Microsoft updated four critical flaws that could have left users vulnerable to attacks using remote code execution in a lighter-than-average Patch Tuesday.
The critical updates centre on vulnerabilities in HTTP.sys, Internet Explorer, Microsoft Office and Microsoft Graphics component.
The HTTP.sys patch will resolve a flaw in Windows that could allow remote code execution if an attacker sends a specifically crafted HTTP request to an affected system, said Microsoft. The vulnerability is understood to affect all versions of Microsoft Server from 2008 onwards.
KPN’s CIO Jaya Baloo wants everyone to “live long, laugh a lot, and encrypt everything.”
Speaking at the International NCSC One Conference at the Hague, Baloo said encryption was essential for protecting the freedom of expression.
The European Commission has officially accused Google of unfair and monopolistic search practices and concerns regarding the way the giant company affects competition. The authorities have also launched an investigation into Google’s mobile service through Android apps and services.
Apple has announced that its ResearchKit framework, designed to gather and analyse medical data under a common umbrella, is to be made available to researchers from today after 60,000 iPhone users signed up to join in the first few weeks.
Participants in the programme have data from their IoT wearable devices anonymised and then fed into the system which can then use the resulting big data to analyse and look for patterns, links, causes and cures.
As the fifth season premiere of Game of Thrones inched towards its Sunday debut, we wondered whether HBO could withstand so many fans rushing its Internet doors. Major GoT airings have made the HBO Go service falter in the past, and this time, the company's spanking-new HBO Now offering would have to withstand a whole slew of "Thronies."