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.
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.