Microsoft Windows

BlueKeep – everyone agrees, you should patch PCs running legacy versions of Windows

I have this horrible feeling that the only way we’re going to wake the world up to the need to patch their ageing versions of Windows against the BlueKeep vulnerability is to wait until a malicious worm begins to spread around the world.

Prove me wrong. Patch now.


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Smashing Security #131: Zap yourself from the net, and patch now against BlueKeep

Microsoft issues warning to unpatched Windows users about worm risk, and how do you delete all traces of yourself off the internet after you murder your podcast co-host?

All this and much more is discussed in the latest edition of the award-winning “Smashing Security” podcast by computer security veterans Graham Cluley and Carole Theriault.


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tripwire.com

Zero-day flaw exploited in targeted attacks is fixed by Microsoft

This month’s Patch Tuesday bundle of updates from Microsoft included a fix for a critical vulnerability that has been actively exploited by at least one hacking gang in targeted attacks.

Read more in my article on the Tripwire State of Security blog.


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Good news and bad news on the Microsoft patch front

Microsoft belatedly patches some vulnerabilities in Adobe Flash Player, but some zero-days in other software remain untouched for now.


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NSA spying on Microsoft Windows crash error reports

You may think that it’s harmless enough to click on the “Send Error Report” button and send details of the crash to Microsoft, but recent revelations about NSA surveillance underline that there are risks.

And they are no laughing matter.


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Windows XP users warned of new, in-the-wild, zero-day attack

If you’re one of the many people still running Windows XP on your computer, be on your guard.


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Your Password Must Be at Least 18770 Characters and Cannot Repeat Any of Your Previous 30689 Passwords

Some great advice from Microsoft on passwords.

Errmmm.. perhaps not.


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