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We have received comments from our readers that the most recent Microsoft .Net framework update may have affected printing from some applications. TurboTax has released an update to address this issue in their software and Microsoft has updated the MS12-025 KBarticle to indicate they are aware of the problem.
Microsoft's suggested workaround is:
To print from an affected Windows Forms application, print the content to a file on your computer instead of directly printing to a printer device. For example, print to a PDF, XPS, or any other supported format file. You can then open the file that you created and print directly from there.
If you are aware of other software affected by this issue, please let us know through our comment section or via our contact form.
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Zero-day security hole in BackTrack Linux uncovered by student
Infosecurity Magazine
The vulnerability was discovered by a student in the InfoSec Institute's ethical hacking class. The flaw is a privileged escalation issue in BackTrack's wireless interface connection daemon (WICD). “There exist several design flaws [in WICD] ...

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Earlier in the week Apple released a Java update which included software to remove the Flashback Trojan from OSXLion machines running Java.
The Flashback Trojan removal tool is now also available for OS X Lion machines not running Java. This Flashback malware removal tool is available through the OSXSoftware Update tool, or from Apple's downloads site at http://www.apple.com/support/downloads/

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Asus' latest Transformer Pad 300 will start shipping in the U.S. on April 22, the company said Friday. The tablet is being pitched as a laptop replacement with 4G LTE network capabilities.
 
Software with access to all the data gathered by tiny sensors in your smartphone, combined with an Internet full of information, could figure out all kinds of things about you.
 

InfoSec Skills Attains BCS Accredited Training Partner Status
Virtual-Strategy Magazine
London, United Kingdom, April 14, 2012 --(PR.com)-- New kid on the block, InfoSec Skills (http://www.infosecskills.com) has just attainted Accredited Training Partner status through the British Computer Society (BCS). This accolade permits the ...

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InfoSec Skills Becomes Gold Sponsor of the Cyber Security Challenge UK
PR.com (press release)
London, United Kingdom, April 07, 2012 --(PR.com)-- Cyber security training company, InfoSec Skills (http://www.infosecskills.com), today announces a unique collaboration with the Cyber Security Challenge UK (https://cybersecuritychallenge.org.uk/) for ...

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