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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.
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!
Adobe's Patch Tuesday fixes are out.
This is business as usual, promised long in advance and expected toay, so there isn't anything in it related to the company's recent network intrusion woes. (We hope!)
Microsoft's Tenth Anniversary Patch Tuesday is out, and, yes, Redmond's security gurus did patch against the recent Internet Explorer zero-day that is being exploited in the wild!
There are seven other fixes as well - Paul Ducklin has the details.
A wild ride this week, with Patch Tuesday turning 10, Adobe "going open source" by losing 40GB of code, and Silk Road operator Dread Pirate Roberts getting locked in the brig.
Chet and Duck turn their amusing but insightful attention to the latest security stories...
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...
Friday the Thirteenth turned into Patch Horror Day for Microsoft.
Redmond release engineers waited to see if they had solved the problems that required eight out of 13 security patches to be reissued...
One of Microsoft's 14 promised patches for September failed to materialise.
There's still plenty left over, though: IE gets a jumbo fix, as usual; SharePoint, FrontPage, Excel, Access, Outook and more get vital updates, too.
The biggie this month is a "spare no versions" Internet Explorer update.
From IE 6 on Windows XP to IE 10 on Windows 8, this one hits the Patch Trifecta: critical, remote code execution, requires reboot.
How does a bug in Android put your Bitcoins at risk? Why did the City of London bin its bins? What was Unpatch Wednesday? What to do with a 3D printer after you've made your own gun?
Find out in 60 seconds!
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.
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!
Six out of Microsoft's seven pre-announced Patch Tuesday updates are deemed critical.
Even Server Core 2012 will need patching and rebooting...
There's a Java update coming next Tuesday, 18 June 2013, and you might as well get ready for it now if you haven't already.
Oracle has fixed 40 holes, all but three of them remotely exploitable.