated the first such serious flaw in the company's powerful new computer server software, billed as its safest ever.

The software is aimed at large corporate customers and was the first product sold under a high-profile "Trustworthy Computing" initiative organized last year by Microsoft founder Bill Gates.

At the product's launch in late April, Microsoft Chief Executive Steve Ballmer declared the new version of Windows to be a "breakthrough in terms of what it means, in terms of its built-in security and reliability."

The flaw, discovered by researchers in western Poland, also affected Windows versions popular among home users.

"This is one of the worst Windows vulnerabilities ever," said Marc Maiffret, an executive at eEye Digital Security Inc. of Aliso ... Read more

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Go to Windows Update and get the fix.
 

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This is a minor quirk I've lived with for years on my XO PC but it's become worse in Win 10.

My Ilyama Prolite E2403WS 24" monitor is set to its recommended resolution of 1920 x 1200, and naturally that's supposed to be located at (0,0). But in XP it was always at (-4,-4) and its size was 1928 x 1208. In Win 10 it's at (-8,-8) and size is 1936 x 1216.

Any thoughts on the undelying cause please? And - although I'm very doubtful after my research - a possible cure?

--
Terry, East Grinstead, UK

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MS have reported an increase in attacks using this exploit and have reminded users about the 'Fix It' which is available to disable the protocol involved; http://www.networkworld.com/news/20...rs-work-around-to-windows.html?source=nww_rss

It is possible that there will be a patch for this on 13th July (for those with SP3!) but I've applied the Fix It today, rather than attempt the manual Registry amendment.
 

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Foxit Fix for &#8220;Jailbreak&#8221; PDF Flaw.

According to an advisory Foxit issued last week, Foxit Reader version 4.1.1.0805 &#8220;fixes the crash issue caused by the new iPhone/iPad jailbreak program which can be exploited to inject arbitrary code into a system and execute it there.&#8221; If you use Foxit, you grab the update from within the application (&#8220;Help,&#8221; then &#8220;Check for Updates Now&#8221 or from this link.

-- Tom
 

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Read More Info About It Here

http://www.eweek.com/category2/0,1874,1252525,00.asp
 

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Don't know if this belongs here or not.
IE Flaw 'extremely critical'

This one goes to 11
By Nick Farrell: Martes 29 Noviembre 2005, 08:32

AN UNPATCHED vulnerability on Internet Explorer is so bad that security expert Secunia has had to add a new category of danger to its rating system.
Instead of being just critical, Secunia says that the unpatched hole is now 'extremely critical' which means that Microsoft were extremely stupid to sit on it for six months.

To be fair to Vole, even Secunia just thought the flaw would only create a denial of service vulnerability when they discovered it in March. DoS vulnerabilities are pretty much ten a penny. However the flaw is caused when IE fails to correctly initialize the JavaScript "Window()" function, when used in conjunction with a event. This means that Internet Explorer encounters an exception when trying to call a dereferenced 32-bit address located in ECX.

However, now S. Pearson, of computerterrorism.com, has worked out that if a Javascript prompt box was of the right size and form to allow the insertion of custom shellcode a remote attacker can execute arbitrary code embedded into an otherwise normal looking Web page.

You can have a look at it in action at www. computerterrorism.com].

There is more on the turning of the screw, here. µ

http://www.theinquirer.net/?article=27992
For more, click here.
 

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Not sure if this the best place for this but sure needs to be looked into!
 
http://community.spiceworks.com/topic/1343923-devastating-flaw-found-in-windows-authentication-system?utm_campaign=digest&utm_medium=email&utm_source=digest&utme=topic+featured

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You left off the quote marks around "devastating", and the question mark at the end of the sentence. Then there's this comment on the article:
 
"There is nothing new in that blog post. All the author has done is gather information from other sources (linked at the bottom of his post) and put it together in a nice article. It's El Reg that's tossing around words like "devastating". In fact, dfirblog goes into great detail about how the attack works and - more to the point - how to detect it on your network. 

Changing KEBTGT's password is trivial using the provided script, which, incidentally, was published in February. Honestly: Should we be that surprised to find that a Bad Guy that's gained access to a network can do Bad Things? 
C'mon, kids. Read the articles before crying foul. We're supposed to be better than that."
 

 

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