Posts Tagged ‘security update’

Microsoft Security Updates – January 2017

Wednesday, January 11th, 2017

Here’s a quick summary of the first Microsoft Security Updates of 2017.

It’s the second Tuesday of the month, and that means it is once again Patch Day over at Microsoft. The company has released security updates and non-security updates for client and server versions of its Windows operating system, as well as for other company products today. Our guide provides you with information on these updates. It lists all security bulletins that Microsoft released this month, and all non-security updates and security advisories.


Security Update MS16-023 Installs New “Get Windows 10” Functionality

Wednesday, March 9th, 2016

If you’ve decided to stick with your existing operating system and skip Windows 10 for the time being, you might want to avoid Internet Explorer for a while.

Mixing security updates with non-security content is never a good idea, but it is particularly worrisome when Microsoft pushes new “get Windows 10” functionality on Windows 7 and 8.1 systems that one cannot get rid of without removing the security update itself as well. Security update MS16-023, released as part of the March 2016 Microsoft Patch Day, looks on first flance like any other security update Microsoft released for one of its operating systems.


Microsoft Security Bulletins for February 2014 Overview

Wednesday, February 12th, 2014

Here’s a quick summary of this month’s Microsoft Security updates … quite a few of these look like they might be pretty important …

Yes, it is this time of the month again. Microsoft has just released this month’s security bulletins for its Windows and Office products.

The company has released a total of seven bulletins targeting different client and server versions of Microsoft Windows, Internet Explorer, Microsoft Security Software, and the Microsoft .Net Framework. Four bulletins have received the highest severity rating of critical, while the other three one of important, the second highest rating.


Microsoft Security Bulletins for September 2013 Overview

Thursday, September 12th, 2013

Another month, and another round of Microsoft Security updates …

Microsoft has released this month’s security updates for Microsoft Windows, Microsoft Office and other company products just a second ago.

This month’s updates bring 13 bulletins that fix a total of 47 vulnerabilities.


Microsoft Recommends to Uninstall Windows 7 Update 2823324

Friday, April 12th, 2013

Remember those Microsoft Security updates that were automatically installed last Tuesday? Well, it turns out that there’s a problem with one of them …

Microsoft released a total of nine security bulletins last Tuesday fixing two critical security vulnerabilities and several lesser rated security vulnerabilities in the Windows operating system and several other Microsoft products.


Flash Player and VLC Security Updates Released

Monday, June 6th, 2011

These security related Flash updates are usually fairly important …

Adobe and VideoLAN have released security updates for some of their software programs today. Adobe released a new version of Adobe Flash Player which fixes a security vulnerability in the popular application. The security bulletin reveals that an important security vulnerability has been identified in Adobe Flash Player and earlier on all supported operating systems including Flash on Android. The cross-site scripting vulnerability could be used to impersonate a user on a website such as that of a webmail provider or financial website. Adobe confirmed reports that the vulnerability is actively exploited by embedded malicious links in email messages.


Microsoft Updates Windows to Block Fraudulent Digital Certificates

Friday, March 25th, 2011

This appears to be a relatively important security update …

If you follow this blog closely you may have noticed that several browser developers have pushed security updates in the past week (see Mozilla Releases Firefox 3 Security Updates for instance) that block several invalid digital certificates to protect users from attacks exploiting those certificates.


Adobe Reader 9.3.4 Released, Update Now

Friday, August 20th, 2010

This release takes care of the Acrobat security flaw that was in the news lately, so it’s worth the download …

Adobe in a security advisory yesterday released new versions of their popular pdf reading applications Adobe Reader and Acrobat. Adobe Reader 9.3.3, which was released less than a month ago, is replaced by version 9.3.4. Adobe Reader and Acrobat 9.3.4 fix several critical security vulnerabilities in Adobe Reader 9.3.3 and earlier for Windows, Macintosh and Unix.


Microsoft Out Of Band Security Update Released

Tuesday, August 3rd, 2010

Yet another Windows security patch …

Microsoft as expected has just released an out of band security update for the Windows operating system that fixes a critical security vulnerable. The vulnerability affects all Microsoft operating systems that have been released in the past years, including Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7, and the Windows Server product line.