Security Updates for Flash Player released by Adobe

Security updates for Flash player have been released by Adobe that address multiple vulnerabilities. Exploitation of these vulnerabilities can allow a remote attacker to take control of an affected systems. NUST CSIRT recommends administrators and users to apply the necessary updates at priority and review the Adobe Security Bulletin.

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Microsoft: All Windows versions Vulnerable to FREAK Vulnerability

Microsoft in the latest security advisory has warned that since the Secure Channel security package of Windows is vulnerable to the recently discovered FREAK SSL/TLS protocol downgrade bug, all current versions of Windows operating system are therefore vulnerable. The attackers exploiting the FREAK (or factoring attack on RSA export keys) vulnerability, can trick the SSL clients, including OpenSSL, to downgrade to weaken ciphers, making them vulnerable to brute-force guessing attacks.

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New Google Chrome 41.0.2272.76 fixes 51 bugs

Google recently released a new update for Chrome, Chrome 41.0.2272.76, patching 51 different bugs, including 13 high-severity and 6 medium-severity vulnerabilities identified by external researchers. The update also includes several new apps/extension APIs, as well as many “under the hood” changes that will improve stability and performance of the Chrome.

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uTorrent’s latest update installs a secret Bitcoin mining adware

The new BitTorrent update, BitTorrent client μTorrent 3.4.2 Build 28913 (32 bits), is reported to silently install a piece of unwanted Bitcoin mining software called EpicScale on the host computer. The Epic Scale is a cryptocurrency mining software that reportedly uses the combined computing power of users to generate Bitcoin income for the BitTorrent company

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