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Mark Josephson, senior vice president of marketing and revenue, has resigned, sources told BuzzFeed. Patch, even to this day, is still finding its feet.
Tim Armstrong, CEO of AOL, has lost another top executive in his local news push.
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Mark Josephson, head of marketing and revenue for AOL’s local news network Patch, has resigned from the company after being there for about two years, AOL confirmed to BuzzFeed today.
AOL CEO Tim Armstrong, despite pouring resources into the local network of news sites, has had trouble finding traction for it that matches the success of its other media outlets like The Huffington Post. As AOL's revenue from its dial-up business declined, the company has sought alternative methods to generate money — including from the network of local sites.
“We thank Mark for his dedication and contributions to Patch and wish him well as he embarks on a new chapter in his career,” AOL said in a statement.
So far, the moves have been successful at least in the eyes of investors as the company's shares have risen more than 20% in the past year. But shares plunged after AOL's last earnings report, in which the company lost $ 5 million in its Brand Group, which includes its media properties, despite an increase in net income and revenue.
Still, Armstrong has put well more than $ 100 million into Patch, even though the company's media operations lost money last year. On the last earnings call, Armstrong said he believes Patch could be profitable in the fourth quarter this year.
Josephon's previous company, Outside.in, was acquired by Patch in 2011, and Josephson took over Patch's plans to generate revenue off its network of small, local blogs.
AOL reports its second-quarter earnings on August 7.
Just a few short days after identifying a security exploit in multiple versions Internet Explorer, Microsoft has issued a Windows fix it to resolve the issue, with a comprehensive update planned for this Friday. The vulnerability, which was discovered on Monday, put millions of machines at risk by allowing malware to bypass existing security protocols via a specially crafted Flash animation. While it’s exact origins remain unknown, the exploit was believed to have been propagated by the same hacker group that launched the zero-day Java vulnerability last month. While the fix it offers immediate protection, Microsoft urges all Internet Explorer users to download and install their forthcoming security update when it becomes available via…
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Microsoft issued its advanced bulletin notification for its July 2012 Patch Tuesday this week. The software maker says it will release nine patches in total next Tuesday, with three of them rated critical and six listed as important. Out of the three critical patches, one will address a vulnerability that affects Internet Explorer 9. “It doesn’t affect IE9′s predecessors, which means that it was introduced in the latest iteration of the browser,” explains Marcus Carey, security researcher at Rapid7. “If you are running IE9, you should definitely apply this patch.”
The two other critical bulletins could allow malicious users to remotely execute code on Windows operating systems, including all supported server and client versions. “Many…
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Things have gotten interesting in the world of CS updates. Recently, Computerworld reported that Adobe had informed folks using an older version of its famed Creative Suite — CS5 and CS5.5, to be exact — they’d have to shell out the CS6 upgrade fee in order to get a fix for some recently discovered bugs. Apparently, Adobe took notice to its customers’ dissatisfaction and updated its initial blog post with a changed tune, stating, “We are in the process of resolving these vulnerabilities in Adobe Photoshop CS5.x, and will update this Security Bulletin once the patch is available.” The same is true for both Illustrator and Flash. This kerfuffle started after Adobe handed out warnings for eight “critical” vulnerabilities found in certain versions of the three applications — some of which are said to be exploitable and could potentially be used to “take control of the affected system.” We’ll see how it all plays out over the upcoming days, but in the meantime hit the links below to see if you need to take any action.
James Trew and Joe Pollicino contributed to this post.
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Microsoft announced on Thursday that it plans to issue four Windows related bulletins in its November Patch Tuesday.
The four bulletins fix a variety of problems in all supported versions of Windows. Windows 7 is affected by all four bulletins and the only critical bulletin, a remote code execution flaw, also affects Windows 7.
