Posts Tagged ‘security vulnerability’

Skype Update 5.5 with Critical Security Vulnerability

Friday, July 29th, 2011

If you’re a Skype user, you might want to read this before updating …

It does not happen often that software updates ship with critical security updates. But that’s exactly the case with the Skype 5.5 release for Windows. Skype 5.5 is the first version with Facebook integration. Skype users with a Facebook account can now use some of Facebook’s functionality right in the voice over IP software. This includes posting comments and status updates, or seeing which Facebook friends are online on the social networking website.


New Critical 0-day Flash Vulnerability Exploited via Excel Attachments

Tuesday, March 15th, 2011

Yikes. Yet another security issue that involves Adobe products …

Adobe today has released a new security advisory for Adobe Flash Player, Adobe Reader and Acrobat. All three applications are affected by a critical 0-day vulnerability that is exploited via Excel email attachments. Vulnerable versions are Adobe Flash Player and earlier for all supported desktop operating systems, Adobe Flash Player and earlier for Android and Adobe Reader and Acrobat X, 10.x and 9.x for Windows and Macintosh.