By: - Director, Product Management

@russbernst

Patch Tuesday Still Alive and Well – And Offering Something for Everyone

August 11th, 2015

Despite the launch of Windows 10 and all the talk about mandatory updates, today is still Patch Tuesday. And this month, everyone should pay attention. Microsoft shared a vulnerability smorgasbord today – offering a little something for everyone. From office and browser applications to desktops and servers, Microsoft covered them all with 14 bulletins. Some […]



By: - Director, Product Management

@russbernst

Windows 10 – Cause for Confusion

August 7th, 2015

As of August 1, ComputerWorld reported Windows 10 global usage had climbed to 2.5%. Not too shabby for the OS that was launched just three days earlier on July 29. Those numbers easily beat early adoption rates for Windows 8.1 but, I wonder how those users are faring? A quick read of headlines shows a […]



By: - Dir. Solutions Marketing

Windows 10 is Here! Windows 10 is Here!

July 29th, 2015

Unless you’re still buried under snow in Buffalo, you probably know that Microsoft released its newest operating system today. Windows 10 is the latest and greatest from Redmond, and as one pundit put it: Vista was awful, Windows 7 was okay, and the less said of Windows 8 the better, but Windows 10 looks to […]



By: - Dir. Solutions Marketing

Critical Out-of-Band Patch from Microsoft – Update Now!

July 22nd, 2015

No sooner have you digested the latest Patch Tuesday releases than you’re hit by a relatively rare out-of-band patch from Microsoft. As Russ said in his post, it’s definitely a crazy month! This emergency patch corrects a remote code execution (RCE) vulnerability found in all supported versions of Windows – including the soon-to-be released Windows […]



By: - Dir. Solutions Marketing

R.I.P. Windows Server 2003

July 17th, 2015

As you should know by now, Microsoft ended support for Windows Server 2003 on July 14, 2015. But surveys suggest that many organizations may not be ready: 50% of organizations started 2015 with no migration plan – or were unaware that support was ending. 1/3 of organizations hope to complete their migrations sometime after the […]



By: - Director, Product Management

@russbernst

Adobe Overshadows ‘Last’ Microsoft Patch Tuesday

July 14th, 2015

In the last Patch Tuesday before users may upgrade their Windows operating systems to Windows 10 on July 29 and subsequently enlist a changed patching process, we have 14 updates to deal with from Microsoft that address 59 total vulnerabilities. Equally as important however are the three 0-days in Adobe Flash Player and an impending […]



By: - Director, Product Management

@russbernst

Time to Patch … Tuesday for June

June 9th, 2015

This June Patch Tuesday we have a slightly smaller patch load from Microsoft, taking us back to more historic average releases of 8 bulletins. We have just 2 critical patches to deal with and 6 important. While this is good news for those that have their sights set on some summer vacation, this release also […]



By: - Director, Product Management

@russbernst

Nope, Patch Tuesday Has Not Gone Away: It’s a Monster May

May 12th, 2015

Rumours of the demise of Patch Tuesday have been squelched for now, with today’s release of 13 security bulletins from Microsoft. It’s May Patch Tuesday and while last week’s announcement of Windows Update for Business (WUB) makes it clear as mud whether or not Microsoft will in fact continue to provide monthly security patches for […]



By: - Director, Product Management

@russbernst

Another Big Update for April Patch Tuesday

April 14th, 2015

Another high number of updates have been released by Microsoft this April Patch Tuesday – 11 security bulletins have been distributed in all; 4 of them are critical and 7 important. This is a follow-up to last month’s big Patch Tuesday with 14 bulletins. April will be an important month for your server team, with […]



By: - Director, Product Management

@russbernst

FREAK Fixes From Apple and Microsoft Plus 14 Security Bulletins this Patch Tuesday

March 10th, 2015

Microsoft issued 14 security bulletins today, 5 of which are critical and 9 are important. A total of 44 vulnerabilities in all are addressed; 3 of which are known and being exploited now. If your organization uses Windows, Office, Exchange and/or IE, it will be a very busy patching month for you. Not to mention […]


By: - Independent Computer Security Analyst

@gcluley

Patching Haste Makes Waste

February 20th, 2015

Sometimes it’s better if software patches don’t come out too quickly. Such was the case when Microsoft issued its regular round of Patch Tuesday updates earlier this month, leaving some unhappy. Some PowerPoint users, for instance, found that a fix designed to make PowerPoint 2013 more stable was actually causing more problems than it aimed to […]


By: - Director, Product Management

@russbernst

No Love for IT This February Patch Tuesday

February 10th, 2015

The big news for February Patch Tuesday is the criticality in which IT will need to move. Of the 9 updates this month, 3 are critical and 9 are important and 56 CVEs are addressed. Of those, 3 are now publicly known. The Microsoft Windows operating system is again the overwhelming target along with a […]


By: - Independent Computer Security Analyst

@gcluley

Don’t be evil? Google discloses yet another zero-day vulnerability in Microsoft code

January 20th, 2015

For the third time in a month, Google has gone public about a security vulnerability in Microsoft’s code – and not been prepared to wait for the software giant to publish a patch. The security hole, which exists in Microsoft Windows 7 and 8.1 is expected to be patched in Microsoft’s regular monthly security update […]


By: - Director, Product Management

@russbernst

January is Update Your Microsoft Windows Month

January 13th, 2015

There are 8 total security bulletins for the first Patch Tuesday of 2015; 1 is rated critical and 7 are important. All of them impact Windows or Windows components; there are no specific Microsoft application updates. The good news is that there are just 8 CVEs to patch this month so it’s a 1 and […]


By: - Independent Computer Security Analyst

@gcluley

Google shows hackers how to exploit Windows 8.1

January 5th, 2015

If I told that you that a bunch of hackers had found a zero-day vulnerability in Microsoft Windows 8.1 you would probably be concerned. Especially if details of the unpatched security bug had not only been made public, but actual working exploit code had also been released on the internet for anyone else to use. […]



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