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This month's Adobe Patch Tuesday revolves around Flash.
Absolutely all of the latest versions of Microsoft Word and some versions of Internet Explorer maintain critical vulnerabilities enabling remote code execution. Today, Microsoft releases two critical patches to close multiple vulnerabilities with each. Two important updates are released to address a batch file handling issue and another RCE hole in Microsoft Publisher. All of these are addressed with MS14-014 through MS14-018.
Support for Windows XP is ending: after today there will be no new security updates, non-security hotfixes, free or paid assisted support options or online technical content updates.
We’ve written several times about mobile malware that can send text messages to premium numbers or steal money from online bank accounts. We also know that cybercriminals are constantly looking for new ways of stealing money using mobile Trojans.
Blog: Garfield Garfield True, or the story behind Syrian Malware, .NET Trojans and Social Engineering
It's been a while since the last massive Internet outage took down Syria’s backbone network (AS29386).
It has been quite a few years since cybercriminals started actively stealing money from user accounts at online stores, e-payment systems and online banking systems.
Chinas leading TV station, CCTV, has a long-standing tradition of marking World Consumer Rights Day on March 15 with its 315 Evening Party.