June's Patch Tuesday looks like light, but important (Fierce CIO)
Its Patch Tuesday again, and things look relatively light one for the month of June with just one critical vulnerability and four important bulletins. This makes it one of the smallest updates of 2013 to date. However, the upcoming patches do address problems in widely used and important components of various versions of the Windows operating system, Internet Explorer and Microsoft (NASDAQ: MSFT) Office.
Critical IE update slated for Patch Tuesday (PCWorld)
The second Tuesday of each month is Microsoft’s Patch Tuesday, and Microsoft offers a heads up the Thursday before. That’s today, and Microsoft's Security Bulletin Advance Notification for June 2013 indicates it will be a laid-back month for IT admins—with one significant exception.
Microsoft to tackle under-attack Office bug next week (Computerworld)
Microsoft today said it will ship just five security updates next week, the fewest in any month so far this year, to patch 23 vulnerabilities in Internet Explorer (IE), Windows and Office.
Oracle's Java security improvements don't quite satisfy (NetworkWorld)
Oracle's plans to bolster Java security were welcomed by security experts who nevertheless wanted to see more done to lockdown one of hackers' favorite targets.
Microsoft unveils cloud-based, real-time botnet info-sharing initiative (InfoSecurity Magazine)
Microsoft has kicked off the Cyber Threat Intelligence Program (C-TIP), an outgrowth of its information-sharing initiative around botnets.
Microsoft Launches Cloud-Based Botnet Infection Notification System (Redmondmag.com)
To provide real-time information on newly discovered threats, Microsoft this week launched its Cyber Threat Intelligence Program (C-TIP), a program that will alert ISPs and emergency response teams of newly infected systems.
Security Biggest Success Measure For BYOD, New Report Finds (Dark Reading)
Lumension Security report examines how companies are responding to the security threats presented by the influx of mobile devices on the company network.
Microsoft Patch Tuesday targets multitude of Internet Explorer faults (NetworkWorld)
Untreated, Internet Explorer vulnerabilities could lead to remote code execution exploits.
BYOD Security a Major Concern for Small Businesses (eWeek.com)
IT pros fear a loss of company or client data, unauthorized access and malware infections.
Malware on the offshore rig: Danger lurks where the chips fail (Houston Chronicle)
In the same year that a massive explosion and oil spill rocked the Gulf of Mexico, a digital disaster played out halfway around the world.