Microsoft's Patch Tuesday for March 2014, the second-to-last scheduled patch that Windows XP users are ever going to see, will fix critical holes in all versions of Windows.
OK, not quite all: Server Core installations will receive updates, but not critical ones.
XP is counting down - are you ready? Would you pay the CryptoLocker crooks? And should you use Full Disk Encryption?
Find out in just a minute...watch 60 Sec Security for 08 March 2014!
Microsoft has announced that from Saturday 08 March 2014, Windows XP will openly start talking itself out of a job on your PC.
Watch out for unsolicited invitations to help you install the latest version of Windows in its place...
Did you really think XP would go patch-free? Is Flappy Bird really dead? Did you really use the same password on more than one site?
60 Sec Security - 15 Feb 2014
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February's patch roundup sees seven patches from Microsoft and one from Adobe. All supported versions of Windows are impacted, be sure to update as soon as possible.
Here's a quick run-down of what you'll face in the February 2014 Patch Tuesday update from Microsoft, which comes out tomorrow.
The US government had a change of heart regarding disclosure of NSA surveillance requests. Tech companies including Facebook, Microsoft, Google, and Yahoo have duly let loose the goods - but six months stale with scant details.
Chet and Duck review the week's news in their informed and entertainingly serious style, discussing the prizes on offer at this year's PWN2OWN competition, talking about a new twist in Android malware, and reviewing the latest attack reports from Yahoo and Target...
It's called PWN2OWN because if you successfully pwn, or hack into, the competition laptop, you own it *literally* - you get to take it home with you.
But there's also $645,000 in cash up for grabs, including a Grand Prize for finding, wait for it, an "exploit unicorn"...
What can we do to protect ourselves from stolen password databases, phishing attacks, keyloggers or credit card skimmers installed in our local ATMs? We can start with two-factor authentication. This article tells you what it is, how it works and where you can use it.
Microsoft has admitted that spearphishers compromised email accounts at the company, potentially leaking documents "associated with law enforcement inquiries". Just the day before Microsoft revealed the legal data loss, the SEA made another strike, this time targeting news outlet CNN.
Why was this month's Java update a "must patch"? Should in-app purchases be allowed to target children? Is it a good idea to give Google control of your home?
Find out in 60 Second Security for 18 Jan 2014
Microsoft Security Essentials for Windows XP will keep on going until June 2015.
Is this a signal from Microsoft that it's OK to keep using XP past the April 2014 "end of support" deadline?
Microsoft, Adobe and Oracle have all released fixes today. Products covered include Microsoft Word, Windows XP, Windows 7, Adobe Reader, Java, MySQL and VirtualBox.
What's the best way to deal with botnets? Should you use your bank's mobile app? Why all these data breaches? What about Patch Tuesday? Do you really *have* to update your Mac to Mavericks?
Listen as Chet and Duck dissect and explore the week's security stories...
The Syrian Electronic Army explains that its weekend pouncing was motivated by Microsoft's alleged monitoring of email accounts and selling of data for the US and other governments. The group promises to publish proof.
In January 2014, Patch Tuesday coincides for Oracle, Adobe and Microsoft.
Here's what you'll be up against in the opening fixture of the 2014 Patching Season...
Since Microsoft took positive action against the ZeroAccess botnet at the beginning of December, SophosLabs has been paying close attention to see if the owners would attempt to revitalise the botnet and return it to profitability.
James Wyke looks into what happened...
Microsoft's Skype brand had its Twitter, Facebook and WordPress accounts hacked by a someone claiming to be the Syrian Electronic Army. The real question is, where was the two-factor?