Posts Tagged ‘patch’

Microsoft Extends Windows 8.1 Update Deadline to June 10th

Friday, May 23rd, 2014

Windows 8.1 users should take heed, and download the update (if they haven’t done so already)

When Microsoft released the first feature update for Windows 8.1, which it called Windows 8.1 Update, it announced that it would stop releasing updates for Windows 8.1 without that update shortly after release. This meant that Windows 8.1 users had to install the feature update on their system to receive future updates after that point in time. This makes it a mandatory update for all users of Windows 8.1 — but not Windows 8 — as it leaves the system vulnerable to security issues if not updated.


Adobe Releases Third Flash Player Security Update this Month

Friday, March 1st, 2013

Given the number of folks out there who are trying to hack into your system via Flash, it’s probably a good idea to keep up with these …

Adobe’s Flash Player, just like Oracle’s Java, seems to be in permanent focus when it comes to security. Both are preferred targets of hackers and criminals thanks to their wide distribution. Adobe this month released three security updates for Flash Player. The first two security updates were released on February 7 and 12, fixing critical security issues in Flash Player.


Microsoft Security Bulletins for November 2012 Released

Thursday, November 15th, 2012

If your PC reboots itself in the middle of the night some time this week, then this is probably why …

Today’s Microsoft “Patch Tuesday” brings six security bulletins that patch vulnerabilities in Microsoft Windows, Office, Internet Explorer and the Microsoft .NET Framework. It is the first regular patch day for Microsoft’s newest operating system Windows 8 and Windows RT. Both systems are affected by three of the five bulletins that affect Windows or software built-in to Windows, just like Windows XP and Windows Server 2003 are. Windows Vista and Windows 7, as well as the server based operating systems Windows Server 2008 and 2008 R2, are addressed by all five Windows-related bulletins.


Microsoft Releases Fix-It for Latest 0-Day Vulnerability.

Thursday, September 20th, 2012

Remember that Internet Explorer “0-Day” problem that we were talking about the other day? Well, apparently there’s a fix for that now …

A few days ago a new 0-day vulnerability was discovered that affects all versions of Microsoft’s Internet Explorer – but Internet Explorer 10 – on all recent versions of the Windows operating system. Microsoft suggested workarounds like installing the company’s own excellent mitigation tool or setting the Internet and Intranet security zone to high to block the exploit from executing. Third parties recommended to not use Internet Explorer until a fix is released by Microsoft.


Microsoft patches Windows folder flaw

Tuesday, August 3rd, 2010

This sounds like it’s a good time to make sure that you have the latest Windows patches installed …

High-profile vulnerability dating back to Windows 2000 fixed by critical update – as reports show malware targeting it

Microsoft has released a “critical” update for its operating systems that patches a high-profile vulnerability dating back to Windows 2000.