Microsoft published eight bulletins in October to fix problems in Internet Explorer, Windows, Silverlight and others. Two of the October bulletins were marked critical. Microsoft is not planning to release a patch for a recently discovered critical Windows kernel issue. The vulnerability was discovered as part of the Duqu malware attacks. The software giant revealed on Tuesday that it was working on a patch for a flaw found in the Duqu malware. Microsoft issued a temporary workaround on Thursday to mitigate potential attacks using the vulnerability. Microsoft’s temporary workaround can be applied to any Windows system. The company has provided a Fix it that allows end users and enterprise customers to quickly deploy the fix.
Microsoft’s November Patch Tuesday will commence on November 8 at 10AM PST.
Four Windows bulletins for November Patch Tuesday, one critical originally appeared at WinRumors.com.
HTC held true to its promise to look into the security vulnerability that surfaced over the weekend, an apparent glitch that allows any app requesting internet access to take a peek at a user account information, GPS location, system logs, and other potentially private data. While HTC assured us that user data isn’t at risk of being harmed by its own software, a third party malware app could exploit the security flaw and cause some trouble. The outfit is already building a patch, and will ship it out in an over the air update after a short testing period with its carrier partners. Until then? HTC recommends steering clear of apps from publishers you don’t trust. Hit the break to see the official statement.
Microsoft published details about a number of its upcoming Patch Tuesday fixes on Friday.
- MS11-070: Vulnerability in WINS Could Allow Elevation of Privilege— affects all Windows Server versions except Itanium. WINS improperly handles certain specifically crafted data on the loopback address. It’s not clear to me how difficult this would be to exploit. On the one hand it requires valid logon credentials and the ability to log on locally, but Terminal Server users would have those. WINS is not necessary and may not be installed, but then again it may. Note that this is a privilege escalation vulnerability for users directly on the server, so if it were exploited the consequences could be quite severe.
- MS11-071: Vulnerability in Windows Components Could Allow Remote Code Execution—This is another instance of the “insecure library loading” bug which came out last summer and which we knew would affect numerous Windows components and 3rd party software. The components in this case are the Display Panning CPL Extension (deskpan.dll), Microsoft EAPHost Authenticator Service, Microsoft Management Console (MMC), Folder Redirection, the Japanese Input Method Editor (IME), and HyperTerminal. All versions of Windows are affected.
- MS11-072: Vulnerabilities in Microsoft Excel Could Allow Remote Code Execution—This bulletin describes 5 vulnerabilities, some of which affect all versions of Excel, including all Mac versions. Certain Microsoft server applications are also affected, specifically SharePoint Server and Office Web Apps. All of the vulnerabilities come from improper parsing of specially-crafted Excel files.
- MS11-073: Vulnerabilities in Microsoft Office Could Allow Remote Code Execution—Two vulnerabilities affect Windows versions of Office. One is another insecure library loading vulnerability and the other an error in the parsing of specially-crafted Word documents.
- MS11-074: Vulnerabilities in Microsoft SharePoint Could Allow Elevation of Privilege—Six vulnerabilities in various Microsoft server products, principally SharePoint, could allow elevation of privilege and information disclosure..
Microsoft accidentally publishes Patch Tuesday bulletins early originally appeared at WinRumors.com.
Sn0wbreeze 2.3b2 Adds Multitouch Gestures, Mobile Substrate Patch, iBooty, iBSS Fix for iOS 4.3 Jailbreak
Sn0wbreeze 2.3b2 Adds Multitouch Gestures, Mobile Substrate Patch, iBooty, iBSS Fix for iOS 4.3 Jailbreak is a post from: Gadgets DNA
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Sony just mentioned on its official PlayStation blog that the PS3 is about to get a “minor” update, v3.56. With Sony about to host a press event in Tokyo, it would be nice if we were getting some new functionality for our update timeout, but apparently all it adds is a security patch (just like 3.55), and for some reason we get the impression that this “security patch” is less about defense against baddies and more about trying to shore up the PS3 jailbreak that’s currently running rampant. Of course, there are some serious security concerns when it comes to jailbroken PS3s, like the fact that they allow some serious cheating in select multiplayer games, so a truly competent, non-user-hostile security patch wouldn’t be all bad. We guess we’ll see what we get when the update lands, presumably later today.
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