Patch Tuesday

Problems for Windows 7 and Exchange users as Microsoft warns of buggy security patches

Botched security patches from Microsoft give some users headaches.

Some Windows 7 PCs bricked by Microsoft after faulty Patch Tuesday update

Has your Windows computer been stuck in an endless Blue Screen of Death hell since last week?

Chances are it may be connected to the Patch Tuesday updates that Microsoft issued last week.

Read my article on the Hot for Security blog.

Security patches for Microsoft products and Adobe Flash – what are you waiting for?

It’s that time of the month again.

Make sure your computers are properly patched, with the latest security fixes from Microsoft and Adobe.

Patch Tuesday is coming – and Windows XP users are out of luck

Microsoft has published limited information about the security bulletins it will be publishing on 10 June, as part of its monthly Patch Tuesday round-up.

Patch Tuesday sounds the death knell for Windows XP

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.

It’s time to get rid of Windows XP, as Patch Tuesday looms

As I write this today, Windows XP is patched against known Microsoft security vulnerabilities.

But as of next Tuesday that will no longer be the case.

Security holes uncovered by Google in Apple’s Safari Browser, as Microsoft readies final patches for XP

While the world is waiting for the final patches from Microsoft for Windows XP, it’s worth remembering that other vendors are also issuing security fixes for their software.

But has Apple been slow to fix problems with its Safari browser?

Critical Internet Explorer zero-day vulnerability patched by Microsoft

Microsoft releases a fix for a zero-day vulnerability that has already been exploited by hackers in targeted attacks against some organisations. Don’t delay!

Read my post on the We Live Security blog.

Critical IE and other flaws discovered. Patch your systems now, says Microsoft

If your system administrator looks a little frazzled this week, be nice to him or her and don’t grumble too much about the photocopier being jammed. It may be that they have more serious issues on their mind.

Read more in my article on the We Live Security blog.

Critical security patches for Adobe Reader released (Acrobat, Flash Player and AIR too)

There’s no time to waste.

If you are responsible for one of the many millions of computers around the world running Adobe software, you need to make sure that the latest security updates are being installed.

Don’t forget! Microsoft security patches will be issued later today

Later today, Tuesday 14 January, Microsoft will be releasing its first bunch of scheduled security patches for 2014.

And the good news is that it’s – by normal standards – not too huge, making life that little bit less arduous for IT teams and system administrators around the world.

Oracle to release critical security fixes for hundreds of products (including Java) on Tuesday

Oracle says that it is strongly recommending that customers apply the patches “as soon as possible” because of “the threat posed by a successful attack.”

Don’t delay! Grab the latest Microsoft and Adobe security patches NOW

Don’t end up in the hackers’ gunsights. Patch your computers against the latest Adobe and Microsoft security flaws – some of which are already being exploited.

Critical security fixes on their way from Microsoft, but none yet for the CVE-2013-5065 zero-day

Microsoft says it is all set to fix a bunch of security flaws on Patch Tuesday, including one involving TIFF files.

But there’s no date yet for a fix for an in-the-wild zero-day threat affecting Windows XP users.

Microsoft to patch actively-exploited zero-day flaw on Tuesday

Microsoft has a fix already prepped, for an attack that has seen malware load directly into computers’ memory, bypassing the hard drive.

Patch Tuesday looms – but no sign of fix for TIFF zero-day vulnerability

Eight security bulletins are planned for Tuesday – but when will the fix for the actively-exploited TIFF zero-day vulnerability be released?