Security: real-world vs. cyberspace

imageFor some reasons not connected to work I thought about security much this week. Leaving the sad story of real-world security aside, let’s focus on cyber security for a moment. This isn’t pinky either. Especially here in MEA (remember picture of most infected countries from last sec report?)

Anyway, the point of the post was to ask you to keep safe and take care. To make the long story short  - read and apply MS10-018 Out-of-Band IE Security Bulletin now. There are some attacks using it, so you shouldn’t keep yourself vulnerable when the cure is already available. Remember Conficker worm? It was a month (!!) after update was ready and available before active exploit appeared on the web - so only systems not updated for a month were at risk.. You don’t want stay at risk intentionally, right?

Btw, the principle about installing updates is fair across the industry. 2 days ago Apple patched 92 vulnerabilities, a third of them critical, in a record update to its Leopard and Snow Leopard operating systems. Security Update 2010-002 plugged 92 holes in the client and server editions of Mac OS X 10.5 and Mac OS X 10.6, breaking a record that has stood since March 2008 . (took from here)

So stay safe!

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