The finger has been pointed at China for the hack, and a congressman has accused the controlling federal agency of a cover-up.
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One Microsoft security update from yesterday stands out from the rest for severity and unanswered questions. Apply the MS14-066 update now or at least make sure your IPS has updates for it.
[UPDATED] Does Microsoft find and fix security problems in their own products? You might assume so, but the company gives no reason to believe it. I assume they do, but silently.
The most serious vulnerability could allow an attacker to gain control of a Windows Server just by sending packets. For undisclosed reasons, Microsoft withheld two updates scheduled for release.
The Windows, Mac and Linux versions of Flash Player all have critical security vulnerabilities patched in a new version.
UPDATED. I ran the numbers and vulnerabilities in browsers are up this year, as is their severity. We know more about this for Internet Explorer because Microsoft provides the most data.
Snowden-disclosure irony aside, the US government is going full throttle in attempts to charge China with cyberespionage.
A new version of the Enhanced Mitigation Experience Toolkit mostly improves compatibility with applications software, and specifically with Java and Chrome.
Researchers are warning genuine apps can be easily replaced with fake apps, which can be used to vacuum up a smartphone user's entire store of data.
China is high on the list of suspects as President Obama meets with the Chinese premier to discuss, among other things, cybersecurity.