Patchtastic! Updates for PowerPoint, PDFs and Mac OS X

Graham Cluley
@gcluley

If you’re the person responsible for rolling out patches across your company then you’re in for a busy time.

First off the block are Microsoft, who have released a critical security fix which aims to banish a zero-day flaw in their PowerPoint product to the back of beyond. Since April hackers have been exploiting a vulnerability in the popular presentation software, specially crafting booby-trapped PPT files in their attempt to infect users.

In total, the latest security advisory from Microsoft aims to fix that zero-day vulnerability and 13 other flaws in the PowerPoint program. Note that the patches cover Microsoft’s standalone PowerPoint Viewer as…

Read more in my article on the Naked Security website.

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Graham Cluley is a veteran of the anti-virus industry having worked for a number of security companies since the early 1990s when he wrote the first ever version of Dr Solomon's Anti-Virus Toolkit for Windows. Now an independent security analyst, he regularly makes media appearances and is an international public speaker on the topic of computer security, hackers, and online privacy. Follow him on Twitter at @gcluley, or drop him an email.