November's Patch Tuesday includes updates not just from Microsoft, but Adobe and Google as well. Critical patches for Internet Explorer, Chrome and Adobe Flash Player lead the way this month.
Microsoft is warning about a brand new security hole that could let criminals get control of your computer through booby-trapped image files.
Microsoft just published its January-to-June 2013 Security Intelligence Report.
The results seem to PROVE that you should get rid of Windows XP as soon as you can.
Paul Ducklin checks the strength of the "proof"...
Is that a gun, or are you just upgrading the printer? What if your iPhone has a bug in the lock that locks the lock screen? Will Chrome's continuing support for XP make us safer, or merely lazier?
It'll only take 60 seconds to find out the answers!
Google has pledged to continue supporting its Chrome browser on Windows XP until at least April 2015, a full year after Microsoft officially ends support for the legacy platform in April 2014. But could its decision end up dissuading people from moving away from XP in a prompt and timely manner?
Security researcher James Forshaw is the recipient of Microsoft's first big bug bounty, marking the company's tenth anniversary of Patch Tuesday.
This month's Patch Tuesday will be the tenth anniversary of Microsoft's regular security bulletins.
Paul Ducklin takes you through what's in store...
More coverage from the Virus Bulletin 2013 Conference in Berlin, Germany. Today's topics include Android botnets, malware abusing legitimate applications and defining the types of apps we allow on our phones.
Sophos has a larger than normal presense this week at the Virus Bulletin Conference in Berlin, Germany. Research presented includes bot nets, rootkits, Android and even techniques we can use to better protect others.
Microsoft has published an out of band security advisory for users of Internet Explorer to warn about a new zero-day attack being used in the wild. IE users are advised to use Microsoft's Fix it or EMET tool to protect against exploitation until a permanent fix is released.
Patch Tuesday for August 2013 includes three critical fixes and five important ones. The focus for this month is certainly the Internet Explorer cumulative patch which fixes 11 vulnerabilities and all versions, including 11 beta.
Guess what? The authors of the infamous ZeroAccess malware have pushed out another update, and this time they're using some interesting techniques to stay alive longer.
James Wyke of SophosLabs explains...
Microsoft fixed 34 vulnerabilities in products ranging from Windows, Internet Explorer and .NET to Lync, Visual Studio and Silverlight. Not to be left behind, Adobe launched fixes for Flash, Shockwave and Cold Fusion. Settle into your air-conditioned server rooms and start testing!
If you're good at finding exploits and know your way around a whitepaper, you could be looking at a $150,000 bonus.
A technical analysis of the Guntior bootkit and its DLL load order abuse of the Windows Help Center.
Right on time, Microsoft and Adobe released fixes today for Windows, Internet Explorer, Microsoft Office 2003 and 2011 and Adobe Flash Player. Time to dance that familiar dance and get those updates installed.
Are you an IT administrator still caring for Windows XP computers that are running Internet Explorer?
Google's latest announcement brings another good reason to upgrade your systems or switch to an alternative browser.