By: - Independent Computer Security Analyst

@gcluley

Critical Updates for Adobe Reader and Acrobat Released – You Can Breathe Again

September 18th, 2014

You can stop holding your breath now, the wait is over. Adobe has released security updates for Acrobat and its PDF Reader software fixing critical vulnerabilities in its Windows and Mac software. Last week, on Patch Tuesday, Adobe explained that although it was releasing security patches for Flash Player and AIR, it was delaying its […]



By: - Director, Product Management

@russbernst

Microsoft Delivers Light Patch Load for September Patch Tuesday

September 9th, 2014

September delivers a light patch load from Microsoft – just 4 bulletins were released in today’s Patch Tuesday with 1 rated critical and 3 important. In total, September covers off on 42 CVEs with 37 of those found in MS14-052, another cumulative update for IE and your first priority this month. Of the 37 CVEs, just […]



By: - Director, Product Management

@russbernst

Just 4 Bulletins Expected for September Patch Tuesday

September 4th, 2014

Microsoft will release 4 bulletins on Patch Tuesday next week; one rated as critical and the remaining three rated important. The light month is good news for otherwise very busy IT departments. The few number of patches expected out next week doesn’t mean you can take a pass on patching this month however. The critical […]



By: - Dir. Solutions Marketing

Infosec Haiku

August 18th, 2014

Anata no joho sekyuritei konshu no haiku Beware Bad Patches. Not Common, But Best Practice Dictates: Test First Please.   ### Notes ### * Thanks to Ms. Etsuko vdH for the translation. * Thanks to everyone who’ve contributed their haikus … watch this space to see if yours is published. * Submit Your Own … […]



By: - Dir. Solutions Marketing

Patching Best Practices Lessons Learned – Again?

August 14th, 2014

Automatic patching? Magic 8-Ball sez NO! Reports are surfacing that some of this month’s batch of Microsoft patches are causing problems. As I’ve said before, the folks in Redmond have gotten much better with their patches over the years, to where news of BSODs caused by a Microsoft patch is, well, news. Anyhow, here are […]



By: - Director, Product Management

@russbernst

Microsoft Takes on IE Vulns and Enforces 8.1 Update in August Patch Tuesday

August 12th, 2014

The patches released by Microsoft today for August Patch Tuesday include 9 bulletins (2 critical and 7 important) and cover 37 CVEs. IT’s first priority should be the critical, cumulative update for IE. MS14-051 includes 26 CVEs for all supported versions of the browser. All are privately disclosed with the exception of one, CVE-2014-2819, which […]



By: - Director, Product Management

@russbernst

It’s Back-to-Patching This August Patch Tuesday

August 7th, 2014

It’s back to school time for students and with Patch Tuesday just around the corner, it’s back to patching for IT too. Nine bulletins were announced in Microsoft’s advanced notification system today, 2 critical and 7 important. First on our radar this month is an update for IE. In a blog post published by Microsoft […]



By: - Director, Product Management

@russbernst

July Patch Tuesday is No Time for Vacation

July 8th, 2014

July Patch Tuesday consists of 6 patches from Microsoft – 2 are critical; 3 are important and 1 moderate. When planning time away from the office this week, administrators should know every bulletin impacts nearly every supported Windows Server version. Two of the bulletins even impact Windows Server set to Core mode. Of the 29 […]



By: - Director, Product Management

@russbernst

Early Start to Holiday Fireworks with July Patch Tuesday

July 3rd, 2014

Microsoft kicked off the fourth of July fireworks a little early this year by announcing 6 bulletins that will be released in next week’s Patch Tuesday. Two are critical, three important and one moderate. Datacenter administrators shouldn’t plan to be away too much next week since every bulletin impacts nearly every supported Windows Server version. […]



By: - Director, Product Management

@russbernst

Microsoft Kicks Off Summer with 7 Patch Tuesday Bulletins

June 10th, 2014

Of the 7 bulletins released today for June Patch Tuesday, 2 are rated critical and 5 are rated important. All together, they cover a total of 66 CVEs but one, MS14-035, remediates 59 of those CVEs. Yes, it’s time for another IE cumulative update and this should (again) be first on your list of patching […]


By: - Director, Product Management

@russbernst

Microsoft Kicks Off Summer with 7 Patch Tuesday Bulletins

June 5th, 2014

Today’s advanced notification outlines 7 patches in next week’s June Patch Tuesday; 2 are critical and 5 important. Affected software runs the gamut, as usual, and the first critical bulletin is for IE. Last month, IE saw a lot of activity, first with the out-of-band patch released on May 1, a point fix released as part of May’s Patch […]


By: - Director, Product Management

@russbernst

8 Bulletins from Microsoft this May Patch Tuesday

May 13th, 2014

Microsoft released 8 bulletins today – more than we’ve seen in in the last few Patch Tuesdays, and the impact spans numerous software categories. The May patch load includes 8 bulletins, 2 of which are rated critical for a total of 13 CVEs. The busy Patch Tuesday comes on the heels of the out-of-band patch […]


By: - Independent Computer Security Analyst

@gcluley

Patch Tuesday Sounds the Death Knell for Win XP

May 13th, 2014

So this is it. The big one. We’ve had false starts before, but this time Microsoft really *are* going to tell the world about security vulnerabilities in Windows and *not* patch them in XP. As soon as Microsoft releases its regular bundle of security patches later today, the clock starts ticking. Because malicious hackers and penetration testers […]


By: - Director, Product Management

@russbernst

Busy Patch Tuesday for May Including More for IE

May 8th, 2014

Microsoft is set to release more bulletins next week than we’ve seen in in the last few Patch Tuesdays, and the impact looks to be significant. The May patch load will include 8 bulletins, 2 of which are rated critical. The busy month comes just one-week after the out-of-band patch for IE, MS14-021, released by […]


By: - Director, Product Management

@russbernst

Final Patch Tuesday Quietly Ushers Out XP and 2003

April 8th, 2014

2 Critical 2 Important In the final Patch Tuesday for Windows XP and Office 2003, Microsoft released 4 patches today, two critical and two important that cover a total of just 11 CVEs. While an unusually small Patch Tuesday, it isn’t surprising Microsoft included final fixes in XP and Office 2003. For that reason, this […]



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