While this month's Patch Tuesday will land on Valentine's Day, Microsoft will be delivering nine not-so-sweet bulletin items.
Plus: Symantec sets up a sting operation to catch the code thieves.
Microsoft recently described some improvements it made to System Center 2012 Endpoint Protection.
According to officials testifying at a Senate hearing this week, targeted cyber crime threats are a growing concern of the Federal Bureau of Investigation.
Microsoft provided details of a new service that helps SQL Azure users monitor the security of databases residing in Microsoft's cloud.
Plus: Anonymous responds to Megauploads raid, Google saw what you did online last night.
A "secure boot" feature that Microsoft will require of computer makers with Windows 8 continues to draw controversy.
Plus: Trojan worm attacking DoD smart cards, Internet censorship protests hit the Web.
In celebration of Bill Gates' Trustworthy Computing's (TwC) decade of operation, Microsoft released a retrospective of the company's quality assurance strategy.
Plus: Symantec sued for scaring up business, Stuxnet siblings ready to be unleashed.
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.