Posts Tagged ‘Security’


SunJava SE Update 6

April 17, 2008

Update 6 has been released by SunMicrosystems for Java SE.

I do not have Java installed on my home computer. It has been a year without the SunJava update headaches and I have yet to find anything that has not performed properly due to this bit of freedom I have experienced without it. However, I know there are many others who use SunJava so have updated the widely used tutorial, SunFlowers and SunJava Update to reflect the latest release.

Note: If you do not have the Google Toolbar installed on your computer, it may be offered with the update. Be sure to UNcheck the option if you do not want the toolbar.



Microsoft Security Bulletin Summary for April 2008

April 8, 2008

Microsoft released the Security Bulletin for April, 2008. In addition to an updated version of the Microsoft Windows Malicious Software Removal Tool, there were five critical and three important security update released.




TechNet: Microsoft Security Bulletin for April 2008

MSRC Blog: April 2008 Monthly Release


“How Do I?”

April 7, 2008

Hat tip, Roddy32:

MSDN provides a number of “How Do I” videos on various security issues for developers. As described at the site:

Here you’ll find videos that explore a variety of security questions for developers, including encryption, handling attacks, security best practices, and a lot more. New videos are added regularly, so check back often.

You can find the videos at the MSDN Security Development Center.


CoU Sister Site

April 7, 2008

Officially announced today, BFC Computer Help is a sister site with Dozleng aka Calendar of Updates or “CoU”.

  • Announced by Donna here.
  • Index to CoU sister sites here.

If you didn’t already know about CoU, it’s the right time to check them out! Loads of good information is available and you will find several BFC staff members at CoU as well.