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

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: - Independent Computer Security Analyst

@gcluley

More Security Flaws Discovered in OpenSSL – Patch Now!

June 6th, 2014

Remember the Heartbleed scare which had you scurrying to change your passwords and worrying about online privacy a few weeks ago? How could you forget it… After all, hundreds of thousands of websites were impacted by that flaw, as well as millions of Android devices put at risk. Well, it looks like that wasn’t the last word […]



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: - Independent Computer Security Analyst

@gcluley

Here’s How to Keep Getting Free Security Updates for Windows XP Until 2019 – And Why You Shouldn’t

May 27th, 2014

Have you heard the news? A way has been found to trick computers into receiving security updates for Windows XP – even though Microsoft stopped officially supporting the operating system back in April. According to a BetaNews report, this could make it possible for users still using creaky old XP to carry on getting security […]



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: - Independent Computer Security Analyst

@gcluley

Windows 8.1 Update – Microsoft forces users to update OS if they want future security updates

April 9th, 2014

Most of the attention this week, from the patching point of view at least, has been directed towards the last ever security fixes for Windows XP. Microsoft warned in 2007 that it would no longer be supporting Windows XP after April 8th, 2014, and they have kept true to their promise – meaning that all […]



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 […]


By: - Director, Product Management

@russbernst

March Patch Tuesday: Time to Update IE Again

March 11th, 2014

Microsoft released 5 updates for a total of 23 CVEs on today’s March Patch Tuesday. Two patches are rated Critical and the remaining bulletins are rated Important. Not surprisingly, the first on the list, MS14-012, is another cumulative update to all versions of Internet Explorer. It fixes 18 CVEs, including the IE Zero Day we […]


By: - Director, Product Management

@russbernst

February Patch Tuesday Includes 7 Bulletins; Last Minute IE Addition

February 11th, 2014

4 Critical 3 Important Microsoft was looking to deliver a light Patch Tuesday this month, but added two last minute bulletins to the mix. February now includes 7 bulletins, 4 critical and 3 important, that cover a total of 32 CVEs. The patches address vulnerabilities in Windows, Internet Explorer, Security Software, and the .NET framework. […]


By: - Director, Product Management

@russbernst

2014 Patch Tuesday Starts Off Light

January 9th, 2014

IT will enjoy a reprieve in the first Patch Tuesday of 2014. Microsoft announced today it will include just 4 bulletins next week and none of them are rated critical. More good news comes in the form of Bulletin 2 which is a patch for the elevation of privilege vulnerability discovered in late November that […]


By: - Forensics and Security Expert

@phenrycissp

8 Bulletins Pre-Released for November Patch Tuesday

November 7th, 2013

Microsoft pre-released 8 bulletins today for November Patch Tuesday – 3 are rated critical and 5 important. Overall, another busy month for IT but of course, that’s the norm these days. First on your list of prioritization should be bulletin 1 which is a critical remote code execution for Internet Explorer given its wide-spread use. […]


By: - Forensics and Security Expert

@phenrycissp

October Patch Tuesday Readies for 8 Bulletins & 10-Year Anniversary

October 3rd, 2013

4 Critical 4 Important Microsoft is preparing 8 bulletins this October Patch Tuesday – 4 critical and 4 important. Two pieces of good news this month – the IE vulnerability Microsoft released a fix-it for last month will be included in this month’s crop of patches and the bulk of the October issues do not […]



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