As expected, Microsoft released seven security bulletins for this month.
January's Security Update from Microsoft will feature six fixes for Windows and one fix for Microsoft developer tools, according to the company's advance notice.
Microsoft will start silent updates of users' Internet Explorer browsers next month.
Plus: Fictionalizing the zero-day attack; Be careful what you type when shopping.
December's security update comes with 13 bulletins fixing a range of Microsoft products. The good news? Only three are rated critical.
Microsoft released 14 bulletins previewing fixes for a range of remote code execution and elevation of privilege exploits.
Plus: Mobile attacks still in a learning curve, Facebook hole exposes private photos of members.
Plus: One dumb hacker tries to blackmail his way into a job; FBI cracks down on counterfeit merchandise online.
Windows 8 will arrive with a promise to minimize the amount of mandatory restarts after the installation of monthly and out-of-band updates.
Microsoft released its security update for November today with only four bulletins -- one item deemed "critical," two "important" and one "moderate."
Microsoft today released a workaround, documented in Security Advisory 2639658, that will prevent the Duqu malware from entering a targeted system through a Windows kernel issue.
A zero-day vulnerability discovered on Tuesday by Microsoft is being targeted by attackers as an open door to spread the Duqu malware.
Lawyers for Microsoft have come to an out-of-court settlement with Czech Republic-based Dotfree Group and its owner over involvement in the Kelihos botnet ring.
A Trojan apparently being used to gather information for a future Stuxnet-style attack, was found in European industrial systems, according to Symantec.
- By Kevin McCaney
Microsoft is keeping IT pros busy this week as it issues two security bulletins rated "critical" and another six rated "important," all addressing 23 assorted flaws.
Microsoft's advanced notification lists two critical and six important patches will be delivered in next week's Patch Tuesday update.
- By Jabulani Leffall
Celebrate National Cybersecurity Awareness Month with these guidelines presented by the U.S. government. Plus: Google and Microsoft fling malware accusations; Redmond hogging credit for latest botnet take down?
- By Jabulani Leffall
In response to a new threat of attack caused by a flaw in the Secure Socket Layer (SSL) 3.0 and Transport Layer Security (TLS) 1.0, Microsoft has issued Security Advisory 2588513, which contains a description and workarounds.
Microsoft addressed a claim that Windows 8 will not allow Linux operating systems to coexist in a dual-boot configuration on PCs.
Security Advisory (2607712) got a re-release yesterday from Microsoft after the previously flawed update failed to include all blocked Web certificates from a Dutch certificate firm.