Publication: GMA

First reported Apr 16 2014 - Updated Apr 16 2014 - 1 reports

Microsoft ditches Windows 8.1, forces users to upgrade

Users of machines running Microsoft's Windows 8.1 are now being forced to download and install a cumulative update if they want to continue getting security updates for the relatively new operating system.But the policy - where users are cut off from ... [Published GMA - Apr 16 2014]
First reported Apr 15 2014 - Updated Apr 15 2014 - 1 reports

UP email users advised to change passwords due to Heartbleed bug

Users of the University of the Philippines' email system may have to change their passwords, as the mail service may have been affected by the newly discovered Heartbleed bug.In an advisory, UP Manila Information Management Service director Romeo Villarta ... [Published GMA - Apr 15 2014]
First reported Apr 11 2014 - Updated Apr 11 2014 - 1 reports

VIDEO: What is the Heartbleed bug threatening Internet users everywhere?

A software bug called "Heartbleed," which may compromise communication security over the Internet, is causing concern among users and tech giants alike. Researchers say users' personal information like passwords, bank details and social security numbers ... [Published GMA - Apr 11 2014]


"Windows 8.1 Update is a cumulative update to Windows 8.1, containing all the updates we have released for Windows 8.1, so if you install this update you do not need any earlier updates. It also becomes the new servicing baseline for Windows 8.1, so next month’s security updates (on May 13th, the next 'patch Tuesday') will be dependent on Windows 8.1 Update" Microsoft's Ben Hunter said in a blog post
"Users of UP Manila network are informed that email accounts of UP Manila ( and UP System ( utilize Google Mail Service" Villarta said
"It's very hard to trace and because it mimics the normal functionality of secured computer networks. So, if you're trying to figure out whether your secured connection has been bugged, it's almost impossible to tell" said Horwitz
...MalwareBytes said the Trojan disguises itself as the Google Play Store app, then replace legitimate banking apps and capture user data. "This particular one disguises itself as the Google Play Store app and will run as a service in the background to monitor events. This enables it to capture incoming SMS, monitor installed apps and communicate with a remote server" it said in a blog post

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