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?
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...
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?
Chet and Duck help you to learn from recent security news, both good and bad.
In this episode: the massive Target breach; Microsoft's and Apple's attitude to updates; and how to respond to Google's recent changes to image rendering for Gmail users.
How fast is fast enough for a patch? Should you trust the French Treasury? How many zeros launch a missile?
Watch 60 Sec Security and find out!
This month really is an omnibus update: all platforms are affected, from XP to 8.1 and from Server 2003 to 2012, including stripped-down Server Core installs.
It looks as though the NDPROXY.SYS kernel bug in XP might be fixed, but, then again, it might not...
Microsoft, in conjunction with Europol and the FBI, has successfully taken down the click fraud servers used by ZeroAccess, disrupting one of the world's largest and most resilient botnets.
Microsoft has gone public to warn about a zero-day vulnerability in the Windows XP kernel.
Full details are still to be released, as it isn't patched yet, but here's what we know so far...
Can you believe that a brand loyalty company would take two weeks to tell its loyal customers their data had been stolen? Oh, and that it wasn't encrypted, either?
What does this tell us about security? Find out in the latest episode of the Chet Chat...
Chet and Duck are here with their weekly roundup of news, opinion, advice and research.
Take a listen to our weekly 15-minute podcast on computer security - Chet Chat Episode 123.
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.
What a coincidence! A Facebook hoax claming that images can infect your computer...and then a Microsoft zero-day that uses images to infect your computer.
Chet and Duck talk you through the latest news...
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"...
Microsoft has pulled the weekend's release of Windows RT 8.1 due to a "situation" that causes the Blue Screen of Death on Surface tablets. Here are the fixes you need if you were caught up this epic fail of an update.
Occasionally we find an attempt at phishing that we grudgingly have to admit shows a resourceful sense of occasion.
Here's an example: an email supposedly from Microsoft to sort out the after-effects of recent failed updates...
Who's "Paunch"? What happens when you arrest him? How do you win $100k from Microsoft? Could there really be a backdoor in Adobe's code?
Find out the answers in this week's episode!