Microsoft released three "critical" bulletin items and five "important" fixes today -- all addressing 19 flaws in Windows, Office and Internet Explorer.
Microsoft's monthly patch for November will contain three bulletin items rated "critical" and five "important" items.
Attacks targeted at users in the Middle East and Asia are exploiting a zero-day flaw found in the Microsoft Graphics Component.
Microsoft's 15th Security Intelligence Report (SIR) found that those running XP were more than four times likely to be infected than those systems running Windows 8.
Applies to the "Deploy, manage, and maintain the application environment" objective of Exam 70-416.
October marks the 10-year anniversary of Microsoft's first Patch Tuesday.
The Windows Azure-based multifactor authentication service launched as a product last week.
The CSA, joined by BSI Group, on Thursday said it will offer the STAR Certification program.
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According to Microsoft's Security Advisory (2887505), released on Tuesday, the company is investigating active exploits that are currently targeting Internet Explorer 8 and 9 users.
Microsoft's September patch release ran into quite a few issues. One problem was associated with a nonsecurity update (KB2817630) for Microsoft Office 2013 that caused an Outlook folder pane to disappear.
Applies to the "Design and configure desktop settings" objective of Exam 70-415.
In an interview conducted by Mashable, a news and lifestyle publication, Peter Biddle, head engineer during BitLocker's creation, said he was approached by federal agents and asked to create a backdoor in Microsoft's encryption software.
Arkoon Network Security has announced its ExtendedXP product will be available this fall for those organizations that want to stick with the aging OS.
More than half of 300 senior-level IT and security pros said that government agencies are accessing corporate data in the cloud.
Microsoft's July's Security Update, released on Tuesday, includes a massive Internet Explorer fix.
Trend Micro is reporting a sophisticated cybercrime ring that has already targeted and infected over 12,000 unique IP addresses worldwide with malware.
Microsoft will be releasing the Enhanced Mitigation Experience Toolkit (EMET) on May 28, a month after the free tool hit beta.
Applies to the "Install and Configure SharePoint Farms" objective of Exam 70-331.
An out-of-band fix for a zero-day use-after free memory vulnerability in its Internet Explorer Web browser was released by Microsoft on Monday.
December's five "critical" bulletins and two "important" items affect all versions of Windows, including its newest Windows 8 and Windows RT.