Coastalan, Inc.
Riding the Technology Wave...

In This Site




News from the Front Lines

Site Rebuild - 10 June 2016

Due for some time, this site is being rebuilt. For the tim being, please excuse the dust...

Patch Tuesday – 12 July 2011

Microsoft has released four major patches for this month’s vulnerability list.

MS11-053 is a fix for the Bluetooth Stack Could Allow Remote Code Execution. Microsoft rates this as critical.

MS11-054 addresses vulnerabilities in the Windows Kernel-Mode Drivers which could allow an elevation of privilege. This patch fixes fifteen privately reported vulnerabilities in the Windows kernel. Microsoft rates this as important.

MS11-055 addresses a vulnerability in Microsoft Visio that could allow remote code execution. Microsoft rates this as important.

Finally, MS11-056 addresses vulnerabilities in the Windows Client/Server Run-time Subsystem which could allow an elevation of privilege. Microsoft rates this as important.

Customers are reminded to patch their third party software products. There have been recent updates to the Opera and Firefox browsers, for instance. We are also reminding customers that privacy issues are taking center stage on the Internet in this country with a number of large Internet companies such as Facebook and Google taking rather aggressive stands on using an individual’s personal information along with company private information. We plan to follow with a paper on our assessment of the privacy landscape and how it affects businesses and individuals worldwide.

Patch Tuesday - 14 May 2010

Microsoft released only a handful of patches this past Tuesday. The first patch was a vulnerability affecting Windows Mail, Windows Live Mail, and Outlook Express. The second patch dealt with vulnerabilities affecting Office XP, 2003 and 2007. Both are rated critical.

Another thing that comes up in discussions with clients and user groups that we particiapte in is that Microsoft has now added an unofficial patch day in which they are posting important patches to various products. While Patch Tuesday is the second Tuesday of each month, we are finding that the fourth Tuesday has also become a patch day. Patches offered in the second patch day includes Windows 7 and many business class products.

Check Microsoft Update for these patches.

Excuse the dust... 09 May 2010

It's been some time since we've actively updated this web space. We know it and we are responding to it. We've moved this to a new temporary server and within the next week or two will move it again to it's permmanent server. That will take care of the hardware side.

Then we will begin the process of adding content, and probably a redesign of the site. This will take place over time, but again, we want this to be the forefront of our business.

The Management...

Patch Tuesday - 14 October 2008

Microsoft has released another monthly batch of security updates for its products. There are eleven group patches which affect a number of Microsoft products. Following is a listing of the vulnerabilities with a link to Microsoft for more information. See October 2008 Microsoft Updates for a brief summary of this month's updates.


What's New in this Site


 Guidance on XP SP3


VOIP now available




Comments about this site made be sent to: webmaster@coastalan.net

Copyright @ 2016, Coastalan, Inc.