ADOBE: Fixes Over 100 Vulnerabilities in Latest Security Patch Update. Adobe has released a huge patch update which resolves over 100 vulnerabilities in a range of popular software. Adobe Flash, Acrobat, Connect, Experience Manager, and Reader are all affected. The bugs impact Linux, macOS, Chrome OS, and Windows machines. In total, 112 vulnerabilities have been patched, the majority affecting Adobe Acrobat and Adobe Reader. However, there are no zero-day vulnerabilities reported in this update. Read more
MICROSOFT: Yanks Buggy Office 2016 Patch KB 4018385, Republishes All of This Month’s Patch Downloads. Bugs galore in the July patches led to an unprecedented (and unexplained) re-release of everything, and a complete takedown of KB 4018385. Note to self: Who’s testing this stuff? Read more
GOOGLE: Rolls Out New Security Patch to Fix 11 Issues in Pixel, Nexus Phones. There are 11 issues resolved in the July security patch dated 2018-07-01 and 32 for 2018-07-05. Vulnerabilities range from high to critical, with the most severe relating to the media framework and a remote attacker possibly executing arbitrary code through a crafted file. Read more
CISCO: Patches High-Severity Bug in VoIP Phones. Cisco also patched three medium-security flaws in its network security offerings; and, it issued a fix for a high-severity bug in its platform for mobile operator routers, StarOS. Read more
NOW ON SLIDESHARE: Tech Update Summary from Blue Mountain Data Systems June 2018 https://www.slideshare.net/BMDS3416/tech-update-summary-from-blue-mountain-data-systems-june-2018.
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BLUE MOUNTAIN DATA SYSTEMS HAS THE EXPERIENCE: 1994 to Present – U.S. Dept. of Labor, Employee Benefits Security Administration. Responsible to the Office of Technology and Information Systems for information systems architecture, planning, applications development, networking, administration and IT security, supporting the enforcement of Title I of the Employee Retirement Income Security Act — ERISA. Within the EBSA, Blue Mountain is responsible for design, development and support for its various enforcement database management systems, as well as all case tracking and customer service inquiry systems. Blue Mountain also provides IT security services to the EBSA, in the form of FISMA Assessment and Authorization, System Security Plans, Risk and vulnerability assessments, monitoring and investigation support. Read more.