Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Sun Releases Java(TM) 6 Update 19

As of March 30, 2010, the current version of Sun's Java client is Java(TM) 6 Update 18.

Action Required:
If you see the Java Update icon or "Java Update Available" balloon in the lower right corner of the screen, the latest version of Java should be ready to install. You can click the icon and follow its prompts to apply the update.

Note: We recommend that you do not install any offered "extras" like Microsoft's Bing Toolbar, MSN Toolbar, or Installer. Please un-check these options if they appear.

Or, our How To Update Sun's Java Software has complete steps on how to install Java from either the "Java Update Available" message or how to download and install Java manually .

This release DOES contain fixes for security vulnerabilities. It also added seven new root certificates, removed three root certificates and five root certificates replaced with stronger signature algorithms from VeriSign, Thawte and GeoTrust. The full list of changes may be found here:

QuickTime 7.6.6 Update Released

On March 30, 2010, an updated version of QuickTime was released (7.6.6). This update fixes an issue where opening a maliciously crafted image or movie files may lead to an unexpected application termination or arbitrary code execution. In simple terms, malware could be installed on your computer. See more details here (Scroll down to the Security Updates section and click the link for QuickTime 7.6.6).

Action Required: Please see our How To Install QuickTime for Windows using the Standalone Installer for steps on updating QuickTime to the latest version.

QuickTime is installed on all Enterprise computers. Apple's QuickTime software allows your Enterprise computer to view graphics, videos, on-line video streams (ex: Candidate Interviews in the College), and more.

Monday, March 01, 2010

Massive Earthquake in Chile Leads to a Surge of Rogue Antivirus

Search engine results returned for terms such as “Chile Earthquake” are being poisoned to lead users to rogue antivirus web sites.

Learn more at Symantec's Security Response Blog.