Cybersecurity

Microsoft releases record 15 security patches for August

Microsoft rolled out 14 fixes in its August security update Tuesday, bringing the total for the month to 15.

Cybersecurity

Zero-day Windows kernel flaw linked to Clipboard

As the largest patch in Microsoft's Patch Tuesday history looms, the plot thickens.

Cybersecurity

Microsoft issues out-of-band patch for critical Windows shortcut flaw

Microsoft on Monday issued a "critical" out-of-band patch for its previously disclosed Windows Shell vulnerability.

Cybersecurity

Windows XP in the crosshairs of online attackers

Exploits using Windows XP as an attack vector will grow this year, according to security experts commenting on Microsoft's "Security Intelligence Report Volume 8."

Cybersecurity

Microsoft releases new beta of Security Essentials

Microsoft this week announced the latest beta of its free antivirus software, Microsoft Security Essentials.

Cybersecurity

Microsoft offers workaround for vulnerability in icons

Microsoft on Tuesday added an automated means to address a zero-day Windows Shell vulnerability described in a security advisory released late last week.

Cybersecurity

Microsoft delivers July security patch

Microsoft, as expected, released four fixes in its July security update. Three are rated "critical" and one is deemed "important."

Cybersecurity

Critical Windows and Office fixes coming Tuesday

Microsoft plans to release four software fixes on Tuesday in its July security update.

Cybersecurity

Microsoft releases June patch targeting 34 flaws

Microsoft today released 10 fixes in its June security update, with three deemed "critical" and seven considered "important" to patch.

Cybersecurity

Microsoft's June patch cycle to bring 10 updates

Remote code execution exploit considerations are the subject of six patches, trailed by three elevation-of-privilege fixes and a rare tampering risk patch.

Cybersecurity

Microsoft issues security advisory on Windows Aero

Microsoft released a security advisory on Tuesday concerning a Windows component involved with desktop graphics display.

Cybersecurity

Study targets Windows 'hooking' in antivirus software

Microsoft has been working with a security firm investigating a fundamental flaw in antivirus software for Windows.

Cybersecurity

Top IT security concerns voiced in survey

Network breaches represent the foremost nightmare scenario for IT pros, according to a new industry report by Amplitude Research, which recorded the responses of 353 network or systems administrators.

Cybersecurity

Two critical Windows fixes coming Tuesday

Microsoft expects to deliver just two critical fixes in its May security update, arriving this Tuesday.

Microsoft reissues Windows 2000 Server security fix

Microsoft today released an updated critical fix for Windows Media Services on Windows 2000 Server.

Cloud & Infrastructure

IE 8 XSS vulnerability to get fixed in June

Microsoft is preparing a security update in June for the IE XSS filter in Internet Explorer 8.

McAfee glitch 'bricks' Windows XP PCs

Thousands of enterprise PCs running Windows XP crashed yesterday after a McAfee antivirus update was applied.

Cybersecurity

Windows kernel patch sidesteps rootkit infections

Microsoft's April patch will block installing a Windows kernel fix in the presence of troublesome malware.

Cloud & Infrastructure

US IT pros concerned about cloud security

Nearly half of U.S. IT professionals surveyed believe that the risks of cloud computing outweigh its benefits.

Cybersecurity

Microsoft and Adobe collaborating on security patches

Adobe, apparently in recognition of its growing number of vulnerabilities, could eventually issue its patches via Windows Update.

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