Microsoft is warning users of two tools readily available that can be used to steal passwords from wireless networks and VPNs, offers workarounds.
Remote code execution flaws are targeted in the majority of items in Microsoft's monthly Security Update.
Preview bulletin shows five items to be rated "critical."
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Microsoft released its latest anti-exploit tool designed to add security for various software programs running on Windows systems, even those programs that lack much protection at all.
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Microsoft's May security update includes three bulletin items classified "critical" and four "important."
Microsoft's May Patch Tuesday offering will feature three "critical" and four "important" bulletin items targeting 23 vulnerabilities.
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Version 4 comes with improved detection capabilities, automatic remediation and a streamlined interface.
The Conficker worm should continue to be a top concern in enterprise security -- even though there hasn't been a new variant seen in the wild in over two years -- according to Microsoft.
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Devices running Windows RT (or Windows 8 on ARM hardware) can be used for both personal and business purposes.
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