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Zero-Day Vulnerability in Microsoft Word

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Microsoft recently published a security advisory about a zero-day vulnerability affecting Microsoft Word. (A zero-day vulnerability is one that exploits a previously unknown vulnerability and for which a patch has not yet been released.) The vulnerability can allow an attacker … Continue reading

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Patch Tuesday Roundup for November 2013

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Today is Patch Tuesday for November 2013. Microsoft released eight bulletins, three of which are considered critical. The bulletins include fixes for vulnerabilities affecting Windows, Internet Explorer, and Microsoft Office. For more information, see the Microsoft Security Bulletin Summary for November … Continue reading

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Zero-Day Vulnerability in Internet Explorer

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On September 17, Microsoft published an emergency security advisory and “Fix it” solution to address a zero-day vulnerability affecting all supported versions of Internet Explorer. (Zero-day vulnerabilities are those that exploit previously unknown vulnerabilities and for which there is no … Continue reading

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Another Reason to Upgrade from Windows XP

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ITS highly recommends that users of Windows XP upgrade to a more recent version of the operating system before its end of support date on April 8, 2014. If you are still using the Windows XP operating system, there are … Continue reading

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Patch Tuesday Roundup for August 2013

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On Patch Tuesday for August 2013, Microsoft released eight security bulletins, three of which are considered critical. The critical bulletins include a cumulative security update for all supported versions of Internet Explorer and fixes for vulnerabilities in Microsoft Exchange Server … Continue reading

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Patch Tuesday Roundup for July 2013

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Today is Patch Tuesday for July 2013.  Microsoft released seven security bulletins for Windows, Internet Explorer, and several other products. Six of the bulletins fix vulnerabilities that are considered critical as they could allow remote code execution on your machine. For … Continue reading

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This Week in Security

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Microsoft this week released five security bulletins, addressing vulnerabilities in Windows, Office, and Internet Explorer.  Windows users can download the updates from https://update.microsoft.com or receive them automatically by turning on Automatic Updates in the Windows Control Panel. Adobe released an update to its Flash … Continue reading

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Security Updates for iTunes

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Apple released the latest version of iTunes (11.0.3) today, which includes a number of important security fixes.  The update addresses one vulnerability in the Apple OSX version, and forty-one vulnerabilities in the Windows version.  For more information, see About the security … Continue reading

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Patch Tuesday Roundup for May 2013

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Today is Patch Tuesday for May 2013. Microsoft released ten security bulletins addressing over thirty vulnerabilities. One critical bulletin addresses a recently discovered “zero-day” vulnerability in Internet Explorer 8 and, if you are using that browser, should be installed as … Continue reading

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End of Support Date for Windows XP

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Microsoft will stop supporting the decade-old Windows XP operating system (OS), now several generations behind the current release, Windows 8, on April 8, 2014. Once support ends, security patches and OS updates will no longer be available for Windows XP. … Continue reading

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