Category Archives: Windows 8

Adobe Flash Player 11.7.700.224 Released for Microsoft Windows and Apple Mac OS X

Adobe Flash Player 11.7.700.224 Released for Microsoft Windows and Apple Mac OS X

Security Enhancements

  • This update resolves a memory corruption vulnerability that could lead to code execution (CVE-2013-3343)

You can download Adobe Flash Player 11.7.700.224 from

Protecting against Ransomware Virus Variants

The Ransomware virus variants have been coming thick and fast lately, they are all slightly different but follow the same trend.

This virus usually works by exploiting vulnerabilities in Java or Flash Player

It is highly recommended that you follow these best practices

  • Remove old versions of the Java Runtime Environment
  • Remove old versions of the Adobe Flash Player
  • Install the latest Java Runtime Environment from (Java SE 7 Update 25)
  • Install the latest Adobe Flash Player from (Adobe Flash Player 11.7.700.224)
  • Ensure that you are running a current anti-virus package and that the virus definitions/signatures are up to date
  • Update all other add ins, you can use to verify which common add ins require updating
  • Utilise a Firewall or UTM Appliance with IPS (Intrusion Prevention System)
  • Submit malicious files and URLs to this helps improve detections and raises awareness of the impact malware is having around the world

If your Firewall or UTM Appliance provides IPS then ensure that the Signatures protect against the following exploits


Slow Network or Internet Download and Read Speeds using Intel Network Adapter

You may find that Network and/or Internet speeds are very slow when using an Intel Network Adapter.

This appears to be an issue with the Speed and Duplex settings, after a Driver update or installation you may notice that the Speed and Duplex is set to 100 Mbps Full Duplex.

100 Mbps Full Duplex











When running a LAN Speed Test it only reports a Read speed of 5 Mbps and Internet Speed tests also report terrible Download rates.












Upon changing the Speed and Duplex setting to Auto Negotiation the issue is resolved

Auto Negotiation










LAN speed test and results after making this change both indicate the issue is resolved



Apple release iTunes 11.0 (32 Bit and 64 Bit Editions)

Apple iTunes 11.0 (32 Bit and 64 Bit Editions) provides the following enhancements and security fixes

• Completely Redesigned. iTunes makes it more fun to explore and enjoy your music, movies, and TV shows. You’ll love the beautiful edge-to-edge design, custom designs for each album, movie, or TV show in your library, and getting personal recommendations any time you click In the Store.

• A New Store. The iTunes Store has been completely redesigned and now features a clean look that makes it simpler than ever to see what’s hot and discover new favorites.

• Play purchases from iCloud. Your music, movie, and TV show purchases in iCloud now appear inside your library. Just sign-in with your Apple ID to see them. Double-click to play them directly from iCloud or download a copy you can sync to a device or play while offline.

• Up Next. It’s now simple to see which songs are playing next, all from a single place. Just click the Up Next icon in the center display and they’ll instantly appear. You can even reorder, add, or skip songs whenever you like.

• New MiniPlayer. You can now do a whole lot more with a lot less space. In addition to showing what’s playing, MiniPlayer now includes album art, adds Up Next, and makes it easy to search for something new to play—all from a smaller and more elegant design.

• Improved search. It’s never been easier to find what you’re looking for in iTunes. Just type in the search field and you’ll instantly see results from across your entire library. Select any result and iTunes takes you right to it.

• Playback syncing. iCloud now remembers your place in a movie or TV show for you. Whenever you play the same movie or episode from your iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, or Apple TV, it will continue right where you left off.

You can download Apple iTunes 11.0 by visiting the following link