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Windows GDI flaw leads to PowerShell attacks

APT group FruityArmor exploited Windows GDI memory handling to break out of browser sandboxes and launch PowerShell in targeted attacks

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Windows 10 runs again — but for how long?

Microsoft finally issued a patch that released Windows 10 PCs from reboot hell. So why is ungrateful me just bracing for the next awful thing to happen?

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Microsoft fleshes out seismic change to Windows patching

Microsoft has elaborated on the new patching policy for Windows 7 and Windows 8.1 that takes effect on Tuesday.

How to prepare for Microsoft’s Win7/8.1 ‘patchocalypse’

How to prepare for the Windows 7/8.1 ‘patchocalypse’

Microsoft is changing the way it patches Windows 7 and 8.1. Here’s what we know -- and what to do to keep having Windows your way

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I want out of Windows patch hell

You’d think that when it made patches pretty much inescapable, Microsoft would have made darn sure those patches were problem-free. But you’d be wrong.

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What’s in your code? Why you need a software bill of materials

When developers and suppliers carefully list the tools used to build an application and what third-party components are included, IT can improve software patching and updates

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Impending cumulative updates unnerve Windows patch experts

Microsoft's decision to force Windows 10's patch and maintenance model on customers running the still-popular Windows 7 has patch experts nervous.

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Google patches critical bug on Android Nexus 5X devices

The vulnerability, which Google has patched, could let attackers obtain the password for locked Nexus 5X devices and access device contents

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Keep using password managers -- bugs and all

A furor over bugs in password managers left users in a jam. Self-proclaimed security empress Jessy Irwin clears up the confusion

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Cisco, Fortinet issue patches against NSA malware

Customers of Cisco and Fortinet security gear need to check that their versions of specific devices are patched against exploits patch exploits made public this week as a result of a purported hack of NSA malware.

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Microsoft to end decades-old pick-a-patch practice in Windows 7

Microsoft in October will begin offering only cumulative security updates for Windows 7 and 8.1.

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Microsoft's .Net Framework will get its own Patch Tuesday

Starting in October, the .Net Framework Monthly Rollup will provide regular security and quality updates

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Dell patches critical flaws in SonicWALL Global Management System

Dell has patched several critical flaws in its central management system for SonicWALL enterprise security appliances, such as firewalls and VPN gateways.

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Cisco patches critical exposure in management software

Cisco UCS Performance Manager versions 2.0.0 and prior are affected and the problem is resolved in Cisco UCS Performance Manager versions 2.0.1 and later. UCS Performance Manager collects information about UCS servers, network,...

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Oracle issues largest patch bundle ever, fixing 276 security flaws

Oracle has released a new batch of security updates for over 80 products from its software portfolio in order to fix 276 vulnerabilities.

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Cisco patches serious flaws in router and conferencing server software

Cisco Systems released patches this week for several vulnerabilities in its IOS software for networking devices and the Cisco and WebEx conferencing servers.

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Juniper patches high-risk flaws in Junos OS

Juniper Networks has fixed several vulnerabilities in the Junos operating system that's used on its networking and security appliances, including a flaw that could allow hackers to gain administrative access to affected devices.

Secure your systems by eavesdropping on hackers

Hack the hackers: Eavesdrop for intel on emerging threats

Listening to online chatter in hacker forums can give you a jump on juicy vulnerabilities your vendor hasn't fixed

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